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California Wine Country Luxury

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California Wine Country Luxury

Napa, Sonoma and the Russian River Valley

Newly redesigned Trek Travel biking trip

Saturate your senses in one of the world’s premier cycling regions.

Napa and Sonoma Valleys provide an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, and elegant country living along quiet back roads. Every road is a joy to pedal whatever your expectations, from the wave-beaten California coast to the sun-kissed vineyard paths. We'll eat well, drink even better, and savor all the rich flavors that have made this area famous. Get ready for a trip that embraces the finer aspects of life. Immerse yourself in the wine, food, and cycling delights of California Wine Country.

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$2999PP

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Luxury

 

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6 days | 5 nights
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San Francisco, California

Dates

2014
Sep
Oct
2015
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Aug
Sep
Oct


Day

1

Today's Ride:

Benziger Winery to MacArthur Place
Approximately 11 miles with 100 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the large grandfather clock (335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a private shuttle (1-1/2 hours) we’ll arrive at the Benziger Family Winery, one of a handful of bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in North America. A gourmet picnic lunch replete with delicious local specialties awaits as your guides fill you in on what’s in store for today. After, enjoy a tour of this unique winery and then visit their underground estate caves and sample their fine wines in the Glen Ellen tasting room. Following the tour, we’ll introduce you to the high endTrek bike you’ll be riding and fit it perfectly to you. Now you can take to the road, pedaling through the first vineyards of your bike tour. Perhaps you’ll stop at Ravenswood Winery, a mecca for Zinfandel, or visit BuenaVista, the area’s oldest winery. Tonight, you’ll gather for dinner at Saddles Restaurant as your guides tell you about all that’s in store for you in the week ahead.

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Hotel:

MacArthur Place
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Day

2

Today's Ride:

Sonoma to Yountville via Dry Creek Road
Approximately 43 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Sonoma to Hess with shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Sonoma to Yountville via Mt. Veeder
Approximately 39 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today we pedal out of Sonoma into Napa via the Carneros District. With its exposed, low-lying hills and cooler climate, the Carneros Region is known for producing excellent sparkling wine, as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Enjoy the scenery as you spin past Domaine Carneros and Madonna Estate on your way to today’s first stop—The Hess Collection Winery with the largest private modern art collection in the world. Then, you will have the option to take on the steep challenge of Mt. Veeder or enjoy a leisurely ride along Dry Creek Road and choose your lunch spot (we suggest the famed Oakville Grocery Store). Enjoy tasty sandwiches or salads, and the region’s finest cheeses, breads, and olive oils as you picnic outside in view of the vineyards. Following lunch, explore the wineries from Opus One to Silver Oak Cellars, or skip the tastings and enjoy an easy ride toTheVintage Inn. Relax by the pool,enjoy a signature spa service at the hotel or explore Yountville’s historic downtown and art galleries. Rejoin your newfound friends for dinner at one of Yountville’s famed restaurants.

Hotel:

Vintage Inn
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Day

3

Today's Ride:

Yountville to Summit Lake Vineyards with shuttle
Approximately 31 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Yountville to Pope-Chiles Valley General Store with shuttle
Approximately 24 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Summit Lake Vineyards Loop
Approximately 52 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today’s options are many as you ride out of the Napa and SonomaValleys and into less discovered but equally inviting cycling territory—the Pope and ChilesValleys.The riding is superb along the shores of Lake Hennessey! Switchback terrain, high canyon walls and scrub-brushed hillsides characterize today’s ride. Enjoy a gourmet Trek Travel picnic lunch at a small family winery at the top of Howell Mountain. Afterward, visit some of the better-known vineyards, like Silverado Vineyards or Round Hill Winery, as you cycle back to Yountville. Or shuttle back to the hotel for a relaxing spa treatment. This evening, you’re free to dine at a bistro of your choosing including the famous The French Laundry restaurant—an unparalleled culinary experience. (Reservations need to be made exactly two months ahead by calling 707 944 2380 and they generally book out completely well in advance.)

