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Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Central Coast

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

Natural beauty reigns on this active family tour from Santa Barbara to Los Olivos. Where oak trees and sunlit chaparral line hiking trails to mountain peaks. And beautiful sandy beaches make for idyllic post-ride sunset spots. Ocean kayak, then walk through 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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Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-adventure Tour
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-adventure Tour


Start/End Santa Barbara

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


  • Elevate your active California vacation with world-class luxury hotels, from a beachfront gem to an inland oasis  
  • Hike, bike and kayak with family from Santa Ynez Valley to the Pacific amid Santa Barbara’s breathtaking landscapes 
  • Discover the vineyards 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 
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Kick off your family adventure tour in California's bucket-list Santa Barbara | 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 | Launch your kayak from the white sands of West Beach into gentle ocean waves | Paddle past lush kelp forest, keeping an eye out for friendly seals and the occasional dolphin | Hike a favorite trail to epic coastal views in the Santa Ynez Mountains | Unforgettable family vacationing awaits at our luxury oceanfront hotel and spa | Enjoy California cuisine at its finest. 

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
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)

Days 3-5

Hike through a pristine mountain landscape to Gaviota’s fascinating limestone Wind Caves | In Los Olivos, explore charming shops and sample exquisite Central Coast wines | Ride past a sea of vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley | Get to know fairy-tale Solvang, a one-of-a-kind Danish village in the heart of Southern California's wine country | Unwind in style at one of the region’s most historic properties, newly renovated with luxury amenities that are sure to wow | Follow a hiking trail in the foothills of Figueroa Mountain | Not ready to leave? Extend your active family holiday on the American Riviera.

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa, Los Olivos, California
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)

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.


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

The hiking routes on this trip are on well-traveled coastal paths and mountain trails. The majority of our cycling 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

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Santa Barbara's West Beach (half day)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 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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