Napa And Sonoma Bike Tour

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Jan 25 - Jan 30,  2015 $4095 Book Now

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Join us on the Napa and Sonoma Bike Tour as we cycle the rugged Sonoma Coast and ride into the heart of the towering redwoods. Explore the quaint little town of Healdsburg. Delight in a tasting of delicious ports at Trentadue winery. You’ll never forget the spectacular views of endless vines and the Mayacamas Mountains as you ride through the Dry Creek Valley, waking to the sunrise along Doran Beach, or your dinner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. Luxuriate at the award-winning spa at Solage Calistoga. This cycling vacation will have you exploring some of the best wine growing regions of Alexander Valley and Northern Napa while enjoying spectacular meals.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Wine Country!
Your guides will meet you 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 cyclists’ 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
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 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. Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of our favorites: Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

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

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 today 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 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 you’re free to dine on your own at one of the many outstanding restaurants in the area.

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

Day Four: The Alexander Valley
Today we’ll explore the wine-growing regions of Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, and Northern Napa. Along the way we’ll visit Trentadue winery for a port tasting and later, the Hanna Winery for a tasting amidst sweeping views across the wide Alexander Valley. Choose to cycle over the hill and into Napa or hop in the van. Tonight we’ll head to St. Helena and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, where our famed chef, Cindy Pawlcyn, will delight us with her delectable creations.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Northern Napa, Calistoga, Trentadue Winery, Hanna Winery
Accomplished: 23 miles / 39 km
Accommodations: Solage Calistoga

Day Five: The Silverado Trail
For early risers, we suggest an optional hot air balloon excursion over the Napa Valley. Today we’ll ride along the Silverado Trail on the east side of the Napa Valley. Enjoy stunning views across the valley as we pass some of the best wineries in the area. We’ll stop at Silver Oak winery for a tasting of their amazing Cabernet Sauvignon. After, we’ll visit Rutherford Hill winery for a tasting and picnic surrounded by amazing views of the Napa valley. Opt to continue riding into the Pope Valley, a world of small, family farms and flower-filled meadows. We’ll dine tonight in elegance at the Michelin-starred Solbar.

Meals: Breakfast / Gourmet Picnic / Dinner
Destinations: Silverado Trail & Napa Valley, Silver Oak Winery, Rutherford Hill Winery
Accomplished: 25 miles / 40.5 km
Accommodations: Solage Calistoga

Day Six: Goodbye to Wine Country
Begin with a pre-breakfast loop around Crystal Springs. If you would rather relax, Calistoga is also a great place to wander around the quaint shops and shaded boardwalks along the main street. After breakfast, we’ll transfer you back across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco as we say our farewells to another amazing Napa and Sonoma Bike Tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Northern Napa
Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km 

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