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California Wine Country Self-Guided Bike Tour

A Weekend Escape to Sonoma

On our California Wine Country Self-Guided Bike Tour, saturate your senses in one of the world’s premier cycling regions, which provides an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, and elegant country living along quiet back roads. Experience four exquisite days of active travel, amidst the undisputed elegance of California wine country. Traverse the less traveled Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys, luxurious havens for wine enthusiasts the world over. Savor days filled with inspiring bicycle rides at your own pace, bountiful dining options, and expertly crafted wine, and settle into the lavish comforts of our charming wine country retreat. Escape for a self-guided weekend bike trip in this sublime paradise, and we bet you’ll never want to leave. Book your trip with confidence »
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California Wine Country Self-Guided Bike Tour
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$1799 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Level: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
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Self-Guided
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Luxury
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Trip Wows
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 fresh, local ingredients
Enjoy varied and unique tasting rooms, each boasting a different ambiance
Visit California's famous Redwood Forest at your own pace
Watch the Experience
Explore California Wine Country on a Trek Travel bike tour
A very well-conceived trip with fun routes, excellent food, and interesting side tours. We felt Trek was fully behind us whilst enjoying the freedom of self-guidance. And the Trek bikes inspired confidence!
-John, Trek Travel Guest

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Your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at your hotel on the first day of your California Wine Country Self-Guided bike tour to go over the week ahead. Your host will then give you a personalized bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek bike for the trip. Then it's off on your first adventure, cycling 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 vineyards 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, celebrate this fantastic self-guided bike tour in California with one of the farm-to-table options in the the foody town of Healdsburg!

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Lake Sonoma Loop
Approximately 35 mi | 56 km and 1,400 ft | 426 m

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Lake Sonoma with Rockpile Road
Approximately 46 mi | 74 km and 2,700 ft | 822 m

Hotel:

h2 Hotel

This morning offers a great opportunity for a walk over to our favorite cafe, Flying Goat Coffee. Sit and enjoy a macchiato and watch the square come alive before strolling back to the hotel for your ride start. Today you'll 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 cafe in the town of Jenner. Grab lunch in the town of Jenner, Guerneville, or stop off at Korbel's on-site gourmet deli. You may even choose to cleanse the palate with a little bubbly! You'll have the opportunity to sample at a variety of wineries like Gary Farrell, Porter Creek, or Armida. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure 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 Jenner Return
Approximately 60 mi | 96 km and 2,900 ft | 883 m

Avid Option :

Healdsburg to Bodega Bay Return
Approximately 81 mi | 130 km and 4,200 ft | 1,280 m

Hotel:

h2 Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today you'll follow the quiet 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 practically taste the wine. You'll pass many unique and distinctive wineries that will prove tempting for a visit. There's the opportunity for a challenge if you are 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 your 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, an array of specialties are at your fingertips in town. Armed with a list of recommended restaurants, choose the one that best suits your tastes for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Dry Creek Alexander Valley Loop
Approximately 39 mi | 62 km and 1,800 ft | 548 m

Avid Option:

Chalk Hill with Pine Flat Road
Approximately 60 mi | 96 km and 3,100 ft | 944 m

Today's Activity:

Wine Tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards

Hotel:

h2 Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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 a coffee or some shopping. To close out your self-guided California bike tour, your Trek Travel host will meet you at 11:00 AM at the hotel to collect your bike and gear.

Today's Ride:

West Dry Creek to Yoakum Bridge with Return
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 840 ft | 246 m

Short Option:

West Dry Creek to Dry Creek General Store with Return
Approximately 14 mi | 22 km and 470 ft | 143 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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h2hotel

Healdsburg, California

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 h2 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.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel self-guided bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More experiences. 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 Emonda SL 5 Disc

The Trek Emonda SL 5 Disc is the perfect bike for your self-guided trip. Its lightweight aerodynamic frame will have you cruising with ease throughout your day. The Shimano hydraulic brakes give you consistent stopping power and control in any weather. The Emonda SL 5 is equipped with Shimano 105 components, the workhorse group of Shimano's lineup that will keep your focus on enjoying the hills with its buttery smooth shifting. We think you'll like this bike so much, you'll want to get one of your own! Learn More

