Santa Barbara to the Santa Ynez Valley Family 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)

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

From $4,699 /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 Valley Family 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)

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

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: Dec

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Palm-Lined Coast

Natural beauty reigns on this active family tour in Santa Barbara and 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 sip wine in a sea of vineyards. Top it off with farm-to-fork 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 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 
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California

Start/End Santa Barbara

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Meet in California's bucket-list Santa Barbara • Head inland and explore charming shops and sample exquisite Central Coast wines in Los Olivos • Bike past leafy 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 the heart of Southern California's wine country • Unwind with your family in style at one of the region’s finest properties • Follow a hiking trail on Figueroa Mountain in Los Padres National Forest.

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

Bike down palm-lined State Street and admire the terra-cotta rooftops and adobe façades of the city’s iconic Spanish-style architecture • Ride along the Pacific Ocean, passing surf breaks, rugged cliffs and elegant ranches • Soak up the sun on the white sands of West Beach, then kayak into gentle ocean waves • Paddle past lush kelp forests, keeping an eye out for friendly seals and—if you're lucky—pods of dolphins • Hike a favorite trail to epic coastal views in the Santa Ynez Mountains • Unforgettable vacationing awaits at our luxury oceanfront hotel and spa • Enjoy a family dinner of legendary California cuisine • Not ready to leave? Extend your active family journey on the American Riviera.

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 $4,699 /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 Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • 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 $4,699 /person

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