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All-new Trek Travel Solvang, California Ride Camp and Bike Tour
All-new Trek Travel Solvang, California Ride Camp and Bike Tour
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All-new Trek Travel Solvang, California Ride Camp and Bike Tour
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All-new Trek Travel Solvang, California Ride Camp and Bike Tour
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Solvang 7-Day Ride Camp Lite Bike Tour

Mountains, Ocean, and Wine Country

One part wine country. One part Danish culture. All parts delightful cycling. Solvang is another wonderful stop in wine country and a beloved cycling destination. Spend some time in the saddle building your base miles, riding the roads at your own pace, and enjoying the beauty that Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Pedal through vineyards and explore the shops and tasting rooms of quaint Los Olivos. On this bike tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the sun, the mountain skyline, and the vineyards of Santa Ynez Valley. Of course, you can’t leave without sampling a wine or two, and maybe a taste of Abelskiver, the local Danish pastry. This is a vacation, after all! . Book your trip with confidence »
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Tackle Solvang Ride Camp with Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
From:
$1799 Per Person
Duration:
7 Days & 6 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 / 2 - Active / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Ride the popular wine trails, pedal amongst the Santa Ynez mountains, and through the canyons of wine country as you experience this diverse and dramatic landscape like never before
Dine on fresh, innovative cuisine prepared with ingredients from local farmer's markets
Discover the region that was made famous by the movie "Sideways"
Experience an iconic cycling destination and build your base miles at your own pace
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Tackle Solvang Ride Camp with Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
The amazing bikes, expert guides, and incredible support was topped off only by the stunning (and well explained) routes and well paced and spaced rides.  The Solvang area in spring is NOT to be missed! The food was gourmet farm to table. I am already planning my next trip!
-Andrea, Trek Travel Guest

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2021 and 2022 DEPARTURES:
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  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
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Welcome to Solvang! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hotel Corque at 9:30 AM. They will lead a short round of introductions and fit you to your Trek bike. Our ride begins heading west, traveling out of the Santa Ynez Valley and down the Santa Rosa Wine Road through vineyards, rolling hills, and amazing ranch scenery. Make sure to ask you guides about the Jalama Beach Burger Challenge! For today's ride, we'll pedal towards the Pacific Ocean and perhaps even take a dip. Today is van supported so if you need extra snacks or water along the route, it will be available. You can push yourself if you'd like to tackle all of today's mileage or simply ride as far as you'd like. Tonight, you'll dine as a group and celebrate the day with some farm-to-table comfort food in the company of new friends.

Today's Van Supported Ride:

Jalama Beach with Shuttle
Approximately 38 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Jalama Beach Return
Approximately 76 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

Today you'll get in some base miles on a beautiful route planned just for you through vineyards, ranches, and endless rolling hills that pass through the historic town of Los Olivos and then to a forested road out to the Nojoqui Falls Park trailhead, on the edge of an 85-acre county park. Our guide will accompany you by bike to make sure you are comfortable and assist if anything comes up on today's ride. You also have the opportunity to discover something new along the side streets in Solvang, a town made famous for its Danish-inspired architecture and windmills. You are free to spend the day as you wish. 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.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Los Olivos Loop with Nojoqui Park Return
Approximately 47 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Los Olivos Loop with Nojoqui Park Return Short
Approximately 29 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Breakfast

It's another beautiful day on this out and back ride to pedal past more undulating green hills, picturesque ranches and, if you like, there will be plenty of opportunity to stop at a winery or two along the way. The area around Solvang boasts over 120 boutique and family-owned wineries. Today's ride, like yesterday's, is a cycling guide-supported ride and they will be along the route with you. For those in the group who have booked the first four days of the seven-day itinerary, tonight's dinner together will be the last evening as a group and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your trip and say farewell to these new friends.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Solvang to Refugio Loop
Approximately 28 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Solvang to Refugio Return Short
Approximately 15 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

You'll enjoy varied views through vineyards, forests, horse ranches, and open fields of grass. You’re surrounded by distant mountains, and the ride is interspersed with pretty towns with good coffee shops if you need a little break. You have the opportunity to test yourself through Alisos Canyon if you're feeling up to it. Today you will see the van along the route in case you need extra snacks or drinks. You can push yourself if you'd like to tackle all of today's mileage or take it easy on the shorter loop. Dinner will be as a group again tonight with the chance to meet some new arrivals and share stories at one of Solvang's favorite restaurants.

Today's Van Supported Ride:

Zaca Station Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Zaca Station Loop Avid
Approximately 67 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today is your day to work some more on those base miles and explore the charming and quaint town of Santa Ynez. You'll pedal your way down serene country roads to check out this sophisticated old cowboy town with Old West storefronts and perhaps enjoy an afternoon brew at a local saloon or a wine tasting if you'd prefer. Today's ride offers bicycle support and our guide will ride along the route with you to ensure you and the group have everything you need. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choosing. There are many excellent options and your app for the week will provide our best local recommendations.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Santa Ynez Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Santa Ynez Loop Short
Approximately 23 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today is your day to take a short spin on the local's favorite they call the Time Trial Course. Enjoy it at your own pace or see if you'd like to take on the challenge of riding against the clock! The route will take you down now-familiar winding country roads back to the charming town of Los Olivos to top off a great week of cycling. Today's route is cycling-guide supported. Tonight, we'll meet for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in Solvang as we reflect on our accomplishments and exchange contact information with all our newfound friends! Tomorrow is departure day, so we will say goodbye to each other knowing we've had an amazing week together!

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Los Olivos Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Corque

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today it’s time to say a personal goodbye to Solvang. Rise at your leisure and enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You may choose to relax poolside this morning or check out a few more coffee shops and boutiques in town before departing at 11:00 AM.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Corque

Solvang, California

A fun week of riding needs an equally relaxing hotel for unwinding and recovering, and Hotel Corque is our destination for relaxation. This award-winning hotel in the heart of Solvang and captures the soul of this Danish hamlet in Santa Ynez Valley. Luxurious, spacious rooms welcome you after a day's adventures and you're just steps from the windmills, wine, and charm of Solvang.

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 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. 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

  • Six nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • A mix of van-supported and rider-supported days
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 Disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel water bottles 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
  • Entrance fees related to any city and state natural areas

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 Disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • 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
  • 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

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: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
37 miles
TOTAL MILES:
220 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,292 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
13,760 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
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. Non-riders are welcome on a Ride Camp Lite trip if they are staying in the same room with a riding guest. The riding guest will be required to pay the single supplement fee for a private room and a meal package ($350 for 7-day trips and $200 for 4-day trips) for the non-rider to dine with the group. Please contact a trip consultant for details and to book a non-riding companion. Some of these activities have additional costs and can be arranged through the hotel's concierge. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Wine tastings
  • Boutique shopping
  • Hiking opportunities
  • Explore local historic monuments and museums
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Various outdoor activities including rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and more
  • Spa Services

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. Though our routes are well-researched to provide the best possible riding experience, riders should be prepared for road surfaces of varying quality which, at times, can be poor. To improve comfort and performance, we have outfitted our Domane bikes in Solvang with a wider, 32cm Bontrager AW3 Hard Case lite tire to better accommodate the road surfaces. 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.

The rides offered are a mix of van supported and cycling guide supported rides. Day 1 and Day 4 of the trip are van supported, the remaining rides do not offer vehicle support but there is a guide who will join you for each ride to ensure you have everything you need. The terrain is consistently rolling with quiet, narrow, and winding roads. The road surface quality in the Solvang area can be poor at times and may include potholes or roughly-patched surfaces. Solvang Ride Camp Lite is best suited for our Type 2 and 3 Riders.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
MEETING TIME:
9:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Corque, Solvang, California

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Corque, Solvang, California

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 that you fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Goleta, CA approximately eight miles from downtown Santa Barbara.

From here, scheduled flights arrive from and depart to most major cities in the U.S. You can also fly into Los Angeles (LAX) but please be aware you will have to rent a car or look into shuttle options to Solvang. From LA, it takes approximately three hours to Solvang with traffic. Options to get to Solvang include local car rental, taxi, or you can book an Amtrack ticket from LAX for about $90. Cars can generally be found inexpensively from the Santa Barbara Airport with multiple rental agencies available. Taxi from Santa Barabara's airport cost approximately $90-$100 from SBA. Options include Shah's Taxi 805-708-1403, Promenade Taxi 805-252-5990, and Santa Barbara Luxury Limo 805-722-7940.

Hotel Corque | Solvang, California

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at Hotel Corque (400 Alisal Road, Solvang, California 93464) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. Upon meeting your guides, we will ensure you have a great fit to your Trek bike for the week and give you a few pointers before you head off on a supported warm-up ride.

If you will be late for the meeting time, 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, Hotel Corque (800 624-5572), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You can catch the Road Runner ride share shuttle from SBA to Solvang for approximately $85 (1-800-247-7919), or alternatively you can catch a number of taxis for approximately $90 - $100.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

Hotel Corque | Solvang, California

You will say farewell to your guides after dinner the night before your departure day. There are no rides on departure days. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins. Check out from Hotel Corque is at 11:00 AM. Please be sure to book transportation to your departure airport prior to the end of your trip.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Santa Barbara County enjoys 310 days of sunshine annually. You can expect early Spring and Fall temperatures to range from 60-75 degrees during the day and 45-50 degrees at night. Rain is rare, but there is always a chance especially during February. Morning fog from the coast generally causes cooler temperatures until it burns off late morning. 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, the inland artist town of Ojai, or the big one, Los Angeles, which is located approximately 90 minutes south of Santa Barbara. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-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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