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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour

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Stop At: Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez, CA

Guests will enjoy three wine tastings and a gourmet picnic lunch throughout the Santa Ynez Valley.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: The Brander Vineyard, 2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321

We love going to Brander because it feels like you are stepping into a mini-castle. Established in 1975, the Brander Vineyard is the oldest family operated estate winery in Santa Barbara County. Their founder, Fred Brander, gained a passion for the wines in France in the early 1970s. Shortly thereafter he recognized the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara as an ideal microlimate to produce top-quality Bordeaux varietals. The Brander Vineyard is situated in a kind of viticultural Goldilocks zone with a climate that is ideal for growing and producing the classically-styled, Bordeaux varietals. Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, varieties for which Fred Brander served as a pioneer in planting, flourish in this area. Wineries visited vary based on availability and group size. This is one of our many partners that we often visit on our wine and bike tours, but it is also available upon request.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Rancho Olivos, 2390 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321

We love to break up our wine tastings with a quick stop at Rancho Olivos Artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oil for some delicious olive oil tastings. Rancho Olivos is the only farm in the Santa Ynez Valley where you can taste Artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oil right next to their olive trees. Rancho Olivos is just a quick 10 min walk from some of our favorite wineries in Los Olivos.

Pass By: Flying C Ranch, 3600 Roblar Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA

Catch a glimpse of award winning Icelandic horses as you bike past this beautiful ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Pass By: Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery, 3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA

Open seasonally from May through December, this locally run farm allows guests to meander through and purchase seasonal produce, including peppers, corn, berries, grapes and apples. During October, it operates as the local pumpkin patch. Stops along the bike route can range from just passing by to about 10 minutes, depending on guests interests and itinerary.

Pass By: Ponzo Equine Center, 3005 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA

Spot horses as you bike past yet another one the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley ranches, also home to an equine veterinary clinic.

Stop At: Rideau Vineyard, 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9756

From the tree-lined path that escorts you off of the main road and out of the “real world,” to the historic El Alamo Pintado Adobe that serves as our tasting room, to the gentle sounds of rustling vines, live music, and new friends mingling over a glass of wine, the Rideau tasting room experience is unlike anything you’ve had before. In fact, we feel it’s the absolute ideal locale in which to enjoy their wines. Rideau even offers a complimentary tour with every tasting. Their experienced tour guide will take you out to our vineyard where you’ll learn about how we grow our grapes, and into the winery where you’ll learn the fundamentals of wine-making and what makes the process at Rideau so special. Wineries visited vary based on availability and group size. This is one of our many partners that we visit and may be available upon request.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Los Olivos General Store, 2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441

Located in the heart of Los Olivos, this shop provides a wide variety of gifts and handmade goods. It is one of the many options you can explore during free time spent in the quaint valley town. The amount of free time varies based on guest interests.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours, Santa Barbara, CA

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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up/drop off at all hotels, vacation rentals and private accommodations in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Alternatively you can meet us at the Santa Barbara Visitors Center at 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara.

Ports
Santa Barbara Harbor
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Lunch - Gourmet Picnic Lunch - vegetarian, vegan, & gluten-free options are available
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine Tasting Fees at 2 wineries.
  • Bottled water - Re-usable water bottles that can be re-filled at stops throughout the tour
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ynez Valley
  • Entry/Admission - The Brander Vineyard
  • Entry/Admission - Rideau Vineyard
Exclusions
  • Guide gratuity: It is customary, but optional, to tip your guide if you had a positive experience.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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NorthStar309919
27 May 2019|
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The biking itself is about 10 miles of rolling hills. After pickup from your hotel around 10am, set out in the morning by luxury van to the Santa Ynez Valley. On arrival, the winery staff hosts a wine tasting while your... More
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