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Solvang is hugely popular with tourists of all types – its proximity to Santa Barbara, only 33 miles, makes it an easy day trip. Extend your visit by renting a bike and taking this delightful Solvang-Los Olivos loop ride. You can start at either end of this route. If you begin in Solvang take Alamo Pintado Road to Los Olivos. … Read More
Remote Jalama Beach is a great destination for a bike-overnight. Pack a tent and sleeping bag and head for Lompoc. Take the AMTRAK Surfliner to Surf, a tiny station along the coast, 9.5 flat miles west of Lompoc. Your bike rides free, just be sure to reserve it, too. Maybe spend one night in a Lompoc hotel and one on … Read More
Welcome to San Luis Obispo. Coming from the north? You’re probably due for a layover day. Or maybe you took the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego or Los Angeles. Maybe you’re on a tight schedule, but however you arrive, take your time on this segment. It’s worth it – you’re entering wine country. This route begins at the San Luis … Read More
If you’re in Santa Maria you’ve got options: press on to Santa Barbara directly and skip the lovely, amenity-rich Santa Ynez valley, or take the best-in-the-valley route to Los Olivos – you decide. This segment of the Pacific Coast Bike Route offers the most direct route south from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara. Amenities are few along this route today, … Read More
For an easy getaway take the AMTRAK Surfliner from Los Angeles, San Diego or Santa Barbara to Ventura – bring your bike for free. From the Ventura AMTRAK Station follow the Ventura River Trail which eventually turns into the Ojai Valley Trail. Enjoy the quiet trail and the beautiful valley views. The off-road trail and the gentle grade from Ventura … Read More