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. Luxury Hotels. 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 to the hills and spin above the red-tiled roofs of Santa Barbara | For even more inspiring vistas, take on Gibraltar, a challenging route that’s popular among local riders | Visit 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 | Orange groves, nurseries and sprawling ranches line our route through Toro Canyon up into the Santa Ynez Mountains | Enjoy a signature Backroads 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.
4-5 Behold the Topatopa Bluffs at sunset | Stroll through Ojai’s art galleries and browse its outdoor bookstore | Visit Ojai Vineyards to sample their vintages | Climb from Ojai into the desert-like scenery of the San Rafael Mountains | Explore the village of Ojai and 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.