Hotel:

Vintage Inn
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Day

4

Today's Ride:

Ride to Velo Vino & the CIA, shuttle over hill and ride to Healdsburg
Approximately 38 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Morning shuttle and ride to Healdsburg
Approximately 24 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Yountville to Healdsburg
Approximately 54 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Today, enjoy Silverado Trail via bike or van as the group heads north through the sub appellations of Oakville and Rutherford. The morning offers a visit to the town of St.Helena and Velo Vino Winery, which has quickly become a guest and guide favorite, not only for their wine, but fun and friendly atmosphere, and a nice jolt of caffeine! Just up the street is the famed Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Stop to admire the fabulous architecture, browse the gift shop or enjoy incredible pastries and coffee. The morning ride continues through Calistoga, a charming, eclectic village with many cafés, known for its natural hot springs. Or take a shuttle over the climb of the day and cycle through the beautiful Knights and Alexander Valleys. Lunch is on your own today in the town of Calistoga, or if you are ambitious, you can try to make it to the famous Jimtown General Store in Alexander Valley. After lunch, explore Alexander Valley’s many wineries, or head back to Hotel Healdsburg to relax by the pool and spend time in the spa. Dinner tonight is at famed Charles Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

Hotel:

Hotel Healdsburg
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Day

5

Today's Ride:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong Return with Mays Canyon
Approximately 45 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong Return via Sweetwater Springs
Approximately 42 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Description:

Today, cycle through the Russian River Valley, known for tantalizing Pinot Noirs. Along the quiet & shaded Westside Road, you’ll see endless vineyards. See the vines, smell the fermentation, and almost taste the wine.This ride offers superb views of Mt. St. Helena and the Mayacamas mountain range. Stop midday for a lavish picnic underneath the towering redwoods of Armstrong Woods Park. Enjoy a hike and visit the oldest tree in the park (1,400 years old), or gaze upon the tallest tree (310 feet high). Then, enjoy a shuttle back to our hotel to spend time at our luxurious accommodations, or venture into Healdsburg’s town plaza for some shopping. If you decide to ride back you’ll have the opportunity to sample at a variety of wineries like Gary Farrell,Arista or Armida. Or, you can choose to tackle the toughest climb of the week, Sweetwater Springs, with grades reaching 20%. Or choose a gentle ride back to Healdsburg on Westside Road. You’ll gather with your fellow travelers tonight for one last quintessentially California wine-paired farm to table feast to relive the cherished memories of this week that you won’t soon forget.

Hotel:

Hotel Healdsburg
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Day

6

Today's Ride:

Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 160 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Lambert Bridge
Approximately 11 miles with 100 feet of climbing

Description:

Take an optional short morning spin in the valley to loosen up your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning at Hotel Healdsburg— stroll the town square, have a cup of coffee at “Flying Goat” a guide & local favorite, or read the paper with a fresh glass of juice on the patio. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 10:45 AM at the Hotel Healdsburg. You’ll then shuttle to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco arriving at 1:00 PM. Taxi and shuttle services are available to both airports. If you plan to fly out of the Bay area on Friday, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 5:00 PM.

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Day

1

Today's Ride:

Kenwood to MacArthur Place
Approximately 17 miles with 200 feet of climbing

Description:

After a private shuttle (90 minutes) we’ll arrive at Landmark Vineyards, a standout amongst a handful of delicious wineries in the quiet town of Kenwood. Take time to stroll their amazing property, or maybe partake in a game of Bocce in their sprawling gardens. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and then tour this unique winery, sampling their wines and taking in the beauty of California's wine country. Following the tour, we'll fit you to your Trek bike for the week, and you can take to the road for a maiden voyage. Tonight, you’ll stroll into the Historic Sonoma square for dinner at the Eldorado Kitchen, known for it's sophisicated farm driven cuisine.

