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Santa Barbara Long Weekend

Mountains, Ocean and Wine Country

There are few gems like the American Riviera. Santa Barbara is more than just an oceanside escape for Hollywood elite. It’s a crossroads where the old world meets the modern age and where the mountains meet the ocean. It’s also where luxury and sophistication meet elegance and relaxation as exemplified by the Hotel Californian. On this weekend trip, you'll experience the sun, surf, and mountain skyline of Santa Barbara and the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley. Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your trip

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From:
$2599 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Luxury
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Trip Wows
Ride along the Pacific Ocean and take in the views as you climb the infamous Gibraltar Road
Relax and recover at Hotel Californian's luxurious spa or rooftop pool with panoramic views of the mountains and the sea
Experience Blackbird's exquisite and artfully displayed Mediterranean-influenced cuisine
Sip and savor local vintages of the Santa Ynez Valley and discover the charm of Los Olivos
Indulge in a gourmet picnic and wine tasting nestled among the vineyards and valleys of Santa Ynez wine country
Watch the Experience
The Santa Barbara long weekend is the perfect start to spring! The guides and bikes exceeded our expectations!
-Maureen

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Californian. We'll start off with a bike fitting session before we set off for our first ride. Today’s relaxing warm-up ride features a mix of bike paths, views of the Pacific Ocean and pedaling the palm-lined streets of the exclusive Hope Ranch neighborhood. We’ll wrap up our ride when we reach our lunch destination in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. Then it’s time to check-in and relax by the rooftop pool for a bit before we gather for social hour and dinner at Blackbird, the Hotel Californian’s signature restaurant. 

Today's Ride:

Hope Ranch Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 725 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Californian

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a 45 minute shuttle this morning, we’ll enjoy a lovely ride through the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Countless grape varieties flourish here thanks to the micro-climates created by ocean breezes sweeping in off the Pacific and traveling eastward down the valleys, which are ringed by the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges. Enjoy the views and notice how the landscape changes as you pedal from one vineyard to the next. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch at Kenneth Volk vineyards, where you can sample Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria appellation. Afterwards, continue pedaling or take a ride in the van as we cross back into the Santa Ynez Valley appellation, known for Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet as well as Rhone and Italian varietals. You can sample additional vintages at wineries you pass along the way or in one of the many tasting rooms in Los Olivos. After shuttling back to Santa Barbara, you are free to explore town and enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice tonight.

Today's Ride:

Los Olivos to Santa Maria and Return
Approximately 44 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Los Olivos to Santa Maria
Approximately 21 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Los Olivos to Santa Maria with Tepusquet Rd and Return
Approximately 62 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Californian

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll head out for a full day of exploring the American Riviera. You'll pass Santa Barbara's most famous landmark, the Old Mission, as you pedal toward the Santa Ynez Mountains. Keep it mellow or, if you’re up for a challenge, you can take on the classic Gibraltar Road climb, where the views only get better the further you ascend. After your ride, the rest of the day is yours to discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Enjoy lunch at one of the many downtown cafes and bistros, and then pamper yourself with a spa treatment (advance reservations recommended), visit the Mission, sample local wines at the Funk Zone’s many tasting rooms, take a yoga class or take to the water with a kayak or stand up paddle board. Please note these optional activities are not included in the trip price, but your guides will happily assist you with making arrangements. This evening, we’ll cruise the shoreline aboard a sailboat. Enjoy a glass of wine as you take in the sights from the water and share your favorite memories of the past few days. Afterwards, we will head out for our final dinner at one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Skofield Park Loop
Approximately 22 miles with 1,550 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Skofield Park Loop with Gibraltar Road Climb
Approximately 35 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Californian

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

This is our last morning in Santa Barbara, so make sure you drink it all in. Soak up the last rays of sunshine by the beach, stroll over to the Handlebar for one last espresso drink, join your guides for a hike to Inspiration Point, or put in a few final miles on the bike. If you choose the hike, it's a short shuttle to the trailhead. From there, the trail climbs through chaparral, in and out of shady canyons, and emerges at a gorgeous viewpoint overlooking the city and the Channel Islands beyond. You’ll say farewell to your guides at noon, before boarding the shuttle to the Santa Barbara airport or heading to wherever your travels take you next.

Today's Activity:

Inspiration Point Hike
Approximately 3.5 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara, California

New Hotel in 2019! Flourish. Romance. Panoramic coastal views. This hotel may be called the Californian, but it's pure Santa Barbara from its Funk Zone location to its two signature restaurants. You'll lavish in every luxurious touch, whether it's taking a break on the rooftop pool with a panoramic view of the palm trees and Pacific shoreline or treating your skin to a decadent purist oil blend at the surreal spa. This is truly one of the most impressive, incredible hotel options we've ever offered. The rooms are a magical mix of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Moroccan flourishes, with modern touches from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. And even the facade tells a special story, with history dating back to the original 1925 hotel itself. Will it make you fall in love with the city? No doubt. Will you want to leave and actually see the sights? That might be up for debate.

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. 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. 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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Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc, Trek's newest Electric-Assist, or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, 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 for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • 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 and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • 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

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • 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: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
27 miles
TOTAL MILES:
81 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,625 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,875 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is widely varied, from flat, oceanside riding to the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley and the steeper climbs above Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. 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 4 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 may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Book a luxurious spa appointment
  • Kayak, stand up paddle board or take a surfing lesson
  • Relax by the waterfront in Santa Barbara
  • Take a yoga class at Yoga Soup or the Santa Barbara Yoga Center (our guides' favorite studios)
  • Tour the Old Mission Santa Barbara, known as the "Queen of the Missions"
  • Explore the shops, tasting rooms and galleries of Los Olivos and Santa Barbara
  • Tour wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley

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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) or Los Angeles (LAX)
MEETING TIME:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, CA

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) or Los Angeles (LAX)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:15 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Santa Barbara Municipal 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 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. A cab will cost approximately $50. We suggest calling Shah at 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. 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 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Please come dressed ready to ride. After a personal bike fitting, your guides will present an overview of the day’s ride and off you will go!

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 Hotel Californian (805-882-0100), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Santa Barbara Airport | Santa Barbara, CA

The trip ends with a 12:00 PM shuttle from the Hotel Californian to the Santa Barbara airport which will take approximately 15 minutes. Say farewell to your guides at the airport (or Hotel Californian if you are extending your stay in Santa Barbara). If you are flying out today, please do not book a flight before 1:45 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

In an average year Santa Barbara enjoys over 300 days of sunshine. During both spring and fall, expect temperatures in the mid 60s to upper 70s during the day and the mid 40s to mid 50s at night. Rain is rare, but there is always a chance. Morning fog on the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off in the afternoon. Los Olivos is located in the valley, so it will be a few degrees warmer. 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, Onxard, or the big one, Los Angeles, which is located approximately 90 minutes south of Santa Barbara. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Customer Reviews

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

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

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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