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Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours offers four types of daily tours: wine-tasting, mountain, sunset, and a discovery tour for families. These trips to the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez mountains and Wine Country are conducted in open-air, six-passenger jeeps. Fares range from $89 to $129 per adult. The company also offers a four-hour All Around Ojai Tour ($109) and arranges biking, horseback riding, and trap-shooting tours and Paso Robles wine tours by appointment.
Wine Edventures operates guided wine tours ($110 per person) in the Santa Ynez Valley in vans, minicoaches, and other vehicles. The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle leads daily wine and vineyard picnic tours ($88 to $138) with flexible itineraries in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Barbara County Wine Country.
Spencer's Limousine & Tours offers customized tours of Santa Barbara and the Wine Country via sedan, limousine, or van. A five-hour basic tour with at least four participants costs about $90 per person. Sustainable Vine Wine Tours' biodiesel-powered vans can take you on a day of eco-friendly wine touring ($125) in the Santa Ynez Valley. Trips include tastings at green-minded wineries, and a gourmet organic picnic lunch.
Many of the tour companies described above will pick you up at your hotel or central locations; ask about this when booking.
Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours (805/646–3200. www.ccjeeps.com.)
The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle (888/894–6379. www.gogrape.com.)
Spencer's Limousine & Tours (805/884–9700. www.spencerslimo.com.)
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours (805/698–3911. www.sustainablevine.com.)
Wine Edventures (Santa Barbara, CA, 93105. 805/965–9463. www.welovewines.com.)
Central Coast Food Tours (800/979–3370 or 212/209–3370. www.centralcoastfoodtours.com.)
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours (3630 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA, 93460. 888/557–8687 or 805/686–9490. www.winecountrycycling.com.)
Stagecoach Wine Tours (Solvang, CA. 805/686–8347. www.winetourssantaynez.com.)
Segway Tours of Santa Barbara. After a brief training session, a guide leads you around town on electric-powered personal balancing transporters. Tour options include the waterfront (1¼ hours), Butterfly Beach and Montecito (2 hours), historic downtown Santa Barbara (2½ hours), and through town to the mission (3 hours). This outfit also rents electric bikes. 16 Helena Ave., at Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. 805/963–7672. www.segwayofsb.com. $65–$110.
Segway Tours of Solvang. After a brief training session, tool around Solvang on a guided tour via electric-powered personal balancing transporters. This company also offers off-road wine tours, twilight adventures, and trips high up Figueroa Mountain. Solvang, CA, 93463. 805/688–8899 or. www.advoutwest.com. $85. Nov.–Mar.: tours at 11, 1, and 3. Apr.–Oct.: tours at 9, 11, 1, 3, and 5.
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