Your guides will meet you in San Francisco and transfer you north across the Golden Gate Bridge to the funky town of Sebastopol. Browse the farmers market for a pre-ride treat before we begin with the essentials: a bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Our ride takes us past Sonoma’s rural ranches and farms, followed by our first glimpse of the famous redwoods. Enjoy lunch in Occidental, a historic logging town encircled by Sonoma’s forests, then coast down the ‘Bohemian Highway’ to our favorite bakery where bread and pastries are served warm from a wood-fired oven. After dessert, opt for a van transfer or continue a few more miles on the bike to our hotel. Tonight, toast the week ahead with an exquisite meal at Michelin-starred Terrapin Creek.
Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Sebastopol, Occidental, Freestone, Bodega Bay
Accomplished: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 470 meters
Longer Option: 33 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 930 meters
Accommodations: Bodega Bay Lodge
Today’s ride highlights the variety of Northern California: start by pedaling past the rugged headlands of the Pacific coast and pause for a photo against a backdrop of rocky cliffs and dramatic, cresting waves. After a coffee stop, we veer east along the Russian River and arrive at a redwood forest. Marvel at these mystical 1,400-year-old trees, then picnic beneath their 300-foot canopy. En route to Healdsburg, we’ll stop on the historic West Side Road to taste crisp Chardonnays and velvety Pinot Noirs at a standout winery. Our favorite Healdsburg restaurant hosts us for dinner this evening.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Pacific Coast, Route 1, Russian River Valley, Westside Road, Healdsburg
Accomplished: 46 miles / 75 km, elevation gain: 630 meters
Shorter Option: 38 miles / 61 km, elevation gain: 580 meters
Accommodations: Hotel Healdsburg or H2 Hotel
This morning, ride West Dry Creek Road in a region replete with welcoming vineyards. As we cross into Alexander Valley, quiet backroads reveal dreamy views of the Mayacamas Mountains, and we’ll stop for a coffee amidst acres of vines. Lunch is served at a favorite outdoor sandwich shop before we return to the hotel for an afternoon by the pool. Tonight is your free night—take advantage of the 30+ tasting rooms lining Healdsburg’s historic square, and turn to your guides for a dinner recommendation to suit your tastes.
Bid Healdsburg farewell this morning as we pass once more through the Russian River Valley. This time, we’ll continue east on Chalk Hill Road, an eight-mile stretch lined with pastures, stables, and celebrated vineyards. Turn towards Napa Valley where the road opens up with views of Mount St. Helena, and finish the ride with an epic lunch. This afternoon, settle into your next hotel—a stunning spa property in Calistoga—with a well-deserved massage, or explore the perfectly manicured town before we meet up for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Chalk Hill Road, Knights Valley, Calistoga
Accomplished: 35 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 480 meters
Accommodation: Solage Calistoga
The focus of our day is discovering a side of Napa that remains relatively untapped. Begin by riding the Silverado Trail, a road with a dedicated bike lane running its entire length, then climb out of the valley into a classic Northern California chaparral. At Grove 45 Olive Oil, our friends Bonnie and Nena welcome you for a tasting and lunch. Afterwards, there’s a bit more climbing before we break into a downhill past Lake Hennessy and into St. Helena. Perhaps our favorite surprise of the week is the beer tasting hosted by Nile in his St. Helena brewery, Mad Fritz. With your palate primed in both olive oil and beer, choose to keep riding, transfer back to the hotel, or explore the shops and tasting rooms of St. Helena. This evening’s epic final dinner is an affair to remember at Solbar, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Silverado Trail, Lake Hennessy, Pope Valley, St. Helena
Accomplished: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 675 meters
Longer Option: 53 miles / 85 km, elevation gain: 840 meters
Accommodation: Solage Calistoga
On your final morning, join your guides for an invigorating morning ride or sleep in and linger over one last poolside breakfast. Around mid-morning, your guides will drive you back to San Francisco via Napa Valley for a final, sweeping overview of some of the region’s most famous vineyards. Or, we can help with alternate transportation if you plan to stay a little longer in Napa.
Destinations: Franz Valley, San Francisco
DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.
Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California Pick-Up Location: Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California Drop-Off Location: Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco Drop-Off Time: 1:00 pm
Travelers Take Note
DuVine searches for the most scenic roads that simultaneously offer ideal riding conditions. In Napa and Sonoma, some roads are popular with motorists and cyclists alike. Our routes may include short sections on busier roads, but the support van is always available if you wish to avoid stretches with heavier traffic.
Tour Arrival: 9:30 am at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco
Tour Departure: The Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco around 1:00 pm
If you are flying out on the last day of the tour, please do not reserve your flight before 4:30 pm as there is only one transfer back to San Francisco from the last hotel.
IMPORTANT: It is possible that where and when your tour starts and ends can change. Please contact your tour coordinator before you finalize any plans.
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Feb 17 – 22$3,695
Mar 10 – 15$3,695
Apr 21 – 26$3,695
May 12 – 17$3,895
Jun 23 – 28$3,895
Jul 14 – 19$3,895
Aug 18 – 23$3,895
Sep 8 – 13$3,895
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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 and 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