Deluxe Weekday Cycling Vacation, Sunday - Wednesday
Available every week, subject to hotel availability
The cycling routes listed below are easily customized to the ability level of your group. Please call our office to discuss other route options if you're not sure these will be the right fit. We can accommodate the distance and difficulty to any expertise.
4-Day / 3-Night Cycling Vacation includes:
- 3 nights of deluxe accommodations at the Santa Ynez Inn (Santa Ynez, CA).
- 2 half-day (9 am – 1 pm) guided cycling tours with professional tour guide.
- 1 afternoon cycling tour (1 – 3:30 pm) on Sunday.
- Gourmet picnic lunch and local wine tasting with each half-day tour.
- 2 dinners to include open menu, tax, and gratuity; alcohol is on your own.
- Bicycle rentals, helmets, and custom water bottles. Upgrade to full-carbon Specialized Roubaix for $20 /person /day. Or bring your own bike and save $10 /person /day.
- Optional shuttle to and from Santa Barbara airport. (add $100)
Price: $2,200 for two people
($1,100 per person, double occupancy)
Day 1, Sunday
Santa Barbara Arrival & Santa Ynez Afternoon
Route: Easy; accessible to all riders
Miles: 15-25; 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Shortly after you arrive in Santa Barbara, optional shuttle service is available to our location and the Santa Ynez Inn, a beautiful 4-star inn in the quaint town of Santa Ynez.
Following introductions and bike-fitting, you'll enjoy an afternoon ride to Los Olivos. Be sure to take in the sights of miniature horses, bountiful vineyards, and orchards and ranch land along the way.
This evening you'll enjoy dinner at Trattoria Grappolo, a wonderful Italian restaurant owned by two brothers from the Tuscan region of Italy.
Day 2, Monday
Route: Moderate; accessible to all riders with options for climbing
Miles: 20-30; 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
After a wonderful hotel breakfast at the Inn, meet at our location to meet your guide and preview today's route. You'll ride to the eastern hills and Happy Canyon Road and enjoy breathtaking vistas of majestic mountain tops and oak-studded rolling hills before arriving at a favorite local vineyard where you are served a delightful gourmet picnic lunch.
Our now-famous lunches are served on cloaked tables overlooking vineyards or nestled in more intimate settings. You will be served some of our favorite local foods served with flatware and glassware. Wine tasting follows your leisurely lunch before we make the short return trip to our shop. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 3, Tuesday
Santa Rosa River Valley & Alma Rosa Winery
Route: Moderate; two climbs, many flats, and
options for more mileage or the option to SAG back after lunch
Miles: 35-45; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Awaken to the pleasure of a comfortable breeze as you ride through the beautiful Santa Rosa Valley. Enjoy a scenic ride through the Santa Rita hills famous for Pinot Noir. The terrain is mostly flats with two climbs.
Picnic lunch and wine tasting await you at the bucolic creek side of Alma Rosa Winery. Time it just right on the way back to the Inn for the perfect afternoon tail wind.
Dinner at the Vineyard House Restaurant.
Day 4, Wednesday
Breakfast & Goodbyes
Following another breathtaking sunrise and a plentiful gourmet breakfast, our journey through the Santa Barbara wine country comes to a close.
Bid farewell to your newfound friends until next time.
Shuttle service is available to Santa Barbara airport.
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