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Ojai to Santa Barbara Bike Tour

Legendary Opulence of California's Central Coast

Breathe deeply and let the calming energy and unprecedented luxury of the California coast take over. If you've never heard of Ojai, you're in for an undiscovered delight. This is where artists, philosophers, and historians escape the rat race and find their modern chi. You'll sink into decadence at the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn with its gorgeous grounds and pool with a spectacular view, lavish spa, and the list goes on. While you may want to get off the grid and have your mail forwarded here permanently, before you know it you’ll be descending from the mountains to the sea as we head for Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. There’s nothing more invigorating than picture-perfect riding along the Pacific coast and a sunset sail before being welcomed to the exquisite Belmond El Encanto. Enjoy fresh nouveau-Californian cuisine as we explore Santa Barbara’s trendiest cosmopolitan corners. Relax and rejuvenate your soul at one of California's most indulgent hideaways. You'll then pedal and savor world-class wines all the way to your heart’s content in the Santa Ynez valley. Now your energy is high. Your chakras are in balance. And for a brief, fleeting, and perfect pink moment, all is calm in the world. Book your trip with confidence »
Ojai to Santa Barbara Bike Tour
From:
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Duration:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Rider Level: ?
2 - Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Spoil yourself in the epitome of luxury at world-class Californian hotels, including The Ojai Valley Inn, one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best”
Experience a sunset sail on the Pacific Ocean and admire Santa Barbara's twinkling coastline
Savor the ever-changing scenery as you pedal along sandy beaches, under the canopy of towering palm trees, and through endless vineyards
Indulge 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
Watch the Experience
Ojai to Santa Barbara Bike Tour
Ojai to Santa Barbara was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken in our lifetime! The riding, the planning, the food, the hotels....no detail was overlooked...every aspect was perfect! Blake and Megan are absolute Rock Stars and deserve special recognition. We made great friends and lifelong memories, and we will 100% be back for another trip, hopefully with Blake and Megan as our guides!
-Rob, Trek Travel Guest

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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, get acquainted with your fellow travelers over a signature Trek Travel picnic highlighting seasonal Californian specialties. Afterward, your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bicycle to ensure the most 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 the most discerning, but also perfect for anyone looking for some carefree, authentic charm. This evening, we'll treat you to drinks and a sumptuous dinner of the finest Californian and Italian-infused cuisine at the celebrated hotel restaurant, Olivella. As the sun sets, pause to bask in the glow of Ojai's "pink moment" where it sunbathes the Topa Topa mountains in vibrant, lavender-pink hues as it descends across the Pacific Ocean.

Today's Ride:

Ojai Valley Loop with Ojai Road Climb
Approximately 14 mi | 22 km and 1,050 ft | 320 m

Hotel:

Ojai Valley Inn

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Welcome to your first full day of Ojai and its sublime tranquility. Today’s ride is lined with Pixie tangerine and Valencia orange groves as you cruise around this Boho bedroom community. Enjoy views of the imposing Topa Topa mountains as you make your way to the Ojai Olive Oil Company where you’ll sample their award-winning olive oils and learn about the handpicking process used by this family farm. Afterward you can choose a scenic climb up Highway 33 towards Rattlesnake Canyon or continue onto Main Street where you'll have a chance to stroll along Ojai’s Spanish-style shopping arcade, with its exceptional collection of art galleries and artisanal shops beckoning you. Once back at the hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Trek Travel will treat you to a lunch of your choice at one of the hotel’s many eateries. Relax with a handcrafted ceviche at the Indigo pool bar, taste a local microbrew and wood fired pizza at Jimmy’s pub, or perhaps visit the Spa cafe for some health-conscious options. Later, take full advantage of the in-house amenities available to you. Choose to play a round of golf, enjoy a massage at the luxurious spa, or experience one of their mind & body classes. Regardless of what you decide, just before sunset, take a seat to capture the pink moment once again before heading out to enjoy dinner together at one of our favorite top-rated restaurants in Ojai.

Today's Ride:

Casitas Springs Loop
Approximately 29 mi | 46 km and 1,450 ft | 441 m

Short Option:

Ojai to Ojai Valley Olive Oil Company
Approximately 24 mi | 38 and 1,400 ft | 426 m

Avid Option:

Casitas Springs Loop with Hwy 33 Climb
Approximately 36 mi | 58 km and 2,025 ft | 617 m

Hotel:

Ojai Valley Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Awaken your senses over a perfect cappuccino and soak in the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. After a sumptuous breakfast you'll depart for the sea and take the bike path toward Ventura and then north along the coast. Today's route offers captivating views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands just a few miles offshore. Roll up to a casual beachside grill where we will enjoy a tasty lunch in true California-coast style. If you haven’t had a fish taco yet, now is the time! Afterward, choose to hop in the van or continue your oceanside cruise to Santa Barbara and a short final climb to the Belmond El Encanto. This iconic resort, set in secluded gardens, is your luxurious home for tonight. This evening, you'll board a 50-foot catamaran and set off for an exhilarating sail! Savor views of Santa Barbara's twinkling shoreline as the sun drops below the horizon. Afterward, we’ll head into Santa Barbara’s art neighborhood, The Funk Zone, and to tonight’s upscale dining experience at the contemporary restaurant Blackbird.

