Santa Barbara to Ojai Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

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

From $4,299 - $5,599 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Santa Barbara to Ojai Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

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

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Dec 2025: Dec

From $4,299 - $5,599 /person

California Beaches & A-List Retreats on the American Riviera

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.

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Highlights

  • 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
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California

Start/End Santa Barbara

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

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.

Accommodations

Night 3

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)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Ojai Valley Inn
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. (pool, spa)

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

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)

Night 3

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)
 

Nights 4-5

Ojai Valley Inn
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. (pool, spa)

From $4,299 - $5,599 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $4,299 - $5,599 /person

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