The signature ride of the entire central coast?
It’s a contender.
Start from downtown Los Olivos heading southeast. Ride the route counter clockwise as it’s less steep and a dirt road section on Happy Canyon Road is better handled going up than down.
An ambitious climb
This 40-mile loop climbs relentlessly offering great views along the route. It’s the signature ride of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Linger near the summit where you’ll enjoy vistas of the Santa Ynez Valley. Return via Figueroa Mountain Road.
Explore Los Olivos
You’ve earned a cold beverage and there’s no place better to find one than Los Olivos with its 25 wine tasting rooms. Splurge and spend the night at the bicycle-friendly Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa.
Photo credits: Frank Peters