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Santa Barbara to Ojai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Classic California & Ojai Valley Fun

Grab your flip-flops and bathing suit and follow the sun to the American Riviera! Set your own pace as we paddle, hike, surf and bike together within this dreamy landscape or take it easy with some downtime at our luxurious resorts. Go with the flow and soak it all up in style… this is where Californians come to have fun!

THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights


FROM: $3,199 - $4,049 pp dbl occ
($1,000 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
2021 Santa Barbara to Ojai map
2021 Santa Barbara to Ojai map


Start/End Santa Barbara

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

  • Ride bike paths along the Golden State's coastline and the winding roads within its neighboring valleys
  • Journey through beach towns with historic sights, sandy boardwalks and views of the Pacific—the American Riviera!
  • Kayak across Santa Barbara Harbor keeping an eye out for dolphins and seals who may pop up to greet you
  • Hike amid striking white-rock formations in the wilderness that surrounds Ojai, then recharge at extraordinary retreats
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Cruise on a scenic bike path, enjoying sun, surf and pristine beaches | Pass through the spectacular neighborhood of Hope Ranch | Soak up the scene in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, filled with galleries, surf shops and wine-tasting rooms | Hike among beautiful wildflowers through a lush canyon | Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara and its meticulously manicured grounds | Luxuriate at our classic California hideaway overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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 3-5

Spend the morning on a sea-kayaking excursion in Santa Barbara Harbor, paddling through kelp forests while pelicans ride the currents above | Savor a picnic lunch on Rincon Beach | Bike along the Pacific coast, keeping an eye out for seals and surfers along the way | Ride the Ojai Valley Trail, a car-free pathway that connects the seaside town of Ventura with inland Ojai | Settle in at our splendid resort and go for a swim or indulge in a famous Ojai spa treatment before exploring the eclectic restaurants downtown | Discover Ojai, a flower-filled oasis brimming with small-town charm | Admire a rugged landscape dotted with sparkling white rock formations while hiking in the Topatopa Mountains | Savor the sweet smell of citrus as you bike along back roads, passing fragrant groves of Pixie tangerines | Stroll through Ojai's art galleries and browse its outdoor bookstore | Taste olive oil and learn about its production at a local olive oil farm | Behold a famous pink-hued Ojai sunset.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, California
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
| 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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-3

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.

Route notes

Surfing The majority of our routes are on bike paths but some sections are on roads with traffic. Bike lanes are common but you should feel comfortable riding with cars.  

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 12 miles | 800 ft. gain
Olive Oil Tasting (45 minutes)
* 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.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
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. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
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.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
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.

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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