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SingleThread

Tying Japan to Sonoma Through Culinary Mastery and Exquisite Luxury

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A dream realized. Every detail meticulously considered. A restaurant meets an inn meets a farm.

In December of 2016, Kyle and Katina Connaughton assembled a team of some of the most sought-after culinary and hospitality experts on the west coast to provide an experience truly unmatched anywhere. For the first time ever, spend four days exploring Sonoma and the legendary Dry Creek Valley on the world's best bikes while indulging in the revelation that is SingleThread. Rest for three nights in one of their five guest rooms, mindfully appointed in all methods of modern luxury. One night you'll dine in the 2017 James Beard Award-winning dining room, recently awarded two Michelin stars, on an elaborate 11 course, wine- or sake-paired tasting menu which the San Francisco Chronicle describes as a "flawless four star experience," and a family-style, traditional Japanese donabe dinner in the SingleThread private study on another evening. Visit a very special Sonoma farm to witness the real-time cultivation of a plethora of local food and a critical element of the cultural fabric of this region. The culmination of one of the most highly anticipated projects on the west coast is now right at your fingertips. This is the dining and cycling experience of a lifetime.
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One world-class hotel your entire stay.

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Daily Itinerary

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Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the St. Regis lobby at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll enjoy a scenic private shuttle across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to the world-renowned Hanna Winery in Alexander Valley. After a light lunch, a short round of introductions with your fellow travelers and an exclusive wine tasting, you’ll be dialed and fit to your bike. Then it’s time to ride! Follow 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. Home to more than 50 distinctive wineries, the Dry Creek Valley is one of the top Zinfandel producing regions in the world. Taste wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or a cool, crisp, biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room. This afternoon, post-ride, we'll arrive at the luxurious SingleThread Farms in downtown Healdsburg. Relax on the rooftop before meeting your guides for a short stroll to a classic Trek Travel social hour at Spoonbar. Afterward, explore one of the many famed restaurants in bustling Healdsburg. Whether it's Italian, French or pub fare, Healdsburg is a foodies paradise.

Hotel:

SingleThread
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour


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Today's Ride:

SingleThread to Armstrong Redwoods Return
Approximately 40 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

SingleThread to Armstrong Redwoods
Approximately 20 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

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

Description:

Today we ride through the lush Russian River Valley, known for its tantalizing Pinot Noir on our way to Armstrong Redwoods 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 Redwoods 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. Lunch is on your own today in the town of Guerneville, or stop off 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, relax in your room before embarking on an entirely different journey which is the SingleThread dining experience. This day is one you'll remember forever.

Hotel:

SingleThread
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

Chalk Hill Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Chalk Hill to Jimtown Store 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

Description:

Today you’ll follow tranquil byways over Chalk Hill and through the Alexander Valley, enjoying the rustic simplicity that the area brings. First, head south, circumnavigating Healdsburg, but 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. As you reach Chalk Hill, you’ll pass many unique and distinctive wineries that will prove tempting for a visit enroute to our lunch at Jimtown Store, a Sonoma County Landmark with some of the best sandwiches West of the Mississippi! If you’re feeling up for a challenge after lunch, Pine Flat Road is just around the corner. This 11-mile climb entertains local cyclists and pros alike with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. Or, take a shorter option to town if you’d rather spend some time relishing our charming accommodations. If you haven’t already, wandering the town plaza of Healdsburg is a must. This afternoon, back at the hotel, enjoy a famous Pliny the Elder beer right from your guest room’s refrigerated drawer. If you choose not to ride today, you’re free to meander the picturesque streets of Healdsburg, visit one of several local spas, play a round of golf, or visit the endless wineries in the area. Tonight you'll gather with your fellow travelers for one last meal spectacle: a traditional Japanese donabe, family-style dinner in the SingleThread private study.

Hotel:

SingleThread
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Today's Ride:

SingleThread Lambert Bridge Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 200 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Sonoma Farm Tour

Description:

Start the day with a morning spin through the charming Dry Creek Valley to loosen up your legs before riding a short few minutes out of town for an exclusive private tour of the one of Sonoma’s amazing local farms. Head back into town for lunch at Shed Cafe. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at SingleThread Farms, before boarding the shuttle to the St. Regis in San Francisco, arriving at 3:00 PM. Taxi and shuttle services are available to both San Francisco and Oakland airports from there. If you plan to fly out of the Bay area on Sunday, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 6:00 PM.

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Dates & Pricing

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price is guaranteed.

