Morro Bay to 
Santa Barbara Vacation

Morro Bay to Santa Barbara Cycling Package

6 days, 5 nights (Sunday – Friday)

2013 Dates: 7/21-26, 8/4-9, 9/8-13, 10/13-18, 10/20-25, 10/27-11/1, 11/10-15

(custom dates available for 6 or more persons)

    In the heart of the wine country.Explore the magnificent golden dunes of Montana de Oro State Park, pedal alongside oak-studded vineyards on rolling wine country roads, and relax on the shores of the Mediterranean-like coast of Santa Barbara.  This journey through the Santa Barbara wine country will treat you to spectacular days of cycling, gourmet lunches, fine dining, deluxe accommodations, and handcrafted local wines.

  • Cycling Level: Intermediate; 15-40 miles /day. Options for additional mileage.
  • Lodging:  Deluxe
  • Arrive:   Santa Barbara, CA
  • Depart:  Santa Barbara, CA
  • Trip Cost:  $2199.00 per person*, double occupancy (minimum 2 people)
  • * Tour confirmed with minimum of 6 participants.  Please call our office to reserve your place in the tour.  We will notify you 30 days prior to trip in the event that the minimum number of participants has not been met.  * tour price subject to hotel availability; add $695 single supplement

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6-Day/5-Night Cycling Vacation includes:

  • 2 nights of deluxe accommodations at Inn at Morro Bay.
  • 2 nights of deluxe accommodations at Santa Ynez Inn.
  • 1 night of deluxe accommodations at Inn of the Spanish Garden (Santa Barbara, CA).
  • 4 full days of guided cycling tours with professional tour guide.
  • Gourmet picnic lunch and local wine tasting with full-day tours in the Santa Ynez Valley.
  • 3 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.
  • SAG vehicle with mechanical support and refreshments.
  • Optional shuttle to and from Santa Barbara airport.
     
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Accommodations

Inn at Morro BayThe Inn at Morro Bay ( www.innatmorrobay.com )

    Unique among Morro Bay hotels, this inn is perfectly located with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Morro Bay.

      Nested on 4,000 acres just inside Morro Bay State Park, this inn offers visitors a true coastal hideaway of unsurpassed natural beauty. 

    Hotel facilities include two restaurants with panoramic bay views, a full-service spa, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

     

Santa Ynez Inn (http://www.santaynezinn.com)

    Inn at Morro BayThis elegant Victorian-style inn is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.  The inn is within walking distance to many different restaurants and clothing boutiques. 

    Enjoy spacious, luxurious rooms, an elegant breakfast each morning, and a daily afternoon wine hour. 

    The hotel is conveniently located directly across the street from our store in Santa Ynez.


 

Inn of the Spanish Garden (http://spanishgardeninn.com/index.php)

    Inn at Morro BayThis luxury boutique inn located in downtown Santa Barbara is just a few blocks from fine dining, theaters, and shopping.  It offers a contemporary and sophisticated Spanish-Mediterranean style with quality amenities and close attention to personal service. 

    The inn features king beds with frette linens, fireplaces, and deluxe bath amenities. 

    Each room includes either a private balcony or garden. 

    A deluxe breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

Day 1, Sunday Shuttle from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay

Morro Bay12:00 PM:  Optional shuttle pickup in Santa Barbara
Route:  “Montana de Oro State Park Loop.”
Moderate: rolling hills - Miles:   22

    We will kick off our week of riding with a scenic loop through the central coast's most beautiful state parks.  Ride gentle well-paved roads through Montana de Oro State Park and enjoy views of the magnificent golden sand dunes as well as the iconic Morro Bay rock.

    Dinner at Morro Bay Inn overlooking the Pacific.

    Accommodations: The Inn at Morro Bay

Day 2, Monday  Pacific Coastline & Elephant Seals

Route:  Moderate;
accessible to all riders with options for climbing
Miles:   25-35 with options for more.

    After a wonderful hotel breakfast at the Inn, we meet up and ride along the coast just south of San Simeon with views of the rugged Pacific coastline and a stop to see the elephant seals.  We will stop for a picnic lunch just outside the coastal town of Cayucos.  After our ride, we shuttle back to the Inn.

    Dinner is on your own tonight. 
    Recommendations available.

    Accommodations: The Inn at Morro Bay

Day 3, Tuesday Foxen Canyon

Route:  Moderate with two climbs
Miles:   30-35 with options for more

    After our shuttle drops us off on Foxen Canyon Road, we gently wind our way up this bucolic canyon.  This ride takes us through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley's wine country. Prepare for some of the most beautiful country in the area, secluded and pristine. 

    We pass premier wineries in the area including Zaca Mesa and Foxen. After the two short hills in the early part of the ride, we experience a gentle descent into the small town of Los Olivos where lunch will be served.  Shake out your riding legs with a stroll through Los Olivos to see the boutiques, tasting rooms, restaurants, and galleries.  The final short ride of the day lands us at the Santa Ynez Inn.

    Dinner tonight is a special wine-tasting dinner at the Vineyard House Restaurant.

    Accommodations: Santa Ynez Inn

Day 4, Wednesday  Happy Canyon

Route:  Moderate
with options to climb part of Figueroa Mountain
Miles:  25-35

    After a wonderful hotel breakfast at the Inn, meet at our location to 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 in Santa Ynez.  Recommendations available.

Accommodations: Santa Ynez Inn

 

Day 5, Thursday - Santa Barbara Foothills & Waterfront

Route:  Moderate
Miles: 
25-35 with options for more

    Today, enjoy the spectacular riding through the foothills of Santa Barbara.  A visit to this part of the Pacific would not be complete without a ride along the “Santa Barbara Riviera” which features breathtaking views of the Santa Barbara harbor and the Channel Islands. 

    After stopping to see the Santa Barbara Mission, we continue to make our way towards the coast where we will enjoy lunch at a favorite local restaurant.  After today's ride you will check in to the Inn of the Spanish Garden.

    7:00 PM Farewell dinner at one of our local favorites in Santa Barbara.

    Accommodations: Inn of the Spanish Garden

 

Day 6, Friday

Breakfast & Goodbyes

Following an unforgettable sunrise and a plentiful breakfast, our journey through central California 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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