The TT course from the ToC is a nice shorter ride. Go north from Solvang on Alamo Pintado to Los Olivos. Go west about 1/2mile to Ballard Canyon road for the return. if you get thirsty there are many wineries along both roads.
I've done the Solvang Century a number of times, and for my money the first part is the nicest. Go West from Solvang on Hwy 246. One block past US 101, go south on Avenue of the Flags. After about 1-1/2 miles a right turn will dump you on Santa Rosa Road. Go for miles on quiet, oak-covered road to Limpoc. Return on Hwy 246.
For a big climb go to Los Olivos, as above, then go North on Figueroa Mountain Rd.
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