'Cycling Up and Away' is a boutique bicycling experience. The group will gather at the Rose Garden in front of the Historic Mission of Santa Barbara. After a short coffee-fueled "meet and greet," and making sure everyone is comfortably fitted on their bicycles, we start the day with a phenomenal 4 hour road bike ride. The routes I have chosen are some of the finest this coast has to offer. There is a little bit of everything for every type of rider. We climb mountain roads, ride flat terrain and roll along foothills, all while taking in insanely picturesque panoramas. The ride is fully supported with a vehicle there whenever anyone needs it and enables us to fix most bicycle related issues on the road. After our ride, we gather for lunch at an idyllic spot on the waterfront. Our meal will be perfectly prepared by a local ‘celebrity’ chef. Guests are then invited to relax at one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic urban wine-tasting rooms. As a host, I ensure everyone will leave fully satiated. It's a full day of riding and indulging in all the goodness Santa Barbara has to offer.
Coffee to start, nutrition and hydration on the road, gourmet lunch after the ride, wine-tasting to finish off the day.…
A support vehicle will be with us on the road. If you'd like to get in the van at any point, that's always possible.
Carbon Road bike, helmet and water bottles will be provided.
As an avid cyclist living in Santa Barbara for 10 years, I know the roads, the locals and the best secret spots this little city has to offer. I want to share my passion for riding in this incredible place and indulging in the post-ride glow with good people that want to enjoy the finer things in life. I have a wealth of local knowledge and will share my expertise of riding and relishing in the history of Santa Barbara throughout the day. I’ve been taking visitors out on road biking adventures for the last 8 years and always provide a personalized approach to suit each guest’s needs.
The route I have chosen is special and planned in a fashion only locals would know makes sense and will make the ride that much more enjoyable. As your guide, I have the insight to answer any guests questions or inquiries about the area and will gladly share some of my keen local knowledge. We'll pass historic landmarks, visit sought after local gems, enjoy a gourmet lunch and savor exceptionally fine wines at an iconic urban tasting room.
If you are more comfortable bringing your own bicycle, please feel free to do so. Cycling shoes and pedals will unfortunately, not be supplied.
Cycling Up and Away, Santa Barbara CA