Pedal Your Way Through California's Citrus Groves...

The Sunburst Railbikes

$249.95 Per Bike (Seats Two)
3 Hours, 17 Miles, Family-Friendly

Explore the scenic beauty of Southern California like never before on the Sunburst Railbikes. These unique pedal-powered (and electric-assisted) two-person Railbikes sit safely on our tracks, allowing you to lean back and soak in the views.

Enjoy a guided tour through the citrus and avocado groves of Ventura County, stop off at Prancer’s Farm to pick out some fresh produce and meet friendly animals, and leisurely wend your way toward Fillmore before returning to our historic Santa Paula depot.

Our Railbikes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. It’s a perfect way to spend the day outdoors: active and engaging, but relaxing and casual at the same time.

Railbikes by Sunset

$249.95 Per Bike (Seats Two)
1.5 Hours, 10 Miles, Family-Friendly

In the mood for something a bit shorter? Our Railbikes by Sunset give you an opportunity to experience our pedal-powered electric Railbikes as the sun sets over the beautiful mountains on either side of our route.

Our Railbikes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. It’s a perfect way to wind down the day.

Prancer's Farm

Not long after your departure from the historic Santa Paula Depot, we’ll come to the family-owned and operated Prancer’s Farm.

We’ll stop here to explore and stock up on provisions. Prancer’s Farm carries a wide assortment of seasonal local produce (including the incredible citrus you’ll be passing through on your journey). They also have packaged snacks, beverages, and small gifts.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though! Meet goats, llamas, horses, and more at their petting zoo, situated on the 40-acre farm.

A Relaxing Picnic

Disembark at our turn-around spot, and relax while your guides turn the Railbikes for the return journey.

Enjoy a picnic we provide, along with any extra goodies you may have purchased at Prancer’s Farm.

This is a great opportunity to take photos with the Railbikes as well, and our guides will be happy to assist you in getting the ‘perfect shot’.

Conveniently Located

A world away, in your backyard.

Our departure point is the historic Santa Paula depot, located just off of Highway 126, twenty minutes from the coast.

200 North 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060


Calendar of Trips

History of the Line

Our track was constructed in 1887 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was a part of the main line running between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over the years millions of riders have experienced the beauty of the Santa Clara River Valley, Hollywood has used this span of rail as a scenic backdrop, and generations have fallen in love with trains.

The track was used extensively by Southern Pacific as late as the 1950s to haul citrus from packing houses at the communities along the Santa Clara River.

Today the Sunburst brings back the romance to this storied line, and takes us into a new millennium with the introduction of our unique Railbikes.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of a Sunburst railbike experience. A simple card that gives so much. Your recipients can choose their departure day and time, and embark on a fantastic journey of their own through the Ventura countryside.

Frequently Asked Questions

Free street parking is available on both the north and south sides of the Depot (E. Santa Barbara and Railroad Avenues). There is also a large gravel lot for RVs on the northeast corner of 10th and Railroad, kitty-corner to the depot.

Please arrive approximately 15-30 mins ahead of your scheduled time.