Day Seven – California Coast and Ojai Valley Cycling
Ventura County offers two safe and scenic bike paths both accessible from Downtown Ventura and appropriate for any level of biker, including children. Starting at Emma Wood State Beach, the Ventura Pacific Coast Bikeway stretches along the open coast for a smooth, flat 12 miles to Carpinteria, ideal for taking in the pristine Rincon. Another paved bikeway, the Ojai Valley Trail (19 miles one way), weaves along the shady Ventura River to Downtown Ojai, with a view of the surrounding Los Padres Mountains the whole ride. The trailheads for both bike paths are adjacent, and the paths can be taken individually or easily combined. Bike rentals are available at the Bike Depot, conveniently located between both trailheads.