- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
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- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Californian at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 45-minute shuttle to Ojai, you’ll get acquainted with your fellow travelers over a signature Trek Travel picnic prepared by your guides, complete with local, seasonal ingredients. Afterward, your guides will spend some time familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle to ensure a comfortable fit for the week. Then it’s time for a warm-up spin in the Ojai Valley which will end at your exquisite accommodations for the next two nights -- the Ojai Valley Inn. This resort is one of Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a favorite among our most discerning guests, perfect for friends, couples and groups looking for some carefree, timeworn magic. This evening, we'll treat you to drinks and a sumptuous dinner of ever-changing, locally sourced, Californian cuisine at The Oak, overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds of the Inn. As the sun sets, pause to bask in the glow of Ojai's "pink moment" where the sun bathes the Topa Topa mountains in vibrant, lavender-pink hues as it descends across the Pacific Ocean.
Ojai Valley Loop with Ojai Road Climb
Approximately 14 miles with 1,050 feet of climbing
Ojai Valley Inn
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Welcome to your first full day of Ojai tranquility. You'll ride roads line with Pixie tangerine and Valencia orange groves as you cruise around this boho bedroom community. All the while, enjoying views of the lumbering Topa Topa mountains on our way to Ojai Olive Oil Company. Sample these olive oils, freshly pressed and fragrant, and you may never buy another brand. We will learn the story of how the olive oil company came to be, and visit the tasting room and gift shop for some delicious reminders of our visit. Afterward, we continue on to Main Street where you'll have a chance to stroll along Ojai’s Spanish-style shopping arcade, with its artsy shops beckoning to you, as you try to decide where you would like to stop for lunch. Your guides will share suggestions to help you choose from a variety of delicious options. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy touring Ojai or take advantage of the many amenities available at Ojai Valley Inn, like a round of golf, massage at the award-winning spa (please note: advanced reservations are recommended and the cost is not included in trip price), yoga and more. Regardless of what you choose, when the bells sound just before sunset, take a seat to capture the pink moment once again. Tonight, you'll enjoy dinner at one of our favorite, top-rated restaurants in Ojai.
Casitas Springs Loop
Approximately 29 miles with 1,450 feet of climbing
Ojai to Ojai Valley Olive Oil Company
Approximately 24 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Casitas Springs Loop with Hwy 33 Climb
Approximately 36 miles with 2,025 feet of climbing
Ojai Valley Inn
Breakfast | Dinner
Slowly awaken your senses over a cup of coffee and incredible views of the surrounding mountains. You have one last chance to soak it all in before departing for the sea. After breakfast, we'll take the bike path toward Ventura and then head north along the coast. Today's route offers captivating views of the ocean and the Channel Islands just a few miles offshore. We’ll roll up to a casual beachside grill for a delicious lunch. If you haven’t had a fish taco yet, now is the time! Afterward, we'll continue our ocean-side cruise to Santa Barbara and a short final climb to our home for the next two nights, the Belmond El Encanto. This evening, we'll take a short drive down to the marina where we'll board a 50 foot catamaran and set off for an exhilarating sail on the Pacific. Savor views of Santa Barbara's twinkling shoreline and the colorful sky as the sun drops below the horizon. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choosing. There are many excellent options and your guides will be happy to steer you in the right direction.
Ojai to Carpinteria
Approximately 34 miles with 550 feet of climbing
Ojai to Santa Barbara
Approximately 45 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Belmond El Encanto
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour
After a 45-minute shuttle this morning, we’ll enjoy a lovely ride through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. A short spin will bring you to the charming town of Los Olivos where you can spend the rest of the day shopping and visiting tasting rooms if that calls to you. Otherwise, continue your ride along the Foxen Canyon wine trail, where we will stop at the Fess Parker Winery for a tasting, before heading back to Los Olivos. If you are up for more miles, the route continues through picturesque Ballard Canyon to the windmills of Solvang before looping back to Los Olivos. Today lunch is up to you, but your guides will be happy to give you their recommendations. Whatever you choose, we'll rendezvous back in Los Olivos for a late afternoon shuttle back to Santa Barbara. This evening, we'll go out in style with a farewell social hour and dinner at our charming hotel as we watch the sunset over the Pacific.
Santa Ynez to Los Olivos
Approximately 36 miles with 2,350 feet of climbing
Santa Ynez to Fess Parker Winery
Approximately 19 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Santa Ynez to Los Olivos with Solvang Loop
Approximately 48 miles with 3,050 feet of climbing
Belmond El Encanto
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
It’s our last Santa Barbara morning, so make sure you drink it all in. Soak up the last rays of sunshine by the pool or take a final spin through the exclusive community of Hope Ranch. Admire the giant palm trees lining the streets as we pedal through the neighborhood. We'll wind up at the seaside bike path one last time before turning back to the hotel. You'll then have a chance to freshen up and check out of your room before shuttling to the airport.
Hope Ranch Loop
Approximately 21 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed of. 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.
It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
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 flying into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Goleta, approximately 8 miles from downtown Santa Barbara. From just outside baggage claim you can take a cab to the meeting location. Cab rides from the airport to downtown will cost approximately $50. You may contact S R Transportation at 805-708-1403 to prearrange a taxi. Please be sure to mention that you are a guest of Trek Travel.
Due to better connections from most major cities, you may alternatively fly into Los Angeles (LAX) and take the Santa Barbara Airbus to Santa Barbara. Visit www.SBAirBus.com for more information. Alternatively, you may book a private car service through S R Transportation at 805-708-1403 for approximately $240 one way. Again, please be sure to mention that you are a guest of Trek Travel.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Californian (6 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. Once everyone has arrived, the group will transfer approximately 45 minutes to Ojai, California.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, the Ojai Valley Inn (855 697 8780), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
Your guides will provide a shuttle from the Belmond El Encanto to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport departing at 11:00 AM. The drive will take approximately 30 minutes. From the airport, you may catch a flight to your next destination, pick up a rental car, or take a taxi to meet the Santa Barbara airbus in Goleta. If you are flying out today, please do not book a flight before 1:00 PM.View our post hotel recommendations
In an average year Santa Barbara enjoys over 300 days of sunshine. Expect temperatures in the mid-60s to upper 70s during the day and the mid-40s to mid-50s at night. Ojai, sitting further inland within a valley, you can expect very warm temperatures during the summer months with averages 20 degrees higher. Please prepare for a large disparity in temperatures. Rain is rare, but there is always a chance. Morning fog on the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off. Packing List
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, Oxnard and Los Angeles, which is located approximately 90 minutes south of Santa Barbara. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.
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.
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.