The California Dream Ride route is carefully planned to provide riders with the most gorgeous vistas and, wherever possible, separated bike paths or quiet neighborhood streets with great pavement and little traffic. Our support staff are experienced and attentive to your every need, along the route and with all details of dining and lodging.
2018 California Dream Ride
Sun 10/7: Check-in day, Santa Barbara
Your bicycling tour begins at the beautiful oceanfront Fess Parker Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, a 24-acre, mission-style resort just blocks from downtown. With the sparkling Pacific Ocean just across the road, it’s the perfect launch pad for your 2018 Dream Ride.
Mon 10/8: To Santa Paula (57 miles/2575' or shorter option of 43 miles/1333')
Day 1 of the 2018 Dream Ride starts with a hearty Welcome Breakfast and ride orientation. Then the tour begins, cycling along California’s beautiful Gold Coast through Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria to arrive at Santa Paula.
Tues 10/9: To Marina del Rey (65 miles/3800')
After a hearty breakfast at Flight 126 restaurant, Day 2’s tour continues south toward the Pacific. The morning features a ride through the fragrant orange groves of the Santa Clara River Valley. The route continues through Grimes Canyon and over the hills into Moorpark and Thousand Oaks, and farther west to beautiful Marina del Rey.
Wed 10/10: To Long Beach (45 miles/1500')
After breakfast on Day 3, the Dream Ride continues south on the Marvin Braude Bike Trail that winds its way along the Los Angeles beachfront, past surfers, piers and Southern California’s quintessential beach towns to our destination of city of Long Beach.
Thu 10/11: To San Clemente (66 miles/1800')
Day 4 starts with breakfast aboard the historic Queen Mary ocean liner. We disembark and then ride south along the famous Long Beach waterfront and its beach bike path. Then we’re on to the Huntington Beach Bike Trail, cruising through Surf City and Newport Beach to arrive at charming San Clemente.
Fri 10/12: To San Diego (67 miles/2350')
After breakfast in San Clemente, we cycle past some of southern California’s iconic beach landmarks, like the famous Trestles surf spot and San Onofre State Beach. We then end our tour in the fabulous San Diego Gaslamp District.