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Picnic Ride

Enjoy a scenic horseback ride around the lake before you settle down for a charming picnic.

Experience the enchanting Picnic Ride at Alisal Guest Ranch, a perfect blend of horseback adventure and outdoor dining. This three-hour excursion, ideal for guests aged 7 and up, leads you to a peaceful lakeside spot or, if preferred and available, to the historic Adobe. As you ride, your lunch awaits in your saddlebags, featuring a custom-prepared sandwich, chips, fruit, and a chocolate chip cookie, with kid-friendly options like PB&J or ham and cheese. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of ranch life as you dine by the Lake House or up at Vista Point overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley, creating memories to cherish! 

Details & Rates

  • $300/rider
  • Helmets are provided and required for riders under 18yrs
  • Call to schedule your ride (805) 693-4209
  • 24 hr cancellation policy prior to scheduled horseback ride
At a Glance
  • 3-hour horseback ride with lunch in the middle
  • Available on Thursday
  • Available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders
Book this Activity

Call or email our Ranch Concierge team within 45 days of your trip to add this activity to your itinerary.



The spirit of adventure.

At Alisal Ranch, we start each day with an unrelenting curiosity—and we invite you to do the same. There’s no better place to connect with the passionate, pioneering spirit, or to spend meaningful moments with friends and family. Take the road less traveled, breathe a little deeper, feel the power of nature, and dream under the stars.

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