The Grand Loop

Welcome to The Grand Loop, the inspiration for CycleCalCoast.

An epic, multi-day ride

Where to begin? Consider taking the AMTRAK Surfliner from Los Angeles or San Diego – your bike rides free.

This route hits all the highlights the coastal region has to offer. Follow prior year routes of the Amgen Tour as you loop around Lake Casitas.

Amenities to match

Hotels, food and beverage – you’ll have many to chose from as you traverse this well-signed route. Local breweries will quench your thirst at the end of a long day’s ride. Wine tasting rooms are scattered throughout Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone awaiting your explorations.

Spend a day or a week

Let this Grand Loop be just the beginning of your cycling adventures – the Santa Ynez Valley offers several beautiful routes along wine country’s quiet roads.

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Photo credits: Michael Becker, Jeff Clark & Frank Peters