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You'll meet your guides at the Westin Verasa (Napa, CA) at 9:30 AM. Your trip begins bright and leisurely in downtown Napa, where you'll get a feel for the weekend buzz of a trendy, developing young city. After a quick shuttle, your guides will get you geared up to ride to the Clif Family Winery Tasting Room, a local cycling hotspot owned by the Clif family (of Clif Bar fame). Sample the signature Clif Family Wines, inherently well-paired with their gourmet, on-site food truck specialties. After lunch, meander through their charming courtyard. Then, with a few Clif Family treats tucked into your daybag, you'll jump in for a quick shuttle to your home for the next two nights, the 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, here 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."
Napa to Clif Family Winery
Approximately 19 miles with 560 feet of climbing
Wine Tasting at Clif Family Winery
Indian Springs Resort and Spa
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Options abound today as you leave 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 California wine country over a gourmet Trek Travel picnic and private tour of Summit Lake Vineyards, residing high above 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 their 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 Silver Oak or a robust Zinfandel at Alexander Valley Vineyard. Lunch is on your own in the quaint and inviting town of Healdsburg, your home for the next three nights. Spend the afternoon by the pool or indulging in an afternoon nap. Or wander the town plaza and take in the many boutiques and galleries nearby. Tasting rooms abound in town, making it convenient for you to stroll around and discover a new favorite wine. Tonight, you'll celebrate a an exquisite meal at Dry Creek Kitchen, part of renowned chef Charlie Palmer's group of classic restaurants.
Calistoga to Healdsburg
Approximately 29 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Harmon Guest House
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
Today you’ll follow the tranquil byways through the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. 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. Pause at your leisure to indulge your palate at local favorites such as SIMI Winery, taste from the barrel at Zichichi, or refresh with a cool, crisp, biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room. After we return to 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 we'll head down to the lively and vibrant Spoonbar to enjoy a beautiful presentation of delicious, creative 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 Dry Creek Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing
Healdsburg to Lake Sonoma with Rockpile Road
47 miles with 2990 feet of climbing
Harmon Guest House
Breakfast | Dinner
This morning offers a great opportunity for a walk over to our guide's 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 we ride through the Russian River Valley, known for its tantalizing Pinot Noir on our way to Armstrong State Natural Reserve. 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 or tallest trees in the park—1,400 years old and 310 feet high respectively. We can enjoy lunch at Korbel's on-site gourmet deli. You may even choose 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 at a variety of wineries like Gary Farrell, Porter Creek, or Armida. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers and head out for an incredible Californian farm-to-table feast at our local favorite restaurant, Chalkboard. It is here that the farm culture of Sonoma comes to life and is embodied in fresh, local savory foods that make this area second-to-none. Please note that the ability to enjoy this route is contingent upon reconstruction completion at the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, scheduled to be completed late spring or early summer of 2021. We have a spectacular alternative to the Pacific Ocean at 60 miles and 2,900 feet of elevation gain.
Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong Return
Approximately 40 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Hotel Healdsburg to Armstrong
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Hotel Healdsburg to Sweetwater Springs – Armstrong With Westside Road Return
Approximately 42 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Harmon Guest House
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
To close our your California Wine Country Bike Tour, 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. Take some time to freshen up before checking out of the hotel. You'll board a private shuttle at 11:00 AM, taking you to the Napa Transit Center in downtown Napa.
Hotel Healdsburg Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Hotel Healdsburg Lambert Bridge Short
Approximately 11 miles with 200 feet of climbing
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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.
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 at the Westin Verasa Napa lobby (1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the California Wine Country Bike Tour. We’ll have a quick shuttle to our ride start, where you'll take a moment to gear up and grab a little fuel. Be sure to have your cycling gear, including shoes and pedals, packed in a small bag separate and apart from your luggage. We will provide a custom bike fit before beginning our first day’s ride to through the valley, stopping for lunch and your first wine tasting at Clif Family Winery in St. Helena.
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.View our pre hotel recommendations
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 Soscol Gateway Transit Center in downtown Napa arriving at approximately 12:00 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 5:30 PM.View our post hotel recommendations
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
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:
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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