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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
  • Enjoy beautiful coastal views and explore the historic Santa Barbara Mission
  • Stop for photo opportunities and learn about the city’s history from your guide
  • Your easy-to-use electric beach cruiser lets you see more in a fraction of the time
  • Choose a Private Tour or a Small-group tour limited to five people
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Professional guide
Electric bike
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

736 Carpinteria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA

Please find our Bike Shop at 736 carpinteria street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. You will see our big painted globe and blue "Bike Rental" signs in our parking lot where you are welcome to park! We look forward to seeing you!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At the selected departure time for your Santa Barbara bike tour, make your way to the local bike shop and prepare for your electric bike excursion. Here, your guide outfits you with a helmet and provides a brief safety orientation about the easy-to-use electric beach cruiser — a comfortable bicycle with wide tires and upright seating.

Your guide leads your small group on an historical route around Santa Barbara that includes the Santa Barbara Mission and the brick-lined sidewalks and landscaped plazas of downtown’s State Street before heading out to the Pacific Ocean. 

You can cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph (32 kph) with the option of pedaling, using the electric motor or a mixture of both for a fun and easy ride. 

Focus your camera lens on renowned views of the Santa Barbara coastline and stop at a few historical sites to brush up on local history before pedaling (or coasting) back to the original departure point.
Pass By:  
Ride SB's 5-mile seaside boardwalk!
Pass By:  
Funk Zone
Cruise by SB's hopping and hip wine and beer scene!
Pass By:  
Butterfly Beach
Take in the luxurious views of Montecito and Coast Village!
Stop At:  
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Learn about Santa Barbara's architectural gem!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Grab a photo at SB's historical Queen of the Missions! This stop is done on roughly half our tours based on the speed of the tour and if you've already seen it we may visit another location.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide heights and genders of all travelers in the special requirements field at the time of booking so appropriate bikes can be provided.
  • There is a minimum of 2 passengers required in order to operate this tour. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be offered a refund or an alternative date.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Comfortable clothing such as active wear is recommended
  • Participants must be in good physical condition and capable of riding a bike
  • Riders must be a minimum of 12 years of age as required by California Law for Electric Bikes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Cal Coast Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Eat lunch before or after the tour at East Beach Tacos, 2 minute walking distance from where you start/end the bike tour, YUMMY!" See review


199 Reviews
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Loved seeing all the hi...
, Oct 2021
Loved seeing all the hi lights of Santa Barbara!! We only had an afternoon so this was perfect!! Davis was a great guide!
Good vibes!
, Oct 2021
Davis, our tour guide was amazing. We had the best time. Bikes were maintained nicely and we had a smooth ride. The tour was a great balance of beach and views and learning some history about SB.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for the review! Davis is an amazing tour guide of ours, glad you had a great time!
Great time for all!
, Sep 2021
We had such a great experience! Our guide, Davis, was fun and informative. He gave us lots of great tips about the city. The views were great, and the bicycles were so fun to use and easy to ride. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So happy to hear that you had such a great time with Davis on your Electric Bike Tour of Santa Barbara! Hope to see you again sometime soon!
Fantastic day
, Sep 2021
Great tour with our Guide Davis! Shared with us his local knowledge and experiences throughout the day. Best way to see Santa Barbara. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Awesome, stoked you guys had a good tour with Davis!
Fun, new experience
, Sep 2021
Truman, our guide was very knowledgeable, informative and fun to ride with. This was our first experience using electric bikes and it was definitely the way to go. The electric bike made it easy to travel 15+ miles in our 2 hour tour without working too hard at it. You can tell Truman loves his job and is very good at it. The only negative we could even suggest is that riding in single file made it difficult to hear Truman at the front of the line. However, he frequently stopped us, and told us what we were seeing, imparted history of the area and fun facts/tidbits. A very enjoyable experience -- we would definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the review and the insight, Peggy! Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Truman, and thank you for the critique! I will let Truman know so that he can work on that. I personally will try and talk to the front two people while riding when possible, but I always save the juicy Santa Barbara Tour info for the stops! Can't wait to see you all next time, take care!
Don’t miss this great bike tour!
, Sep 2021
Dale was a great guide! We loved the off road portion of the trip and the scenery was gorgeous. This was our second tour with this company and they never disappoint!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Love to hear about returning customers coming and enjoying the second tour just as much! Hope to see you for a third Electric Bike tour sometime soon!
Great way to see Santa Barbara
, Sep 2021
The tour leaders were wonderful. They took into account all levels of riders. They have electric bikes to match to the experience of the rider. All the stops were great for taking photos. This is a fun tour and highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Glad you all had a great time on your tour! Hope too see you again.
A wonderful day in Santa Barbara
, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful time on the bike tour. Loved the quiet hidden trails that opened onto beautiful beaches. Dale was the best guide , he knows every inch of Santa Barbara and I feel like he took us to all the best places. Highly recommend this tour!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the review, Kate! Happy to hear that one of our newer guides is doing so well! He grew up here in Santa Barbara and as you said, knows every inch of the area. So happy to hear that he showed you everything! Take care.
Totally worth it!
, Sep 2021
Austin was a fantastic guide sharing so many interesting tidbits of SB and Montecito history. We thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and would do it again and recommend to friends.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for the review! There is no better way to get out and see all of Santa Barbara than on our electric bike tour. Happy to hear that Austin was such a great guide. Hope to see you again sometime soon, take care.
A fun adventure with a friendly guide, but pricy
, Aug 2021
The popular Truman was a very kind and generous tour guide. We had a little difficulty locating the store front using Google maps walking directions. It's in a more industrial area. They were ready for us when we arrived with helmets, bikes and reusable water bottles prepared for our adventure. Be sure and wear your sunscreen. Simple bike instructions were given, since we hadn't ridden electric bikes before and we were given a little time to warm up and practice. Electric bikes are very popular and a great way to see the expansive Santa Barbara area, while enjoying the outdoors and getting some exercise too. However, it's not inexpensive! Prices are a premium in this locale. All totaled, we spent about $46 per person, per hour including tip. We didn't have a car and wanted an overall tour of the area that would be fun and unique, and we thought this would be a good fit for a teen daughter and mom duo and keep us safe and distanced given the pandemic. Truman tried to gear the tour to our interests (history and nature) and we covered a lot of ground, while taking a few rest breaks. We were disappointed not to see the SB Mission, since this was one of the main reasons we took the tour per the advertisement, but were told it was too far and would take too long to go there. We did ride by the Presidio and City Hall. Since we were not interested in the wine and bar scene, Truman did a good job of pointing out other places that might be good to explore according to our tastes and watched out for our safety. He even took us up to City College since our daughter was exploring schools in the area and shared his experience. It's sometimes difficult to hear when the guide talks while we are riding, even though he tried to turn our way, we still missed lots of bits and pieces. The narrative was a little heavy on tales of the rich and famous, but perhaps that goes with the territory. The owner, Mitch, was super friendly, nice and down to earth and gave us a ride on his way to deliver bikes down town, plus some good lunch recommendations. We were so grateful! My daughter said it was really fun, and even though she gets exercise induced asthma sometimes when riding her bike at home, she had no trouble with riding the electric bikes.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear you all had a good time on our electric bike tour. We are sorry to hear you were unable to see the mission. The mission is a little out of the way and can be tough to see sometimes based on the pace of the tour and limits some of the other fun places to see along Santa Barbara. At the same time, if the mission was something high on your list to see, we should have been able to easily accommodate that request. Overall, glad to hear you all ultimately enjoyed your time touring around Santa Barbara on the electric bikes!

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