Cycling through the Vineyards

  • Port

    Santa Barbara, California, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 Hours

  • Meals Included


This full-day bike tour of the wine country follows the Amgen Tour of California route (Stage 6) along 15 miles of moderate-difficulty paved roadway.

Gear up and set out with your guide, as the ride takes you through tranquil Ballard Canyon -- Santa Barbara County's newest viticulture area with expansive vineyards, equestrian ranches, grazing buffalo and Texas longhorns.

You'll stop in Solvang -- the Danish capital of California -- and visit the picturesque town of Los Olivos for wine and olive oil tasting. The route includes a stop at a quaint local lavender farm.

Mid-way through the ride, you'll enjoy a rustic Italian-inspired lunch of artisan sandwiches, salad, Farmers' market fruits and nuts, Italian sodas and amaretti cookies.

With round-trip van transport, this tour has it all.


Wear closed-toe shoes and sunglasses. Minimum age is 14 years. Minimum height is 5'. Participants must be comfortable on a bike. The route has inclines that are challenging but not exhausting. A good level of fitness level is required, but the tour is conducted at a sightseeing pace.