Biking and Tasting Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Tour Number

Activity Level

554673


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is fun even without wine tasting (riding, Solvang, animals, shops, farms, lunch, olive oil tasting). So it's good for teens too. Just need to be comfortable riding a bike on roads with some traffic, and able to fit on adult small bike (5'0"/ 152cm)

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Transportation in new high top shuttle van.
Use of Specialized Sirrus bike with helmet and souvenir water bottle.
Two wine tasting fees.
Olive Oil Tasting.
Gourmet picnic lunch.

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.

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs

Other: Any bottles of wine or olive oil that you might wish to purchase.

Private tour guide William

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