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California Wine Country AutoCamp Bike Tour

Vineyards to Redwoods in Northern California

The Russian River Valley offers a unique and exciting variation on traditional California Wine Country with an emphasis on the deep flavors of darker pinots, robust cabernets, and buttery chardonnays. Join us and experience the magic of this premier cycling region with a little twist, as you relax amidst the beauty of the mighty redwoods in the mid-century inspired elegance of your own private Airstream suite via AutoCamp, an artful provider of experiential travel and boutique camping. Unpack your bags and prepare to explore the sun-soaked roads painted with the endless vineyards of the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, and follow the Russian River all the way to the sparkling Pacific coast. This trip is the perfect way to discover a combination of panoramic views, exceptional accommodations, groves of thousand-year-old California redwoods, and coastal routes mixed with quiet backroads perfect for two wheels. Whether it's relaxing under a canopy of stars with s'mores by the fire, or savoring the bouquet of your next flight of these exceptional local wines, we guarantee that after this unforgettable cycling vacation, you’ll be wishing you never had to leave. Book your trip with confidence »Experience Trek Travel with AutoCamp Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your trip

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Antique Penny-farthing bike in the California vineyards
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5 Days & 4 Nights
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Trip Wows
Relax in your very own mid-century modern-inspired Airstream canopied by a grove of California redwoods at AutoCamp Russian River and stargaze by the bonfire
Discover the varied and vineyard-lined terrain of Sonoma County's big three appellations: Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley
Savor the delights of Northern California cuisine, inspired by the local and fresh ingredients
Enjoy the ocean breeze as we pedal past the charming coastal town of Bodega Bay
Experience the curated tasting rooms of this celebrated wine region, each boasting a unique ambiance
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California Wine Country AutoCamp Bike Tour
I really can't say enough good things about our experience. Trek Travel has won our loyalty - I wouldn't dream of taking another cycling trip with a different outfit.
-Eric and Marie, Trek Travel Guests

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at AutoCamp Russian River, your home for the next five days. After introductions, we'll board a 30-minute shuttle to arrive to your bikes and the starting point of your adventures. We'll start with a bike fit to your Trek bicycle along with some helpful cycling tips, then set off to Dutcher Crossing Winery for a wine tasting and picnic lunch. After a relaxing meal under the sun, we'll continue riding through the famous wine-growing regions of Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, known for their robust varietals of deep, rich pinot noir. 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 producers of famous California Zinfandel. Taste wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or sip on cool, crisp, biodynamic sauvignon blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room. Tonight we will celebrate a great adventure ahead with a catered farm-to-table feast at AutoCamp before you retire to your private Airstream suite under the stars and a canopy of thousand-year-old redwood trees.

Today's Ride:

Dry Creek to Dutcher Crossing Loop
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km with 1,300 ft | 396 m of climbing

Hotel:

AutoCamp Russian River

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today we'll traverse the Russian River Valley on our way to Armstrong Woods Park, home to 800 acres of historic redwoods. Once we've arrived, there will be plenty of time to stop and admire these majestic, towering, ancient giants and enjoy a hike to visit the oldest (1,400 years old) or the tallest (310 feet high) trees in the park, standing together as a testament to the wonders and resilience of the natural world. The grove offers solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with space for quiet reflection and inspiration. Don't forget to stop and sample wines at a variety of wineries including Gary Farrell, Porter Creek, or Armida on your way back! Tonight's dinner will be on your own, with opportunities to head into town nearby or to keep it closer to home with a gourmet barbecue at your campfire under a blanket of stars.

Today's Ride:

Guerneville to Armstrong Return
Approximately 28 mi | 45 km and 2,075 ft | 632 m

Avid Option:

Guerneville to Armstrong with Mayes Canyon
Approximately 35 mi | 56 km with 2,500 ft | 762 m of climbing

Hotel:

AutoCamp Russian River

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today we'll follow the tranquil byways over Chalk Hill and through the Alexander Valley, enjoying its rustic simplicity. We'll start by heading south, circumnavigating the charming town of Healdsburg, always within view of endless, fragrant vineyards. Along this stretch of road, you can see the grapes, smell the fermentation, and almost taste the wine. Through this quiet stretch of Chalk Hill and the Alexander Valley, you’ll pass many unique and distinctive wineries and enjoy a tasting at one of our favorites, Alexander Valley Vineyards, before stopping for lunch. Choose to meander at any or all of them either on the way there, or on the way back. The afternoon is yours to explore. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers for a Californian meal of fresh, locally grown produce at Underwood.

