Bike and Beverage Tour
Can't decide between a wine tour? a beer tour? or a bike tour in Santa Barbara? We know decisions can be tough.
That's why we designed a tour that gives you all 3. Bike, Wine, & Beer.
$40 Tasting Value
Bike Tour Details
Bike Options: Beach Cruisers, Hybrids/Urban Commuters, Hard-Tail Mountain Bikes, Electric Bikes (ebikes are a $10 upgrade)
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours.
Activity Level: leisurely
Schedule: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tour times are based off of when breweries and wineries are open. If your group requires a different tour time let us know and we’d be happy to try and make something work! Please arrive between 1:40 PM - 1:50 PM to meet your guide!
Price: $105 per person. This includes your choice of bike, a knowledgeable tour guide, and two tastings!
Meeting Location: Our shop at 736 Carpinteria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
A Bike Tour with Fitness & Flavor
Prepare for a bike tour in Santa Barbara that will open your eyes and appetite to the booming culture of wine tasting and craft beer in Santa Barbara. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a 1 hour cruise through our city's most renowned tasting rooms with 2 stops along the way to rest, refresh, and taste!
What to Expect from your Boozy Bike Tour in Santa Barbara
Starting at our shop our bike guides will outfit you with a multi-speed beach cruiser, 20 speed mountain bike, or 27 speed hybrid – whatever you’re most comfortable on. From our bike shop you can expect to begin your tour by exploring the scenic beachfront of Santa Barbara. After some fun facts about the city you'll stop at your first tasting room. When you're ready to continue the tour your guide will show you a few hidden gems off the beaten bike path. The bike tour will end at the second and final tasting room.
Customizable Bike Tour Options
After raising up your final cheers you will have three different "choose your own adventure" options. You'll be given the opportunity to 1. ride back to the shop, 2. rent the bikes for the day at a discount, or 3. have your bikes picked up at the tasting room for a small pick up fee! The tour will involve approximately 1 hour of bike riding, 1.5 hours of tasting, and a half hour of sight-seeing and learning about the beer and wine.
Local Partners that We Love
We proudly offer tastings at Validation Ale, Barbieri & Kempe Wines, Draughtsmen Aleworks, and Grassini Family Vineyards. This bike tour in Santa Barbara is a group tour. If you prefer a private tour please call ahead of time and we will be happy to accommodate your request!
Craft The Perfect Bike / Beer / Wine Tour
Choose Your Bike
- Beach Cruiser with a Basket! (7-speeds and comfy)
- Hybrid Bike (fitness focused pedal bike if you like to boogie)
- Hardtail Mountain Bike (wider tires and front fork but still fast)
- Electric Bike! (upgrade to one of our ebikes for only $10 per person)
Select Your Tasting Spots
- Start with a brewery and end with a winery!
- Start with a winery and end with a brewery!
- Skip the beer and visit two wineries!
- Skip the wine and visit two breweries!
Please Note: if muliple parties sign up and have differing requests your guide will likely choose option 1 or 2 for the tour.
Tell Your Guide What You'd Like to See
If you don't have any preferences your bike tour guide will hand select some of their favorite gems to show you. If there is anything you'd like to see or learn more about be sure to let your guide know so they can craft your bike ride accordingly.
Some of our favorite places to visit include:
- The Funk Zone
- The Harbor
- De La Guerra Plaza
- The Presidio
- The Courthouse
- El Paseo
- La Arcada
Hop into Your First Flight
Depending on the groups preferences your tour guide will usher everyone into a local brewery or winery.
After hearing a little bit about the history and inspiration behind the craft it will be time to taste!
The tasting flight, tax, and tip are all included in the price of the tour!
Food menu items will be available to order but are not included in the price of the tour.
Bike a Little More, Taste a Little More
After spending about 45 minutes at our first stop your tour guide will show you a few more must-see sights in Santa Barbara.
Shortly after you'll arrive at your 2nd and final tasting room.
At this point you'll have the opportunity to purchase any food, wine, beer, or merch for the road!
Ride, Chill, or Rent!
As you're finishing your final sips you'll have 3 options for ending your bike tour.
- You can ride back to the bike shop with your tour guide.
- For $10 per bike your tour guide can pick up your bikes in a truck so you can continue tasting and exploring downtown.
- For $25 per person you can keep the bikes overnight and bring them back the next day. If you choose this option please drink and ride responsibly.
Helpful Tips Before You Cycle and Sip With Us 🙂
Included in the 105 dollar price for the tour is the cost of the beer, wine, tax and tip for our tasting room partners. When we arrive at the tasting room you won't need to feel obligated to provide our partners with gratuity as we pass on part of the tour cost to them. Please note that the 105 dollar price does not include gratuities for the bike tour guide. Tips for your bike tour guide are not required but strongly encouraged if you had a great time.
We've got you covered. As you may have noticed we have 4 partners but we'll only have time to taste at 2 locations. When you meet your tour guide at our shop please specify if you'd prefer to visit 2 wineries or 2 breweries instead of 1 of each. Please note that if other tour-goers join; your preferred wine/beer ratio may not be possible.
When selecting our partners we wanted to highlight the growing businesses in Santa Barbara that make this town special. From Validation Ale we see creativity and ambition in pursuit of better beer. Humble enough to ask their guests to help them create the best beer around. We see innovation and harmony from Draughtsmen Aleworks, being the only brewery in town to share space with other vendors. This creates an attractive place for community members to meet with loved ones to share and catch up. To truly get a taste for Santa Barbara we also highlight Grassini Family Vineyards because of their family's passion for wine. Their lovely tasting room is a hidden gem filled with history and comfort. Not to mention rated Santa Barbara's Best Tasting Room by the local Independent magazine.
The short answer is yes, if. Yes, it is legal to bike and have an appropriate and responsible amount of alcohol. Yes, it is also illegal to bike while under the influence of alcohol or in other words over the legal BAC limit of .08%. We tell every tour-goer before they hop on a bike that they are not allowed to consume alcohol on the tour if doing so would raise their BAC above .08%. We have carefully designed the tour to only include a responsible 10-12 oz serving of 5-7% ABV beer and a 6-7 oz serving of 12-15% wine. If consuming that amount of alcohol will bring your body over the legal limit we kindly ask that you pay $10 per person to have your bikes picked up at the final tasting room.