California: Napa, Dry Creek Valley & The Pacific CoastSonoma Valley bike tour delivers you to classic “NorCal” landscapes of lush vineyards, golden hills, dense forests and dramatic ocean shores. Follow the Napa Valley Vine Trail and the old wagon trail known as Silverado to renowned wine towns where mineral springs and mud baths refresh the spirit. Traverse the scenic Dry Creek Valley, famed home of red zinfandel and pinot noir grapes. Ride under a soaring canopy of redwoods, among the world’s oldest and tallest trees. All the while, California’s finest wineries beckon you to stop and sample their finest. Take your time … from Calistoga to Healdsburg and beyond, these American Viticultural Areas are meant to be savored.
- Pedal the Napa Valley Vine Trail, pausing to sample California’s sublime wines at your own pace
- Follow the route of a historic wagon road as you cycle the Silverado Trail
- Bike under the magnificent canopy of soaring coastal redwoods in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
- Ride the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, where some of the finest red zinfandels are produced
- Slow down to “beach time,” absorbing Northern California’s splendid Pacific Coast at a carefree pace
- Cycle into cinema’s history in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed scenes for The Birds
What to Expect
This tour offers mostly easy to moderate terrain with the occasional rolling hill and a longer ride on the last day with no opportunity to shorten the ride. Please verify your bike selection for this tour as it is not always possible to change bikes once you arrive on tour. Travel with your friends and family—we can accommodate multiple guests on this self-guided vacation. Our 24/7 support system is available if needed.
- Daily Mileage: 6 - 45|
- Biking: 1 - 5 hr
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|5 nights in superb California inns|
|5 meals: 5 breakfasts|
Napa River Inn
The Napa River Inn’s location within the historic Napa Mill allows access to the neighborhood’s specialty shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. As Napa’s highest Michelin rated, and Forbes Four Star hotel, you are assured a restful and memorable stay. Three diverse buildings house the inn’s 66 air-conditioned rooms. Restaurants, a spa and retail shops coexist in the riverside complex. Originally built in 1884, it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a National Trust Historic Hotel of America.
Inn at the Tides
Just steps away from the Tides Wharf pier, the Inn at the Tides is set upon acres of natural surroundings; its large bay windows and outdoor terrace make the perfect gazing spots. The inn’s rooms are built along a hillside with stunning views of Bodega Bay with either a balcony or fireplace. There is a heated swimming pool, sauna, therapeutic massage services, a hot tub, and several on-site dining options. Note that the mild climate and bayside locale create a natural cooling airflow, making air-conditioning unnecessary.
Guest Reviews 2 out of 3 (67%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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