Napa + Sonoma Bike Tour

Wine to Waves in California Wine Country

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

Tour Highlights

  • Picnic beneath imposing redwoods before cycling down Highway One’s scenic oceanfront drive
  • Spend a night in Bodega Bay, dining and dreaming beside the Pacific
  • Savor freshly shucked oysters harvested directly from Tomales Bay
  • Stroll Sonoma’s quaint town square, visit the historic mission, or pop into any of the local tasting rooms
  • Cycle through Los Carneros, the vine-covered hills where over 1,000 acres of Napa and Sonoma grapes are grown and harvested

Eat

Farm-to-table produce, grass-fed beef, local cheeses, and Tomales Bay oysters

Drink

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

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  • Day 1

    West Dry Creek Warm-Up

    Your guides will meet you in San Francisco, and we’ll head north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County. Wander the grounds of our favorite winery before a bike fitting and safety talk. From there we’ll set off through the quiet roads of Sonoma, taking in the rolling hills of vineyards and shady oak groves. Stop for lunch at the ever-popular Jimtown General Store before continuing to Healdsburg to check into your first hotel or choose to add an extra loop onto the day. Tonight we’ll bring you to our favorite Healdsburg restaurant for an introduction to delectable Californian cuisine.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km
    AccommodationsHotel Healdsburg or Bodega Bay Lodge

  • Day 2

    Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys

    Enjoy breakfast and a stroll around the quaint Healdsburg Town Square. Today’s ride brings us into the gorgeous Alexander Valley where the strong sun and open fields cultivate beautiful Cabernets and Chardonnays. Enjoy a coffee in Geyserville before continuing over Canyon Road into the picturesque Dry Creek Valley. We’ll pause for a picnic lunch at a favorite winery before spinning over the rolling hills of West Dry Creek Road back to Healdsburg. This evening, Healdsburg is your oyster. Your guides are happy to recommend one of the town’s many acclaimed restaurants.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Alexander Valley, Geyserville, Dry Creek Valley
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km
    AccommodationsHotel Healdsburg

  • Day 3

    Redwoods to the Coast

    Today, say goodbye to Healdsburg as we set off toward the Pacific. We’ll begin our ride in the vineyards before arriving along the wooded roads of the Russian River. After a gorgeous walk in the Armstrong Redwoods, settle into a picnic lunch beneath these 300-foot tall giants. From the forest we head to the coast. Enjoy your afternoon pedal down iconic Route 1 with waves crashing beneath you and the wind at your back. We’ll arrive at your coastal hotel, Bodega Bay Lodge, for an epic dinner with an ocean view.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Russian River, Armstrong Redwoods, Bodega Bay
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km
    Longer Option: 45 miles / 68 km
    AccommodationsBodega Bay Lodge or Hotel Healdsburg

  • Day 4

    Sonoma Coast and Cow Country

    After waking to the sounds of the bay below, we cycle south down the coast to explore the open fields of Sonoma’s cow country. We’ll pause for an unforgettable oyster lunch in Marshall along the shores of Tomales Bay. From here, take an optional transfer to Sonoma or continue on the most challenging afternoon of the week—conquering a series of gorgeous rollers. This evening we spend the night in the historic town of Sonoma, with its many fantastic restaurants. We will let you explore the authentic town square on your own, or stay in for a massage at MacArthur Place’s amazing spa.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Destinations: Tomales Bay, Marshall, Petaluma, Sonoma
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km
    Longer Option: 58 miles / 87 km
    Accommodation: MacArthur Place or Solage Calistoga

  • Day 5

    Carneros into Napa

    Today we’ll explore the rolling hills of the Carneros appellation at the intersection of the San Francisco Bay, the coastal mountains, and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This region is home to some of the greatest Pinots and Cabernets of California. Cycle on these quiet roads past cows and vineyards with views of the bay before entering the heart of Napa’s wooded valley. We’ll pass California’s most prestigious vineyards before stopping for our last unbelievable lunch paired with Napa wines. Enjoy dinner will be at our hotel, Harvest Inn, and raise a glass to your final meal together.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Destinations: Carneros, Napa Valley, Oakville, Saint Helena
    Accomplished: 45 miles / 72 km
    Accommodation: Harvest Inn or Solage Calistoga

  • Day 6

    Famed Napa Valley

    Sleep in, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, or join your guides on one last ride through Napa with a coffee break at Velo Vino (owned by the Clif Bar family), our favorite cycling themed cafe in Saint Helena. We’ll regroup at the hotel before shuttling you back to San Francisco where we’ll bid each other farewell.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Pope Valley, Saint Helena, Silverado Trail
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km

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

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.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: San Francisco or Sonoma, California
Pick-Up Location: 9:00am at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco

Depart

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

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

2018Single Supplement: $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 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