Solvang Loop

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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

Passing Through

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Los Padres National Forest

Let’s assume you’re starting in San Luis Obispo. Maybe you came from the north, or maybe you took the Pacific Surfliner from San Diego or Los Angeles. Either way, you’re probably due for a layover day. You’re in luck. Maybe you’re on a tight schedule, but however you arrive, take your time on this segment. It’s worth it – you’re … Read More

Figueroa Mountain

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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. 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 … Read More