Today's Ride:

Ojai to Carpinteria
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km and 550 ft | 167 m

Avid Option:

Ojai to Santa Barbara
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 1,300 ft | 396 m

Hotel:

Belmond El Encanto

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

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 which is full of shops and visiting tasting rooms that you can visit later this afternoon! From here, you'll continue your ride along the scenic Foxen Canyon wine trail, where we will stop at one of the 16 famous wineries found along this stretch of road. The route continues through the seemingly endless vineyards and ranches as you loop back toward Los Olivos. The avid option includes a short climb up Ballard Canyon, followed by a long descent into the quaint Danish hamlet of Solvang, where you may want to sample a pastry at one of the many local bakeries. Whatever route you choose, your ride will end in Los Olivos where you can enjoy lunch at a cafe of your choosing. You'll rendezvous 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.

Today's Ride:

Santa Ynez to Los Olivos
Approximately 36 mi | 58 km and 2,350 ft | 717 m

Short Option:

Santa Ynez Loop
Approximately 19 mi | 31 km and 1,300 ft | 397 m

Avid Option:

Santa Ynez to Los Olivos with Solvang Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 3,050 ft | 930 m

Hotel:

Belmond El Encanto

Included Meals:

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 Montecito. Admire the giant palm trees lining the streets as we pedal through the neighborhood. You'll have a chance to freshen up and check out of your room before shuttling to the airport.

Today's Ride:

Montecito Loop
Approximately 19 mi | 31 km and 1,494 ft | 455 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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, get acquainted with your fellow travelers over a signature Trek Travel picnic highlighting seasonal Californian specialties. Afterward, your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bicycle to ensure the most 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 the most discerning, but also perfect for anyone looking for some carefree, authentic charm. This evening, we'll treat you to drinks and a sumptuous dinner of the finest Californian and Italian-infused cuisine at the celebrated hotel restaurant, Olivella. As the sun sets, pause to bask in the glow of Ojai's "pink moment" where it sunbathes the Topa Topa mountains in vibrant, lavender-pink hues as it descends across the Pacific Ocean.

Today's Ride:

Ojai Valley Loop with Ojai Road Climb
Approximately 14 mi | 22 km and 1,050 ft | 320 m

Hotel:

Ojai Valley Inn

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Welcome to your first full day of Ojai and its sublime tranquility. Today’s ride is lined with Pixie tangerine and Valencia orange groves as you cruise around this Boho bedroom community. Enjoy views of the imposing Topa Topa mountains as you make your way to the Ojai Olive Oil Company where you’ll sample their award-winning olive oils and learn about the handpicking process used by this family farm. Afterward you can choose a scenic climb up Highway 33 towards Rattlesnake Canyon or continue onto Main Street where you'll have a chance to stroll along Ojai’s Spanish-style shopping arcade, with its exceptional collection of art galleries and artisanal shops beckoning you. Once back at the hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Trek Travel will treat you to a lunch of your choice at one of the hotel’s many eateries. Relax with a handcrafted ceviche at the Indigo pool bar, taste a local microbrew and wood fired pizza at Jimmy’s pub, or perhaps visit the Spa cafe for some health-conscious options. Later, take full advantage of the in-house amenities available to you. Choose to play a round of golf, enjoy a massage at the luxurious spa, or experience one of their mind & body classes. Regardless of what you decide, just before sunset, take a seat to capture the pink moment once again before heading out to enjoy dinner together at one of our favorite top-rated restaurants in Ojai.

Today's Ride:

Casitas Springs Loop
Approximately 29 mi | 46 km and 1,450 ft | 441 m

Short Option:

Ojai to Ojai Valley Olive Oil Company
Approximately 24 mi | 38 and 1,400 ft | 426 m

Avid Option:

Casitas Springs Loop with Hwy 33 Climb
Approximately 36 mi | 58 km and 2,025 ft | 617 m

Hotel:

Ojai Valley Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Awaken your senses over a perfect cappuccino and soak in the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. After a sumptuous breakfast you'll depart for the sea and take the bike path toward Ventura and then north along the coast. Today's route offers captivating views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands just a few miles offshore. Roll up to a casual beachside grill where we will enjoy a tasty lunch in true California-coast style. If you haven’t had a fish taco yet, now is the time! Afterward, choose to hop in the van or continue your oceanside cruise to Santa Barbara and a short final climb to the Belmond El Encanto. This iconic resort, set in secluded gardens, is your luxurious home for tonight. This evening, you'll board a 50-foot catamaran and set off for an exhilarating sail! Savor views of Santa Barbara's twinkling shoreline as the sun drops below the horizon. Afterward, we’ll head into Santa Barbara’s art neighborhood, The Funk Zone, and to tonight’s upscale dining experience at the contemporary restaurant Blackbird.

