A single day tour with transport, guided biking, wine tasting, and gourmet picnic lunch.
You will be transported from Santa Barbara to the beautiful wine country in a new, comfortable high-top shuttle van.
Once in Los Olivos (tasting hub of the Santa Ynez Valley) you will be fitted on a Specialized comfort hybrid bike. The riding portion of the tour will take you past a Lavender Farm, gorgeous equestrian ranches and small private vineyards to the quaint Danish-inspired village of Solvang. From there, continue through the larger vineyard estates of the stunning Ballard Canyon AVA.
When the biking portion of the day is complete, the fun is just beginning. You are first rewarded with a Los Olivos tasting experience, then we take you to an estate winery (with olive oil tasting on the way) for another tasting and gourmet picnic lunch.
A full day, immersive, and unforgettable tour.
9am: Pick up at your Santa Barbara area hotel for transport to wine country.
9:45 am: Arrive in Los Olivos and bike set up and instructions.
10:00 am: Guided bike touring. Sights include: Lavender Farm, small private vineyards, Danish village of Solvang, Ballard Canyon AVA. (About 2 1/2 hours of bike touring, but lots of stops)
12:30pm: Wine Tasting in Los Olivos
1:30pm: Olive Oil Tasting, Wine Tasting and Gourmet Picnic Lunch at beautiful Estate Winery.
3:15pm: Depart wine country for Santa Barbara
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Transport in 2018 14-passenger, air-conditioned Ford Transit van with commercially licensed driver.
Biking is guided and fully supported. Specialized Sirrus comfort hybrid bikes provided.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 USD - We include transport, two tastings, and lunch. Some guests enjoy purchasing wine ($20-$50 per bottle typically); some guests want to add on an additional tasting (tasting fees $15 -$25); some guests also like to leave a gratuity for helpful tasting room staff.
There is no pressure to buy on our tour, but our guests often are excited by the opportunity to get these small production wines that would be difficult to find outside of our wine country.