Easygoing E-bike Tour Santa Barbara to Ojai
Dolce Tempo Journey - West Coast Beaches & California Cool
E-bike from Santa Barbara’s sun-kissed coastline to boutique wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. In Ojai, California’s original spa town, dine on farm-to-fork cuisine. Welcome to the American Riviera.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start/End Santa Barbara
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Ride your e-bike on palm-lined bike paths in sunny Santa Barbara, then venture off the beaten path on the back roads of Los Olivos and along the peaceful Ojai Valley Trail.
Live the California dream–warm days made for outdoor exploration, fresh fare at small chic eateries and perfect sunsets over the Pacific. Join us and discover West Coast cool.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Local vintners in California’s “other Wine Country” are eager to share their passion for winemaking in friendly tasting rooms, and exquisite cuisine pairs perfectly with glamorous boutique hotels.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Start your getaway to Santa Barbara’s wine country with a leisurely e-bike route through the Santa Ynez Valley, where leafy vineyards roll lazily past | Sample Syrah made from the oldest vines in the region | Orchards and ranches line a pastoral inland route | The town of Los Olivos welcomes us with Victorian architecture, an eclectic art scene and friendly tasting rooms | Roadside lavender farms provide a splash of color (and intoxicating scent!) along the way.
Each room at this elegant boutique hotel, which dates back to 1888, features a private fireplace. (pool, spa)
Ease your e-bike along a breezy bike trail—the dramatic views of the Pacific leave no doubt you’re in Southern California! | Santa Barbara’s Pueblo Viejo is an architectural wonderland of red-tile roofs and whitewashed adobe walls | Visit the city’s cultural and historic crux, an 18th-century Spanish mission | Your e-bike makes the classic Gibraltar climb a piece of cake, leaving you free to ogle epic coastal views| Time-travel from adobe to avant-garde as you explore the art of Santa Barbara’s hip Funk Zone.
From its secluded vantage point high in the hills, this meticulously restored hotel offers understated elegance and glamour in seven acres of enchanting gardens. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
Keep an eye out for seals and surfers as you e-bike more gorgeous miles alongside the Pacific Ocean | The Ojai Valley Trail lets you zip car-free from the seaside town of Ventura to the desert oasis of Ojai | Enjoy a wine tasting at our elegant resort, go for a swim or indulge in a spa treatment | Discover delightful Ojai, a flower-filled city brimming with small-town charm | Savor the sweet smell of citrus as you e-bike through groves of Pixie tangerines | Stroll Ojai’s art galleries and browse its iconic outdoor bookstore | Dip into an olive oil tasting at a local farm | The pink Topatopa Bluffs show off their colors during a sunset visit.
Where Hollywood's glitterati come to be pampered! This stylish and historic resort offers something for everybody—including a luxurious spa and award-winning restaurant—in a beautiful park-like setting with hillside views in every direction. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
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.
Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 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