Self Guided Multi-Day Bike: Wine Country - SLO and Santa Barbara

Overview - SLO and Santa Barbara Wine Country - Self Guided Bike Tour

If you are looking for great wines, incredible scenery and a place to get away from the crowds, look no further than a self guided bike tour through the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County and Santa Barbara wine country. SLO County actually has two distinct wine country areas - Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo/Edna Valley. Just to the south lies the idyllic Santa Ynez Valley, home to the Santa Barbara wine country. Some of these tour itineraries also include dramatic coastal sections linking the different wine country areas together.

***ALL CENTRAL COAST OUTDOORS SELF GUIDED BIKE TOURS ARE PRIVATE***

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Paso Robles to Santa Ynez Valley - 6 Days. LEARN MORE...

SLO to Santa Ynez Valley - 3 Days. LEARN MORE...

Accommodations, Traffic, Terrain, Meeting Times, Transportation. LEARN MORE...

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PASO ROBLES TO SANTA YNEZ VALLEY - 6 DAYS

Typical Daily Mileage = 25-40 miles.

Itinerary

This meandering itinerary includes all three of the Central Coast wine country areas (Paso Robles, SLO/Edna Valley, and Santa Ynez Valley), each with their own distinct flavor. It also includes some time on the Pacific coast with an overnight stay in the classic beach town of Cayucos.

PER PERSON ITINERARY PRICE BASED ON GROUP SIZE

Solo 2 people 3 people 4+ people Daily luggage delivery Cost**
$465 $355 $340 $310 $485

*Rates above are per person per itinerary and do not include accommodations or food.

**Daily luggage delivery is available for these itineraries for an extra cost. Cost is for the whole itinerary (not per day) for the whole group (not per person).

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SAN LUIS OBISPO (SLO) TO SANTA YNEZ VALLEY - 3 DAYS

Typical Daily Mileage = 30-40 miles.

Itinerary

A shorter tour that focuses on the wine country areas of the Edna Valley (just south of SLO) and the famous Santa Ynez Valley, made famous by the movie "Sideways."

PER PERSON ITINERARY PRICE BASED ON GROUP SIZE

Solo 2 people 3 people 4+ people Daily luggage delivery Cost**
$405 $295 $260 $250 $300

*Rates above are per person per itinerary and do not include accommodations or food.

**Daily luggage delivery is available for these itineraries for an extra cost. Cost is for the whole itinerary (not per day) for the whole group (not per person).

**GET THE PROCESS STARTED - Submit a Custom Bike Tour Questionnaire.**

 

Accommodations

You are responsible for booking and paying for your own accommodations. We'll supply recommendations. Costs are highly variable. LEARN MORE...

 

Traffic, Road Conditions and Terrain

Traffic for most San Luis Obispo County wine country bike tour routes is variable. Some stretches are on remote roads that have little to no traffic. Some of the cycling route is on Highway One or other busier roads. Virtually all the stretches on busier roads like Highway One have large shoulders and/or marked bike lanes. Cyclists doing a SLO County and Santa Barbara wine country bike tour should be comfortable riding with traffic for certain shorter portions of the tour.

The terrain for SLO County and Santa Barbara County wine country bike tour routes is variable. Most days will have some combination of relatively level riding mixed with a few sections of hillier riding. There are sometimes ways to avoid cycling some of the larger hills. If you are cycling from the Paso Robles area out to the coast during the tour there is one longer climb, but it is very spread out and mostly gradual to moderate.  If you like riding hills, many of the optional rides are quite hilly. Cyclists doing a SLO County and Santa Barbara wine country bike tour should be comfortable riding some hillier sections.

 

 

Meeting Times and Logistics - Tour Start/End

For SLO and Santa Barbara wine country self guided tours, you usually get yourself to the town of San Luis Obispo (SLO). If you are starting in Paso Robles, we usually shuttle you from SLO to Paso Robles at the start of the tour (included in price of the tour).

At the tour end, we usually meet in the mid to late afternoon on the last day of cycling, at a time we agree upon beforehand. We typically meet at your accommodations if you are spending the evening in town. If you are traveling onward that day, we usually meet at a transportation center (train or bus station). 

If your tour is ending in the Santa Ynez Valley, we can provide a complimentary shuttle back to SLO at the end the tour.

 

Transportation

The tours on this page are usually one way tours, but a complimentary shuttle at the trip start from SLO to Paso Robles or at trip end back to SLO is usually part of the tour price. You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangments to get to/from SLO and/or away from the tour end if you are not taking our shuttle back to SLO.

To/From San Luis Obispo (SLO). LEARN MORE...

To/From Paso Robles. LEARN MORE...

Departing Solvang. LEARN MORE...

 

Climate/Best Time to Cycle

The wine country routes on the Central Coast of California can be done any time of year. In winter you may encounter cooler weather/rain and in summer afternoons may be hot. Spring and fall are considered ideal. LEARN MORE...