Day Trips

GUIDED TOURS & RENTALS

Guided Tours & RentalsDaily cycling tours leave from Santa Ynez and include bike rental, helmet, map, water bottle & professional tour guide. Half-day tours run from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Includes gourmet picnic lunch & wine tasting.

Full-day tours begin at 9:00 AM and include a gourmet picnic lunch with 1-2 wine tastings and end at 3:00 PM. Tour distance and difficulty is customized to fit the abilities of guests.   Minimum of 2 persons per tour. Rentals are also available for self-guided tours.

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Leisure Valley Stroll: (easy; 10 - 15 miles) – cycle through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, with frequent stops at some of our favorite local spots. We’ll stop by the Claremont Lavender Farms to learn about fresh lavender pressed into oil.  Next we’ll visit an organic olive tasting store, where we will sample both local and internationally acclaimed olive oils and infused gourmet vinegars. Our tour finishes with a stop at a winery for a gourmet lunch & wine tasting. 
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Ballard Canyon loop: (easy-moderate; 17 miles) - take in the beautiful day, while immersing yourself into bountiful wineries, estates & horse ranches by bicycle.  From Santa Ynez, we ride past apple farms, vineyards and tasting rooms, and a miniature horse ranch before we take a travel through the quaint town of Los Olivos.  Our ride continues up a short climb to Ballard Canyon Road, before we descend into a spectacular canyon with lined with rolling hills of vineyards and rustic oak trees. A wonderful gourmet picnic lunch & wine tasting awaits us at one of our favorite wineries.
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Happy Canyon Route: (easy-moderate; 26 miles) - This spectacular ride takes you through picturesque back country roads alongside sun-draped vineyards and horse ranches. Enjoy views of oak-studded rolling hills with majestic mountain tops in the distance.  Option to climb beginning of the climb at the end of Happy Canyon. On our way back we will ride through more bountiful vineyard land before we stop for a gourmet picnic lunch & wine tasting.
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Foxen Canyon Wine-Tasting: (moderate; 30-50 miles) this local favorite starts in the foothills of Los Olivos. After a few medium length climbs, we’ll continue through Foxen Canyon past bountiful vineyard and scenic farmland, before we arrive at Sisquoc Winery for lunch & wine-tasting. Shuttle available for return trip.
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Santa Rosa Road: (moderate; 35-45 miles) - this local favorite takes you through wine country along the Santa Ynez River on the western edge of the valley. We quickly enter the Santa Rita Hills, made famous with their Pinot Noir wines.  Ride includes two climbs. Enjoy wine-tasting & a picnic lunch at the Sanford Winery before heading back.
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Tour de Santa Ynez Valley: (moderate; 35-40 miles) - this ride will take us through the 'highlights' of the Santa Ynez Valley. We will start out on Happy Canyon past the vineyard land and horse farms. Next we will ride north to the base of Figueroa Mtn past apple orchards and cattle land. Finally we descend into Ballard Canyon after a short climb into Solvang along the same route as the Amgen Tour of CA time trial. We finish along a bike path en route to Santa Ynez.
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PRICES FOR TOURS WITH BIKE RENTALS

  • HALF-DAY GUIDED TOURS w / Lunch: $140 PER PERSON *
        For 4 or more $120 /person, includes gourmet lunch & wine tasting.
     
  • FULL-DAY GUIDED TOURS w / Lunch: $160 PER PERSON *
        For 4 or more $135 /person, includes gourmet lunch & wine tasting.
     
  • HALF-DAY GUIDED TOURS w / Out Lunch: $90 PER PERSON *
        For 4 or more $70 /person, does not include lunch & wine tasting.
     
  • FULL- DAY GUIDED 'EPIC RIDE' TOURS: $175.00 PER PERSON
      For 4 or more $150 /person, includes SAG vehicle, tour guid & lunch.
      Includes Jalama Beach Ride, Figueroa Mtn Loop & Bike to Beach Ride
      Click here for more info on “Epic Ride” Tours
     
    • *  2 person minimum on all guided tours.
      *  Discount of $20/person if you bring your own bike
      *  Add $20/day/person for use of Carbon bike on Guided Tour

BIKE RENTAL RATES

  • BIKE RENTALS: $35 per half-day; $45 per full-day;
        Multi-Day Rentals: $40/day (2-3 days); $35/day (4-6 days);
        Weekly Rate =$210.00
     
  •  CARBON BIKE RENTALS: $85 per day;
        Multi-Day Rental: $70 per day for 2 days; $65/day (3-4 days);
        $55/day (5-6 day); Weekly Rate = $280.00
     

 

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