Wine Country Tour
Starting point and time
Santa Barbara, 10am to 5pm
Level of difficulty
$159 per person, Groups Discount Rate $149 per person (4+ people).*
Total biking distance
10-15 miles, mostly flat and rolling hills.
Air-conditioned van service, all bikes and cycling equipment, all wine tasting fees (private tastings available for groups of 10+), logo glasses, enjoyable lunch, cold beverages, knowledgeable guide, discussion on wine making as well as natural and human history. The biking segment is fully van supported.
*2 person minimum, Tour may be canceled if less than 2 people book on any date.
This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Barbara’s wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart by van in the morning and head to the Foxen Canyon Trail or Santa Rita Hills, perfect for cycling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands. The close proximity of several notable vintners all within short pedaling distance makes this day’s ride very enjoyable.
Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned vans at a prearranged meeting spot 10:00am. We will then shuttle by van to the Santa Ynez Valley. After getting riders fitted, we ride along the scenic back-roads to our first winery. Once there, the winery staff takes us for a tasting and your guide will prepare an enjoyable “deli spread” picnic lunch with lots of options. Cold beverages and water will be provided throughout the tour.
Then we pedal on to the second winery. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into wine region along the way.
We generally visit 2 local favorites in the area. Each winery has their unique vintages and award winning selections. Managers and wine makers themselves often meet us during our private tastings. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests.
This trip receives rave reviews from guests. We have done similar tours for wine and travel writers, corporate groups, bachelorette and birthday parties, as well as families and tourists. This is the wine tour that was featured on the television show Giuliana and Bill.