Sonoma 4-Day Bike Tour

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Sep 20 - Sep 23,  2014 $2795 Book Now
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Join us on a 4-Day Sonoma Bike Tour and revel in the stunning views of the rugged California coast as you cycle along Bodega Bay. Ride into the heart of California's 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 biking trip through Sonoma, treating yourself to the best wines and greatest vistas the region has to offer.


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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 Marin County. Begin with the bike tour essentials: bike fitting, safety talk, and map review, before embarking on a gorgeous ride we'll sample some locally produced cheeses at the Marin French Cheese Co. Our ride will take us past the pastoral ranches and farms of rural Sonoma. After lunch at a local cyclists’ hangout, we’ll taste some of the fine Sonoma Coast wines at Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards. As we continue on to Bodega Bay, marvel at the stunning views from the rugged headlands of the Sonoma Coast, where we check-in to our hotel for the evening, the Bodega Bay Lodge. Tonight’s dinner will be at the Duck Club, located at the hotel.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Ranchlands of Sonoma, Joseph Phelps Freestone, Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast
Accomplished: 21 miles / 33 km
Accommodations: The Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa

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 catch a lift from the van or continue riding along the Russian River after lunch. We’ll stop along the historic West Side Road, boasting crisp Chardonnays and velvety Pinot Noirs, for a visit and tasting at Arista winery (known for their sustainable approach to crafting outstanding Pinot Noir) en route to Healdsburg. Tonight we’ll enjoy an outstanding dinner just a short walk from our hotel in the quaint town of Healdsburg.

Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic / Dinner
Destinations: Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Russian River Valley, Arista Winery, Healdsburg
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km
Accommodations: Hotel Healdsburg

Day Three: The Dry Creek Valley
This morning we’ll cycle into the picturesque Dry Creek Valley, passing acres of vines with the Mayacamas Mountains in the distance on quiet back roads dotted with welcoming vineyards. We’ll visit our friends at the Dry Creek Olive Oil Company to learn about olive oil production and try some samples of course! Lunch is 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 a tasting at Ridge Winery, where we’ll enjoy stunning views from its hilltop perch. Dinner tonight will be at the highly acclaimed Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Dry Creek Valley, Dry Creek Olive Oil Company, Ridge Winery
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km
Accommodations: Hotel Healdsburg

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 along the way, then loop back to the hotel on, what is for many, a favorite ride of the week. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare to depart for San Francisco. On our way back to the city, we’ll enjoy a beautiful drive through the famed Napa Valley and dine in St. Helena at a popular lunch stop. After, we’ll visit Silver Oak for a tasting of their amazing Cabernet Sauvignon and finally, journey back to San Francisco where our Sonoma bike tour comes to an end and where your guides will bid you farewell until next time.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Napa Valley, St. Helena, Silver Oak Winery
Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km

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