Mountain Drive

Moderate

Mountain Drive views

A great morning wake up ride!

You’ll get your heart started – a tidy 16.4 miles long, this ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara for spectacular views from winding Mountain Drive.

Your descent passes through upscale Montecito’s gated estates, historic hotels, and dining venues. Return to the start past Santa Barbara Cemetery, the Bird Refuge, and East Beach.

On the left: way above the city and ocean, the views are spectacular. On clear days you can see the Channel Islands 25 miles off shore.

Ride counter-clockwise for a more gradual ascent.

Mountain Drive, at the summit