California Wine Tour 7 Nights

Slightly longer than our 5 night tour, this 7 night trip includes visits first to Yountville then the spa town of Calistoga. Enjoy some of the nicest cycling routes we have ever encountered, all while indulging in the local cabernet wines and farm to table cuisine. Pedal through fertile wine valleys, and into thousand-year-old redwood forests and finally along the ruggedly beautiful Pacific coast. With California's fantastic weather and quiet country lanes and you will soon see why this area is a cyclist's paradise. Visit the Dry Creek valley near Healdsburg and then finish on the coast as you cruise from the seaside town of Jenner to the small port town of Bodega Bay. Great scenery, world-class wines and seafood on the coast make this a cycling trip to remember.

Price from : 3200 $
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : California
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Transfer from San Francisco to Yountville, then ride to Calistoga

We'll meet you in downtown San Francisco and then shuttle you to the quaint town Yountville, about a 1.5 hour drive. In Yountville we'll do our bike fitting and orientation meeting before sending you off for a great pedal to Calistoga. Enjoy a relaxing meander along the flat-to-gently rolling roads of the Napa Valley. With the easy terrain and numerous wineries to stop in at, this route provides a gentle introduction to the week's riding. Arriving in Calistoga in the afternoon you'll have time to stroll through town after checking in at your bed & breakfast. If a full day of biking tomorrow is not your thing, perhaps a hot mud bath or massage in one of the local day spas might interest you. Calistoga lies atop ancient reservoirs that supply the town's numerous hot springs. Dinner tonight is on your own in town at one of the many excellent restaurants. Ask your guides to tell you about their favorites.

Day 2 :   Calistoga Loop ride

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 

A couple of options for great rides are available today. We suggest heading down the road to the well-known town of St. Helena. Here you'll find a number of great places to either eat lunch indoors, or you might want to purchase some picnic supplies at the Dean & Deluca before riding up to the Rutherford winery for a great lunch over-looking the valley. Spend the afternoon riding among the wineries on the Silverado Trail as you make your way back up to Calistoga. For a relaxing spa day, simply walk into town for a choice of excellent mud bath and spa treatment options. Walkers too can take advantage of the great location to explore the nearby parks such as Bothe-Napa State park or the hills of Mt. St. Helena.

Day 3 :   Calistoga to Healdsburg

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 

A fun ride with some hills is in store today, but we'll provide a lift in the morning for those who are looking for a more relaxing ride. As you leave Calistoga behind this morning you'll travel on small, wooded roads into remote farmland. There are great opportunities today to visit some small and unknown yet remarkable wineries. Most are open for walk-in tastings so you can travel at your own pace. Before long you'll be gliding into the Alexander Valley with over 70 wineries within a quick ride. As you arrive in Healdsburg, you'll be charmed by this quintessential wine town. You should arrive in time to enjoy a stroll around town and through the town's downtown plaza, lined with antique stores, wine shops and great restaurants.

Day 4 :   Loop ride from Healdsburg into the Dry Creek Valley

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 

Today's ride is a California Wine Country classic. Leaving Healdsburg you are quickly on back country roads. The views East to the Macamayas Mountains provide a great backdrop as you pedal. Before long you're headed into the Dry Creek Valley and it's beautiful wineries. Purchase picnic supplies at the Dry Creek General Store before drifting off into the afternoon to scout out your picnic spot. A brilliant day on the bike followed by some wine tastings and dinner in town.

Day 5 :   Healdsburg to Guerneville

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 

Another stellar day on the bikes is on the agenda for you today as you will make your way West to Guerneville. Begin with a cruise through the Dry Creek Valley and then enjoy a change of scenery and temperature when you enter the great redwood forests that hide the coast. Follow the Russian River as it winds its way West towards the coast. Your stop for the night is Guerneville, a quirky town with a logging town history dating back to the 19th Century. Perched on the sandy banks of the river, Guerneville is a perfect place to spend a relaxing evening post bike ride. Enjoy dinner in town.

Day 6 :   Loop ride from Guerneville - Bike, Hike, Canoe or Horseback

Distance 1 : 9 Miles - 15 Km 

Take your pick for today's activities. Only 3 miles North lies the stunning Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve where you'll see the ancient Redwoods and stroll through the groves. You can choose from a myriad of activities today. Go for a hike or horseback ride through the redwoods up to the meadows of Austin Creek State Park. Or if you prefer, take a kayak down the calm Russian River that goes on for miles to the sea. After a full day of adventure, return to your hotel in Guerneville and enjoy dinner in town. Contact us to arrange extra activities.

