Breathe deeply, and let the calming energy of Ojai take over. If you've never heard of Ojai (pronounced "OH-HI"), you're in for an undiscovered delight during our Ojai to Santa Barbara Self-Guided Bike Tour. Here, artists, philosophers, farmers, historians, and bohemians conspire to escape and find their modern chi. Of course, this is still the California coast, so you're bound to find a calming energy combined with elegance and luxury at every turn. Sink into decadence at the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn with its gorgeous landscape, pool with a view, tranquil, full-service spa, artist's cottage, apothecary, golf course, and more. The fun continues as you descend from the mountains to the sea and head for Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. There's nothing more invigorating than picture-perfect riding along the coast, catching a glimpse of dolphins flirting with surfers or the occasional migrating whale set against the backdrop of the Channel Islands. Once in Santa Barbara, check into the Kimpton Canary, a boutique luxury hotel located just steps away from bustling State Street. Your Santa Barbara days will be filled with riding some of the most stunning roads and bikeways in the country, from coastal cruising to tackling the 4000 foot Gibraltar climb. You'll also have time to explore the trendy eateries and tasting rooms of the Funk Zone and don't miss an espresso at the beloved Handlebar Coffee Roasters. As no trip to Santa Barbara is complete without time on the water, we are also including a morning of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or surfing to round out this coastal self-guided adventure.
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