Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Discover the Golden State coast
California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks and the many hues of the Pacific Ocean, making it a great place for adventurers! Scenic bike routes wind through small towns and meandering walking trails exist only a few hours from bustling cities. On this West Coast exploration, you’ll spot elephant seals lounging in Ano Nuevo State Park, gain behind the scenes access to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, horseback ride through the lush, rolling hills of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, and explore the Channel Islands by kayak. Welcome to the Golden State!
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Ready-to-Book private tours are designed to be enjoyed off-the-rack, but there is room for minor adjustments to fit the trip to your needs. If the gap is too great, then we’d be happy to tailor-make you a Bespoke trip from scratch. Simply tell us a few details about your group and select your preferred date. One of our Trip Designers will spring into action, confirming the details or exploring alternatives, over the next 48 hours.
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Day by Day
Spot northern elephant seals lounging along the sandy trails of San Francisco's Ano Nuevo State Park. Then, suit up and pay a visit to Carmel Valley Ranch's Italian honey bee apiary.
Get ready for a special access tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium (one of the most celebrated aquariums in the world). Then, take a coastal ride around Pacific Grove and explore creature-filled tide pools along Pebble Beach.
Rise early for a private horseback adventure through vineyards and the scenic Fess Parker Ranch. Your ride concludes with a gourmet picnic in a gorgeous location and an optional visit to the spa.
Set out on a morning loop ride around the Santa Ynez Valley, stopping in Solvang for coffee and snacks with a European flair. Venture into Santa Barbara this evening for a private docent-led tour of the Old Mission.
Meet your local kayaking guide for a full day of exploring the Channel Islands near Ventura. Tonight, gather for dinner at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant and toast to a wonderful week together.
After a morning spent at your leisure, you'll be chauffeured to the Los Angeles Airport for your onward travels. We hope you have enjoyed your California adventure!
Sun, sand and Sauvignon.
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel
Scattered across a 500-acre playground on the rolling hills of the oak-studded Santa Lucia mountain range, Carmel Valley Ranch offers a variety of guest suites with stunning tree-lined views of the valley, sun-soaked bluffs and golf course. The onsite honey bee apiary is a must-see! View hotel website »
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa, Los Olivos
Located in the charming town of Los Olivos in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley, Fess Parker Inn & Spa provides the perfect refuge from your daily routine. With elegance and an unsurpassed attention to detail, these luxurious accommodations allow you to relax and rejuvenate while exploring the surrounding Santa Barbara Wine Country. View hotel website »
Four Seasons Resort | The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Located a stone’s throw from one of the most picturesque beaches in California, The Biltmore is known for its imposing Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and gardens. The resort epitomizes the casually sophisticated California lifestyle that you will indulge in while its friendly staff caters to your every wish. View hotel website »
Travelling with B&R is what being alive all about. It's action packed and incredibly invigorating with so many personal highlights that it's hard to single out just one.— Andrew Crowe
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— George Butterfield
While most of the activities are relatively easy, expect to contend with the occasional challenge. As this is a private trip, you can always opt for additional miles on the bike or the trails. The activities on this trip are geared towards children 12 years old and up.
“I enjoy going for a good walk or ride and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- 5 nights hotel accommodation: 2x Carmel Valley Ranch, 1x Fess Parker Wine County Inn, 2x Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
- All breakfasts, five lunches and three dinners including wine for those over 21 (as selected by B&R)
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle (1 guide for < 6 travelers, 2 guides for 6+ travelers)
- Use of a Cannondale alloy road or hybrid bicycle and helmet
- Carbon road bike upgrade or E-bike available upon request and subject to a supplemental fee
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including a private transfer to LAX
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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