- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
After a scenic private shuttle across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to the charming town of St. Helena, you'll meet your guides at the Velo Vino Tasting Room, a local cycling hotspot owned by the Clif family (of Clif Bar fame). Sample the signature Clif Family Wines, and tantalize your taste buds with a bite from their gourmet, on-site food truck. After a short round of introductions to your fellow travelers and a bike fit, you’re free to start riding through the Napa Valley into Calistoga, where you'll enjoy two nights at the newly renovated, chic, bohemian hideaway, Indian Springs Resort and Spa. On your way, pass by the world-famous Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, the historic Charles Krug Winery and beautiful Markham Vineyards. This evening we’ll gather for drinks and dinner at Sam's Social Club. Offering rustic American cuisine prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients, you'll find a new twist on classic dishes. Paired with artisan cocktails, local wine, or a craft beer that's brewed on site, you won't second guess why the NY Times hailed it, "the tastiest food in Napa Valley."
Velo Vino to Calistoga
Approximately 11 miles with 560 feet of climbing
Private Shuttle from San Francisco to Calistoga, Wine Tasting at Velo Vino
Indian Springs Resort and Spa
Social Hour | Dinner
Options abound today as you leave the Napa Valley and pedal into the pristine Pope and Chiles Valleys. You’ll ride switchbacks through high canyon walls and hillsides covered with scrub brush as you make your way along the shores of Lake Hennessey. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of wine country over a gourmet Trek Travel picnic and private tour of Summit Lake Vineyards, residing high above the Napa Valley on Howell Mountain. Owners Bob & Sue Brakesman made their dream a reality on a small plot of land over 40 years ago. Today, Bob’s daughter, Heather shares her passion for this lifestyle with every Trek Travel guest that passes down their gravel driveway. Spend the afternoon discovering Calistoga on foot or relaxing at the incredible Indian Springs Resort and Spa. Have a soak in their very own Olympic-sized mineral pool, built in 1913. Or, take to their spa and enjoy a signature mud bath of volcanic ash which is unique to the region. The Indian Springs property is blessed with rare resources such as the geysers and a volcanic ash deposit which have inspired a long tradition of healing and renewal. (Please make any spa reservations at Indian Springs Resort & Spa before your trip for any time after 4:00 PM today.) This evening, dine on your own at a suggested bistro or any other in town.
Calistoga to Summit Lake Vineyard
Approximately 37 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
Calistoga to Pope Chiles Valley Country Store with shuttle
Approximately 30 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Calistoga to Summit Lakes Vineyard Loop
Approximately 54 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
Indian Springs Resort and Spa
Breakfast | Lunch
Today we’ll cycle north from Napa Valley into Sonoma County. Enjoy a morning climb to cross the county line or opt to take a shuttle over the hills and save your energy for the eucalyptus-lined country roads of the Knights and Alexander Valleys. Take a break from pedaling and stop to taste a crisp Sauvignon Blanc at Hanna Winery or a robust Zinfandel at Soda Rock. Lunch is on your own in the quaint and inviting town of Healdsburg, your home for the next 3 nights. Spend the afternoon by the pool or indulging in an afternoon nap. Or wander the town plaza and the many boutiques and galleries nearby, stopping for a cappuccino at the guide favorite, Flying Goat Coffee. Tasting rooms abound in town, making it convenient for you to stroll around and discover a new favorite wine. Tonight, choose to dine on your own from one of the numerous exquisite Healdsburg restaurants.
