Let's see. How a spa treatment feels after a glorious ride past idyllic beaches and citrus groves. How exquisite our evening meal tastes after a brisk climb up the California coast. Let's enjoy the best of biking with the best of everything. The American Riviera. A foodie's paradise. Four Seasons service. And sunsets that just don't quit. Let's, shall we?
1-2 Cruise on a scenic bike path, enjoying sun, surf and pristine Santa Barbara beaches Pedal through historic Hope Ranch Bike around the wetlands at Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Head into the star-studded hills and spin above the red-tiled roofs of Santa Barbara For even more inspiring vistas, take on Gibraltar, a challenging but picturesque route that's popular among local riders Visit the "Queen of the Missions," Old Mission Santa Barbara, and its meticulously manicured grounds Soak up the scene in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, filled with galleries, surf shops, a distillery and brewery, and some of the region's best wine-tasting rooms.
3 Discover the oasis of Ojai, a flower-filled city brimming with small-town charm, set beneath chaparral hills Orange groves, nurseries and sprawling ranches line our route through Toro Canyon up into the Santa Ynez Mountains Enjoy a delicious picnic followed by a tasting at a local winery At our elegant resort, go for a swim or indulge in a famous Ojai spa treatment—your cycling muscles will thank you!
4-5 Keep an eye on the Topatopa Bluffs at sunset to experience a pink moment Stroll through Ojai's art galleries and browse its impressive independent outdoor bookstore Visit Ojai Vineyards to sample their riesling "ice wine" Fantastic views are yours to enjoy on the climb from Ojai into the desert-like scenery of the San Rafael Mountains Treat yourself to a massage or explore the village of Ojai Dine on seasonal cuisine under a vine-covered pergola Savor the sweet smell of citrus as you pedal along the back roads of Ojai past groves of Pixie tangerines.