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Solvang Ride Camp 7 Day

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Solvang Ride Camp 7 Day

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

Secluded in the Santa Ynez Valley just north of Santa Barbara

Is a cycling paradise of summits and sun in Solvang that's the perfect off season training ground. Get your legs under you on ascents like the 10 miles up mighty Mt. Figueroa and the undulating roads of Ballard Canyon in the perfect California climate. Contrast expertly planned heart pounding daytime rides with laid back and relaxing evenings on a California cycling escape that won't break the bank. Experience pure cycling at its best always on high end Trek bikes and leave all the organizing to us.

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$1399PP

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Solvang, CA

Dates

2014
Nov
2015
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Dec

Daily Itinerary


Option

1

Today's Ride:

Solvang ITT Course
Approximately 15-20 miles with 900-1700 feet of climbing

Description:

A scenic, unsupported ride out to Los Olivos followed by the beautiful Ballard Canyon, site of numerous Amgen Tour of California time trials.

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Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Option

2

Today's Ride:

Lompoc Loop | Scenic Santa Rosa Road
Approximately 45-60 miles with 1700-3000 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Head out on HWY 246 with its large shoulder to the town of Lompoc, then take the scenic rolling hills of Santa Rosa Road back to Solvang, passing many famous wineries along the way.

Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Option

3

Today's Ride:

Jalama Beach and Return
Approximately 75 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Ride through vineyards, rolling hills, and amazing scenery

Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Option

4

Today's Ride:

Zaca Station and Alisos Canyon
Approximately 24-50 miles with 1200-2900 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

With great views of Figueroa Mountain to the east, you’ll enjoy a rolling ride in the valley, passing numerous vineyards and ranches on your way to Alisos Canyon.

Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Option

5

Today's Ride:

The mighty Mt. Figueroa
Approximately 50 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

The epic 10 mile climb up Mt. Figueroa! 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.

Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Option

6

Today's Ride:

Drum Canyon | Drum Canyon to Cat Canyon to Foxen Canyon
Approximately 60-90 miles miles with 3700-6500 feet feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Drum Canyon to Cat Canyon to Foxen Canyon. Killer views accompany you all day as you undulate through the various canyons of the SantaYnez Valley.



Option

7

Today's Ride:

Santa Ynez Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 670 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Relaxing, unsupported recovery ride in the valley passing numerous vineyards and ranches with views of the SantaYnez Mountains.

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Hotel:

Hadsten House Inn
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Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

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.

2014


Nov
3rd - 9th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
10th - 16th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
17th - 23rd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *

2015


Jan
19th - 25th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Feb
2nd - 8th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Feb
9th - 15th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
2nd - 8th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
9th - 15th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
16th - 22nd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
23rd - 29th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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Mar
30th -
Apr
5th
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
6th - 12th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
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Apr
13th - 19th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
20th - 26th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
9th - 15th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
16th - 22nd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
23rd - 29th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
30th -
Dec
6th
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Dec
7th - 13th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Dec
14th - 20th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *

Hotels

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Hadsten House

Solvang, CA

A uniquely modern and elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Solvang. Close proximity to shopping, restaurants and all the Danish town of Solvang has to offer. Recently remodeled and ready to relax in.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. Learn more

  • 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
  • Daily breakfast, sack lunches, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • A daily breakfast buffet is included each morning as well as a sack lunch, energy bar and fruit for your ride. Most dinners will be with the group but some nights are on your own in town (with suggested options). We will always try to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies at meals but please be aware that in some cases you may need to pack supplemental options. Please note your restrictions upon booking.
  • 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)
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

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
  • Ride Camp t-shirts and jerseys for purchase on location
  • 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.

FAQs

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 | 40
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 2,500

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 highlighted by stunning views, quiet roads and challenging terrain. You will climb an average of 2-3 major climbs per day. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Solvang and the surrounding area offer unrivaled riding and scenery in Central California. Scenic ranches and vineyard-lined roads abound in this pro team training ground. Our rides will take us through such classics as the Evergreen and Oak tree lined Drum Canyon loop, Happy Canyon and up and over the mythic Figueroa Mountain, not to mention the undulating hills of Ballard Canyon--the site of many Amgen Tour of California time trial courses. There is a reason the pros train in this region year after year, and our daily rides will explore all this bicycling paradise this area has to offer.

Santa Barbara enjoys 310 days of sunshine annually. You can expect 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 while on the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off.

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 8-9am and return sometime between 2-5pm 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 cancelled 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 sales@trektravel.com.

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 $300 fee you may upgrade to Trek's race proven Madone 6.5!

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.

Travel Services

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 the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Goleta, 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 Santa Barbara, or Solvang. From LA, it takes about 1.5 hours or 2 hours with traffic, to get to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, and approximately 3 hours to Solvang.There are multiple options to travel to Solvang from Santa Barbara or LAX such as a local taxi, car rental, or the Central Coast Shuttle.To reserve a spot on the Central Coast shuttle,call 805 928 1977, or book online at www.CentralCoastShuttle.com.The Central Coast Shuttle drops off in Buellton, CA which is approx. 3 miles from Solvang. From Buellton, you can join the SYVT shuttle for $1.50 for a drop off next to the Hadsten House. Other recommendations include: Shah’s Taxi in Santa Barbara for shuttling needs to Solvang. He can accommodate up to 6 clients per vehicle at a cost of $90. To book, please call 805 708 1403. Also, Santa Barbara Luxury Limousine can accommodate travel to Solvang. Rates vary from $90 - $150 for groups of 1-3 or 4-6. Contact Fred at 805 722 7940.

Hadsten House Inn | Solvang, California

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the Hadsten House Inn (1450 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463) Between 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on the first day of the trip.You’ll be assigned to your bike for the week and receive important information about the daily schedule and ride options. Choose a short ride or check in to your hotel room and join the group for dinner to discuss the fun training days ahead.

Hadsten House Inn | Solvang, California

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at the Hadsten House Inn. Please be sure to secure transportation to your departure airport prior to the last day of the trip. Please allow adequate travel time from Solvang to your departure airport, in the event there are traffic delays.

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:

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

Come enjoy the paradise of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort—a dramatic mission-style Santa Barbara hotel on 24 beautiful beachfront acres. Enjoy the outdoor pool and state of the art fitness center or walk across the street to the waterfront bike path or the beach.

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard | 805 564 4333 | www. FessParkerSantaBarbaraHotel.com | ~$250

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 | www.HotelOceanaSantaBarbara.com | ~$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 | www.SpanishGardenInn.com | ~$350


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

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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