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Palo Alto Bike Tour

Bay Area Biking: Serious Climbs in the Silicon Valley

4 days / 3 nights Level: 3Price From: $4,595Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle some of California’s most epic routes, including Old La Honda Road and Tunitas Creek Road
  • Unpack once and spend all three nights at the luxurious Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
  • Discover Palo Alto’s thriving culinary scene, including a Michelin dinner that puts seasonal ingredients front and center

Eat

Creative California cuisine, farm-to-table produce, fresh-caught Pacific seafood, famous burgers from Alice’s restaurant

Drink

Bordeaux varietals grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains’ unique micro-climate AVA; Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot from Ridge Vineyard, the estate that upended the wine world at the 1976 Judgement of Paris

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    The Beautiful Bay Area

    Welcome to Palo Alto! Meet your guides at the Rosewood Sand Hill, our home for the next three nights set in Menlo Park at the heart of Silicon Valley. Fuel up with a delicious lunch at the hotel, then gather for a bike fitting and safety briefing before our first ride. We’ll warm up our legs on some easy local roads heading out of Portola Valley. Tonight, toast to our trip high above the valley with an exclusive invitation to dine at Ridge Vineyard’s historic Monte Bello Estate.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Kings Mountain, Skyline, La Honda, Portola Valley
    Accomplished: 25 miles/ 40 km, elevation gain: 2,700 feet / 823 meters
    Accommodations: Rosewood Sand Hill

  • Day 2

    Pescadero-Tunitas Loop

    Today’s ride begins out of Woodside: we’ll climb Old La Honda Road, plunge down the other side of the hill toward the Pacific, then continue the descent to Route 84. Our destination is Pescadero, a beach town where cyclists clamor for artichoke bread and coffee at Downtown Local. After, a quick jaunt on Highway 1 brings us to Tunitas Creek Road, considered one of California’s must-ride routes. A long but gentle climb takes us into redwood territory, and though the nine-mile climb will leave your legs burning, the ancient overstory around us should make for a pretty good distraction. For an extra challenge, turn just before Tunitas Creek Road and add a few extra miles up to Lobitos Creek before tackling the climb. At Skyline Road we’re finally rewarded with lunch at Alice’s Restaurant—and just like Arlo Guthrie sang, you really can get anything you want (but we recommend a burger, fries, and beer). End an epic day of riding with a downhill cruise back to the hotel. Hit the pool, then explore downtown Palo Alto for dinner on your own. The city has it all, whether you’re craving something trendy, casual, or seriously upscale, and your guides are glad to recommend their favorites.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Old La Honda Road, Pescadero, Tunitas Creek
    Accomplished: 58 miles / 93 km, elevation gain: 6,397 feet / 1,950 meters
    Longer Option: 62 miles / 100 km, elevation gain: 7,001 feet / 2,134 meters
    Accommodations: Rosewood Sand Hill

  • Day 3

    Old La Honda

    Early this morning we’ll head out for an epic loop in and around Palo Alto, beginning with a climb up Old La Honda Road. This ride is known and loved by Silicon Valley locals, and it’s easy to see why: get out of your head as we make our way from the suburbs to the serenity of the redwoods. Then, turn west and head through Old La Honda’s hills, sneaking glimpses of the Pacific as we ride the western face of the Palo Alto Hills. As we pedal towards West Alpine Road, we’re treated to scenery of densely packed forest, bare golden hillsides, and long-forgotten ghost ranches. Enjoy the descent down Page Mill Road, and we’ll wind up on the valley floor spinning back to the Rosewood in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon resting up, because tonight will be an affair to remember at the hotel’s Michelin-star restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Kings Mountain, Skyline, La Honda, Portola Valley
    Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km, elevation gain: 4,701 feet / 1,433 meters
    Longer Option: 53 miles / 85 km, elevation gain: 5,699 feet / 1,737 meters
    Accommodations: Rosewood Sand Hill

  • Day 4

    One More Ride

    On your final morning, fit in a final ride on Kings Mountain Road or take a more leisurely spin through Portola Valley—your guides are prepared with plenty of options that fit with your departure timeline. After checking out of Rosewood Sand Hill, your guides will send you on your way.

    Meals: Breakfast

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



Arrival Details

Airport City: San Francisco, California Pick-Up Location: San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: San Francisco, California Drop-Off Location: San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

For the latest travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic⁠—including quarantine requirements—please review California’s state travel guidelines.

Weather by Month
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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
  • 2 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
  • 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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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Sirrus Comp Disc

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid

Quick Neo

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: E-Bike