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Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing E-bike Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

Dolce Tempo Journey - West Coast Beaches & California Cool

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,499 - $4,699 pp dbl occ

($1,500 for sgl occ)

Santa Barbara vibes. If only we could bottle them. We’d pour in glorious e-bike rides along the Santa Ynez Valley’s rolling hills followed by a relaxing massage. Stir in unhurried stops at boutique wineries and coastal cycling routes into the heart of the Ojai Valley. Garnish with exquisite family meals, luxury hotels and then add a squeeze of unforgettable sunsets. Come quench your thirst for laid-back adventure and plenty of pampering in the American Riviera.

Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing Family E-bike Tour
Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing Family E-bike Tour


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. 

Immersive Family Travel
Live the California dream–warm days made for outdoor exploration, fresh fare at small chic eateries and perfect sunsets over the Pacific. Bring the family 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. 


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Start your family 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 | Discover the old-world charm of Solvang, a thriving slice of Denmark in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Exterior view of Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
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)

Day 3

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 | Time-travel from adobe to avant-garde as you explore the art of Santa Barbara’s hip Funk Zone.

Exterior view of the Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara
| Premiere Hotel

From its secluded vantage point high in the hills, this meticulously restored hotel offers understated elegance and glamour in seven acres of enchanting gardens. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

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 | Relax with a glass of a wine, go for a swim or indulge in a spa treatment at our elegant resort | 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 | The pink Topatopa Bluffs show off their colors during a sunset visit.

Pool Ojai Valley Inn
Ojai Valley Inn
| Premiere Hotel

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. (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.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 21 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 32 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 24 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 36 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 25 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 33 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 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

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