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California Wine Country Bike Tour 2022

Sonoma and the Russian River Valley

Saturate your senses in one of the world’s premier cycling regions on our California Wine Country Bike Tour. Is there anything more elegant than a week spent drinking in the breathtaking views and the outstanding wine in Sonoma? Add luxurious accommodations and unparalleled adventures, and you’ve got an unforgettable blend of indulgence and experience. Sun-drenched vineyards flank us on every side as we pedal through the famed centuries-old Armstrong Redwoods and build an appetite for the farm-to-table fresh food to come. We’ll visit local wineries, savor their favorite varietals, and saturate ourselves in the culinary culture of this foodie heaven. This isn’t just a wine tour. Nor is it just a bike tour. It’s a voyage for your senses from top to bottom. Immerse yourself in the wine, food, and finer side of life in California Wine Country. Book your trip with confidence »
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Duration:
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Awaken your senses as you discover the best of the California wine country – tasting seasonal cuisine, inhaling the aroma of fine wine and spirits, and exploring the majestic redwoods
Relax and rejuvenate in Sonoma’s finest accommodations – we’ve booked your stay at Healdsburg’s premiere hotel, Harmon Guest House
Enjoy an exclusive tour of Alexander Valley Vineyards and savor a gourmet picnic lunch and a glass of wine in quintessential wine country
Discover the varied and vineyard-lined terrain of Sonoma County's big three appellations: Russian River, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley
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California Wine Country
The itinerary was extremely well thought out. Our vacation was classified as "recreational" but a couple of us wanted something more challenging. No problem - Dan and Jake were happy to arrange. Every day included enjoyable coffee, lunch and/or wine tasting stops. The welcome dinner on the first night and the farewell dinner and cocktails on the last evening were truly excellent.
-Steve, Trek Travel Guest

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Harmon Guest House on the first day of the trip. After introductions and the bike fit, you will cycle to Alexander Valley Vineyard for a picnic lunch and wine tasting then decide if you wish to continue riding along the tranquil byways through the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. If you’re up for a challenge, tackle Rockpile Road, a beautiful detour through the Lake Sonoma Recreation Area with views of Lake Sonoma. You’ll pass many distinctive wineries in the Dry Creek Valley, home to more than 50 wineries, and one of the top Zinfandel producing regions. Taste wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or a cool, crisp, biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room. Tonight we will celebrate a great adventure ahead with a farm-to-table feast at a local favorite restaurant, Chalkboard. It is here that the farm culture of Sonoma comes to life and is embodied in their cuisine.

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop
Approximately 38 miles with 1,785 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop with Rockpile Road
Approximately 46 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harmon Guest House

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today you'll ride through the Russian River Valley, known for its tantalizing Pinot Noir on your way to Armstrong Woods Park. Avid riders can push their legs by tackling the toughest climb of the week, Sweetwater Springs, with grades reaching 20%. There is also a gentler ride to Armstrong Woods Park via Westside Road. Once you’ve arrived, stop and admire the majestic towering redwoods and enjoy a hike to visit the oldest (1,400 years old), or the tallest (310 feet high) trees in the park. We'll stop for lunch in Guerneville or at Korbel's on-site gourmet deli. You may even decide to cleanse the palate with a little bubbly! Then, choose a shuttle back to our hotel, or venture into Healdsburg for some shopping and a tasting at one of the many winery rooms on the square. If you decide to ride back you’ll have the opportunity to sample wines at a variety of wineries like Gary Farrell, Porter Creek, or Armida. Tonight you are on your own for dinner at one of the many famed restaurants in bustling Healdsburg. Whether it's Italian, French, or basic pub fare, Healdsburg has you covered.

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Armstrong Return
Approximately 40 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Armstrong
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Sweetwater Springs – Armstrong With Westside Rd. Return
Approximately 42 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harmon Guest House

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you’ll follow the tranquil byways over Chalk Hill and through the Alexander Valley, enjoying its rustic simplicity. You’ll head south, circumnavigating Healdsburg, always within view of its endless vineyards. Along this stretch of road, you can see the grapes, smell the fermentation, and almost taste the wine. Through the quiet stretch of Chalk Hill and the Alexander Valley, you’ll pass many unique and distinctive wineries that will prove tempting for a visit on our way to lunch. There's opportunity for a challenge if you're feeling up to it, Pine Flat Road is calling your name. This 11-mile climb entertains local cyclists and pros alike with views of the surrounding valleys. Take a shorter option to town if you’d rather spend time enjoying our charming accommodations. If you haven’t already, wandering the town plaza of Healdsburg is a must. Or simply enjoy an afternoon glass of wine at the hotel. If you choose not to ride today, you are free to meander the picturesque streets of Healdsburg, visit the spa, play a round of golf, or visit the endless wineries in the area. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers for an incredible dining experience at Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen.

