Choose from 3-routes including an 8-mile, 37-mile or 67-mile
8 MILE SHORELINE EXCURSION
Enjoy a leisurely 8.6-mile tour of Santa Barbaras picturesque waterfront. Meander along palm tree-lined bike paths past the yacht harbor and West Beach before passing historic Stearns Wharf and Butterfly Beach. Ride up a short hill and take in the breathtaking view of our own American Riviera. Skirt around the past the East Beach volleyball courts and arrive at the Biltmore Four Seasons Coral Casino rest stop. The second half of your journey takes you past the bird sanctuary for a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Before long, youve returned to the finish line at Leadbetter Beach, where a scrumptious lunch awaits you.
37 MILE SCENIC BLEND
Like Santa Barbaras blended wines, this ride balances beauty, texture and complexity to arrive at a finished product that is brimming with character. View the surf as you peddle on quiet seaside roads to your first rest stop on the beach. Amble into the lower foothills and view the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands before hitting your second rest stop at the Polo Grounds. Ortega Ridge Road takes you up cactus-lined paths to the quaint town of Montecito. Enjoy the stunning coastal panorama all the way to the finish line at Leadbetter Beach.
67 MILE GRAND TOUR
The Grand Tour encircles the small multi-city communities that make Santa Barbara unique and beautiful. From stunning views along the sea to the earthy oak-lined roads of Montecito, the Grand Tour is built to offer you all the best of the Central Coast. This route offers beachfront views, magnificent and celebrity estates, vineyard, avocado and citrus groves, even the historic site of a World War II Japanese submarine attack. This route is just over a metric century in length and provides a mix of cycling challenges.
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