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Trek Electric Assist Verve+ 3

This comfortable bike is perfectly designed to give you that little boost you want. 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

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Trek Electric Assist Verve+ 3 Low-Step

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ 3 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

  • Three nights of accommodation at a handpicked hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch and dinner recommendations
  • Trek Emonda SL 5 disc road bike, Trek Electric-Assist Verve+3 or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+3 Lowstep
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin GPS computer, a flat pack containing one tube, two tire levers, CO2 cartridge with inflator, and a patch kit (the flat pack is only large enough for these items so if additional gear is needed, please plan to bring your own bar bag or small backpack for daily rides)
  • A mini frame pump, front and rear lights
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager saddle (we suggest you bring your own for the most comfortable fit)
  • Shimano clipless pedals or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers and a floor pump
  • Bike fit on the first day to help you find your optimal riding position
  • Ride With GPS Experience on your phone to get all the information you need on your self-guided adventure

GEAR

  • Trek Emonda SL 5 disc road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, Trek Electric-Assist Verve+3 or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+3 Lowstep, available in a limited quantity
  • Garmin GPS computer with mount
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack containing one tube, two tire levers, CO2 cartridge with inflator, and a patch kit (the flat pack is only large enough for these items so if additional gear is needed, please plan to bring your own bar bag or small backpack for daily rides)
  • A mini frame pump
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers, and a floor pump
  • 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 Trek Travel host will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

For self-guided trips you are welcome to thank your host with a gratuity based on your level of service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip meeting/departing locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • While we provide daily breakfast, the other meals are not included. On self-guided trips, Trek Travel provides restaurant recommendations and invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
54 kilometers / 34 miles
TOTAL MILES:
218 kilometers / 136 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
434 meters / 1,425 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
1,737 meters / 5,700 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 Self-Guided Bike Tour is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Type 2 riders with secure bike handling and comfort riding all miles unsupported might consider this trip with the assistance of our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
There are a variety of non-riding options on this self-guided trip 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. Except as specified in the itinerary, expenses and transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Shop the chic boutiques on the plaza in 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
  • Enjoy a spectacular spa experience at Hotel Healdsburg

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 Trek Travel's local experts to improve the trip experience.

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

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
h2 Hotel

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
h2 Hotel

Arriving

We recommend flying into Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, approximately 10 miles from downtown Healdsburg. Delta, United, and Alaska Airlines serve STS. From just outside the baggage claim, you can take a taxi to the meeting location. Taxi rides from the airport to downtown will cost approximately $20.

Your Trek Travel host will meet you at the h2 Hotel at 11:00 AM on the first day of your self-guided California Wine Country bike tour to go over details of the week ahead. Please have your riding gear readily accessible to avoid having to unpack your luggage. After a trip overview of you may change into your cycling gear where you will be fitted to your Trek bike ensuring you will be comfortable for the week. After a safety talk and reviewing the details of the route, saddle up to begin the day's ride.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will leave your bicycle with the front desk of your hotel at 11:00 AM. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the hotel if you are flying out from the Sonoma County Airport (STS) or a different airport. If you plan to fly out of the Bay area, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 5:30 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

In Healdsburg, the summers are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Because of the coastal influence and nearby mountains, there are many micro-climates and weather can be very variable. For this reason, we suggest dressing in layers and always bringing extra clothing 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 & After: Healdsburg, California

Just about an hour north of the hustle of San Francisco, in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, you'll find Healdsburg. Here, natural beauty unites with world-renowned California artists and artisans to inspire the senses. From sleepy agrarian roots, Healdsburg has become known for its abundance of world-class wineries and tasting rooms, the very best in farm-to-table dining, and picture-perfect countryside of lush valleys and redwood forests that cradle Lake Sonoma and the Russian River. This is the perfect town to get to to get away from it all.

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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