Santa Barbara, California, US
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 Hours
Pedal along the Cabrillo Beach Boulevard Bike Trail, experiencing Santa Barbara and the coastline one gorgeous view at a time. The trail is the most popular Santa Barbara bike ride and this half-day excursion provides a great way to experience it.
Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will provide bikes, helmets, bottled water and loads of insight into the natural and cultural history of the area, sprinkled with fascinating local trivia for an insider’s look at Santa Barbara and its enchanting lifestyle.
Set off from Sea Landing in Santa Barbara Harbor for a 10-mile round trip ride. Catch a glimpse of the charming downtown area with its historic sites and trendy hot spots, and admire the beauty of the city parks and nature preserves. Pass Stearns’ Wharf -- the most visited attraction in Santa Barbara. It’s the oldest working wharf in California and legend has it Salt Water Taffy was invented here by John Stearn’s wife. See the locals enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean and watching local fishing boats offload their morning catches.
You’ll pass wildlife-abundant wetlands and pedal through the marina area. Look for giraffes as you pass the back of the Santa Barbara Zoo. The distant mountain vistas and the ducks swimming in the lagoon create a surreal beauty.
Enjoy the scenic stretch between Leadbetter Beach and the Andree Clark Bird Refuge near Montecito. This particular section of the path, across from Chase Palm Park, is especially pretty because of the rows of stately Mexican palms, the views of the sea beside you, the cliffs curving along the beach up ahead, and the bright beach succulents that bloom in yellows and purples in the Spring.
On Sundays, the Waterfront Arts & Crafts Show is very popular along this stretch of Cabrillo Boulevard. Your bike ride ends at Arroyo Burro Beach. The locals call it Hendry's Beach.
Enjoy a break on the sandy beach and relax on the cool grassy area as you wait to be transported back to Sea Landing, completing your tour.
Minimum height is 48". Minimum age is 7 years.