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Santa Barbara Wine Country Bike Tour

Beautiful cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley to Los Olivos

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level


Hotel Level



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

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Starting from

$4,499.00 per person

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California's picturesque central coast inspires a bike tour boasting scenic coastal vistas, rolling hills, and idyllic countryside.    

In the Santa Barbara area, you'll find a wide range of cycling routes, from challenging mountain climbs to leisurely beachside rides, while the quaint town of Los Olivos provides scenic backcountry roads perfect for exploring the vineyards and countryside. After the day of cycling, indulge in two luxury accommodations, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and then find yourself nestled comfortably within the Santa Ynez mountains. Los Olivos is home to world-renowned wineries, where you'll experience wine tastings and spectacular tours of the vineyards. You'll get to sample the area's signature pinot noir and chardonnay varietals, which are guaranteed to inspire awe. Foodies won't be disappointed, as the region boasts award-winning restaurants showcasing fresh produce and world-renowned seafood. With year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, Santa Barbara and Los Olivos provide ideal conditions for cycling, while offering the perfect combination of luxury accommodations, wine tastings, and unique dining options. This is quite simply a must-visit destination.

Trip Wows
  • Spoil yourself in the epitome of luxury at two world-class Californian hotels. The timeless Belmond El Encanto and the charming and newly renovated Inn at Mattei’s Tavern in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country

  • Immerse yourself in Santa Barbara's rich heritage by visiting the renowned Santa Barbara Mission, one of the historic missions established in California during the late 1700s.

  • Savor the ever-changing scenery as you pedal along sandy beaches, under the canopy of towering palm trees, and through endless vineyards

  • Awaken your senses at private wine tastings in the Santa Ynez Valley

  • Surrender your taste buds to the most exquisite farm to table cuisine California has to offer

Bike path lined with palm trees along the ocean

Cycling along the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara

Beauty and tranquility at Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach is a scenic spot located in Montecito, just south of Santa Barbara. It is known for its pristine, sandy shores and stunning ocean views.

What Guests are Saying
two cyclists standing in the hills of Santa Ynez Valley

The routes were especially well-designed to capture the hidden magic of Santa Barbara and the neighboring Goleta, Montecito and Summerland areas, while at the same time offering a terrific blend of climbing, descending, and cruising. I told my partner that, especially during days two and three, we were able to enjoy the best of the best of Santa Barbara in a way that few people, outside of local residents, will ever have the chance to experience. And all with the expert and fun guidance of Scott and Phoebe, whether riding along with the group, driving the support van, arranging social and dining events, or just being great folks to hang with. A+!

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Scott, Trek Travel Guest

What a wonderful vacation! Everyone in our group had a blast. Very organized and professional. Beautiful riding, adventures, food, a little history and culture and great company. Very impressed. Excellent service and guides. Well done.

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Kate, Trek Travel Guest

I was expecting a lot from my Trek travel tour after reading all the good comments online. My expectations were FAR exceeded by the actual trip and the guides. I cannot wait for anther trip with you guys. The attention that your online trip planners and your in person guides gave me was exceptional!

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Kim, Trek Travel Guest

person riding their bike with rolling hills and trees in the background

Great Ride

Santa Ynez Loop through Foxen Canyon

Sideways-famous Foxen Canyon Road offers a loop with numerous vineyards for food and tastings. Discover the beauty and tranquility of these viticultural areas.

Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

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  • Private

  • Limited Availability

Rider Information

Infinity pool and patio chairs at Hotel Belmond El Encanto
Classic double room with patterned rug and wood headboard at Hotel Belmond El Encanto
Exterior view of Hotel Belmond El Encanto
Pool and gardens of Hotel Belmond El Encanto
Massage table at the Hotel Belmond El Encanto spa
Restaurant with deep wooden floors and terrace view at Hotel Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, California
Belmond El Encanto

The Belmond El Encanto exudes timeless Californian glamor. Rooms invite coastal-style serenity with a blend of light, airy textures and locally carved furnishings that echo the tranquility outside. Marble baths invite truly decadent bathing. Throw open your ocean-facing patio doors and drink in the breeze from the privacy of your terrace. Choose to unwind with a deluxe spa treatment or gaze out across the Pacific while soaking up the sun in the zero-edge swimming pool. Or perhaps just a walk through seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens that offer sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.


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inn at mattei's tavern accommodation interior
pleasant poolside seating set up with umbrellas and lounge chairs
King suite hotel room at the Matteis in Santa Barbara
restaurant dining room at the Inn at Mattei's Tavern
Mattei's Tavern sign
lounge space at the Inn at Mattei's Tavern
Los Olivos, California, California
The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern

Enjoy the laidback and lavishly appointed accommodations of The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, the perfect gathering spot since its inception. The Tavern Building dates back to 1886, originally a popular stagecoach stop during the California gold rush, and the original cottages have been painstakingly restored while infusing the finest definition of style and modern luxury. Rooms are spacious and have a sophisticated design with all details giving a nod to the inn’s original heritage. Besides its breathtaking gardens, there are multiple dining areas and comfortable common spaces for you to fully engage in your experience at the inn. Be sure to treat yourself to their wellness spa and bodywork treatments for complete rejuvenation of the senses.


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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 Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 is the best on the road. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes, road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology, and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels are standard on every Domane SL 7 bike.

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

Fun from the first pedal stroke, venture further on our Trek Verve+. With its low-step frame design, upright riding position, and the barely-there Bosch electric motor, the Verve+ has one goal: pure enjoyment. Designed for both comfort and adventure, get a boost up the hills when you need it with energy to spare.

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

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance 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 specific trip dates for available bike options.

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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°

In an average year Santa Barbara enjoys over 300 days of sunshine. During both spring and fall, expect temperatures in the mid 60s to upper 70s during the day and the mid 40s to mid 50s at night. Rain is rare, but there is always a chance. Morning fog on the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off in the afternoon. Los Olivos is located in the valley, so it will be a few degrees warmer.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.
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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 $240-$300 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 Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level 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 - Discover:

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