Mountain Bike Tours Santa Barbara - Cal Coast Adventures

Mountain Bike Tours Santa Barbara

We offer mountain bike tours throughout the Santa Barbara area ranging from leisurely family rides to the more exhilarating downhill tours. The bike tours come with a high-end full suspension mountain bike rental. We’ll take you to some of the local mountain biking hot spots in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, and Santa Ynez. With large groups or beginners we suggest taking you along some of the cliff side bluffs in Santa Barbara with views, burms, and turns or the popular Epic View Downhill tour! For the more experienced riders we have plenty of options as well.

Our tour guides are not only amazing riders, but know the terrain inside and out. Their skills and knowledge will help ensure you stay safe, don’t get lost, and have a great time! Current mountain bike tours in Santa Barbara range from the leisurely family and group rides, to gasping fire road climbs and exhilarating, technical single-track downhill rides, for which the city is known for.

We’ll customize any bike ride for you, or if you just want a bike rental we’ll deliver it to you and help point you to the right trails or parks in Santa Barbara.

We offer Beginner/Family Tours and Intermediate/Advanced Tours!
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ALL TOURS INCLUDE BIKE RENTAL!

Beginner Tour

Difficulty: Easy
Ride Length: 2 Hours
Cost: $95 pp w/ 2 or more, $115 for a single rider
Description:
Miles of hard-pack dirt paths meander atop the Santa Barbara bluffs. Enveloped by Eucalyptus trees on a relatively flat preserve, families (or anyone looking to warm up the legs) choose this route over other mountain bike tours in Santa Barbara for its beach views!

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Santa Barbara Tour

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Ride Length: 2 Hours
Cost: $95 pp w/ 2 or more, $115 for a single rider
Description:
The largest privately funded park in America, with it’s twisting single track and locally made slalom course, Eling’s is perfect for beginner and intermediate riders to hone in their technical skills while improving fitness. Great Views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands on a clear day!

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Downhill Epic View Shuttle/Tour

Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Rider options available
Ride Length: 2-3 Hours
Includes: Bike Rental, Pick-up, Shuttle, Guide
Cost: $155 pp – 2 Person min, 5+ is $135 ($20 off)
Description:

We will shuttle you to an elevation of 4,000 feet over looking all of Santa Barbara, the Channel and the Channel Islands. We guarantee you this is the best view in all of Santa Barbara. From here you’ll descend 2,500 feet down a fire road and single track mix; all relatively pretty easy. You can absolutely fly down this or cruise at your own pace and take in the breathtaking views!

Make sure to bring a camera on this ride as you’ll have the best views in all of Santa Barbara on this ride. At the bottom our guide may have an additional short downhill we can ride depending on time and your riding ability. On the lower section you’ll mountain bike through some of the more lush areas on a nice single track. This portion can be skipped too if the main ride was enough. You must be comfortable on a bike for this ride but it is a beginner to intermediate ride with great views on really nice bikes.

For advanced riders we have some ulterior routes that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping as well.

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Romero Tour

Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
Ride Length: 2.5-3.5 Hours
Cost: $145 pp w/ 2 or more, $165 for a single rider
Description:
This intermediate/advanced ride starts on rocky fire road and climbs 2500ft. The back-country and ocean views are incredible. And with two options for return, the downhill accommodates both elite and the more tentative riders.

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Jesusita Tour

Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
Ride Length: 2-3 Hours
Cost: $125 pp w/ 2 or more, $145 for a single rider
Description:
I love this trail! This is eight miles of mountain bike madness: jumps, roots, rock climbs/rock stairs, wood stairs, switch backs, creek sections, views, technical, technical, technical, and all rideable if you’re made of steel.

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XC Tour

Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
Ride Length: 2-3 Hours
Cost: $125 pp w/ 2 or more $145 for a single rider
Description:
If locals had to choose their favorite mountain bike tours in Santa Barbara, this would be one! It will take you through a cross country trail system you’d never find on your own! The ride will mix single track with road riding as we connect a bunch of smaller trail systems. You’ll see a very beautiful portion of Santa Barbara on this ride that most miss when visiting SB: views, green scenery, mansions, island views, etc. We can add some things to this tour for the more avid rider and keep it pretty leisurely for the more recreational rider.

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Romero Elite Tour

Difficulty: Hard
Ride Length: 3-4.5 Hours
Cost: $185 pp w/ 2 or more, $205 for a single rider
Description:
This is the Romero ride on juice. 2500ft climb, then another mile of challening single track. Follow that with a road climb before decending 3000 of some of the most radical feet around. If you’re not DONE by the end, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to complete this adventure.

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Guided Tour Includes

– Private tour with Highly Experienced Guide
– Full Suspension Mountain Bike
– Delivery and Pick up
– Helmet
– Cal Coast Adventures Water Bottles

Meet Your Guide

Paul Yarborough Cal Coast Adventures

Paul Yarborough

Bike Guide / Mechanic

Born and raised in the foothills below Tahoe I developed a passion for the outdoors at a very young age. I started skiing around four and begin my life long love affair with motorcycles at age 7. I raced desert all through high school. It wasn’t until I moved to Spokane for college that I got hooked on cycling in the absence of motorcycles. Starting with an old road bike I joined the cycling club and raced road and cyclocross across the northwest. I’ve been really fortunate to have ridden in lots of amazing places with all different breeds of cycling enthusiasts, from a Carnivale themed fixed-gear Allycat in Modento to a Super D in Eastern British Columbia. I’ve found that love of bikes is a universal language.

Santa Barbara called to me after a string of lousy snow years in Tahoe left me ready for a change. All it took for me was one ride to the top of Romero to decide that this place was going to be my new home. The mountain and trails here are truly on another level! The proximity to the ocean, pitch, scenery, and vertical feet make for terrain that anyone could appreciate from the true beginner to a pro from Whistler. My job as your guide is to figure out which trail you’re going to have the most fun on depending on your experience and ability. I’ve taken families out with young kids on some beautiful coastal trails, and downhill racers down mountain trails that push their limits. Taking a mountain bike tour with Cal Coast Adventures is not a cookie cutter tourist experience on tired equipment. We’ve got great bikes and unreal trails; if you’re into bikes then book a tour and let’s ride!