California Central Coast Bike Tour – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average daily mileage?

Daily mileage will vary, and there will be "breakaway" routes to extend ride distances. The range is estimated to be 30-75 miles.

What is included in the price of the trip?

  • Use of a race-ready carbon road bike with Ultegra drivetrain
  • Six days of cycling
  • Five nights lodging
  • Five breakfasts
  • Four dinners
  • Nutrition during the rides
  • Daily route sheets and maps
  • One or two tour leaders (two leaders for 6 or more guests) who will bike or drive support as needed
  • SAG support (support vehicle on the bike route driven by one of the tour leaders)
  • Mechanical support for minor bike repairs
  • Two water bottles

What isn't included?

  • Transportation to San Jose prior to the trip
  • Transportation to Santa Barbara at the end of the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Lunches (we recommend places to stop for lunch on the ride route, at your leisure)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel charges for incidentals (phone calls, etc.)
  • Gratuities to your team support staff at your discretion

What is the weather going to be like?

While it’s always difficult to predict the weather, the temperatures in the California Central Coast region tend to be mild, and rain tends to be sparse. Here are some weather statistics for Santa Maria:

Santa Maria Weather Averages
Month Average High
Temperature
Number of Days
with Rain
March 67 F 8
April 69 6
October 74 4
November 71 4
December 66 8

 

What type of dining will we be doing?

When researching a trip, we seek out dining options with healthy, fresh choices typical of the California.

Nobody goes hungry on our trips! One of the joys of riding several hours per day is getting to enjoy the dinner afterwards. We give you the choice of ordering anything on a restaurant's menu. Order appetizers, soup, salad, entree, dessert, and beverages. The only thing that isn't included is alcohol. The only exception to the full menu is when a restaurant has prepared a special dinner for us

Breakfasts are either continental style or made to order.

Where and when do we meet at the start of the trip?

We meet at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip in San Jose, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

Where does the trip end?

The trip officially ends in the late afternoon on the final day of the tour, in San Jose. You’ll have a chance to go for a final spin that morning, shower and pack up your things, and grab a bite to eat before your guides transfer you back to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose.

More Questions? More Answers!

If you still have questions, please take a look at our general Frequently Asked Questions page. It addresses questions that are common to all tours.

General FAQ

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San Francisco to Santa Barbara Bike Tour

Our group of 6, 3 couples enjoyed a private UDC tour. On our last evening over dinner we reflected on our 9 days riding and all agreed it was an outstanding experience; the weather was spot on, tour was well organized with great support from Daryl and Laura, people we met were friendly, hire bikes performed well, the coast was spectacular and we all enjoyed the great riding.

TripAdvisor May 2014

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Details

Days 6
Nights 5
Starting
Location
San Jose
Nearest
Airports
San Jose
Activity
Levels
3-4  
Price Per
person
from $2396
Single
Supplement
from $636

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