Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

West Coast


Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

Cycling the Central Coast of California offers a week overflowing with all the ingredients for a perfect bicycling vacation…

Cycling the Central Coast of California offers a week overflowing with all the ingredients for a perfect bicycling vacation: sun, breathtaking views and delicious food and drink. Trek Travel's fully supported bike tour along the Pacific Coast Highway presents varied scenery from the seaside town of Santa Cruz to the coastal cliffs and redwoods of Big Sur to the beaches of Santa Barbara. Along the way, you'll see diverse marine life in Monterey Bay, visit historic sites and stay in hand-selected, unique hotels and enjoy delectable fresh foods and delightful wines.…

2015 Dates

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Start | End

Santa Cruz, California | Santa Barbara, California


6 days | 5 nights

Beyond Biking

Kayaking, Historical Site Visit, Cultural Tour, Beach, Shopping

DAYs 1 - 3

Santa Cruz to Cambria

Ride through the eclectic seaside town of Santa Cruz | Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium or sea kayak in Monterey Bay | Soak in the dramatic ocean cliffs of Big Sur | Savor fresh California cuisine.

DAYs 4 - 6

Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara

Explore Hearst Castle | Cycle along the Pacific Coast Highway | Wander the boutiques and tasting rooms of State Street | Relax in waterfront accommodations.


Dates & Pricing


10th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14


The Clement Monterey

Santa Cruz, CA

The InterContinental the Clement Monterey is next to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. With stylish decor, the C Restaurant & Bar, spa, health club, pool, whirlpool, and an oceanfront patio, the hotel offers a wealth of ways to enjoy your stay. If you want to venture out, Cannery Row’s fashionable boutiques, delectable eateries, upscale galleries and vibrant street scene are just steps away.

Big Sur Lodge

Big Sur, CA

This rustic lodge is located in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, among towering redwoods and oaks. Nestled on the hillside above Highway 1, there are no phones or televisions in these basic but comfortable and spacious rooms. The park, which is the gateway to the Ventana Wilderness, makes for a peaceful stopover on your way from Monterey to Cambria.

Sand Pebbles Inn

Cambria, CA

The Sand Pebbles Inn offers a spectacular oceanfront location and a relaxing experience for all guests. Located directly on Moonstone Beach, just steps from the water and tide pools, accommodations at Sand Pebbles provide all the amenities you could want to enjoy the sights and sounds of coastal California.

The Cliffs Resort

Pismo Beach, CA

Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, The Cliffs Resort perches atop bluffs overlooking beautiful pristine beaches. Enjoy the deck overlooking the ocean, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and on-site spa. For an evening or early morning stroll on the beach you can walk down a flight of stairs just beyond the pool to sink your toes in the California sand.

Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara was designed by Annette Jaffe to complement the colorful grounds of the hotel and its enviable waterfront location. This cozy property is located just a short walk from the Marina, Stearns Wharf, State Street and many other Santa Barbara attractions and activities. Open your windows or sit in the courtyard to take in the refreshing sea breeze and the vibrant atmosphere along the oceanfront of this wonderful city.

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Besides our many options in travel styles, dates, prices and destinations, we also accommodate your vacation style each day of your trip. You decide how to spend your time whether it is with the group or exploring on your own, riding a little, a lot, or not at all.

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Your Day. You decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.