Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tour
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Backroads Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tours
Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tours
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
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Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tours
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Backroads Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tour
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Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
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Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Let's see. How a spa visit feels after a glorious bike ride along rolling hills to the boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley. How exquisite our evening meal tastes after cycling down the coast to the heart of Ojai Valley. Let's enjoy the best of biking with the best of everything. The American Riviera. A foodie's paradise. Luxury Hotels. And sunsets that just don't quit. Let's, shall we?

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $3,499 - $4,099 pp dbl occ
($850 - $900 for sgl occ)

California

Start/End Santa Barbara

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

Highlights
  • Explore California's "other Wine Country"—the back roads and authentic tasting rooms of the Los Olivos area feel just like Napa in the 1970s
  • Cruise on two wheels down serene palm-fringed bike paths that spread out along the sun-kissed coast of the American Riviera 
  • Choose from a wealth of diversions along the way—quaint towns, historic sites, a beach boardwalk and stunning views of the Pacific
  • Feel the laid-back vibe and small-town charm of Ojai, where natural beauty and an independent spirit merge within a bountiful valley
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

After traveling from artsy Santa Barbara, cycle into the mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley for views of vineyards and rolling countryside | Sample Syrah made from the region's oldest vines | A pastoral inland route leads past orchards and ranches | 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 aroma!) along the way.

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, spa)

Day 3

Ease into the SoCal scene as you cruise a breezy route on two wheels, taking in dramatic views of the Pacific coastline | Bike into El Pueblo Viejo, an architectural mecca of iconic red-tile roofs and whitewashed adobe walls | Visit the city’s cultural and historic landmark, an 18th-century Spanish mission | Pedal up the classic Gibraltar climb for epic views of the coastline | Fast-forward to cutting-edge contemporary when you visit Santa Barbara’s hip Funk Zone.

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California
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. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
 

Days 4-6

Ride along the Pacific Ocean, keeping an eye out for seals and surfers | Pedal on the Ojai Valley Trail, a bike pathway that connects the seaside town of Ventura with the desert oasis of Ojai | Enjoy a wine tasting at our elegant resort, go for a swim or indulge in a famous Ojai spa treatment | Discover delightful Ojai, a flower-filled city brimming with small-town charm | Savor the sweet smell of citrus as you bike past groves of Pixie tangerines | Stroll through Ojai’s art galleries and browse its outdoor bookstore | Taste olive oil at a local farm | Behold the pink Topatopa Bluffs at sunset.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, California
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai
| 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. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

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

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 18 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 5200 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 53 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | 800 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

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.

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

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, 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

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