Mountain Drive

Challenging, Loop Route

At 16.4 miles long, this is not for flatlanders. This ride takes you up 800 feet above Santa Barbara for spectacular views from winding Mountain Drive. Watch for the very special mailbox at 1550 Mountain Drive. Descent passes through upscale Montecito with gated estates, historic hotels, and dining opportunities. You 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.