Today's Ride:

Chalk Hill with Shuttle
Approximately 47 mi | 76km and 1,800 ft | 548 m

Avid Option:

Avid Chalk Hill Loop
Approximately 55 mi | 88km and 2,700 ft | 823 m

Hotel:

AutoCamp Russian River

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today you'll ride through the Russian River Valley, known for its quiet backroads, scenic bridges, and commitment to cool-weather grapes that yield tantalizingly rich pinot noirs and other robust, fruit-forward varietals. You will follow the Russian River to its outlet at the Pacific coast, which will also serve as the destination for some of our favorite hidden gems for lunch. You’ll have more opportunities today to sample a variety of wines from properties such as Simi, Longboard, or Rockpile. Choose to ride or take a shuttle back, and this afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the natural beauty outside your Airstream suite. Tonight, we will enjoy a locally-sourced and exquisitely fresh meal at the nearby Russian River Vineyards.

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Bodega Bay Loop
Approximately 45 mi | 72 km and 2,375 ft | 724 m

Short Ride:

Healdsburg to Bodega Bay with Shuttle
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km and 2,000 ft | 609 m

Hotel:

AutoCamp Russian River

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Sadly it's time to bid farewell to this unique experience in the heart of Sonoma, along with all the friends we've made along the way. Choose to loosen up your legs with a final morning spin through the charming Dry Creek Valley, enjoy a peaceful morning in Guerneville, or take a stroll for some shopping or a coffee. You’ll say goodbye to your guides at 11:00 AM at the AutoCamp Russian River, before boarding the shuttle to the Santa Rosa Airport, arriving by 11:45 AM.

Today's Ride:

Green Valley Loop
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 1,700 ft | 518 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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AutoCamp Russian River

Guerneville, California

Explorer Accommodation | Located in a forested area just a short trip away from the charming town of Guerneville, these classic Airstreams have been magically transformed into modern suites, complete with a fully-functional kitchenette, a queen bed with luxurious linens fit for royalty, a bright sitting room, private bathroom with rain shower, and a panoramic window that takes in the natural beauty of the surrounding redwood forest that creates a towering canopy over the site. Join the fun in the mid-century modern design of their signature clubhouse or enjoy your private patio, where you can sit by the fire pit and enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine from this celebrated wine region.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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. 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 handpicked hotels
  • 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 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 digital photo album 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 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

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $200-$250 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • 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:
51 kilometers / 32 miles
TOTAL MILES:
204 kilometers / 127 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
198 meters / 650 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
792 meters / 2,600 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. The 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.
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 this trip are:
  • Take a winery tour or indulge in wine tasting in a wide variety of wineries
  • Walk and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park
  • Explore the charming town of Guerneville
  • Enjoy a swim in the Russian River

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:
Santa Rosa Airport (STS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
AutoCamp Russian River

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Santa Rosa Airport (STS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
AutoCamp Russian River

Arriving

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 Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS).

The easiest way to arrive in Guerneville is to book your flight to the Santa Rosa Airport (STS) and take a taxi for about $40. Car rental agencies from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) are currently only offering vehicle drop off to Santa Rosa. There is also car and limo service available at SFO for approximately $300 to get you to Guerneville if you prefer.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the lobby of the AutoCamp Russian River 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 we’ll make sure that you and your bike are the perfect fit before cycling to 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 hotel, AutoCamp Russian River (855) 942-0792, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. The Sonoma County Airport Express shuttle (800-327-2024) from SFO to Sonoma County Airport for around $30/person. Taxi from Sonoma County Airport to AutoCamp Russian River is approximately a 17-mile taxi ride.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say goodbye to your guides at the AutoCamp Russian River at 11:00 AM or have the option to be take a shuttle to the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS). Taxi and shuttle services are available if you plan to fly out of SFO on Friday, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 5:00 PM.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

For packing gear, please review our packing list page for more details. Packing List»

Warm sunny days (70F-75F) and cooler evenings, with temperatures that can dip down to the 40s. 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

before

Before: Napa, California

Soak in the delights of wine country with a stay in Napa. Enjoy a stroll along the 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:

after

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. 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:

Customer Reviews

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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