We have compiled this list of resources to help make your travel, rental, and stay as easy as possible. Much can be found online, especially this helpful travel resource website:
If we can answer any other questions, let us know! info@RentaDucati.com
Rent a Ducati is operating out of Ducati of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA. Ducati of Santa Barbara is located right along highway 101 in the heart of Santa Barbara very near the beach and their beautiful downtown. The Amtrak train station is just a block away, which makes it an easy trip from LA. Click on the map link below to explore the area or get driving directions.
Ducati of Santa Barbara
17 West Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our inventory of bikes change locations often, so the easiest way to see which bike is currently at the location of interest is to book now, select your location and dates, and the available bikes will show on the right side. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us (info@RentaDucati.com).
Flying: The easiest option is to fly directly into Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), then it is a quick $10 taxi ride to Ducati of Santa Barbara. From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) it is 100 miles.
Driving: From Los Angeles take highway 101 North for ~100 miles, exit Garden St., go left under the highway, take your next right onto Yanonali St, first right again on Santa Barbara St., follow that as it turns left (turning into Montecito St.) and the shop will be on your left a few blocks down.
Parking: There is short term parking near Ducati of Santa Barbara.
A variety of accommodations can be found at www.SantaBarbara.com/lodging/.
Nice but more modest accommodations:
Some of our local favorites:
Our Favorite Local Rides
Feel free to ask us for recommendations when you come to the shop to pick up your rental, but here are some recommendations you can check out beforehand:
Pacific Coast Highway, aka PCH (info): Head north or south from Santa Barbara for excellent coastal scenery (tour)
Jalama Beach (info): Getting there... Options include a 62.5 mile route up the coast and through the mountains, or a 71.5 mile route inland through Solvang and Buellton, cutting back toward to the coast. Either way, after a great ride, stop in for lunch and grab a famous Jalama Burger at the Jalama Beach Store and Grill.
Ojai (info): Take 192 S to 150 E into Ojai. Once there, you can return home or fill up and take big ride up 33 N to 166 W out to Santa Maria and back down to Santa Barbara. Distance: about 235 miles.
Lockwood Valley / Frazier Park (info): Start like above but after Ojai, take 33 N and then after 33 miles, make a right onto Lockwood Valley Road. Distance one way: 100 miles.
Places to go:
Aside from the above rides, specific destinations include Ojai, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and surrounding valley (Central Coast wine country), and Solvang (a Dutch town).
Local Ride Maps and Online Info
Check out our friends over at SundayMorningRides.com. They have over 1000 ride maps (128 for California alone!) on their site, along with all kinds of great rider info. Go check them out to plan your rental ride!