Biker riding along a quiet road in Santa Barbara
Diners enjoying a meal and toasting with wine glasses
Fess Parker Wine
Delicious looking fish with vegetables
Three backroads bikers in Santa Barbara hills
Backroads biker in front a traditional building in Solvang
Backroads leader preparing a picnic
Biker in Santa Barbara vineyard
Backroads leader speaking to guests about wine
Three backroads bikers in Santa Barbara hills
Backroads leader toasting with a glass of wine
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

Los Olivos & Santa Ynez Wineries

Couples, Friends & Solos

3 days 2 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $2,699 pp dbl occ

($700 for sgl occ)

From rolling hills and historic towns to the boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, it's all about sipping, sunshine and cycling—a veritable trifecta of weekend perfection. Picture a glass of award-winning Chardonnay in your hand, the California sun warming your face. Imagine a sense of utter relaxation enhanced by the pure satisfaction of a stellar day's ride. Better yet, don't just dream about three fabulous days in Santa Barbara County. Join us and make them a reality!

California Santa Barbara Wine Country Weekend Bike Tour
California Santa Barbara Wine Country Weekend Bike Tour

California

Start/End Santa Barbara

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Experience a carefree Mediterranean weekend—right here in beautiful California
  • Bike the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley, where tastings of celebrated wines are just a stop away
  • Pedal on peaceful rural roads past farms, horse ranches and grapevines
  • Rejuvenate at the elegant Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in lovely Los Olivos
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
3 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Description

Day 1 Discover the "other" California Wine Country | Welcome to a fun-filled weekend getaway that feels much longer! | After traveling from hip and artsy Santa Barbara, pedal into the pine- and chaparral-covered mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley for views of vineyards, ranchland and rolling countryside | Hop off your bike and sample Syrah made from the region's oldest vines | Savor a bountiful picnic at one of the area's wineries | A pastoral inland route leads past orchards, impeccably manicured vineyards and ranches bordered by endless white fences | The town of Los Olivos welcomes us with charming Victorian architecture, an eclectic art scene and friendly tasting rooms | A wine tasting before dinner awaits.

Days 2 & 3 Dine on haute California cuisine with a Mediterranean flair | Pedal rural roads past grapevines in the fertile Central Coast wine region and along farms where some of the world’s finest race horses are boarded and trained | Get to know Solvang, a delightful taste of Denmark right here in California | Founded by a group of Danes in 1911, the town's name means "sunny fields" in Danish | Roadside lavender farms provide a splash of color (and aroma!) along the way | Be sure to allow for some pool time back at the hotel | Spin through the undulating landscape of Ballard Canyon — a favorite route for time trials in the Tour of California | Say goodbye over lunch in the garden at the a local tasting room.

Accommodations
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa, Los Olivos, California
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Los Olivos
| Premiere Hotel

Each room at this elegant boutique hotel, which dates back to 1888, features a private fireplace. (pool)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 13 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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