Your guides will pick you up in San Francisco and whisk you into the heart of Napa Valley. Our trip kicks off with a celebratory brunch at a winery, where we toast to the coming days of exploring wine country by bicycle. After a bike fitting and safety briefing, our first ride meanders out of Napa through the peaceful heights of Enchanted Hills. Coast into the idyllic town of St. Helena for a coffee stop, then finish the last few uphill miles to the front doorstep of our hotel (or take a lift in the van). We’ll settle into Solage, our home for the rest of the week—a place of absolute elegance amidst the natural beauty of Calistoga. Spend the evening at another winery and be treated to a private dining experience (paired with plenty of Pinot, of course).
Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Los Carneros, Enchanted Hills, Calistoga
Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 2,149 feet / 655 meters
Longer Option: 38 miles / 61 km, elevation gain: 2,621 feet / 798 meters
This morning we’ll depart right from our hotel to discover the surroundings of charming Calistoga. Ride west into rolling Franz Valley, passing through the Mayacamas mountains, then loop back to the tiny, character-rich town of Calistoga. Once known for its restorative hot springs, Calistoga is quickly evolving into a new Napa Valley destination full of local gems. We’ll visit one of our favorites this afternoon for a local olive oil tasting and lunch. After, add on extra miles riding through vineyard-laden Chalk Hill, or head back to your slice of heaven at Solage: have a glass of wine, a game of bocce, or a transcendent swim in the pool. Tonight we enjoy an exclusive tasting and a very special wine country dinner.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Franz Valley, Calistoga
Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 1,386 feet / 422 meters
Longer Option: 45 miles / 72 km, elevation gain: 3,265 feet / 995 meters
Wake to another beautiful California day and enjoy a cappuccino and exquisite al fresco breakfast. Today we tackle Howell Mountain, which rises from the foothills outside St. Helena. Climb to the top or catch a lift in the van, and we’ll all descend together into the wilds of Pope Valley, Napa’s lesser-known sister where you can still catch glimmers of the Gold Rush-era Old West. Keep coasting to the lake in Chiles Valley—the last few miles to lunch are lined with a laundry list of esteemed Napa Valley wineries. Our picnic lunch is paired with an insider’s glimpse at the latest project by Dave Phinney, the legendary winemaker who founded Orin Swift. On our last evening together, we’ll sip craft cocktails, share our favorite moments from the last few days, and sit down to a memorable dinner at Solage.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Howell Mountain, Pope Valley, St. Helena
Accomplished: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 1,178 feet / 359 meters
Longer Option: 53 miles / 85 km, elevation gain: 3,833 feet / 1,168 meters
Treat yourself to one last long morning at Solage—perhaps a fireside coffee or a simple stroll around the property. If you prefer, stretch your legs one last time with a quick ride outside Calistoga. After an indulgent brunch, we’ll bring you back to San Francisco and see you off on the journey home.
Optional Ride: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 1,457 feet / 444 meters
DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.
Airport City: Santa Rosa, California Pick-Up Location: Sonoma airport Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Airport City: Santa Rosa, California Drop-Off Location: Sonoma airport Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm
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- Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
- Luggage transfers
- Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
- 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
- Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal
- Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
- Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
- Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
- Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
- Bike helmet
- Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
- GPS in most destinations
- Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
- Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
- Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
- Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance