A railbike cycling experience for all fitness levels is set to launch on the historic Santa Paula Branch Line, a railway corridor in Ventura County. Beginning on March 3, the Sunburst Railbike tours will be offered Fridays through Sundays at both 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Sunburst Railbike excursions invite people to railbike along 17 miles of track while basking in the beauty of the Santa Clara River Valley’s citrus orchards, avocado groves and mountain panoramas. The three-and-a-half hour experience also includes a picnic lunch and a stop at Prancer’s, a beloved local farmstand that features a chance to interact with farm animals.
This is also a chance for the public to enjoy one of Southern California’s last pristine agricultural valleys, one that is an exception to the post-war urban development that practically eliminated citrus cultivation throughout the region. Also known as the “Heritage Valley,” the area is bordered by the Topatopa Mountains, Los Padres National Forest, and Sespe Condor Sanctuary to the north and the Santa Susana Mountains to the south.
The valley includes the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru and the national historic landmark of Rancho Camulos, and it stretches from the boundary of northwest Los Angeles County and the northern Santa Clarita Valley on the east to the Oxnard Plain on the west marked by South Mountain, which towers over Santa Paula.
Each Sunburst Railbike seats two people and prices start at $249.95 per couple. For reservations, visit SunburstTrain.com or contact: info@SunburstTrain.com.