Combining some of the best parts of Santa Barbara (i.e. its wine and its bike-friendly atmosphere) into a complete tour package, I Bike Santa Barbara Wine Tours is the ultimate way to experience the stunning scenery of Santa Barbara’s peaceful, pastoral wine country. Read on to learn more about what this one-of-a-kind tour provider has to offer during your time in Santa Barbara!
Cruise Your Way Through Wine Country
I Bike Santa Barbara Wine Tours allows visitors to experience the beauty of Santa Barbara while getting an incredible environmentally-friendly workout, followed by tastings of local wine and olive oils and a lunch from a local farmers’ market.
The company offers three options for their tours: The Classic, the Wine Lover’s, and the Jaunt.
The Classic is a fifteen-mile loop guided from Los Olivos, where the tour also concludes. During this tour, you can see Ballard Canyon and savor the flavors of tastings and lunch at the Rideau Estate. It’s a challenging bike ride, but not completely exhausting.
The Wine Lover’s, meanwhile, consists of twelve miles, with only half of the elevation gain of the Classic. Participants stop at Rusack Winery in the middle of Ballard Canyon, where they can stroll the grounds and taste the wine that this esteemed local winery has available. An air-conditioned shuttle transports visitors through the rest of the course.
Finally, the Jaunt is a nine-mile ride from Los Olivos to Solvang, a quaint town built in the style of a Danish village. Tour-goers will ride downhill past a lavender farm, various equestrian ranches, and multiple private estate vineyards. The tour also includes an hour of walking through Solvang and browsing its shops before tastings and lunch are served.
Tours are priced at $179.00 per rider with a minimum of two riders, though you can get a reduced price of $139.00 per rider by booking directly through the company’s website (www.ibikesb.com). The office of I Bike Santa Barbara Wine Tours can be reached by phone at (805) 705-7998.