Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara and Ojai Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara and Ojai Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara and Ojai Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Surfing
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
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Santa Barbara to Ojai Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Central Coast

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,799 - $3,899 pp dbl occ

($1,000 - $1,050 for sgl occ)

Let loose on an unforgettable family adventure along the sun-drenched Santa Barbara coastline to the inland hideaway of Ojai. Cycle together along seaside bike paths and on quiet country roads. Hang ten while catching a wave. There's nothing quite like wiggling your toes in the soft white sand of California's Pacific coast. See you on the American Riviera!

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Walk/Hike
Kayak
California Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Family Multi-adventure Tour
California Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Family Multi-adventure Tour

California

Start/End Santa Barbara

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

Highlights

  • Surf like a pro! Kids don wetsuits and learn to catch a wave while adults hike into a lush canyon wilderness
  • Savor innovative farm-to-table California cuisine—more than a foodie experience, here it's a way of life
  • Cycle along breezy coastal bike paths and follow winding country roads inland to discover secluded valleys 
  • Embrace the endless summer lifestyle as you paddle your kayak along the Pacific coast to see marine wildlife
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Begin your California family vacation in Ojai, a flower-filled oasis brimming with small-town charm | Admire a rugged landscape dotted with sparkling white rock formations while hiking near Sespe Creek | Settle in at our splendid family-friendly resort | Go for a swim or indulge in a famous Ojai spa treatment before exploring the eclectic restaurants downtown | Bike along the Ojai Valley Trail, a car-free pathway that connects the seaside town of Ventura with inland Ojai | Keep an eye out for seals and surfers along the way | Savor the sweet smell of citrus as you pedal along back roads, passing fragrant groves of Pixie tangerines | Stroll through Ojai's art galleries and browse its outdoor bookstore | Behold the Topatopa Bluffs at sunset.

Accommodations
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, California
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
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. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 3-5
Description

Cycle along the Pacific Ocean, passing surf breaks, rugged cliffs and elegant ranches | A beachside picnic lunch awaits | 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 | Discover bucket-list Santa Barbara | Bike down palm-lined State Street and admire the terra-cotta rooftops and sun-soaked adobe façades of the city’s iconic Spanish-style architecture | Hike a favorite trail to epic coastal views in the Santa Ynez Mountains | Our luxury oceanfront hotel and spa is the perfect place to unwind and connect | Kids get a special dinner of their own and grown-ups enjoy California cuisine at its finest | Grown-ups hike a favorite trail to epic coastal views in the Santa Ynez Mountains while kids head to Goleta beach to "hang ten" in a surf lesson.

Accommodations
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)

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.

December 2022
Dec 25 - Dec 29
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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

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

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2.2mi | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4.4mi | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 44 miles | 2700 ft. gain
Day 3
Kayaking
Santa Barbara's West Beach (half day) | min. age 6+
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 13 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Just For Kids
All-Levels Surf Lesson (2 hours) | min. age 6+

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 bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests, including e-bikes and Carbon bikes, are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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

Included in your trip price

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
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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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