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Santa Barbara 3-Day Bike Tour

Mountains, beaches, and fine wines on the west coast of California

Tour Duration

3D / 2N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2, 3

Hotel Level



Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$2,299.00 per person

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Welcome to the American Riviera, a coastal paradise where luxury and adventure unite on our 3-day Santa Barbara bike tour.

This exclusive destination is more than just a playground for Hollywood's elite; it's a harmonious mix of the old and new, where the majestic mountains meet the sparkling ocean. Experience the picture-perfect coast, catching glimpses of playful dolphins and the occasional spout of migrating whales, all while taking in the stunning views of the Channel Islands. Rejuvenate your mind and body throughout your stay at one boutique hotel, just steps away from the ocean. Take a short stroll to explore the vibrant Funk Zone, home to trendy eateries and tasting rooms, and don't forget to stop by the beloved Handlebar Coffee Roasters for the perfect espresso. Santa Barbara is the ideal blend of sun, sea, surf, and cycling and it's the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Book this fabulous getaway now and experience the ultimate oceanfront escape!

Trip Wows
  • Relax and unwind at the Santa Barbara Inn just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean

  • Tackle the area's famous climbs and savor panoramic views from high above the Pacific coast

  • Sample local vintages and brews as you get acquainted with the best of Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone

  • Enjoy a sunset cocktail and an unforgettable dinner at one of Santa Barbara's top-rated restaurants

visit santa barbara funk zone mural

Colorful art in Santa Barbara's trendiest neighborhood

Santa Barbara's Funk Zone

Located near lower State Street and Santa Barbara’s famed waterfront, The Funk Zone is one of Santa Barbara’s most vibrant and evolving neighborhoods. Visit Santa Barbara has compiled an incredible list of what to do, where to go, and places to shop in this trendy area.

What Guests are Saying
couple standing over their bikes with california landscape in the background

This was our 2nd Trek Travel experience, and while I had no idea it could be better than the first, it definitely was. Our excellent guides work extremely well together to insure every guest feels the trip was designed just for them. We made great friends on our first trip with whom we had even more fun on this one. With any luck we will be traveling together—and hopefully growing our group—for years to come!

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Martha, Ft. Worth, TX

group of cyclist at the beach posing for a photo with the sea in the background

This Trek Travel trip to Santa Barbara was an unforgettable experience filled with priceless memories and new found friends! Challenging rides, wonderful dinners, outstanding guides and bicycle equipment and excellent accommodations made our trip so worth it! I look forward to another Trek Travel trip in my future.

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Becky, Dyer, IN

four cyclist celebrating from the top of a hill with Santa Barbara County in the distance

Exceptional All-around! Every element of the trip—from booking through goodbyes—was exceptional. but the guides' efforts stand out as the highlight. They were extraordinary!

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Allen, Duluth, MN

two cyclists resting in front of a California sunset with a palm tree framing the left side of the photo

We were celebrating our anniversary on this trip and it was very memorable! Thank you for all the fun rides, great food, and new friendships! We certainly will do a Trek Travel trip again!

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Cathy, Burtonsville, MD

cyclist climbing a hill with california landscape in the background

Great Ride

Toro Canyon & East Mountain Drive

A challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable climb up Toro Canyon. Take in the awe-inspiring views on East Mountain Drive, a favorite route among the locals.

Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability

Rider Information

Santa Barbara Inn pool
A room at the Santa Barbara Inn
Patio view from the Santa Barbara Inn
Ariel view of the Santa Barbarba Inn
Outside dining at the Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara Inn

The Santa Barbara Inn is located just across the street from the Pacific Ocean — the perfect location for a truly memorable California experience. Its red tile rooftop, gleaming white stucco, and handcrafted tile domes showcase the Spanish Mediterranean architectural style of Santa Barbara. Enjoy views of the palm trees from the heated pool and get a good night’s sleep in your elegantly appointed ocean view room, complete with a pillow-top bed, plush bedding, a bathrobe and slippers, as well as blackout blinds.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the latest Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, our e-bikes give you the boost you want to venture further on your bike tour. With its low-step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain, with energy to spare.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Electric road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, the Domane+ has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See trip dates for details.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Road conditions: Road quality is, overall, good. Every year a new section of road is repaved but there can be some rough surfaces. To help with the severe sections of road, your bikes will have 32 cc tires for increased comfort.
  • Typically, traffic is low to moderate, but weekend days can see an increase due to more tourists in the area.
  • Packing: Layers! Layering is the best way to regulate your body temperature. This tried-and-true strategy is all about slipping layers on and off as your activity level or the weather changes.

Before and After Your Trip


Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 65.0° 64.0° 66.0° 68.0° 70.0° 71.0° 74.0° 75.0° 75.0° 73.0° 70.0° 65.0°
High (°C) 18.3° 17.8° 18.9° 20.0° 21.1° 21.7° 23.3° 23.9° 23.9° 22.8° 21.1° 18.3°
Low (°F) 40.0° 43.0° 46.0° 48.0° 51.0° 54.0° 57.0° 57.0° 55.0° 51.0° 44.0° 40.0°
Low (°C) 4.4° 6.1° 7.8° 8.9° 10.6° 12.2° 13.9° 13.9° 12.8° 10.6° 6.7° 4.4°
Rain (in) 0.87° 1.21° 0.79° 0.19° 0.02° 0.02° 0.01° 0.01° 0.02° 0.11° 0.13° 0.64°

Santa Barbara County enjoys 310 days of sunshine annually. You can expect early Spring and Fall temperatures to range from 60-75ºF (16-24ºC) during the day and 45-50ºF (7-10ºC) 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. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.


Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $120-$150 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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

Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

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.


If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

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