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Guest Choice: Santa Barbara

Our Santa Barbara weekend bike tour offers four full days of cycling, sightseeing, dining, hiking, and relaxing along the California Coast.

With a home base in downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll enjoy easy access to the shops, cafes, museums, and bars of famous State Street. On Day 2 of the trip the evening is yours to explore the town and enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice. But in a city where intimacy and friendliness meet sophistication and relaxation, it can be difficult to choose from the many great options. To aid your decision making, here are our suggestions:

Where To Go For Social Hour: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company
Though California is best known for wine, you can’t miss the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company while you’re in town. A favorite of Trek Travel and staple in the local beer scene, the brewery is located just off State Street within walking distance of your hotel. Started by Jim and Jamie Dietenhofer, a father and son team, the beer produced here recently won Gold and Silver medals at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival and the ‘Hoppy Poppy’ Double IPA is one of our Top 10 Beers in the World.

Where To Go For Dinner: The Lark
After you enjoy a cold one at Fig Mountain, walk next door to The Lark for a dining experience that won’t disappoint. The menu features locally sourced artisanal and seasonal ingredients, and the food is served family style to share with new friends on your trip. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, a vibrant arts district and home to local surf shops, galleries and the popular Urban Wine Trail, take advantage of The Lark’s exterior dining space to fully enjoy your surroundings.
*We recommend making a reservation in advance.

What To Do After Dinner: The Wharf
After dinner, continue your walk down State Street and make your way to Stearns Wharf. Offering the best views in Santa Barbara, the wharf is home to many incredible shops and restaurants. Walk off your meal, grab a post-dinner drink or just enjoy the views before making your way back to the hotel.

About Guest Choice:
You will often hear us say, “It’s your day, you decide,” because our smaller group size allows the flexibility for you to decide how your day unfolds. In addition to multiple daily ride options and shuttle flexibility, this also means that we offer ‘guest choice’ nights designed for you to indulge at a local restaurant of your choosing, or explore the local sites. Whether you want to order take-out while relaxing by the hotel pool or get dressed up for a fancy dinner in town, guest choice nights let you craft your own perfect evening.

Enjoy a beer at Fig Mountain Brewing on  Trek Travel's Santa Barbara Weekend Bike Tour
Drink at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company on  Trek Travel's Santa Barbara Weekend Bike Tour
Eat at The Lark on  Trek Travel's Santa Barbara Weekend Bike Tour
Dine at The Lark on  Trek Travel's Santa Barbara Weekend Bike Tour
Visit Stearns Wharf on Trek Travel's Santa Barbara Weekend Bike Tour

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What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.


Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.


These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.


On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself