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Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

California Beaches & A-List Retreats on the American Riviera

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

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,199 - $4,999 pp dbl occ

($1,000 - $1,600 for sgl occ)

Santa Barbara vibes. It’s that what’s-the-rush attitude and carpe diem spirit. And a laid-back luxury that’s so appealing. If only we could bottle it. We’d pour in glorious bike rides through the Santa Ynez Valley’s rolling hills and along the coast into the heart of the Ojai Valley. Stir in stops at boutique wineries and quaint small towns. Garnish with exquisite meals, luxury hotels and then add a squeeze of unforgettable sunsets. Come quench your thirst for adventure and priceless family time in the American Riviera.

California Santa Barbara to Ojai Family Bike Tour map
California Santa Barbara to Ojai Family Bike Tour map


Start/End Santa Barbara

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


  • Discover California's "other Wine Country"—the back roads and authentic tasting rooms of the Los Olivos area feel just like Napa in the 1970s
  • Bike together down serene palm-fringed bike paths that spread out along the sun-kissed coast of the spectacular American Riviera 
  • Explore a wealth of diversions along the way—quaint towns, historic sites, a beach boardwalk and stunning views of the Pacific
  • Experience the casual energy and small-town charm of Ojai, where natural beauty and an independent spirit merge within a bountiful valley


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, pedal together into the mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley for views of vineyards and rolling countryside | Sample wine made from some of the region's oldest vines | A bucolic 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.

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 into the SoCal scene as you cruise a breezy route on two wheels, taking in dramatic views of the Pacific coastline | Spin 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.

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

Ride along the Pacific Ocean while 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, 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 pedal 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.

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: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 21 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 25 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 33 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 32 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 2700 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 53 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 800 ft. gain

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this 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.

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+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2. A performance-first flagship endurance bike engineered for comfort and race-level riding.

$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
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, 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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