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Hotel:

MacArthur Place
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Sonoma to Yountville via Dry Creek Road
Approximately 43 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Sonoma to Hess with shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Sonoma to Yountville via Mt. Veeder Climbing Option
Approximately 39 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today we pedal out of Sonoma into Napa via the Carneros District. Enjoy the scenery on your way to today’s first stop—The Hess Collection Winery with the largest private modern art collection in the world. Then, you’ll have the option to take on the steep challenge of Mt. Veeder or a leisurely ride along Dry Creek Road to choose your lunch spot (we suggest the famed Oakville Grocery Store). Following lunch, explore the exclusive wineries from Opus One to Silver Oak Cellars (Be sure to schedule ahead for a tasting around 3pm), or skip the tastings and cruise to The Vintage Inn. Relax by the pool, enjoy a signature spa service at the hotel or explore Yountville’s historic downtown and art galleries. Rejoin your newfound friends for a short walk to dinner at the well known Hurley's Restaurant with it’s lively bar and expansive outdoor patio, a favorite among local winemakers.

Hotel:

Vintage Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Yountville to Summit Lake Vineyards with shuttle
Approximately 31 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Yountville to Pope-Chiles Valley General Store with shuttle
Approximately 24 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Summit Lake Vineyards Loop
Approximately 52 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today’s options are many as you ride out of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and into less discovered but equally inviting cycling territory—the Pope and Chiles Valleys with its switchbacks, high canyon walls and scrub-brushed hillsides. Enjoy a gourmet Trek Travel picnic lunch at a small family winery at the top of Howell Mountain. Afterward, you can choose to ride or shuttle back to the hotel for a relaxing spa treatment, or to relax by their pool. This evening, you’re free to dine at a bistro of your choosing. Having earned the status of "culinary capital" of Napa Valley, you must experience the world class restaurants of this small town community, including the three Michelin-star French Laundry, an unparalleled culinary experience. (Reservations need to be made exactly two months ahead by calling 707 944 2380 and they generally book out completely well in advance.)

Hotel:

Vintage Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Ride to Velo Vino & the CIA, shuttle over hill and ride to Healdsburg
Approximately 38 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Morning shuttle and ride to Healdsburg
Approximately 24 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Yountville to Healdsburg
Approximately 54 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Today, enjoy Silverado Trail via bike or van as the group heads north through the sub appellations of Oakville and Rutherford. The morning offers a visit to the town of St. Helena, home to Velo Vino Winery, which has quickly become a guest and guide favorite. Sip an espresso and peruse their intriguing tasting room and cafe for a unique gift, or just enjoy the cycling memorabilia and photography. The ride continues through Calistoga, a charming, eclectic village with many cafés, known for its natural hot springs. Or take a shuttle over the big climb of the day and ride through the beautiful Knights and Alexander Valleys. Lunch is on your own today, and afterward, you can explore Alexander Valley’s many wineries or head back to Hotel Healdsburg to relax. Dinner tonight is at the famed Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, for a selection of local, sophisticated dishes that will fuel you for the days ahead.

Hotel:

Hotel Healdsburg
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong Return with Mays Canyon
Approximately 45 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong Return via Sweetwater Springs
Approximately 42 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Description:

Today we ride through the Russian River Valley, known for tantalizing Pinot Noirs. Stop midday for a lavish picnic underneath the towering redwoods of Armstrong Woods Park. Enjoy a hike and visit the oldest tree in the park (1,400 years old), or the tallest tree (310 feet high). Then, choose a shuttle back to our hotel, or venture into Healdsburg for some shopping. If you decide to ride back you’ll have the opportunity to sample at a variety of wineries like Gary Farrell, Porter Creek, or Armida and if your legs are up for it, you can tackle the toughest climb of the week, Sweetwater Springs, with grades reaching 20%. There is also a gentler ride back to Healdsburg via Westside Road. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers for one last Californian farm-to-table feast at a local favorite restaurant, Shed. It is here that the farm culture of Sonoma comes to life and is embodied in their cuisine. You'll savor every moment over this family style meal, and share the memories of a great week of exploration with great friends.

