Self-Guided Bike Tour

Discover Santa Barbara

This bike tour will guide you through historic Santa Barbara, stopping at numerous points of interesting around the city, including Stearn's Wharf, State Street, Santa Barbara Mission, The Courthouse, Lovero Theater, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

Explore Santa Barbara the way it should be done: on a bike! This leisurely self-guided bike tour takes you all around downtown Santa Barbara, starting at our beachfront location and weaving through historic missions, state parks, museums, and other must-see destinations in the area. This bike-friendly community has plenty to offer, regardless of what your interests are. Enjoy the sights and sounds while you cruise through Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, pedal up to the Dolphin Fountain, or park your bike and spend some time under the massive Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

Starting at $30.95

Skill Level

Approx. Time

1.5 - 2 hours

Santa Barbara Mission

One of the cornerstone landmarks , this Spanish mission was founded in 1820.

Stearns Wharf

Easily the most visited Santa Barbara attraction, it boasts a variety of shopping and dining options, plus great coastal scenery.

Famous Dolphin Fountain

Added to Stearns Wharf after a major fire, this fountain symbolizes the Native American influence in the area and the deep connection to the ocean.

Paseo Nuevo

In the heart of downtown, this outdoor shopping center features the best retail shops in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Included with this

Self-Guided Tour


  • YOUR CHOICE OF BIKE
  • ROUTE MAP WITH GREAT POINTS OF INTEREST AND HISTORICAL FACTS
  • A HELMET
  • BASKET/BIKE BAG TO HOLD BELONGINGS

Gear up for the trip

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Easy riding at the bike path. All the way to bird refugee lake. Good way to discover Santa Barbara. We had a good ride.

Ivo L. - TripAdvisor Reviewer

We were in town for one day and found this a great way to cover some ground quickly. The ride along the waterfront is a must and really beautiful.

TripAvisor Reviewer

The staff was very friendly and helpful and the prices were very affordable for the area. It was the best way to see all of Santa Barbara without worrying about a car.

Eric B. - TripAdvisor Reviewer

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What to bring & wear


  • COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES
  • SUNGLASSES
  • SUNSCREEN
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • YOUR CAMERA
  • SNACKS, OR CASH FOR LUNCH

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Tour FAQs

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON MY TOUR?

Our self-guided tours include your choice of bicycle, a route map with all the great points of interest and historic facts about the area, a helmet, and a bike bag or basket. Plus, our rental clerks are happy to help you select the perfect bike for your adventure.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

We have your ride and route covered - so all you need to bring are comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and your camera. And don't forget to bring some cash for lunch or a snack along the way! Bike bags/baskets are provided on all bikes for easy storage of items.

HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?

While on one of our self-guided tours, you can expect to be out exploring for 3 to 4 hours. This includes approximately 2 hours of riding time and 1 to 2 hours for lunch, shopping, photo opts, and exploring the area.

I WANT TO TAKE THE TOUR...

You've made a great choice! We have plenty of bikes available, so no need to call, just come by. When you arrive, mention the bike tour. Our fantastic staff will ensure that you have everything you need. We don't take reservations, so please stop by our location.

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