Northern California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks, making it a great place for bikers! On one of our Napa bike tours in Napa and Sonoma counties, you’re likely to find a Mom and Pop winery next to a world-famous appellation, as well as an antique-stuffed country store kitty-corner to a world-class hotel. Scenic bike routes wind through small towns, and meandering walking trails exist only a few hours from bustling San Francisco. Even better, the population density drops noticeably as soon as one reaches the outer limits of Healdsburg.
Enjoy a unique winery experience each day.
Pedal 20 to 35 miles daily on scenic routes through small Californian towns.
Stay at the historic Hotel Healdsburg and the lavish Auberge du Soleil.
DAY 1: Arrive in San Francisco and head to Occidental, a sleepy town nestled among the trees. Hop on bikes and pedal to the impressive state park, Armstrong Woods. After lunch in nearby Guerneville, enjoy a select tasting at Thomas George Estates, an artisan producer of small-lot Russian River Valley varietals.
DAY 2: Cycle by small vintners on the tranquil back roads of the Dry Creek region and stop for lunch at the upscale Dry Creek General Store. Head to the vineyards and enjoy a hands-on experience in a Meritage: Art of Blending tutorial. Later, pedal along additional routes or head back to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.
DAY 3: Pedal to the small town of Geyserville and stop at the picturesque Robert Young Estate to sip on their signature Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons. Enjoy a gourmet picnic alongside the estate wines before heading to Napa Valley to settle into the region’s most famous resort.
DAY 4: Bike into bucolic Pope Valley and set out to Yountville for lunch on your own. Take a short drive to Far Niente, one of the world’s great wine estates and walk the 40,000-square-foot wine aging caves concluding with a tasting. Relax back at the hotel before raising a glass and toasting the weeks’ worth of adventures.
DAY 5: Pedal to the famed Oakville Grocery Store before making our way to St. Helena for some shopping and exploration. Enjoy an Italian-inspired meal at Cook and drive to Raymond Vineyards to become a “Winemaker for a Day.” Return to San Francisco and bid one another farewell after an unforgettable week.
Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg
Auberge du Soleil, Napa
Pricing starts at $6,395 per person, based on four people in double occupancy rooms. Price varies based on date requested.
4 nights hotel accommodation
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners including wine (as selected by B&R)
Services of two B&R guides and support van
Use of a customized Cannondale bicycle and helmet
Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
All special events and private tours
All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
All baggage transportation
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service