Vacation package includes guided cycling tours, bike rentals, farm-to-table alfresco lunches & wine tasting each day, two dinners at local favorite restaurants, vehicle support and deluxe accommodations. Our friendly, experienced tour guides and highly skilled catering staff will ensure this is a trip to remember.
$1299/person, min of 2 riders
4-Day/ 3-Night Deluxe Weekday Cycling Tour Package includes:
(3) Nights of deluxe accommodations at The Ballard Inn & Restaurant
(1) Half Day valley orientation and warm up ride.
(2) Full Day guided cycling tour with professional tour guides.
(3) Farm-to-Table alfresco lunches & local wine tasting.
(2) Dinners at local fine dining (food, tip and tax incl., alcohol on own)
Bicycle rentals, helmets, & souvenir water bottles.
SAG vehicle with mechanical support and refreshments.
Total trip price at Ballard Inn & Restaurant $ 1,299.00/person dbl occ ($2,598.00 total)
*package pricing includes double occ. for (room, hotel & lodging taxes)
**hotel rates subject to change based on date package is booked (due to availability)
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the premier cycling tour operator of the Central Coast of California. Established in 2005, we have refined the Santa Barbara Wine Country cycling experience and enjoy sharing the best of the region with our guests. Vacation package includes guided cycling tours, bike rentals, farm-to-table alfresco lunches & wine tasting each day, two dinners at local favorite restaurants, vehicle support and deluxe accommodations. Our friendly, experienced tour guides and highly skilled catering staff will ensure this is a trip to remember.
Ballard Inn & Restaurant (www.ballardinn.com)
Comfortably elegant deluxe accommodations, attentive staff and award-winning cuisine make The Ballard Inn & Restaurant one of the most sought after small luxury inns in the Santa Barbara Wine Country. It is located in the charming township of Ballard surrounded by the picturesque vineyards and apple orchards.
DAY ONE: Sunday – Arrival and Afternoon Warm-up Ride
11:00 AM Meet at Santa Barbara Wine Country
Cycling Tours in Solvang for introductions & bike fittings.
This ride will take you through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley with visits to a miniature horse farm, a century old one-room school house and olive oil tasting in the quaint town of Los Olivos. This tour includes a local’s favorite: the expansive Ballard Canyon Road. This idyllic road offers memorable views which often include a family of buffalo before descending past vineyard land back into Solvang.
3:30 PM Return to Santa Barbara Cycling Tours retail store.
7:00 PM Dinner at The Santa Ynez Kitchen; tax and gratuity included (alcohol excluded).
DAY TWO: Monday – Tour of Santa Ynez Loop
9:30 AM Depart on tour from your hotel
Route: Tour of Santa Ynez
Distance: 15-20 miles, (options for additional mileage)
Level of Difficulty: easy to moderate
The Tour of Santa Ynez features the stunning Happy Canyon route through the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains. Your guide will bring you passed world-famous thoroughbred farms including the pastures where Secretariat retired and the movie Sea Biscuit was filmed. This part of our valley offers sweeping expanses and breath-taking views. For those seeking to accelerate their heart-rate, your guide will modify the route and lead you up a few turns of the road to Figueroa Mountain – a bucket list climb where the pros train. Both routes lead to Bridlewood Vineyard where a farm-to-table lunch will be served alfresco in the vineyard with wine tasting to follow. A short cool down pedal awaits you after lunch returning you to our store.
12:30 PM Farm-to-Table lunch served alfresco at Bridlewood Winery. Bridlewood Estate flanks the eastern side of the Santa Ynez Valley and boasts spectacular mountain views. Includes wine tasting in the estate’s tasting room
3:00 PM Return to tour shop and shuttle to hotel.
Dinner on your own. Recommendations available.
DAY THREE: Tuesday – Santa Rosa Road
Breakfast at Hotel
9:00AM Meet at Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours in Solvang
This ride takes you through the Santa Rita Hills AVA, home to the regions premier pinot noir grapes. This route along the Santa Ynez River travels west towards the ocean and includes two short, moderate climbs and the area’s most notable rolling hills.
12:30 PM Pedal to your table on the grounds of the beautiful Lafond Winery and relax as our catering staff serves you the best offerings of the season; fresh fruits, a Mediterranean salad, artisanal bread, cheese and local olives while you sit back and take in the surrounding views of the vineyard and river.
Shuttle service available after lunch.
3:00 PM Return to SB Cycling Tours
Dinner at The Red Barn in Santa Ynez
DAY FOUR: Wednesday – Hotel Check Out & Departure
Hotel Check Out