GPX Tour to Solvang via San Marcos Pass
Registration closed April 21, 2015 11:59 PM on April 21, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 21, 2015 11:59 PM on April 21, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens March 23, 2015 7:00 AM on March 23, 2015 7:00 AM PDT Registration runs from March 23, 2015 7:00 AM to April 21, 2015 11:59 PM
Solvang is the Danish community at the heart of the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. GPX has arranged a tour to the area on Saturday April 25th. The tour will begin in Ventura at our usual rendezvous point, Carrow's Restaurant.
The route will follow Highway 154, the San Marcos Pass, with a look-see at the famous Cold Spring Tavern.
We'll have a rest stop in Los Olivos, and then try some of the country roads winding among the local wineries, which include some famous names.
The driving tour will end in Solvang.
A smorgasbord lunch has been arranged at the Bit O'Denmark Restaurant in the center of town. Lunch will be a fixed price, with tax and tip included, for $25.00 per head, paid in advance.
Everyone is free to follow their own wishes after lunch. Some will stay in Solvang and shop, others will head for home. Some may find their own sight-seeing path in the vacinity. At least one of your tourmeisters proposes to stay overnight in neaby Buellton, and on Sunday visit the famously restored Mission Purisma near Lompoc. Tag-alongs are welcome.
In addition, GPX member Alan Johnson has suggested a couple of local wineries that we can visit after lunch.
April 25th is their Special Spring tasting event featuring current and upcoming releases. Tastings are $20.00 per person.
Here's the link to their website: Babcock Winery
The address is: 5175 E. Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
Melville Winery is adjacent to Babcock Winery sharing the same driveway. Tastings are $15.00 per person.
Here's the link to their website: Melville Winery
The address is: 5185 East Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
Suggested donation to the Children's Dental Health Clinic is $10.00 (Cash or check only - at time of check in)
This is a “Rain or Shine” event.