What is the weather going to be like?
You can expect to experience a wide range of temperatures and conditions on your Amgen Tour of California trip. The first two days will be spent in Santa Barbara, which enjoys average temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees in May. However, when you ride into the mountains on Days 2 and 3 of your trip, expect much cooler temperatures and a higher possibility of rain. As you enter the the Westlake Village area expect temps between 50 and 85 degrees....In other words, be prepared for anything, including rain! We recommend packing layers and also checking the forecast the week before your trip in order to pack appropriately.
What are the daily rides like?
Rider Type | 3
Average Daily Mileage | 45
Terrain | hilly to mountainous
Average Daily Elevation | 3,600
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Amgen Tour of California is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is hilly to mountainous with some short to longer climbs and amazing views of the surrounding area. Prepare yourself for some challenges, including the climbs up Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara and to the Stage 6 finish at Mountain High. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination.
As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
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