Santa Barbara Cycling Tour – 5 Day Self-Guided


(5 days, 4 nights)

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Includes all lodging reservations with breakfast, recommendations for dinner and lunch, luggage transfer between Santa Barbara and Solvang, tour maps, cue sheets and .gpx files, T-shirt, narratives about the area, 24x7 phone support on tour

Assembly Point

Santa Barbara, CA


Arrive at: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, CA

Optional Add-ons:  Pre and Post Tour Lodging Arrangements

The Southern California vibe, the excellent wines of the region, and five days of superb cycling – what’s not to like?  One of the first in our new, self guided offerings, this tour has a natural appeal.  Winding, hilly routes challenge, cool ocean breezes and fruity orchards sooth, lost canyon roads bring quiet retrospect, and all combine to deliver an experience for all your senses.

The tour starts in fabled Santa Barbara just below it’s Landmark Spanish Mission.  You will enjoy a loop ride from the town before riding on the second day to Solvang, known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. From there, riding days include loops to the coast and around the Four Canyons route.  The final ride is a return to Santa Barbara with an ultimate climb over the Santa Ynez mountains.  An alternate, less strenuous route is also offered. The tour includes rides of up to 65 miles and daily climbs of up to 5,000 ft.

This tour can be booked for any dates April through November.  The routes can be tailored toward your riding ability.  Luggage transfer is included between Santa Barbara and Solvang on the second day of riding, and back to Santa Barbara on the fifth and last day of riding.  Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, with a minimum of 2 participants.

(Note: actual hotels are subject to availability and not guaranteed before booking)


Day 1Santa Barbara - Lake Casitas - Carpinteria 55
Day 2Old San Marcos Pass - Painted Cave - Cachuma Lake - Santa Ynez - Solvang35
Day 3Solvang - Santa Rosa Rd Lompoc - Vandenburg Marine Reserve65
Day 4Four Canyons: Ballard - Foxen - Cat - Drum 65
Day 5Solvang - Refugio Pass - El Capitan State Park - Santa Barbara35

Total Distance: 255 miles

Santa Barbara Cycling Tour – 5 Day Self-Guided


(5 days, 4 nights)