Day 7 :   Guerneville to Bodega Bay

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 

After a relaxing morning and breakfast in Guerneville it's back on the bikes for the final push to the California coast. Immediately leaving Guerneville you'll enjoy a calm descent along the Russian river. The road winds through Redwood forests but before long the rugged coast appears. We'll arrive in the seaside town of Jenner and enjoy views up and down this magnificent coastline. We then push on for our final leg between Jenner and Bodega Bay. Normally the wind is at your backs so look forward to a great cruise South with views of the pristine coast around every turn. Our home for the night is Bodega Bay, a working fishing port with boats that catch salmon, crab and shrimp. Bodega Bay is most famous perhaps however for its role in the Hitchcock classic The Birds. You'll be able to visit the church and schoolhouse featured in the film, but there are many other great funky buildings and shops to explore as well.

Day 8 :   Bodega Bay to San Francisco

A relaxing morning is in store for today. Enjoy a late breakfast in your room or take an early walk on the beach to experience the sea salt air and glistening sea. A short morning ride is also an option for those who still haven't had enough riding. After a lunch of fish & chips or maybe barbequed oysters at a restaurant in town we'll pack the van for the trip (about 1.5 hours) back to downtown San Francisco.

Average / Day : Distance : 30.83 Km / 19.33 Miles

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Day : 1, 2

Near Mount St. Helena, this Calistoga resort is 8 km from the Petrified Forest. It provides spa services, an outdoor pool and spacious rooms feature large bathrooms with a whirlpool tub. Guest rooms are decorated with brown accents at the EuroSpa & Inn. Each is furnished with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee facilities. A ceiling fan and 2-person seating area is also provided. Inn EuroSpa offers a variety of massage services including aromatherapy and


Day : 3, 4

Stay as guests of John and Keren at The Haydon Street Inn: a Queen Anne Victorian B&B with secluded, tree-shaded grounds in a quiet residential neighborhood but just a short walk to the historic plaza. John was a professional chef in his previous career and has cooked for several US presidentsso expect a nice breakfast.


Day : 5, 6

Located one hour North of the Golden Gate bridge at the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot growing region, this Sonoma Spa Resort is a romantic, upscale wine country Bed and Breakfast. It provides couples a secluded, peaceful refuge to unwind, rejuvenate and reconnect while celebrating Wine Country Living.


Day : 7

The Inn at the Tides is a simple and comfortable inn with cottage style rooms with fireplaces. The cottages are built into the hills and most have fine views of the ocean. The property also has a pool and whirlpool and is located just across the road from the pleasant Tides Wharf Restaurant with its fish-biased menu and nice views of the bay.


Day : 1, 2

Reinventing the Bed & Breakfast experience, Embrace Calistoga is the new look and feel of Napa Valley wine country lodging. Yesterday meets Today: New in style – Old in charm and grace. The philosophy is a blend of old world luxury and 21st century amenities and technology. Antiques co-exist with modern design to create a harmonious blend of comfort and elegance. Built in 1873, the European-style luxury inn is located in the heart of Calistoga, sit on the porch and watch the world pass by or take a stroll through this historical and quintessential wine country town. Luxuriously romantic, the inn was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships—the perfect Napa Valley escape getaway.


Day : 3, 4

This bed and breakfast is located directly on the historic Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, California. A free buffet breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d' oeuvres are provided daily. Each guest room at the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza is individually decorated. Free WiFi and bathrobes are included. This Inn on the Plaza in Healdsburg is surrounded by shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms.


Day : 5, 6

Located one hour North of the Golden Gate bridge at the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot growing region, this Sonoma Spa Resort is a romantic, upscale wine country Bed and Breakfast. It provides couples a secluded, peaceful refuge to unwind, rejuvenate and reconnect while celebrating Wine Country Living.


Day : 7

This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach. Surrounded by the Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay Lodge offers stunning ocean views from each guest room. It features on-site dining at Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen and a full-service spa. Guest rooms at the Bodega Bay Lodge are furnished with a fireplace and a private balcony. Standard amenities include a TV with cable channels, free WiFi, a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a microwave, and an en suite bathroom. Guests can order in-room massages as well. An outdoor pool and a gym are adjacent to the spa. The Bodega Bay Lodge includes a hot tub and is completely non-smoking. Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen offers local cuisine and sustainable farmed produce, seafood, and meats.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
Hybrid bike - Standard
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for up to 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 3200 $ 900 $
Upgraded 3890 $ 1200 $

supplement of $75 (double occupancy) or $150 (single) per person per night for all tour nights that fall on either a Friday or a Saturday

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental Included



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory