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Solvang Spring Tour

25th Mar - 29th Mar 2019
Solvang, CA 93463, USA

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Includes 7 nights in Solvang at the lovely Hadsten House (with breakfast) 6 incredible days of cycling with on route support, one group pizza/pasta dinner (usually Tuesday night), and lots of fun in the Southern California sun! Lunch is not included, but we do stop towards the end of each ride at a local cafe for folks who want lunch.

Distances in this event

  1. Cat and Alisos Canyons

    Bike 69mi
    Mon 25th Mar 2019
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  2. Figueroa Mountain

    Run 47.8mi
    Tue 26th Mar 2019
    Event passed
  3. Jalama Beach

    Run 77.2mi
    Wed 27th Mar 2019
    Event passed
  4. Santa Rosa Road and Harris Grade

    Bike 62.9km
    Thu 28th Mar 2019
    Event passed
  5. Tepusquet Century

    Bike 92mi
    Fri 29th Mar 2019
    Event passed
  6. Casmalia

    Bike 76.8mi
    Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Event passed
Course Details
Riders can choose between one or two routes most days – long (60-100 miles) or medium (40-60). All totally fun and non-competitive (though some folks do come to train, and ride hard and fast).

Cat and Alisos Canyons
Foxen Canyon to Cat Canyon to Los Alamos, then back via Alisos Canyon to Los Olivos.
69 miles with 4,000′ climbing.

Figueroa Mountain
Figueroa Mountain via Happy Canyon and back via Los Olivos. This is a super tough ride with prolonged, steep climbs. Be prepared to ride on some unpaved roads which are hard-packed gravel

246 to Purisima Mission to Vandenburg Village to San Antonio Rd to Casmalia to 135 to Los Alamos, then back over Drum Canyon.
76.8 miles with 4,500′ climbing. RideWithGPS map here.
Slightly shorter option map here.

Jalama Beach
Santa Rosa Rd to 1 to Jalama Beach to 1 to 101 and past Nojoqui Falls Park. GREAT hamburgers at the beach! This is a super tough ride, especially when you factor in the wind.
77.2 miles with 5,800′ climbing. RideWithGPS map here.

Santa Rosa Road and Harris Grade
246 to Santa Rosa Road through Lompoc and Highway 1 up the Harris Grade. Drop down to 135 and back via Los Alamos and Drum Canyon.
62.9 miles with 3,500′ climbing. RideWithGPS map here.
Shorter option map here.

Tepusquet Century
246 to Drum Canyon to Los Alamos to Cat Canyon to Sisquoc, then an out and back on Tepusquet Road with return on Foxen Canyon to Los Olivos.
92 miles with 6,700′ climbing. RideWithGPS map here.
Shorter option map here.

Cruise around the Valley – bonus ride on Sunday if you plan to stay!
A great tour of Solvang, Ballard, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Foxen Canyon.
39 miles, total elevation gain = about 2,000’

The host hotel for the 2019 Tour is the Hadsten House located at 1450 Mission Drive in Solvang. Your hotel stay, with breakfast each morning, is included in the entry fee.

Check in is Sunday night from 8:30-9pm and Monday morning 8:15-8:30am. For weekend only riders, check-in will be Friday morning from 8 to 8:30am.

If you’re flying to California, you can fly into either Los Angeles or Santa Barbara. Rental cars are available at both locations. There are shuttle companies offering service from both locations as well (best to search online for best deals). If you plan to ship your bike, please make arrangements with our host hotel. Planet Ultra cannot be responsible for your bike.
Kit List
Bring your sunscreen – but also leg warmers, arm warmers and a jacket/vest and rain gear. Come prepared for every kind of weather.

Can I bring along my partner or family?

Yes, there is plenty to do in the Solvang area, so bring along your non-cycling spouses.

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