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Solvang Bike Tour

Discover Santa Ynez Valley and the California Coast

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Discover, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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Starting from

$2,099.00 per person

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Stay in a charming Danish-style village in the heart of wine country and explore this beloved cycling destination.

Solvang is a hidden gem in sunny Santa Barbara County. Join us and spend some time in the saddle, riding the roads at your own pace, enjoying the beauty that Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Pedal through vineyards, past picturesque farmland, and even spend the day pedaling out to the coast. Then, explore the shops and tasting rooms of quaint Los Olivos. On this bike tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the sun, the mountain skyline, and the endless vineyards of Santa Ynez Valley. Of course, you can’t leave without sampling a glass of wine or two, and maybe a taste of Abelskiver, the local Danish pastry. This is a vacation, after all!

Trip Wows
  • Ride the popular wine trails across the Santa Ynez mountains, and through the canyons of wine country as you experience this diverse and dramatic landscape like never before

  • Dine on fresh, innovative cuisine prepared with ingredients from local farmer's markets

  • Discover the region that was made famous by the movie "Sideways" and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang

  • Escape the cold from back home and enjoy the ideal year-round cycling climate of Santa Barbara County

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Riding in sunny Santa Barbara County

Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley is known for its wine industry, which dates back to the 1800s when the first vineyards were planted in the area. Today, it is home to many award-winning wineries, and wine tasting is a popular activity in Solvang. It was home to the Chumash people for thousands of years before the arrival of Danish settlers. The Chumash were skilled hunters, fishermen, and artisans, and their influence can still be seen in the area's art and culture.


What Guests are Saying
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The routes were nice. Scenic, usually quiet (not busy highways) and with the right amount of challenge.

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Trek Travel Guest

I enjoyed every minute of my time riding with Trek Travel. Beautiful scenery, great weather and we hope to do another tour next year because we had such a great time. It was also fun meeting everyone in our group and getting to know them .

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This was a bucket list trip for me and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Thank you!

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Two cyclists pose by the side of the road overlooking the ocean

I hadn’t been on a road bike in over 40 years and had a lot of concerns about how that would work out. Sarah and Eric were both really helpful in that regard. They both made numerous adjustments to better fit the bike to me which improved my riding experience through the trip.

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A woman riding an ebike

Enjoyed this trip, was very satisfied that I could do it. Ebikes made the difference.

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cyclist along Foxen Canyon

Great Ride

Foxen Canyon

Pass through Ballard and Foxen Canyons to see the stunning vineyards and wineries. Enjoy the scenic climbs with amazing views of the valleys and mountains.


Dates & Pricing

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Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
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hotel room at the Corque Hotel
hotel room at the Corque hotel
bathroom suite at the Corque hotel
Solvang, California
Corque Hotel
Explorer

A fun getaway of riding needs an equally relaxing hotel for unwinding and rejuvenating, and Hotel Corque is our destination for relaxation. This award-winning hotel is in the heart of Solvang and captures the soul of this Danish town in Santa Ynez Valley. Comfortable, spacious rooms welcome you after a day’s adventures and you’re just steps from the windmills, wine, and charm of Solvang.
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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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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 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 Ride Camp, Discover, or Self-Guided 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:

  • Please Note: While we believe this is one of the most beautiful parts of the US to ride your bike, please be aware that the road surface quality in the Santa Barbara County can be poor at times and may include potholes or roughly patched surfaces. To help absorb the bumps in the road, Trek Domanes will have a larger 32 cc tires installed for all our Solvang bike tours.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

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° 1.2° 0.79° 0.19° 0.02° 0.02° 0.01° 0.01° 0.02° 0.11° 0.13° 0.64°
FAQs

Santa Barbara County enjoys 310 days of sunshine annually. You can expect early spring and fall temperatures to range from 60-75ºF (16º-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.
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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.

or

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

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $150-$200 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help 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.

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.

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