Today's Ride:

Ojai to Carpinteria
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km and 550 ft | 167 m

Avid Option:

Ojai to Santa Barbara
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 1,300 ft | 396 m

Hotel:

Belmond El Encanto

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

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 which is full of shops and visiting tasting rooms that you can visit later this afternoon! From here, you'll continue your ride along the scenic Foxen Canyon wine trail, where we will stop at one of the 16 famous wineries found along this stretch of road. The route continues through the seemingly endless vineyards and ranches as you loop back toward Los Olivos. The avid option includes a short climb up Ballard Canyon, followed by a long descent into the quaint Danish hamlet of Solvang, where you may want to sample a pastry at one of the many local bakeries. Whatever route you choose, your ride will end in Los Olivos where you can enjoy lunch at a cafe of your choosing. You'll rendezvous 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.

Today's Ride:

Santa Ynez to Los Olivos
Approximately 36 mi | 58 km and 2,350 ft | 717 m

Short Option:

Santa Ynez Loop
Approximately 19 mi | 31 km and 1,300 ft | 397 m

Avid Option:

Santa Ynez to Los Olivos with Solvang Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 3,050 ft | 930 m

Hotel:

Belmond El Encanto

Included Meals:

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 Montecito. Admire the giant palm trees lining the streets as we pedal through the neighborhood. You'll have a chance to freshen up and check out of your room before shuttling to the airport.

Today's Ride:

Montecito Loop
Approximately 19 mi | 31 km and 1,494 ft | 455 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Ojai Valley Inn

Ojai, California

Ultimate Luxury Accommodations | From former military barracks to a country club hosting Hollywood's most glamorous elite, Ojai Valley Inn is your source of inspiration, rest, and relaxation. With over 200 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, a lavish spa and an expertly designed golf course, plus many more amenities, this impeccable resort has won a host of awards such as Conde Nast Traveller's Gold List, and Top 100 Resort Spa in the US, Travel and Leisure's World's Best Hotels, and it has won AAA's Five Diamond Resort Award nine years in a row! Ojai Valley Inn will easily become your favorite oasis.
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Belmond El Encanto

Santa Barbara, California

Stay at Belmond El Encanto on an Ojai to Santa Barbara Reserve bike tourUltimate Luxury Accommodations | 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.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Our trips 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 Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Domane SL 7 Gen 4 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. 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. Only available on 2023 trips. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT

The Domane+ LT combines the best of the race-built Domane endurance bike with a slight pedal-assist perfect for climbing the toughest hills. This bike primarily functions as a road bike, but on tough hills or in strong headwinds, you can get an extra boost by using the electric assist feature. Upgrade to the Domane+ LT on this trip for $500. Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights at two handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Group size is limited to 16 people
  • All meals are included
  • Three social hours including beer and wine selection with hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily ride options
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Post-ride refreshments
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey, socks, and Trek Travel luggage tag
  • Trek Travel water bottles and cinch sack day bag
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities local experts and hospitality staff
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT (+$500, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey, socks, and Trek Travel luggage tag
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Cinch sack day bag
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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 recommend $240-$300 per guest. 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.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
43 kilometers / 27 miles
TOTAL MILES:
215 kilometers / 134 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
402 meters / 1,320 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
2,011 meters / 6,600 feet
TERRAIN: FLAT TO UNDULATING
The terrain is varied including gradual descending on a bike path, flat riding along the ocean, and a few short climbs and undulating roads in Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Los Olivos. The short options feature the least hilly terrain while the avid options involve more hills. Ojai to Santa Barbara is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Sunset Sail on the Pacific Ocean
  • Premier Olive Oil Tasting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Luxurious Spa and Wellness Center Visits
  • Golfing
  • Tour the Old Mission of Santa Barbara
  • Go Kayaking or Surfing
  • Day trip to the Channel Islands
  • Shopping and Art Gallery visits

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks 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 for our 6-day itinerary.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) or Los Angeles (LAX)
MEETING TIME:
11:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, CA

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) or Los Angeles (LAX)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara, CA

Arriving

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 eight 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. You may also book a private car service through S R Transportation at 805-708-1403 for approximately $275 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 take a shuttle 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.

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Leaving

You will board a shuttle from the Belmond El Encanto and arrive at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport at 12:30 PM. The drive will take approximately 15 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 2:00 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. In 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, and morning fog on the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Santa Barbara, California

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:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.

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