Santa Barbara Cycling Tour
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, support van, transfers, leaders, tour maps, and narratives.
Santa Barbara, CA
Timberline van shuttle from and to Santa Barbara prior to and following the tour.
Not included: Airline service to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, CA; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 3:00 pm, Hotel 3:30 pm
Southern California in the Springtime! With perfect weather, cool ocean breezes and lost canyons to explore, this cycling tour will be unforgettable. With just one hotel move on the tour, you’ll have a chance to unpack and enjoy the Southern California vibe, not to mention the excellent wines of the region, after a good day’s cycling.
We start in fabled Santa Barbara just below it’s Landmark Spanish Mission. On our first day of riding we’ll get our legs warmed up along the coast, before climbing to beautiful Lake Casitas. Why not take a swim before our return to Santa Barbara? Day three we say goodbye to the hip, coastal town and travel past Painted Cave and over the Old San Marcos Pass, past Cachuma Lake Recreation area and on to Solvang, known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. Here we will spend our last three nights.
Day four of the tour takes us back out to the coast to visit the Vanderberg State Marine Reserve – a destination in itself. Day five will be the ultimate ride through Four Canyons. We start by biking through Ballard on Alamo Pintado, before entering Foxen Canyon and its many wineries. Sisquoc is our northernmost point, then we head back south through Cat Canyon to Los Alamos. We’re not done yet, as spectacular Drum Canyon calls, popping us out into the Santa Ynez River valley and our return to Solvang. For our final Day six of riding we return to the coast for an enjoyable tour through State parks and beaches for our conclusion in El Capitan, and a van shuttle return to Santa Barbara.
|Day 1||Arrive, assembly, bike fitting, Orientation Dinner|
|Day 2||Santa Barbara - Lake Casitas - Carpinteria||50|
|Day 3||Old San Marcos Pass - Painted Cave - Cachuma Lake - Santa Ynez - Solvang||35|
|Day 4||Solvang - Santa Rosa Rd Lompoc - Vandenburg Marine Reserve||65|
|Day 5||Four Canyons: Ballard - Foxen - Cat - Drum||65|
|Day 6||Solvang - Gaviota St Park - Refugio - El Capitan||30|