Santa Barbara 4-Day Bike Tour

Southern California's Santa Ynez Wine Country

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price From: $2,895Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle the beautiful landscape of quaint Californian towns, horse ranches, and spectacular vistas of the Santa Ynez Mountains
  • Sample complex wines from the Santa Maria Valley in the charming town of Los Olivos
  • Explore Solvang, the Danish-inspired town—a hint of northern Europe in Southern California
  • Enjoy the fantastic burgeoning food scene of the hidden Santa Ynez Valley

Eat

Creative California cuisine, farm-to-table produce, and aebleskivers in Solvang

Drink

Cooler-climate wines like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills; Rhone varietals from Santa Ynez; Cabernet from Happy Canyon

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  • Day 1

    Into Cowboy Country—Foxen Canyon

    Your guides will meet you in Santa Barbara and whisk you off to the Santa Ynez Valley. After a bike fitting and safety review, begin riding on Alisos Canyon Road into Los Alamos. On our gentle climb, we’re accompanied by fields of lazily grazing cattle and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Descend past fields of Rhone varietals in Alisos and Foxen Canyon, where beautiful tasting rooms dot the landscape. Our first fun lunch in Los Alamos is in an old stagecoach that’s full of cowboy country character, followed by a stop at a winery for a casual tasting to kick off our trip. Choose to return to Fess Parker by van or by bike, and relax by the pool before dinner. This evening, we gather for our first dinner of classic California Coast cuisine.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Los Alamos, Alisos Canyon, Foxen Canyon
    Accomplished: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,201 feet / 671 meters
    Shorter Option: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 1,000 feet / 305 meters
    Accommodations: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

  • Day 2

    Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley

    This morning we’ll start the day merrily pedaling through bucolic Happy Canyon. Surrounded by horse ranches and hillside vineyards, you’ll experience a quiet contrast to the typical bustling wine route. After a coffee stop, join us at one of the most unique restaurants in the area for lunch and dine at shared tables with in-the-know locals. This evening, you’re free to venture into Los Olivos, and you can’t go wrong with wherever you choose to dine on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Santa Ynez, Happy Canyon, Solvang, Ballard Canyon
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 1,660 feet / 506 meters
    Shorter Option: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 886 feet / 270 meters
    Accommodations: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

  • Day 3

    Santa Rosa Road

    Bid farewell to the Santa Ynez valley as we cycle through Foxen Canyon and into Sisquoc. Climb up gentle grades and pass vast stretches of vineyards, farmland, and bright fields of marigolds as we head north toward Santa Maria. We’ll pause to enjoy lunch at Presqu’ile Winery, then make our way along the Pacific Coast to our hotel for some downtime to enjoy the grounds and relax. We will wrap up the day with a farewell dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Foxen Canyon, Sisquoc, Santa Maria
    Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km, elevation gain: 981 feet / 299 meters
    Shorter Option: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 840 feet / 256 meters
    Accommodations: Belmond El Encanto

  • Day 4

    East Mountain Drive

    This morning, after a coffee on the hotel’s ocean-view terrace, we’ll hit the road to explore the most beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Barbara. Opt for an easy coastal route, or challenge yourself on the hills for breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the coast. We’ll pass the historic Santa Barbara Mission and can stop for more coffee at Handlebar, a local cyclist haunt owned by two former pros. Finally, we’ll bid each other farewell over one final brunch—complete with mimosas, of course.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Mission Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch Road, Santa Barbara Boardwalk
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 1,666 feet / 508 meters
    Shorter Option: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 905 feet / 276 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California Pick-Up Location: Santa Barbara’s downtown Amtrak station (209 State Street) Pick-Up Time: 10:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Santa Barbara or Los Angeles, California Drop-Off Location: Downtown Santa Barbara Drop-Off Time: 1:00 pm
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

For the latest travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic⁠—including quarantine requirements—please review California’s state travel guidelines.

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2020Single Supplement From: $700
2021Single Supplement From: $700

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 2 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Sirrus Comp Disc

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid