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Solvang Ride Camp 7 Day

Pro Cycling training and home to the Tour of California Time Trial

One part wine country. One part Danish culture. All parts epic cycling.

Solvang is just another stop in wine country to most California tourists, but to cyclists, it’s something special. It hosted a time trial for the Tour of California in 2007 and 2009. It’s the basecamp for pro teams in the spring who want to train in the United States. And it’s a great place to boost your fitness with a climb up Mt. Figueroa or spin through Foxen Canyon. Of course, you can’t leave without sampling a wine or two, and maybe a taste of Abelskiver, the local Danish pastry. This is a vacation, after all.

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Solvang, California



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Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Choose from one of our many self-guided ride options to explore the Valley, such as the Tour of California ITT course.
Approximately 15-29 miles with 800-1700 feet of climbing


After you check in to the Hadsten House, stop by the Trek Travel bike room to be assigned to a bike for the week and talk about the daily schedule and ride options. It’s a great day to get your legs moving on the 2009 Amgen Tour of California time-trial course, or check in to your hotel room and relax until you join the group for dinner and discuss the fun ahead.



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Today's Ride:

Zaca Station and Alisos Canyon
Approximately 24-48 miles with 1,300-3,000 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available


Today we’ll discover one of the classic byways out of Solvang through Foxen Canyon, known as the Wine Trail. With great views of Figueroa Mountain to the east, you’ll enjoy a rolling ride through the famous vineyards of the valley, passing numerous ranches and farm fields.


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Today's Ride:

Jalama Beach
Approximately 75 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available


It’s a truly California-style ride today, with an iconic route out of the Santa Ynez Valley and down the Santa Rosa Wine Road through vineyards, rolling hills, and amazing ranch scenery. We’ll stop for lunch at the secluded beach, a haven for local surfers, and then make our way back to Solvang with our fingers crossed for a tailwind!


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Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Choose from rides such as the Lompoc loop, Santa Ynez loop, or tackle the ITT course.
Approximately 15-50 miles with 900-2,500 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available


Today is your day to discover on your own. As we welcome some guests joining and others departing the trip, you have the opportunity to discover a new gem, tackle a ride you experienced in the days prior, or discover the side streets and windmills of Solvang.


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Today's Ride:

Figueroa Mountain
Approximately 50 miles with 5,200 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available


It’s the Queen Stage of our Ride Camp experience. Today’s the day we climb Mt. Figueroa. “The Fig” is ten miles of epic climbing, ranging in difficulty from rolling undulations to steep 14% pitches. This is one of the classic climbs of Santa Barbara County, affording you stunning views of the Santa Ynez Valley and the Channel Islands on a clear day.


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Today's Ride:

Drum Canyon Loop
Approximately 45-90 miles miles with 2,900-6,700 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available


Let’s hit the canyons today, shall we? Enjoy another classic route and choose the short, punchy climbs of Drum, Cat, and Foxen Canyons. Add a butter-smooth, twisty, out-and-back to make your mileage goals and your grin bigger. Killer views of Santa Ynez Valley accompany you all day. The last 20 miles may be the hardest as you'll also be tempted by numerous wineries that make up this landscape.


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Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Choose from rides such as the Lompoc loop, Santa Ynez loop, or tackle the ITT course.
Approximately 15-30 miles with 900-2,500 feet of climbing


It’s time to say a personal goodbye to Solvang today with a ride of your choosing. You can revisit the time trial course for a familiar spin on the winding country roads to finish off the week, or take to the Santa Ynez loop for soft rolling hills and wide open views of the surrounding mountains.

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Pre & Post Ride

Swim and Run Options Available


The Solvang Ride Camp program provides you with the perfect way to train for any triathlon or endurance event. If you choose, we facilitate the options for you to swim, bike and run. Start your day with a swim in a 25 yard/50 meter competition pool. Then, you’re on the road with all of the Ride Camp guests to challenge yourself on one of Solvang's endurance building rides through the countryside and mountains of California. If you still have more in your tank, you have the option to add a run along a beautifully wooded trail. You may choose to do 1, 2 or all 3 options.

There are no additional costs due to Trek Travel to facilitate the swim and run options for your Ride Camp. For each day that you choose to swim, you will be responsible for paying the daily swim fee at the aquatic center. Trek Travel offers one morning shuttle to the pool, if you choose to swim at a different time you must arrange and pay for your transportation. Suggested running routes and maps will be available from the Trek Travel guides. Additional routes available from MapMyRun or local running stores.

No additional triathlon training services or nutritional products are provided. Please review the Ride Camp FAQ for what is included. Aero bars are not allowed to be added to the Trek Travel bikes, however, you may choose to bring your own triathlon bike if you wish. If you choose to bring your own equipment, you are responsible for your own bike building, shipping and maintenance. Trek Travel is not responsible for personal equipment.

Triathlon training options are available on all dates in Solvang. Please inform the Trek Travel Sales Consultant upon booking if you would like to participate.

Dates & Pricing


We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.


21st - 27th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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28th -
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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5th - 11th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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12th - 18th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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Hadsten House Inn and Spa

Solvang, California

At the Hadsten House, you'll indulge in distinctive European style in uniquely appointed guest rooms featuring classic French furnishings, decorative fireplaces and lavish amenities. Located in the heart of Solvang, you will be close to all the amenities the Danish town has to offer.

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Solvang Ride Camp trip, you will stay in a uniquely modern and elegant boutique Inn in the heart of Solvang. In close proximity to all the shops, restaurants, and all the other amenities the Danish town has to offer.
  • Daily breakfast, sack lunches, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • A daily breakfast is provided at the hotel. Lunch is included daily except meeting day, and in most cases will be on the road as you choose. Dinner is provided 4 nights of your trip and will be with the group at local restaurants, hand picked to offer the best meals, but some nights are on your own (with suggested options). We will always try to accommodate dietary restrictions, as well as food allergies at meals, but please be aware that in some cases you may need to pack supplemental food options. Please note dietary restrictions upon booking.
  • If you are seeking a culinary rich experience with exciting and varied dining opportunities, we recommend selecting a Trek Travel explorer or luxury level vacation. Ride Camp offers nutritious meals that fuel cyclists for big days on the road and is primarily focused on riding rather than on dining and activities.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Energy bars and electrolyte mix (we recommend you bring your own preferred energy supplements as we may not have your preferred brand)
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Comprehensive bike fit
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.


Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 3&4
  • Average Daily Mileage | 65
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 3,800

On all of our Ride Camps, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to ride; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Ride Camps are best suited for our Type 3 & 4 Riders. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is consistently rolling, with quiet, narrow, and winding roads. Many climbs average just a few miles but tend to be steep, while the mighty Fig awaits at 9% for 10 miles. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Santa Barbara County enjoys 310 days of sunshine annually. You can expect early Spring and Fall temperatures to range from 60-75 degrees during the day and 45-50 degrees at night. Rain is rare, but there is always a chance especially during February. Morning fog from the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off late morning.

Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self - guided trips. The focus of our Ride Camps is to build your base miles for your cycling season. As a result our rides are focused on the physical dimension and not the site seeing. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our 'all-inclusive' style regular trips. Each morning you'll begin your ride between 8-9 AM and return sometime between 2-5 PM depending on the length of the ride and your ability level. Depending on your riding level you may or may not not have a guide with you. A support vehicle will be on each day’s featured ride at scheduled stops, but you'll want to be sure you carry appropriate layers and food for your ride. Once you return to the hotel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Trek Travel staff will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition for the next day's ride. You are welcome to dine at your leisure and any non-riding activities that you'd like to take advantage of can be organized through the hotel concierge and are at your own expense.

Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self guided trip. You will have a minimum of 1 Trek Travel staff member that will be at the trip start, assign you your bike for the camp, and provide support on the featured group rides. When there is more than one staff member one will lead the first group of riders and the other will drive the support vehicle. The support vehicle will leap frog the group and make scheduled stops along the ride. We recommend that you are comfortable riding independently without guide support if you are not riding with the group.

This trip is designed to build your base miles for your cycling season, so we anticipate that all guests will have a good level of physical ability and be sufficiently prepared to comfortably ride a variety of challenging terrain. (Featured rides are in the trip Itinerary.) Guests are welcome to ride as much or as little as they like and must be prepared to support themselves if they are not able to do the entire featured ride or chose to do a different ride. Please select the ride options that best suit your physical ability.

You don't need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel Ride Camp, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. This vacation is most appropriate for Rider Types 3 & 4. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation. We always recommend that guests consult their physician before coming on a Ride Camp.

You are more than welcome to bring a non-riding companion. Please refer to the trip page for specific pricing for a double-occupancy room. Your non-riding companion will have their days free to explore while you are riding your bike. You'll be able to reconnect in the afternoon and you can shape your day as you wish. Our Trek Travel staff members will spend their day supporting the riders, however they will have a list of suggested activities for non-riders to enjoy at their own expense.

In addition to being cycling Meccas, Ride Camp destinations are great for vacations. There are a number of non-riding activities to do in the area and you can often upgrade your experience at the hotel. Some of these activities have additional costs and can be arranged through the hotel's concierge. Here are some suggestions:

  • Wine tastings
  • Boutique shopping
  • Hiking opportunities
  • Explore local historic monuments and museums
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Various outdoor activities including rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and more
  • Spa Services
  • Specific guest choice activity lists are available for each location by contacting Trek Travel

We recommend booking your trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable, so booking early is the most reliable means of reserving spots. Based on availability, last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for Ride Camp and provide you with a packet containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

The meeting point at the beginning and end of Ride Camp is at the trip hotel. You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own transportation to and from the trip hotel and the airport. Recommended shuttle services are listed in the trip itinerary. In your trip one-week-out email, you'll receive information about the specific time and location of our trip start meeting.

All Ride Camps that have a minimum of 1 person booked two weeks prior to the trip start date are guaranteed to run. If we are within the two-week time period and no one has booked on that departure date, the trip will be canceled. Trips will not be canceled due to low enrollment within 7 days of the trip start.

The average group size on a Trek Travel Ride Camp is 10, however we allow up to 30 guests per camp. If you wish to find out how many people are on your specific trip, please contact our Trip Consultant via email at

The price of your Trek Travel vacation includes the choice of the best bikes on the market. On your Ride Camp the use of a Trek Domane 5.9 is included in the price of your trip. You will only be given one bike for the duration of the trip. For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.We recommend that you fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Goleta, CA approximately eight miles from downtown Santa Barbara.

From here, scheduled flights arrive from and depart to most major cities in the U.S. You can also fly into Los Angeles (LAX) but please be aware you will have to rent a car or look into shuttle options to Solvang. From LA, it takes approximately 3 hours to Solvang with traffic. Options to get to Solvang include, local car rental, taxi, or shuttle from both LAX and SBA. Cars can generally be found inexpensively from the Santa Barbara Airport with multiple rental agencies available. Taxi costs are approximately $90-$100 from SBA. Options include Shah's Taxi 805-708-1403, Promenade Taxi 805-252-5990, Santa Barbara Luxury Limo 805-722-7940.

Hadsten House Inn and Spa | Solvang, California

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the Hadsten House Inn and Spa (1450 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463) Between 12:00 PM-2:00 PM on the first day of the trip. Upon meeting your guides and getting checked into the hotel, we will ensure you have a great fit to your new bike for the week and give you a few pointers before you head off on a self-guided warm up ride.

If you will be late for the meeting time, or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hadsten House Inn and Spa (805.688.3210), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You can catch the Road Runner ride share shuttle from SBA to Solvang for approximately $85, 1-800-247-7919, or alternatively you can catch a number of taxis for approximately $90 - $100.

Hadsten House Inn and Spa | Solvang, California

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at the Hadsten House Inn and Spa. Please be sure to book transportation to your departure airport prior to the end of your trip.

The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 11:30 AM on day of departure, and in some cases, may be needed for another guest arriving that day. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.

Before & After: Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara is a lively cosmopolitan city with plenty of opportunities for shopping, nightlife, and outdoor recreation. You can also explore some of southern California’s other coastal cities, including Ventura, Onxard, or the big one, Los Angeles, which is located approximately 90 minutes south of Santa Barbara. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

The Presidio

The Presidio is an iconic property located on the sought after destination of State Street in Santa Barbara, California. This newly refreshed 16 room boutique motel is in the historical district of State Street just steps away from world-class shopping, fine dining, cultural venues, superb entertainment, great beaches, and so much more—all within walking distance of our front doors.

1620 State Street | 805 963 1355 | | ~$185

Hotel Oceana

Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara was redesigned in 2008 by Annette Jaffe to complement the colorful grounds of the hotel and its enviable waterfront location.This cozy property is located just a short walk from the Marina, Stearns Wharf, State Street and many other Santa Barbara attractions and activities. Open your windows or sit in the courtyard to take in the sea breeze and the atmosphere along the oceanfront of this vibrant city.

202 West Cabrillo Boulevard | 805 965 4577 | | ~$200

Inn of the Spanish Garden

Located in downtown Santa Barbara in the Presidio District, this adobe-style resort has all the modern amenities including a heated pool, relaxing gardens, and a beautiful courtyard for unwinding. State Street, with its world-renowned culinary scene and shopping, is just three blocks away.

915 Garden Street | 805 564 4700 | | ~$350

* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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