Today's Ride:

Chalk Hill Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Chalk Hill to Jimtown with Shuttle
29 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Chalk Hill with Pine Flat Road
60 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harmon Guest House

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning offers a great opportunity for a walk over to our guide favorite, Flying Goat Coffee. Sit and enjoy a macchiato and watch the square come alive before strolling back to the hotel for our ride start. Today you'll once again ride through the Russian River Valley, known for its tantalizing Pinot Noir on your way to the Pacific Ocean. You will follow the Russian River to its outlet and to a great café in the town of Jenner. Today we'll stop for lunch along the coast and take in some expansive ocean views. You'll have more opportunities to sample wines at a variety of wineries such as Simi, Longboard, or Rockpile. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers for one last Californian meal at Spoonbar.

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Jenner Return
Approximately 60 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Jenner with Shuttle
29 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harmon Guest House

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Take a final morning spin through the charming Dry Creek Valley to loosen up your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning in Healdsburg relaxing at the hotel. Or feel free to take a stroll for another coffee in town. If you choose to ride, upon your return, hurry out to Healdsburg’s town square for a little last minute shopping or wine tasting. Be sure to pick up some lunch for yourself before you go, from the famed Oakville Grocery. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Harmon Guest House, before boarding the shuttle to the Santa Rosa Airport, arriving by 11:30 AM.

Today's Ride:

Hotel Healdsburg Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Hotel Healdsburg Lambert Bridge Short Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 200 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Harmon Guest House

Healdsburg, California

Luxury Accommodation | Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Harmon Guest House is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend or celebration. Rise above it all on The Rooftop's terrace and indulge in views of Fitch Mountain, the Sonoma hills, and downtown Healdsburg. Gather around the fire pit and sip a glass of wine at sunset. With its location in the heart of downtown, you'll be steps away from local shops, cafes and bakeries, and several tasting rooms.
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Hotel Variation | h2hotel

Healdsburg, California

Explorer Accommodation | Located just off the plaza in downtown Healdsburg, h2hotel is rooted in nature and fluid by design. Built to LEED Gold Green Building Certification, all aspects in form and function at h2hotel take an eco-friendly view. With its location in the heart of downtown, you'll be steps away from local shops, cafes and bakeries, and several tasting rooms. You will stay at h2hotel in place of the Harmon Guest House on select 2022 dates.

What's Included

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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.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation at a handpicked hotel
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized digital photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
30 miles
TOTAL MILES:
135 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,138 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
5,230 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
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. Our California Wine Country Bike Tour 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.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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. Some non-riding options on our California Wine Country Bike Tour are:
  • Shop in boutiques all around Sonoma, Yountville, and Healdsburg
  • Enjoy winery tours and tasting available at The Hess Collection, Silver Oak, and Porter Creek, to name a few
  • Walk and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park
  • Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon at one of the many exceptional spas.

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Sonoma County Airport (STS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Harmon Guest House, Healdsburg, California

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Santa Rosa Airport (STS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your California Wine Country Bike Tour, 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 Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK). You could also fly into Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

Taxi and shuttle services are available from all airports to downtown Napa. We recommend either Evans Transportation, which can transfer to and from desired hotels and is $40-60 per way per person or the Napa Airporter, which has 24-hour service and costs $75 per way per person.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the lobby of the Harmon Guest House at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a round of introductions, your Trek Travel guides will discuss bike safety and specific cycling tips for riding through the wine country. They’ll spend some time familiarizing you with the Trek bicycle you’ll be riding and will make sure that you and your bike are the perfect fit before cycling to a picnic lunch and a tasting.

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, Harmon Guest House (707) 431-8220, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Harmon Guest House should you decide to have the day on your own to explore Healdsburg or head to your next trip destination. Trek Travel provides one complimentary shuttle to the Sonoma County Airport (STS) arriving at approximately 11:30 AM. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the hotel if you are flying out from a different airport. If you plan to fly out of the Bay area, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 5:30 PM.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

On our California Wine Country Bike Tour, you can typically expect 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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Napa, California

Soak in the delights of wine country with a stay in Napa. Enjoy a stroll along the down's riverfront promenade as you enjoy local shops and restaurants. Consider spending an evening at the Napa Valley Opera House or visit the Oxbow Public Market to discover local foods and wines. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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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. 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 post-trip hotel:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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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