Hotel:

Hotel Healdsburg
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 160 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Lambert Bridge
Approximately 11 miles with 100 feet of climbing

Description:

Take an optional short morning spin up the Dry Creek Valley to loosen up your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning at Hotel Healdsburg — stroll the town square, have a cup of coffee at "Flying Goat" a guide favorite, or read the paper with a fresh glass of juice on the patio before departing for your next destination.

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Included Meals:

Breakfast



OPTIONAL SAN FRANCISCO ADD-ON PACKAGE


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Explore the city of San Francisco

3 days | 2 nights

$999 per person

Based on double occupancy, single supplement surcharges may apply.

About:

Visit the City on the Bay. 49 square miles of outstanding attractions, restaurants and culture! Explore Union Square, ride a cable car, visit Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the diverse museums and taste amazing culinary delights including fresh seafood. Or, discover the less well-known shops, restaurants and attractions and see the city from a new perspective.

Your San Francisco mini tour with a local expert will whisk you along San Francisco’s skyline Drive in a private luxury vehicle. You will head down the famous “Crooked Street” at Lombard & Hyde and stop for ample time to take photos, explore or purchase a quick lunch at ‘Steps of Rome cafe’ in colorful North Beach, San Francisco’s Bohemian/Italian district.

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at a 4 star property in downtown San Francisco
  • 1 Arranged Dinner at a hand-picked unique neighborhood bistro
  • 1 Scheduled city tour. See our ‘Explore the City’ details above
  • Ground transportation arranged accordingly from SFO airport to your San Francisco hotel or from your San Francisco hotel to SFO airport
  • Detailed list of our recommended area attractions and restaurants
  • Dedicated travel coordinator to assist with connections and reservations for your entire Trek Travel trip at no additional fee

How to get there

Choose the San Francisco add-on package before or after your California Wine Country trip package. One way private luxury transfer to or from SFO airport is included with your package.

Suggested Area Attractions:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Chinatown
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Fisherman’sWharf
  • Lombard Street
  • Union Square



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Travel Coordinator Services:

San Francisco, California

How can we help:

As your dedicated travel coordinator I’ll make sure your travel arrangements are seamless. Assistance with arranging flights and full advisory services are included with your add on package. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation with exact dates, hotel and restaurant details along with a detailed list of suggested attractions & city guide.

Lindsay Juley

Please note: Gratuity is not included for any part of the package. Please tip at your own discretion.




Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 1ST

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2014


Oct
12th - 17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2899 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Limited Availability

2015


May
24th - 29th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Jun
7th - 12th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Jul
12th - 17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Aug
23rd - 28th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Aug
30th -
Sep
4th
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Sep
13th - 18th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Sep
20th - 25th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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27th -
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2nd
/ 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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18th - 23rd / 6 days / 5 nights
$2999 / Person, $900 / Single OCC.
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Hotels

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MacArthur Place

Sonoma Valley, CA

Located in the Sonoma Valley and just four blocks from the heart of downtown Sonoma plaza, MacArthur Place, sits on what once was a prestigious 300-acre vineyard and working ranch. The hotel boasts its own spa, swimming pool and whirlpool on seven acres of beautiful gardens with original sculptures and a life-sized chess board!
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Vintage Inn

Yountville, CA

This 4-star property takes you to the region of Provence without ever leaving California! The Vintage Inn's grounds boast walking paths following a waterway that winds through the property, along with a spectacular outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The Inn has a bountiful breakfast offering, including champagne and an incredible selection of dishes. They also boast a nearby spa offering all the amenities to allow you to relax in style.
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Hotel Healdsburg

Healdsburg, CA

Hotel Healdsburg is Sonoma County’s premier luxury lodging on Healdsburg’s historic Town Plaza. Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend, celebration or company meeting. A resort unto itself, the hotel offers a full service spa, pool, country gardens, and the acclaimed Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

