Spend four to six days touring all of Wine Country. Our trips encompass both Napa and Sonoma counties, with stops at small wineries, redwood forests, and the coast.
Day 1 – Sunday (Arrival)
Guests go straight to their hotel where we meet you for a bike fitting and an optional self-guided 8 mile warm-up ride. Enjoy a quick dip in the pool or a relaxing visit to the sauna. You’ll have time to visit the town of Calistoga, which is famous for its spa treatments, hot springs and mud baths. Calistoga is one of the nicest towns in the valley, a quaint western-style town with the famous Sharpsteen Museum, Old Faithful Geyser, and numerous spas are available for your relaxation.
Once you are settled in, your guides will go over the itinerary for the week, introduce the group, and help you find your dinner location.
Day 2 – Monday (Calistoga to Sonoma)
Our first day of riding takes us from Calistoga to Sonoma. We ride South down the Silverado Trail past world famous wineries. This is the heart of the Napa Valley and there are hundreds of superb wineries nearby. We will stop wherever you like, some of our favorites are Frank Family, Regusci , and Silver Oak Cellars.
After riding 40-60 miles (depending on our chosen route), we arrive at our lodging between 3 – 4 pm.
Your Lodging for the night: Sonoma Valley Inn. Dinner will be on your own. Our goal is to give you freedom and flexibility to decide what time you wish to dine, with whom, and at which restaurant appeals to you most. Your guide can provide you with a selection of excellent restaurants in the area.
Day 3 – Tuesday (Sonoma to Bodega Bay)
We ride up through the Valley of the Moon, past the hamlet of Glen Ellen with the Jack London Historic State Park and Jack’s famous “Wolf House”. We might take a quick break along the way at a local winery, an olive press, or artisanal chocolate factory. Afterward, we climb a short grade to get to our lunch spot at Matanzas Creek Winery.
After lunch, we continue to ride or hop in the van to drive a short way to get into West Sonoma County. We continue on bike through open dairy and pasture lands, and up into coastal meadows. The views and land are wide open and serene: great cycling.
Our reward for this 45 mile hilly day is beautiful views of the coast as we drop down into the fishing village of Bodega Bay, a natural harbor on the coast where we stay the night. Before dinner you’ll have time to stroll through town or take your bike 4 miles to Bodega Head for coastal views.
Day 4 – Wednesday (Bodega Bay to Healdsburg)
For many, this is the highlight of the trip with a ruggedly scenic 11 mile ride along the Pacific Ocean. We then follow the Russian River inland into majestic Redwood forests. The majesty of these huge trees is quite apparent along the flat and cool roads as we follow the Russian River to our lunch spot.
We have our lunch at the Armstrong Redwoods State Park and emerge from the Redwoods at Korbel, a winery specializing in sparkling wine. From there we enter the vineyards lands of the Russian River Valley. Wineries we visit may include Rochioli, Hop Kiln or Armida.
We reach our destination, the small town of Healdsburg, after 45 miles of mostly flat and easy terrain . This is one of the hottest towns in Wine Country and you will have time to enjoy the downtown plaza and its many shops and tasting rooms.
Your Lodging for the night: Dry Creek Inn. Dinner will be on your own. Healdsburg has a wide variety of restaurants, ranging from wine bars to steak houses to Mexican restaurants. Your tour guide can help in making a selection.
Note: Those on the 4 day option leave us after this day of touring
Day 5 – Thursday (Dry Creek Valley Loop)
Our favorite ride of the trip. We start by cycling up the Dry Creek Valley and its many picturesque wineries, we then cross over onto West Dry Creek Road and loop back to Healdsburg. We visit wineries such as Lambert Bridge, Preston, and Bella, among others.
After 20-30 miles of easy cycling we return to our lodging for a relaxing evening.
Your Lodging for the night: Dry Creek Inn. Your Dining for the night: TBD. Some options include Barndiva, Dry Creek Kitchen, and Willie’s Seafood & Raw Bar.
Day 6 – Friday (Chalk Hill and Alexander Valley)
We cycle over to the Alexander Valley and visit a couple of wineries, such as Robert Young or deLorimier. The Alexander Valley is famous for Cabernet grapes, much of which goes into the wines you’ve been tasting throughout your trip. Our tour ends today at about 2:30 pm to give you time to get your wine ready to ship home. We say our farewells, bid you good bye, and look forward to sharing good times again.
6 Day/5 Nights
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Sunday-Friday for 6 Day/5 Night Tour
6 Day/5 Nights Includes: Lodging, 3 dinners, daily picnic lunches and continental breakfasts, professional guides, bike rental from our fleet, Bell helmet, water bottle and Getaway Adventures t-shirt. Guide gratuity and wine tasting fees are not included.
Price: $1,959 per person. Price based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $429.
4 Day/3 Nights
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Sunday-Wednesday for 4 Day/3 Night Tour
4 Day/3 Nights Includes: Lodging, 2 dinners, daily picnic lunches and continental breakfasts, professional guides, bike rental from our fleet, Bell helmet, water bottle and Getaway Adventures T-shirt. Guide gratuity and wine tasting fees are not included.
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