2018


May
3rd - 6th / 4 days / 3 nights
$4799 / Person, $2400 / Single Occupancy

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Stay at SingleThread Farms on Trek Travel's California Wine Country luxury bike tour

SingleThread

Healdsburg, California

SingleThread is in a class of luxury all its own. A restaurant with a boutique, in-house hotel offering five exquisitely appointed guest rooms. Each room is designed and crafted to create a timeless, yet luxurious and contemporary feel. All rooms host an assortment of well-curated amenities to make each moment of your stay special and unique: each room featuring a friendly Japanese toilet, heated floors, a state of the art Teforia tea system, a refrigerated drawer that boasts unlimited Pliny the Elder beer, all centered around a paper lantern in the shape of the onion flower created by artisan Jiangme Wu. Most importantly, a daily seasonal breakfast offering from the SingleThread kitchen is included in your stay, featuring ingredients directly from the farm.

What's Included

We Include More

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. Learn more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Daily rides
  • Armstrong Redwoods Visit
  • Sonoma farm tour
  • Hanna Winery Exclusive Tasting
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. SingleThread is a brand new property, boasting a hotel and restaurant, that opened in December 2016. There are only five guest rooms, all following the textbook definition of luxury. It's located in central downtown Healdsburg within walking distance to restaurants, spas, galleries, tasting rooms. There are no gym or pool facilities on the property, but the hotel does have a partnership with a nearby gym, Parkpoint HealthClub, and provide complimentary passes to the gym and pool facilities for guests.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our SingleThread trip, food luxuriously abounds. It kicks off with a bang and an 11 course tasting menu at SingleThread on the second night of the trip. Wonderfully profiled here in the San Francisco Chronicle. It also finishes with fireworks and a family-style dinner in their private study. Breakfast each morning is provided at the hotel and can be served to you in your room, the study or at the rooftop garden (weather permitting). You will also enjoy two picnic lunches and one bistro lunch on this trip.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks

Thank your Guides, by tipping

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.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and 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.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 35
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,200 ft.

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. 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. 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. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Warm sunny days (70F-75F) 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.

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. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. 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 in Healdsburg
  • Exclusive wine tasting at Hanna Winery

If you’re going we’re going on almost all our trips. Trips with 1 guest booked are guaranteed to run. Select trips like Cross Country, Race and Special Edition trips require a minimum number of guests to run and are not guaranteed until that number is reached. Contact your Trip Consultant for more details.

In the event that a departure has low enrollment, we will notify guests at 60-90 days before departure to give the option to select a different date with more guests booked. Please do not reserve airfare before confirming your Trek Travel trip.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Please review our packing list page for more details.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

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.

Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the large clock | San Francisco, California

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the The St. Regis San Francisco lobby (125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll enjoy a scenic private shuttle across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to the world-renowned Hanna Winery in Alexander Valley. You and your new traveling companions will gather for a picnic lunch, overflowing with local specialties. 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.

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, SingleThread (707 723 4646), 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 our first hotel is approximately a 13-mile taxi ride.

SingleThread | Healdsburg, California

You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at SingleThread Farm in Healdsburg. You'll shuttle to the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, arriving at 3:00 PM. Taxi and shuttle services are available. If you plan to fly out on Sunday, please avoid scheduling your flight any earlier than 6:00 PM.

Before & 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. Should you decide to explore before your trip start, you may want to consider giving your legs ample rest time for the cycling ahead! There are numerous attractions in the San Francisco area - from the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, 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 pre and post-trip hotel:

St. Regis Hotel

This upscale high-rise hotel next to the Museum of Modern Art is a 4-minute walk from the Moscone Center and a 9-minute walk from Union Square. The refined rooms with marble and exotic-wood details feature chaise lounges, flat-screens and Internet access (fee), plus rainfall showers and soaking tubs open to the room (with optional privacy screens). Upgraded rooms add city/park views, while suites come with in-room butler service and separate living areas. There's a fine-dining restaurant, and a casual eatery serving breakfast and lunch. Other amenities include a posh spa, a 24-hour gym and an indoor pool.

125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415 284 4000 | www.stregissanfrancisco.com | $800

The Hotel Monaco

The Hotel Monaco is a French-inspired luxury hotel catering to the savviest of travelers. Located just steps from Union Square and the Theatre District in downtown San Francisco, you’re sure to find entertainment to suit your tastes.

501 Geary Street | 866 622 5284 | www.Monaco-SF.com | $355

Westin St. Francis

Renowned for its legendary service, the historic Westin St. Francis boasts luxurious guest rooms and world-class dining.

335 Powell Street | 415 397 7000 | www.Westin.com | ~$297


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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