Santa Barbara to the Santa Ynez Wine Country Multi-Adventure Tour

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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)

From $3,899 - $4,749 /person

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

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 the Santa Ynez Wine Country Multi-Adventure 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)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

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: Jun, Sep-Oct, Dec 2025: Mar-Jun, Aug-Oct

From $3,899 - $4,749 /person

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Palm-Lined Coast

Natural beauty reigns on this active vacation from Los Olivos to Santa Barbara. Where oak trees and sunlit chaparral line hiking trails to mountain peaks. And beautiful sandy beaches make for idyllic post-ride sunset spots. Kayak the calm waters of the Pacific, then sip wine in a sea of vineyards. Top it off with divinely crafted cuisine and some of the finest hotels in the state. It’s more than a destination, it’s a way of life. 
 

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Highlights

  • Elevate your active California vacation with world-class luxury hotels, from a beachfront gem to an inland oasis  
  • Hike, bike and kayak your way from the Pacific to the Santa Ynez Valley amid Santa Barbara’s breathtaking landscapes 
  • Discover the tasting rooms and enchanting ranches of Los Olivos, tucked away in Southern California's wine country   
  • Celebrate the region's superb cuisine at farm-to-table meals paired to perfection with iconic coastal scenery 
California Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour map

California

Start/End Santa Barbara

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Days 1-2

Description

Kick off your California adventure in bucket-list Santa Barbara • Hike a shady trail through varied habitats in Los Padres National Forest and up to a ridgetop for views of the Santa Ynez Mountains • After a picnic and olive oil tasting, set off on a pretty ride through Ballard Canyon, the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country • In Los Olivos, explore charming shops and sample exquisite Central Coast wines • Ride past a sea of vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, lingering over tastings along the way • Get to know fairy-tale Solvang, a one-of-a-kind Danish village in Southern California • Unwind in style at one of the region’s most historic properties, newly renovated with luxury amenities that are sure to wow.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

The Inn at Mattei's Tavern
Los Olivos
Premiere Hotel

Once a Gold Rush stagecoach stop, this luxury Auberge hotel in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley is now an impeccably restored wine country retreat. (pool, spa)

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

Days 3-5

Description

Follow a hiking trail in the foothills of Figueroa Mountain, which showcases the native flora and fauna of this beautiful Central Coast region of California • Launch your kayak from the white sands of West Beach into gentle ocean waves, past kelp forests and the occasional curious harbor seal  or dolphin • Savor lunch overlooking the waterfront in downtown Santa Barbara • Treat yourself at the spa with a steam or sauna at our luxury oceanfront hotel • Admire the terra-cotta rooftops and sun-soaked adobe façades of the city’s iconic Spanish-style architecture as you bike down palm-lined State Street • Wind your way along the Pacific Ocean, passing surf breaks, rugged cliffs and elegant ranches • Hike a favorite trail with an expert naturalist to epic coastal views in the Santa Ynez Mountains • Enjoy California cuisine at its finest.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Santa Barbara
Premiere Hotel

An exquisite 78-acre property at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, featuring sea views, two natural beaches and a decadent spa. (pool, spa)

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

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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

The Inn at Mattei's Tavern
Los Olivos

Premiere Hotel

Once a Gold Rush stagecoach stop, this luxury Auberge hotel in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley is now an impeccably restored wine country retreat. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-4

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Santa Barbara

Premiere Hotel

An exquisite 78-acre property at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, featuring sea views, two natural beaches and a decadent spa. (pool, spa)

From $3,899 - $4,749 /person

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Bikes

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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+

From $3,899 - $4,749 /person

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