What's Included

We Include More

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. Learn more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our California Wine Country trip, you will stay in a lushly landscaped hotel and spa steps from the famed Plaza of Sonoma, a French-inspired inn in the heart of Napa’s smallest village, and a chic, sophisticated hotel overlooking the plaza in the heart of Healdsburg.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our California Wine Country trip, lunch is a bountiful picnic replete with local themes, while dinner ranges from bistro fare to fine dining.You’ll even experience the nuances and complexities of a wine paired dinner. Local Californian dress is comfortable and casual for dinner, ranging from shorts and button down shirts, to jackets and ties.The food is fresh, local and light with hints of French and Italian themes integrated into the dishes.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 35
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,400

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. California Wine Country is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is generally rolling, with a few flat stretches on quiet, but sometimes narrow roads. For those seeking more challenging rides, the hills to the east or west of the valley are sure to please even the most avid cyclist. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Warm sunny days (70F-80F) and cooler evenings, with temperatures at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler. Bring layers for the cooler morning and hotter midday differentials. A rain shell is also a good idea.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Shop in boutiques around Calistoga and Healdsburg
  • Take a winery tour or indulge in wine tasting in a wide variety of wineries or tasting rooms in town
  • Walk and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Travel Services

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK).All major airlines fly into and out of San Francisco International Airport.Taxi and shuttle services are available from both airports to downtown San Francisco.Taxi rates range from $50- 75 from San Francisco International Airport to San Francisco; and $50-60 from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco.The Bayporter Express (415 467 1800) and Super Shuttle (415 558 8500) also run between both airports and San Francisco with rates ranging from $20-30 per person.

Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the grandfather clock | San Francisco, California

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the large grandfather clock (335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. We’ll then shuttle 90 minutes to Benziger Family Winery where we will enjoy a gourmet lunch with flavors of the area. Be sure to have your cycling gear, including shoes and pedals, packed in a small bag separate and apart from your luggage.After lunch we will fit you to your bike and begin our day’s ride through Sonoma.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, MacArthur Place (707 938 2929), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. The Sonoma County Airport Express shuttle (800 327 2024) from SFO to the Petaluma Fairgrounds for around $30/person.Taxi from the Petaluma Fairgrounds, to MacArthur Place is a fifteen mile taxi ride.

h2hotel | Healdsburg, California

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:45 AM at the Hotel Healdsburg.You’ll then shuttle to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco arriving at 1:00 PM.Taxi and shuttle services are available to both airports. If you plan to fly out of the Bay area on Friday, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 5:00 PM.

Before & After: SAN FRANCISCO, California

Keep in mind that San Francisco is a city best explored via foot and cable car and involves a great deal of hill walking. Should you decide to explore before your trip start, you may want to consider giving your legs ample rest time for the cycling ahead! There are numerous attractions in the San Francisco area - from the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz to Ghirardelli and Union Square. For a preview and help in planning, try www.OnlyinSanFrancisco. com or one of the many websites available on the city.There are endless options and whether you pre-plan and book your itinerary or just arrive with no plans, you’re sure to be charmed by the City on the Bay! We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

The Hotel Monaco

The Hotel Monaco is a French-inspired luxury hotel catering to the savviest of travelers. Located just steps from Union Square and the Theatre District in downtown San Francisco, you’re sure to find entertainment to suit your tastes.

501 Geary Street | 866 622 5284 | www.Monaco-SF.com | ~$355

Westin St. Francis

Renowned for its legendary service, the historic Westin St. Francis boasts luxurious guest rooms and world-class dining.

335 Powell Street | 415 397 7000 | www.Westin.com | ~$297

W San Francisco

A chic, modern hotel set in the heart of downtown San Francisco, W San Francisco was listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2002.

181 Third Street | 415 777 5300 | www.StarwoodHotels.com | ~$445


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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[olfsk] = olfsk6916304570622742
[_ok] = 9645-955-10-2627
[_okac] = 307c048d3840a21b16826dc3dcf59287
[_okla] = 1
[wcsid] = YiTmOq4akLz9Q3WT702pX5X3JWFAKK00
[hblid] = O5GkTjuu6LBWSAQS702pX5X3JW0KFA0A
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[_ga] = GA1.2.1804452022.1412096194