Napa + Sonoma Bike Tour

Wine to Waves in California Wine Country

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $3,695Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Ride along of the Pacific coast, into Sonoma’s renowned redwood forest, and through wine country for a diverse cross-section of California by bike
  • Sip coffee at the Jimtown Store, a hidden gem of Alexander Valley, and taste Napa olive oil at our friends’ ranch
  • Explore the historic logging towns of Guerneville and Occidental, where cowboy culture survives alongside a thriving wine industry
  • Stroll Healdsburg’s quaint town square and pop into dozens of local tasting rooms
  • Dine in dreamy Bodega Bay at a family-run Michelin-starred restaurant

Eat

Farm-to-table produce, grass-fed beef, local cheeses, and Napa’s flavorful and fruity olive oil

Drink

Napa and Sonoma Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, and Cabernets; local craft beers

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  • Day 1

    Exploring West County

    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
    AccommodationsBodega Bay Lodge

  • Day 2

    From the Coast to the Redwoods

    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
    AccommodationsHotel Healdsburg or H2 Hotel

  • Day 3

    Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Jimtown Store
    Accomplished: 38 miles / 61 km, elevation gain: 460 meters
    AccommodationsHotel Healdsburg or H2 Hotel

  • Day 4

    Chalk Hill Road and the Gateway to Napa

    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

  • Day 5

    Undiscovered Napa

    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
    Shorter Option: 53 miles / 85 km, elevation gain: 840 meters
    Accommodation: Solage Calistoga

  • Day 6

    Farewell to Wine Country

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Franz Valley, San Francisco

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



Arrival Details

Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California Pick-Up Location: Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Departure Details

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.

Additional Details

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.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2018Single Supplement From: $1,200
2019Single Supplement From: $1,200

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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 wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

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

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
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