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Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Tour

choose from Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Below!

Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Tour

choose from Beginner,

Intermediate, or Advanced Below!

Please Note: Mountain Bike Tours have a 2 person minimum. If you're a solo rider you're more than welcome to book a tour but the price for a 1 person tour is the same as a 2 person tour. Please select 2 guests when booking and mention in the additional notes section that it will be for 1 rider.

All of our Mountain Bike Tours are private. It will just be your group and the guide!

Beginner Mountain Bike Tour

Difficulty: Beginner
Ride Length: 1.5-2 hours
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

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!

Price: $125 / person. Solo Rider: $250

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Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Tour

Difficulty: Intermediate
Ride Length: 1.5-2 hours
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

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. The park provides great views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands on a clear day!

Price: $125 / person. Solo Rider: $250

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Electric Mountain Bike Tour

(Tour availability dependent on emtb stock)

Difficulty: Intermediate
Ride Length: 2-3 hours
What’s Included: E-MTB Rental, Pick-up, Shuttle, Guide
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

Description:

Electrify your mountain biking experience on our brand new electric mountain bike tour. Whether you need a motor to help you up our massive mountains or you desire to see more in less time, this is a perfect tour for any rider. Your mountain bike tour guide will outfit you on our premium level e-mountain bikes at our shop and drive you to the trail that best suits your private group's ability. The electric mountain bikes available for this tour are our Specialized Turbo Levo SL and our Trek Rail 5. Both are great rides; the Turbo Levo is a lightweight emtb best suited for experienced riders who love to carve it up on the downhill. The Rail 5 comes with a Bosch Performance motor that will give more novice riders a firm about of boost on the uphills but it is a bit slower on the downhills. We are only able to offer this tour when our e-mountain bikes are available so please call us to confirm their availability before booking this tour online.

Price: 2 person minimum. $165 per person

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Peak to Pier Tour (Shuttle Tour)

(Please call to book. Tour availability dependent on shuttle availability)

Difficulty: Beginner
Ride Length: 2-3 hours
What’s Included: MTB Rental, Pick-up, 2-Way Shuttle, Guide
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

Description:

We will shuttle you to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, overlooking the city of  Santa Barbara. From there you’ll ride down Gibraltar road- a paved descent popular among cyclists from near and far. The descent grade averages 7%, so rider’s must be comfortable riding down a winding, moderately steep hill. The ride finishes at the Stearn’s Wharf for a true peak to pier experience. For this tour, we provide riders with mountain bikes for stability and traction.

Price: 3 person minimum. $145 per person

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XC/Romero Mountain Bike Tour

Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced
Ride Length: 2-3 Hours
What’s Included: Bike Rental, Pick-up, Shuttle, Guide
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

Prerequisite: All riders must have prior mountain biking experience

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 or keep it leisurely for the more recreational rider.

Price: 2 person minimum. $155 per person. Solo Rider: $310

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Jesusita Mountain Bike Tour

Difficulty: Advanced
Ride Length: 2-3 Hours
What’s Included: Bike Rental, Pick-up, Shuttle, Guide
Start Times: 9am, 10am, or 2pm

Prerequisite: All riders must have prior mountain biking experience

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 ride-able if you’re made of steel.

Price: 2 person minimum. $155 per person. Solo Rider: $310

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Guided Tour Includes:

– Private tour with Highly Experienced Guide
– Full Suspension Mountain Bike
– Helmet and pads upon request
– Cal Coast Adventures Water Bottles
– Transportation to and from trails!
– Great time!

Mountain Bike Tour or Rental. Beginner to Advanced Options

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! We’ll pick you up! ALL TOURS INCLUDE BIKE RENTAL!

Sergio Alvarez - Mountain Bike Tour Guide - Cal Coast Adventures

SERGIO ALVAREZ
Lead Bike Guide and Bike Mechanic

Born and raised Santa Barbara local boy. I grew up riding a bike and I was always enthused with how far I could go as a young kid. I got into BMX freestyle in the 80s, did competitions and shows while traveling around the world. After retiring from BMX I got into mountain bike racing. I did cross country racing for about 15 years. I’ve done a lot of off-road bikes touring in the local Santa Ynez mountains, which has helped my knowledge of the trails as well as learning the rich history of Santa Barbara. I’m excited to meet you and can’t wait to take you out for a ride. Whether it’s mountain biking or road biking I hope you're ready to hurt a little but in a good and encouraging way?

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