Santa Maria to Los Olivos

Frank PetersChallenging

Today’s gorgeous and more challenging ride along Foxen Canyon Road takes you into lovely Los Olivos. Challenging for wine lovers at least, as you’ll be tempted by the many wineries along this route.

Deluxe accommodations available

Feel like splurging? Book your stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa in downtown Los Olivos; you deserve it.

Make Los Olivos your base camp

From Los Olivos you can access 3 other fantastic rides:

Southbound options

When it’s time to depart consider your options:

  • Fat tire bike riders may well want to hack their way up Refugio Pass – it’s paved from the summit to the ocean. Check road conditions to learn the state of the infrequently maintained Refugio Road.
  • Another option is to ride to Buellton, taking the southbound 101 Fwy which soon intercepts the Pacific Coast Bike Trail in Gaviota.
  • Or ride Santa Rosa Road to Lompoc then follow W. Ocean Ave to the Surf AMTRAK Station to avoid riding the 101 Fwy to Santa Barbara.

Photo credits: Frank Peters