Calistoga to Healdsburg
Approximately 29 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Calistoga to Healdsburg with Pine Flats Hill Climb
Approximately 52 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing
Today you’ll follow the tranquil byways through the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Stop to explore wineries like the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, complete with memorabilia from the Coppola family's film-making career. If you’re up for it, challenge yourself on 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. Stop at your leisure and taste wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or a cool, crisp, biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room on our way to lunch at the Dry Creek General Store. Established in 1881, the store is a local hot spot for delicious handcrafted lunch specials, and is loaded with unique gifts. After lunch, back in Healdsburg, experiment with a different taste of Sonoma: a Trek Travel-exclusive tasting at Alley 6 Craft Distillery. This is a true, small batch, grain-to-glass operation, nestled a few quiet blocks away from the lively town square. Maybe take a bottle of their signature Rye Whiskey home to share with friends. Tonight's dinner is yours to choose at one of the many bustling restaurants.
Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop with Sonoma Lake Return
Approximately 41 miles with 1,920 feet of climbing
Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop with Rockpile Road
Approximately 46 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Today you’ll cycle through the Russian River Valley, with its tantalizing Pinot Noir grapes and ever-present vineyards. Pedal past scenic views of Mount St. Helena, the Mayacamas mountain range, and the Russian River on your way to the towering redwoods of Armstrong Woods State Reserve. Cruise through the winding park roads and see the oldest tree in the park at 1,400 years old, or the tallest tree at 310 feet high. Enjoy a quick bite before continuing on to the west. Fourteen miles later, feast your eyes on the mighty Pacific Ocean from the coastal town of Jenner. The mist might be eerie and thick but no matter what, you can’t miss the tell-tale scent of the sea. Take our shuttle back to the hotel or choose to challenge yourself with the return ride back to Healdsburg. If you do ride back, you can visit some of the area’s famed wineries on the way like Korbel, Arista, or Porter Creek. This evening, a fantastic week culminates with some real fun. First, stroll with your guides down the street to David and Robert Cordtz’s brand-new Sonoma Cider Taproom for a welcome treat. Reward your taste buds with an in-house selection of pure, organic, masterfully pressed cider while revisiting your inner-kid with a game of ski-ball, ping pong, shuffle board or foosball. Then, head back to the lively and vibrant Spoonbar to enjoy a beautiful presentation of delicious, creatively-composed local Sonoma County fare. Everything about Spoonbar is a rich alchemy of art and craft, from the place to the plate. Tonight, it’s yours to indulge in.
Healdsburg to Armstrong Redwoods Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Healdsburg to Armstrong Redwoods with shuttle
Approximately 17 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Healdsburg to Armstrong Redwoods Loop with Sweetwater Climb
Approximately 42 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Take a final morning spin through Dry Creek Valley to loosen your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning in Healdsburg and the chance to do some shopping and wine tasting in the town plaza. Sip a cappuccino at the Dry Creek General Store mid-ride while overlooking lush vineyards before pedaling into Healdsburg. Take some time to freshen up before checking out of the hotel. You'll board a private shuttle at 11:00 AM taking you back to the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.
Healdsburg to Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 21 miles with 160 feet of climbing
Healdsburg to Lambert Bridge Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 104 feet of climbing
Private Shuttle to Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
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. From Healdsburg, you may arrange a short taxi to the Sonoma County Airport shuttle which offers hourly shuttles to SFO for $34 per person, schedule available at www.AirportExpressinc.com.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the grandfather clock (335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102) at 12:00 PM on the first day of the trip. We’ll shuttle approximately 75 minutes to Velo Vino in St. Helena to enjoy wine and explore the unique tasting room. Be sure to have your cycling gear, including shoes and pedals, packed in a small bag separate and apart from your luggage. We will fit you to your bike and begin our first day’s ride to Calistoga.
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, Indian Springs Resort and Spa (707) 942-4913, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Evans Airport Service provides express bus service from the San Francisco or Oakland International Airport to the City of Napa ($29 one way). Or, "As You Like It! Wine Country Tours" has a Trek Travel rate from San Francisco. The luxury car service costs approximately $195; see www.asyoulikeitwinecountrytours.com.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the h2hotel. You’ll then have the day on your own to explore Healdsburg or head to your next trip destination. Trek Travel provides one complimentary shuttle to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco arriving at approximately 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.View our post hotel recommendations
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