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California Couture: Wine + Culinary Bike Tour

Napa and Sonoma's Finest from San Francisco

5 days / 4 nights Level: 2Price from: $5,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle California’s beautiful wine Valleys: Russian River, Alexander, Dry Creek, and—of course—Napa
  • Taste artisanal olive oil with the owners of Grove 45 at their private ranch
  • Sip Napa’s rich Cabs and Sonoma’s velvety Pinots right where they’re grown
  • Experience classic California luxury at two Michelin-star dinners and the region’s most stylish boutique hotels

Eat

Creative California cuisine, farm-to-table produce, grass-fed beef, local cheeses, and artisanal olive oil

Drink

Napa and Sonoma Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, and Cabernets

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to California

    Your guides will pick you up in San Francisco and whisk you north to redwood country. Start your ride in Occidental, once a boomtown when the railroad passed through in the early days of California. Coast toward Guerneville and visit the redwood reserve. Finish your first ride with a stop at our favorite winery in the area. Tour their gravity-driven facility and taste fresh Pinot before moving on to the Farmhouse Inn, your home for the next two nights. Once you arrive, you simply won’t want to leave. Lay by the pool, soak in the tub, roast s’mores over the campfire, or enjoy your private balcony. This evening, we’ll dine at Farmhouse Inn’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner                                                                                                          
    Destinations: Occidental, Guerneville, Armstrong Redwoods
    Accomplished: 25 miles
    Accommodation: Farmhouse Inn

  • Day 2

    Exploring Sonoma’s Three Valleys

    Today’s ride brings us through the best of Sonoma’s wine country. Begin your spin through the famed Russian River Valley, into the rolling hills of Dry Creek. After a quick stop in Geyserville, you’ll pedal into the gorgeous Alexander Valley where the strong sun and open fields cultivate beautiful Cabernets and Chardonnays. Enjoy an outdoor lunch at Dry Creek General Store, then join us for a wine tasting at Lambert Bridge, Dry Creek’s premier producer of Bordeaux varietals. Choose to bike back to Farmhouse Inn, or take a lift. Tonight, we’ll return to Healdsburg for a fabulous dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Dry Creek, Geyserville, Alexander Valley, Healdsburg
    Accomplished: 30 – 50 miles
    Accommodation: Farmhouse Inn

  • Day 3

    Through the Hills to Sonoma

    Today, we say goodbye to Sonoma, but not before seeing it at its finest. Explore verdant Knights Valley and Chalk Hill. Stop for a quick coffee in Calistoga, a funky town known for restorative hot springs, before we continue into the heart of Napa. Pedal the famous Silverado Trail before slowly descending into Napa’s unforgettable valley and back up to your hotel, the inimitable Auberge du Soleil. Relax at the pool, pamper yourself with a massage, or soak in the views of the valley. Tonight, we’ll bring you to Yountville to enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Calistoga
    Accomplished: 40 – 50 miles
    Accommodation: Auberge du Soleil

  • Day 4

    Pope Valley—Napa’s Best-Kept Secret

    Awake from your perch above the valley to the mists of Napa settling below and hot air balloons peacefully floating above. Enjoy a cappuccino and exquisite breakfast on Auberge’s famous patio before taking off on bike. Warm up on Napa’s quiet lanes before beginning our gentle climb into Pope Valley, Napa’s lesser-known sister. We’ll stop to visit our friends at Grove 45, Napa’s premier olive oil producers. Tour their grove as you savor their exquisite olive oil. From there, choose your own adventure, take a challenging ride over Ink Grade and back to the valley, or opt for an easier ride through Chiles Valley. We’ll meet again for a casual lunch at our favorite bike-themed tasting room, Velo Vino. In the afternoon, relax at Auberge du Soleil or join us to taste at one of Napa’s most exclusive wineries. On our final evening together, we’ll raise our glass of cab to California as we enjoy the delectable cuisine of Auberge du Soleil’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Pope Valley, St.Helena, Velo Vino Bruschetteria
    Accomplished: 32 – 40 miles
    Accommodation: Auberge du Soleil

  • Day 5

    Leave Your Heart in Napa

    Relax, sleep in, or enjoy one last loop through Napa. After checkout, we’ll bring you back to San Francisco, or wherever your trip takes you next.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: San Francisco
    Optional Ride: 15 – 30 miles

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California
Pick-Up Location: 9:30am at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco

Depart

Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California
Drop-Off Location: 1:00pm in downtown San Francisco or at the San Francisco Airport

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • 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 wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

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E-Bike

Type: E-Bike

Roubaix SL4 Comp

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Road

Sirrus Comp Disc

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid