Wine Country Biking Tour
Starting point and time
Santa Barbara, daily, 10am to 5pm
Level of difficulty
$175 per person, 4 person minimum
Private Tour Cost
$335 per person (2 people)
$265 per person (3-5 people)
$195 per person (6-7 people)
$185 per person (8-9 people)
Total biking distance
Approx. 8 miles, mostly flat and rolling hills
Air-conditioned van service, all bikes and cycling equipment, lunch*, cold beverages, knowledgeable guide, discussion on winemaking as well as natural and human history. The biking segment is fully van supported.
*Please Note: Lunch is not included on Saturdays or Sundays due to winery restrictions on weekends. There will be lunch options available for purchase at the wineries.
Pedal into the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country, the perfect landscape for cycling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands. The close proximity of several notable vintners all within short biking distance makes this day’s ride uniquely enjoyable.
Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned shuttle in the morning and head up to Ballard Canyon in Santa Ynez Valley. We will head to our first winery and take our time enjoying the property and wine. Once there, the winery staff will take us for a wine tasting by the glass or bottle. Cold beverages and water will also be provided throughout the tour.
Afterward, we will bike along the scenic backroads to a second winery. We’ll pass by ranch lands, several vineyards and historical sights along the winding path. Your guides will cover the area’s human history and insight into the wine region along the way.
We generally visit two local favorites in the area. Each winery has its unique vintages and award-winning selections. Managers and winemakers themselves often meet us during our private tastings. The winery staff will offer insight into specific blends and selections, and many wineries often 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.
Some wine tour dates are not available for online reservations. Please call for more dates and options. 4 person minimum. Tour may be canceled if less than 4 people book on any date.
(805) 884-WAVE or toll free (877) 885-WAVE.
COVID-19 update: the wineries are frequently adapting/editing their policies and we can not guarantee the possibility of doing a tasting at each winery. Glasses or bottles might be the only option available in lieu of tastings and some wineries might require the purchase of food. Many wineries do not allow outside food.