The Experience

A Quintessential Bike Trip through Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Coast

Valleys of world-famous vineyards. Forests of soaring redwoods. Quiet pastoral landscapes. And the dramatic Pacific Coast. They could be four separate adventures, but they’re not. This is Northern California. For some it’s like a pilgrimage. For others, a retreat. For you it’s a remarkable week and an incredible ride. Off-route tastings that enlighten your palate. Gourmet meals that live up to the wines. Top-notch spas that relax and rejuvenate. And above all else, breathtaking sights in a remarkable place simply known as wine country. Ride through five valleys of world-famous vineyards Abundant opportunities for wine tasting: hundreds of wineries line our cycling route Seriously good food, inspired by local vintages and fresh California ingredients Bike to Bodega Bay on the dramatic Pacific Coast Take pampering to the next level at award-winning spas


DAY 1 Swirl, sniff, sip and cycle your way through Napa Valley Pedal through the quaint towns of Calistoga and St. Helena Taste world-class vintages at wineries along the Silverado Trail, including Frog’s Leap, Silver Oak and PlumpJack Soak up some glorious California sunshine at the pool or indulge in a spa treatment in Yountville. DAY 2 Take pampering to the next level at award-winning spas Kick into high gear with a climb up the famous Oakville Grade A canyon descent leads to the Carneros region Enjoy the delicate pinot noirs of Carneros before pedaling to Sonoma, the realm of big bold zinfandels Have a look around Sonoma Plaza, then bliss out during the Roman bathing ritual at the Sonoma Mission Inn. DAY 3 Vineyards give way to eucalyptus groves and wide-open cattle grazing country as you pedal toward the Pacific Visit galleries, markets and tasting rooms in the vibrant towns dotting Western Sonoma County Bike through windswept headlands to Bodega Bay, set dramatically on the coast. DAYS 4-6 Spin past rugged Pacific beaches before heading inland along the Russian River Wander through charming Healdsburg – its tasting rooms and restaurants might tempt you to stay awhile Tasting opportunities abound in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, where dozens of wineries line our route Enjoy an undulating ride past neatly manicured vineyards, or tackle the well-known climb on Pine Flat Road A special farewell dinner at acclaimed Dry Creek Kitchen adds a flourish to an unforgettable week.


The Route

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