Cycling

While we offer a wide range of activities here at Malbec Adventures, cycling is where we got our start, so we hold it very dear to our heart.

We take care of everything so that you can focus on riding and enjoying yourself. Each day will range between 2 to 5 hours on the cycling tour, with varying amounts of elevation & mileage. Routes can always be adjusted depending on your level.

We have a support (sag) vehicle to accompany the group and ensure a worry free experience. The vehicles are equipped with nutrition, drinks, first aid, spare bikes, and tech support.

Our guides are local pro caliber racers that have used the area for years in their own training programs. Their expert knowledge of the terrain and riding techniques will help you get the most out of your bike trip and be certain about what lies around every turn.

Road Biking

The canyon roads that weave in and out of the Santa Monica Mountains make for some of the most scenic and challenging road biking around! We offer bike rentals as well as guided outings to ensure that you get the most out of your experience.

Mountain Biking

The mountain bike trails traversing the Santa Monica Mountains travel through diverse terrain, suiting riders of any ability. From ridgetops to canyon floors, challenge yourself to an exhilarating ascent that leads to sweeping ocean views, or leisurely cruise along an oak-shaded stream. We offer bike rentals as well as guided excursions to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

E-biking

Want to enjoy the Santa Monica Mountain scenery without the work of uphill pedaling? Then an E-Bike might be right up your alley! Those tough uphill sections will breeze by at the push of a button.

The Santa Monica Mountains – Cycling Tour

The Santa Monica Mountains are hidden gems as majestic as the Pyrenees or the Alps. The pristine paved roads, vast trail network, and diverse topography have made this stretch of coast a cycling tour destination for domestic pros and World Tour teams warming up for their season and the Tour of California.

Because the peaks of the mountains line up neatly as you ride north and south, it is very easy to set up a ride with multiple climbs, and the variety of gradients available means you can take a mellow spin over some rolling hills or really put your quads to the test on some cat 1 climbs. Routes can always be adjusted depending on your skill and comfort level.

Malibu experiences warm summers with the average temperature for the year being 72°F (22°C). The winters are very mild and rainfall is infrequent. The mountains produce their own microclimates that can shield riders from excessive heat, channel wind currents, and provide respite from cold offshore flows.

Average Weather in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Cycling Packages

Mountain to Coast Cycling Package ($700)

Two night stay for two people in a King Bed Guesthouse Includes:

  • 3 hr guided bike ride through the Santa Monica Mountains (all levels welcome)
  • Two massages in the convenience of the guesthouse
  • Complimentary bottle of Malbec Wine
  • Complimentary coffee & tea in the guesthouse
  • Road bike rentals ( $100 for fitting and daily rentals)
  • Wifi

Backbone Mountain Bike Package ($700)

Two night stay for two people in a King Bed Guesthouse Includes:

  • Mountain Bike Trail Maps (guided tours extra)
  • Two massages in the convenience of the guesthouse
  • Complimentary bottle of Malbec Wine
  • Complimentary coffee & tea in the guesthouse
  • Mountain bikes rentals. ( $100 for fitting and daily rentals)
  • Wifi
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