What to do if your Bike Malfunctions on a Sonoma Bike Tour

David Jacobs | November 8, 2017
Cracked asphalt on Sonoma county road

  The sun streams through the crisp morning air as the leaves are just starting to reveal their autumn brilliance. You stretch and take a deep breath; it’s a beautiful day for a Sonoma bike tour. You are peddling along the country lanes without a care in the world when, suddenly, your bike screeches like Read More »

Napa Valley Winery And Wine of the Month — November 2017

Randy Johnson | November 1, 2017
Stunningly contrasted colors of grapes and vines

This month we choose the great folks at Envy Wines for our Napa Valley Winery of the Month. Erin, Kathy and the rest of the crew are just the nicest people, and always take care of our guests with extra special service (one of the perks of touring with Getaway Adventures!) Located in Calistoga off of Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Kayak Travel with your Pet

David Jacobs | October 25, 2017
napa river kayak travel

Kayak Travel with a Pet   For many pet owners, the opportunity to share an experience with their animal companion can be difficult to find, beyond simply going for a walk. Kayaking, unlike many activities, is something that can be enjoyed by pets and people alike! Whether your friend is furred or feathered, kayak travel Read More »

Getaway and the Wine Country Wild Fires

Randy Johnson | October 17, 2017
Cyclists among the vineyards

As most of you will already know, we are in the midst of dealing with a series of wildfires that caused unprecedented destruction for the region. Thanks to the efforts of firefighters and other first responders the situation is steadily improving, but the damage to lives, homes, and businesses has been substantial. We have felt Read More »

Russian River Kayaking: What to Wear?

David Jacobs | August 16, 2017
Kayakers drifting across the Russian River just as the fog begins to lift and dissipate into the day.

When the beautiful Sonoma sun is shining, there’s no better way to beat the heat than a relaxing paddle down the Russian River. However, especially for those who have never kayaked before, it may be challenging to pick an appropriate outfit on the morning of your adventure. Proper planning and the correct gear will enhance Read More »

Bike Tours of Napa Valley: Guided Vs Self-Guided

David Jacobs | August 9, 2017
napa bike tour landscape

As we begin to enter the twilight of summer and harvest season draws closer, thousands of people are planning their escapes to Napa Valley and to Wine Country as a whole. Many of them have realized, as we have, that one of the best ways to soak in the atmosphere of the area is from Read More »

Top Ten: The Barlow Center

Randy Johnson | July 3, 2017
budding vines

The Barlow Center In an area world renowned for its wine making, brewing, and culinary delights, the Barlow Center takes the finest examples of each craft and brings them together on one campus. At 12.5 acres the Barlow contains a multitude of venues at which to indulge, offering everything from sloe gin to fresh ice Read More »

Local Happenings: Beerfest, The Good One

David Jacobs | May 30, 2017
a selection of beers

  Ask any random person what they think of when they hear “Sonoma County,” and almost invariably the answer comes back: wine making (and drinking). While it certainly is true that this is one of the finest areas in the world for viniculture, Sonoma County also boasts an impressive lineup of world-class breweries and cideries. Read More »

Local Happenings: Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

David Jacobs | April 19, 2017
apple blossoms

Blossoms are Awesome!! The Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival is held every year as a celebration of spring, and the blooming of the apple trees historically cultivated in Sebastopol. Though apple production has waned over the past several decades, the culture has remained and provides a wonderful reason for a truly local festival. This year’s event Read More »

Touring and Tasting Tips

David Jacobs | April 13, 2017
wine tasting glasses

When going on a trip, especially one focused on wine tasting, thoughtful planning and preparation greatly enhances your overall experience. Research Before heading out, do some research; know your favorite wines and where to find them. Wine growing regions such as Sonoma and Napa each have several distinct appellations within them, each with a specific Read More »

Winery of The Month – April

David Jacobs | April 6, 2017
Stunningly contrasted colors of grapes and vines

Wineries we love- T-Vine!   T-Vine Winery offers an exploration of unique reds crafted from some of the most ancient and special vineyards found in California. While they have been in business almost 25 years, their Calistoga tasting room opened more recently and offers a small and sophisticated atmosphere set amidst a backdrop that captures the essence Read More »

Our Sonoma-Napa Top Ten List

Randy Johnson | January 25, 2017

This is going to be a series of our version on the top ten fun and interesting things to do in Sonoma and Napa Check back periodically for the series Up first: 1)   Hike. Blind Beach to Shell Beach. One of the most spectacular views on the Wild Sonoma Coast. 6 miles round trip. Tip: hike Read More »

Winterize your bike and riding experience

Randy Johnson | January 10, 2017
winter bike riding

Winter shouldn’t signal the end of your bike riding season. Some of the most enjoyable rides can transpire during the time of year when most prefer to stay indoors. Fallen leaves, the smell of wet pavement or even the occasional snow flurry can add an extra level of enjoyment to a ride. However, it’s good Read More »

Annual Bike Sale

Randy Johnson |
2017 Specialized Crosstrail

Getaway Adventures is selling bikes! Do you or some you know need a bike? We are currently selling our 2015/16 Specialized Crosstrails at great prices. Bikes have been professionally maintained and are stored indoors with less than 1/2 years use. Cosmetically, there is no major damage to any of them, but they are rental bikes Read More »

New Year new blog schedule

Randy Johnson | January 3, 2017
delicious picnic lunch

We are going to do a bit more with our blog this year with a weekly schedule (yes we might miss a few) We want to make it useful and have some cool tips and some of our favorite’s things; the frequency and categories will be close to this schedule Week one: Winery/wine, Cider or Read More »

Local Events, Sonoma – Sofa Parade

Randy Johnson | November 19, 2016
Sofa parade Winter Blast

We call it the Sofa Parade! Santa Rosa’s 12th Annual WinterBlast! A super cool and totally homegrown event occurs near the end of November celebrating the arrival of the winter season. This year it’s happening on . Essential it’s a costume party and parade featuring colorful lights, fairies, pixies and a creative mix of artistic Read More »

The Single’s Sip ‘N Cycle Tour: The Un-Valentine Way to Spend the Day!

Randy Johnson | January 14, 2016
Valentine's Day ride

It’s hard not to think romance when you think Wine Country, the landscape, the beautiful vineyards, the impressive hotels and resorts all scream romantic getaway!  But the truth is Wine Country is a prefect getaway for everyone, even if you may not happen to have a special someone.  Good food, great wine and amazing views Read More »

Happy New Year, Happy New Website!

Randy Johnson | January 13, 2016
Cycling through picturesque fall vineyards

Happy New Year and Happy New Website! We have just launched our mobile friendly 2016 website which we hope you will like! A BIG “Thank You” to Travis Johnson for putting together such a great web site! Please peruse the site and feel free to let us know what you think!  We value your feedback Read More »