Sonoma 4-Day Bike Tour
- Region: North America
- Destination: United States
- Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
- Level: Weekend Rider
- Price From: $2595
- Single Supplement: $ 800
|May 26 - May 29, 2013||$2595||Call to book|
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Revel in the stunning views of the rugged Sonoma Coast as you cycle along Bodega Bay. Ride into the heart of the towering redwoods and explore the quaint little town of Healdsburg. You’ll delight in visits to wineries in the Dry Creek Valley, rides through scenic vineyards with the Mayacamas Mountains in the distance, and delectable meals at restaurants like Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. Spend four days on a bike trip in Sonoma, treating yourself to the best wines and greatest vistas the region has to offer.
Tour by Day
Day One: Welcome to Sonoma!
Your guides will meet you at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, and we’ll head north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Petaluma. Begin with the essentials: bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Then we’ll embark on a gorgeous ride past the pastoral ranches and farms of rural Sonoma County. After lunch at a local cyclist's hangout, we’ll transfer to Bodega Bay on the Pacific Coast for a completely different ride to Bodega Head. Marvel at the stunning views from the headlands of the rugged Sonoma Coast as you cycle back to Doran Beach and our hotel, the Bodega Bay Lodge. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Ranchlands of Sonoma, Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast
Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km
Day Two: Bodega Bay through the Redwoods
Today we’ll head into the coastal range as we ride into the heart of the redwoods. At the Armstrong Redwoods State Park, we’ll picnic among 1,400-year-old trees that tower over 300 feet high. Choose whether you’d like to continue riding along the Russian River after lunch. We’ll stop for a visit and tasting at both the award winning Gary Farrell winery and the Arista winery (known for their sustainable approach to crafting outstanding Pinot Noir) en route to Healdsburg. We'll enjoy another outstanding dinner tonight nearby the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic / Dinner
Destinations: Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Russian River Valley, Healdsburg, Gary Farrell winery, Arista winery
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km
Day Three: The Dry Creek Valley
This morning you have the option to spend some time in Healdsburg or cycle into the picturesque Dry Creek Valley. We’ll ride through acres of vines with the Mayacamas Mountains in the distance on quiet back roads dotted with welcoming vineyards. Lunch is your choice. Highly recommended, though, is a stop at the Dry Creek General Store, known for amazing gourmet sandwiches and fresh salads - it's always a favorite stop. After, we’ll ride on to Dry Creek Vineyards, the first new winery started in Northern Sonoma County after prohibition, and we’ll visit Ridge Winery, where we’ll enjoy stunning views from its hilltop perch. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of our favorites: Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Dry Creek Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, Ridge Winery
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km
Day Four: The Alexander Valley and Napa Valley
Start the day with a pre-breakfast ride along the quiet roads of Healdsburg into the Alexander Valley. Stop for coffee at a favorite spot, then loop back to the hotel on one of the favorite rides of the week. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare to depart for San Francisco. Along the way, drive through the famed Napa Valley and stop in St. Helena at a popular lunch spot. After lunch, visit the historic Château Montelena winery, recently featured in the movie Bottle Shock. Later, visit Silver Oak for a tasting of their amazing Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, we’ll journey back to San Francisco.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Napa Valley, Château Montelena Winery, Silver Oak Winery
Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km