- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 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 11:00 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 sprinkled with a frankincense of luxury. 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.
Ojai Valley Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Ojai Valley Inn
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Welcome to your first full day of Ojai tranquility. You'll ride the Pixie tangerine and Valencia orange-lined roads around this boho bedroom community, underneath the lumbering mountains surrounding this small valley on our way to Ojai Olive Oil Company. Sample these olive oils, freshly pressed and fragrant, and you may never buy another brand. Our olive oil expert, Alice, is a transplant from another time, and she’ll teach us the backstory of how this region became a unique supplier of premium oils. Afterward, head over to the tasting room and gift shop for some keepsakes and delicious reminders of our visit. Today is your chance to stroll along the Ojai’s Spanish-style shopping arcade, with its artsy shops beckoning you in, while freshly-pressed, local olive oils and honey compete for your palette’s attention. For lunch today, you get to choose from Ojai’s plethora of interesting options. If you are up for some additional miles this afternoon, take on the impressive climb up Hwy 33 outside of Ojai, but don't forget to stop and take some photos along the way. Highway 33 is known for its vast, sweeping views, snaking its way through the Ojai Valley between mountain peaks. This afternoon you'll have time to explore the town on your own or discover one of the many hotel amenities available, like a round of golf, massage at the award-winning spa (please note: advanced reservations are recommended and 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" where the sun bathes the Topatopa mountains in vibrant, lavender-pink hues as it descends across the Pacific Ocean. Tonight, you'll enjoy dinner at one of our favorite, top rated restaurants in Ojai.
Casitas Springs Loop
Approximately 29 miles with 1,525 feet of climbing
Ojai to Ojai Valley Olive Oil Company
Approximately 24 miles with 1,475 feet of climbing
Casitas Springs Loop with Matilija Creek & Return
Approximately 50 miles with 3,230 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 seashore, toward Santa Barbara. Today's route offers captivating views of the ocean and you’re sure to see surfers riding some waves. As the marine layer burns off, you may even get a peek at the Channel Islands just a few miles from the coast. Maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to spot a whale or dolphins along the way. We’ll roll up to a casual beachside grill for a delicious lunch, and if you haven’t had a fish taco yet, now is the time! After lunch, we'll continue our ocean-side cruise to our Santa Barbara hotel. This surf city is the nexus of sun, sand, shopping and style, with high-end elegant villas nestled between quiet streets worn down by beach cruisers and flip-flops. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Opt for a nap by the pool, a walk along the ocean or to explore the many shops of Santa Barbara. Be sure to ask your guides for their favorite dining hot spots in town, as dinner tonight is up to you!
Ojai to Carpinteria
Approximately 34 miles with 525 feet of climbing
Ojai to Santa Barbara
Approximately 42 miles with 850 feet of climbing
Hotel Californian or Four Seasons: The Biltmore
Breakfast | Lunch
Following a delicious breakfast, we'll head out for a full day of exploring the American Riviera. Pedaling along the beach, you'll enjoy the refreshing coastal breeze before turning inland toward East Mountain Drive. The jaw-dropping scenery makes this one of the prettiest rides in North America, with stunning panoramic views of private estates in the hills above and the glittering blue expanse of ocean below. If you are up for a serious climb, take on the famed Gibraltar Road, snaking high above the coastline and providing eagle-eye views of the ocean and city below. The views continue to be dazzling as we descend back into town past the Old Mission Santa Barbara. As we reach town, you are free to enjoy lunch at a cafe of your choosing. We highly recommend you top it off with an espresso from our friends at Handlebar Coffee Roasters. This evening, we’ll go out in style with a farewell social hour at one of our favorite wine bars followed by a memorable family-style dinner at The Lark, a highly-acclaimed restaurant in the trendy Funk Zone, with an extensive wine list and locally-sourced menu.
East Mountain Drive Loop
Approximately 21 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
East Mountain Drive Loop with Gibraltar Road Climb
Approximately 34 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing
Hotel Californian or Four Seasons: The Biltmore
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 beach, the hotel pool, or spin some miles on the bike. If you prefer to ride, we'll take you through Hope Ranch, a prestigious nook of Santa Barbara, and enjoy the seaside bike path one last time. You'll then have a chance to freshen up and check out of your room before shuttling to the airport.
Hope Ranch Loop
Approximately 17 miles with 730 feet of climbing
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 $200 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 11:00 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 start 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
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel Californian where you will take a private shuttle to Santa Barbara's Municipal Airport to arrive at approximately 11:15 AM. 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
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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.
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, Onxard, 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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