3 Days in Ventura – Ojai Biking Excursion
Day 1: Downtown/Historical District
Day 2: Channel Islands Excursion
Day 3: Ojai Excursion
9am – Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the charming Cafe Nouveau. Ask to sit outside to enjoy garden seating, or enjoy the cozy interior.
10:30 – Bike to the Ojai Valley Trail along Main Street, right from the cafe, or head over to The Bike Depot to rent bikes for the day. Follow the 19 mile, paved bike path along the Ventura River and under oak trees, with views of the Los Padres Mountains all around. This path is secluded and smooth, with unforgettable, classic California scenery.
12pm – Arrive in picturesque Downtown Ojai just in time for lunch. Enjoy tapas and a tap beer at AZU Restaurant & Ojai Valley Brewery go fresh at The Hip Vegan. Ojai offers a lot of quirky window shopping, including The Rainbow Bridge Natural Foods, Bart’s Books, and Fig Curated Living. Before hopping back on the bike, enjoy a cup of coffee with mountain views at Beacon, or a fresh kombucha from Revel.
3pm – Take a leisurely ride back to Ventura, enjoying our often sunny late afternoons.
4:30pm – Catch the golden afternoon light and sunset over the Pacific along the oceanside Ventura Pacific Coast Bikeway (trailhead at Emma Wood State Beach, a very short ride from the end of the Ojai Valley Trail).
5:30/6:30/7:30 – When you’re all biked out, finish out the day at Cafe Fiore in Downtown and cool off with a glass of their refreshing sangria.