The excellent cycling in Santa Barbara county is evidenced by the large number of commercial tours offered here by more than twenty companies. Some multi-day tours are run out of one or two central locations, others from a progression of them with your luggage carried for you. The map shows cities where tour lodging is located.
In addition to tours, there are many day rides ranging from a casual smell-the-roses pace to challenging 200-mile rides. Check our home page calendar for an updated listing of all rides and tours as details become available.
America by Bicycle. Phone 888-797-7057, email [email protected] They have long distance rides all over the US, one of which is “Ride the West” that takes cyclists from Astoria, Oregon to Newport Beach, California. You can do the whole ride, or just the section from San Francisco south. They spend nights in Santa Maria and Solvang along the way.
Backroads Touring Company. Phone 800-462-2848, email them here. Backroads is offering 6-day tours down the Big Sur coast, ending with 3 days in the Solvang area.
Bicycle Adventures. Phone 800-443-6060, [email protected] They offer 5-day and 7-day tours down the Big Sur coast to the Santa Barbara area. Elegant lodging, regional cuisine.
Bikemoore Mountain Bike Tours. Phone 636-3300, [email protected] Jason Moore offers group and individual 2-hour rides in Santa Barbara’s South Coast. The rides are tailored to match the age and experience of groups. During the summer, weekend mountain biking camps at Ellwood Preserve are offered for riders of age 9 and older.
Butterfield and Robinson. Phone 866-551-9090, [email protected] They offer custom tours in the Santa Barbara and Solvang areas for the dates that suit you and your group. “A healthy balance of style and substance.”
Carmichael Training System. Phone 866-355-0645. CTS offers professional training camps for cyclists and for triathletes. Individual attention with world-class analysis will boost your confidence on your bike. Professional mechanics, follow vehicles, the same hotels as the pro teams.
Central Coast Outdoors. Phone 888-873-5610, or email [email protected] They will put together a tour to serve your needs, either a self-guided one or a tour led by experienced cycling guides. Road and hybrid bikes are available to rent. Their tours encompass Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Rides can be single day or multiple-day; they can include all meals and lodging, or consist of expert recommendations.
Cycling Escapes. Phone 714-267-4591, email them here. They offer a challenging 6-day “Bicycle Tour of Solvang Wine Country” out of Solvang, ranging from 30 to 100 miles. Bike rental is available. All meals, hotel, guide, mechanical support, shuttle from and to the Santa Barbara airport are included.
Fitness 805. Phone 705-5790, email them here. This group is based in Santa Barbara and their goal is to improve your overall fitness through biking combined with strength training. They offer road cycling, mountain biking, and spinning sessions.
I Bike Santa Barbara. Phone 705-7998, email them here. They offer two tours, one a 15-mile tour of the Santa Ynez Valley, the other a 30-mile tour around the county’s South Coast. Both include shuttle van, hybrid bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, picnic lunch, and wine tasting. Tours depart daily from Santa Barbara and Goleta.
Planet Ultra. Email [email protected] They offer multi-day tours and one-day rides of 65-200 miles. Includes a week-long Solvang Spring Tour, two 200-mile double centuries, a 100-mile century, a 60-mile metric century, all based out of Solvang, with riding around the Santa Ynez Valley.
Santa Barbara Adventure Company. Phone 898-2222, [email protected] They arrange bike trips that get you close to nature and away from crowds. Guided mountain biking, road cycling, kayaking, hiking trips, plus excursions to the Channel Islands or wineries, for one or several days, are offered.
Santa Barbara Fitness Tours. Phone 628-2444, [email protected] In addition to road bike, mountain bike, and electric-bike tours, they offer kayaking trips and surfing lessons. Road and mountain bike escorted rides for all levels of ability. Bike rental available with or without tours.
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours. 3630 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, phone 686-9490, email [email protected] Choose tours from half day to a full week of cycling with support vehicle, Specialized road bikes, wine tasting, gourmet dining and first-class accommodations. Bicycle rental. Different weekend tours offered every week of the year. Longer tours include Carmel to Santa Barbara, Morro Bay to Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara to Paso Robles, and wine-dine bike tours.
SCOR Cardiac Cyclists. Phone 562-690-9693, email [email protected] SCOR is a nonprofit that started conducting bicycle rides as a means of rehabilitation from heart attacks. They now manage the two largest one-day rides out of Solvang each year—the Solvang Century (50 or 100 miles) in March and the Solvang Prelude (25 or 50 or 64 miles) in November. Thousands of cyclists join in the rides with accompanying festival, BBQ and raffles.
Solvang Triathlon Camps. Phone 303-669-6958, email [email protected] They offer several multi-day camps for triathletes, either co-ed, or women-only. All camps are based out of the Meadowlark Motel in Solvang. They include bike rides of 30-80 miles a day.
Trek Travel. Phone 866-464-8735, email them here. This is a branch of Trek Bicycle company. They offer many well-managed tours that include Santa Barbara county. They have Solvang Bike Camps, San Francisco to Santa Barbara tour, and Santa Barbara Wine & Beach tours.
Undiscovered Country Tours. Phone 877-322-1667, email them here. They offer tours all over California. They have a 3-day weekend getaway out of Solvang. And a 6-day tour with lodging in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Maria and Avila Beach, daily rides 30-60 miles. Includes lodging, meals, van support.
Women Tours. Phone 800-247-1444, email [email protected] They offer tours for women all over the US, one of which is a 6-day tour in Santa Barbara county. You’ll spend 3 nights in Santa Barbara, then 2 in Solvang. Includes lodging, most meals, experienced guides, and van support from/to the Santa Barbara airport or Amtrak