California Wine Tour 5 Nights

From San Francisco, we'll shuttle you to the heart of Northern California and introduce you to our favorite towns for wine tasting, cycling and sightseeing on this California adventure. Visit Healdsburg, Guerneville and Bodega Bay on this unique trip that features cycling through some of the greatest wine regions in the world followed by a fun ride through Redwood forests and eventually a ride along the California coast.

Starting in Healdsburg, your journey will take you into the Dry Creek valley to taste the local wines on quiet back country roads. Enjoy awe inspiring scenery as you cruise through dense Redwood forests and finally to the coast. Finish in Bodega Bay and enjoy fresh seafood in this classic coastal town on the rugged coast of California.

Price from : 2590 $
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : California
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level : Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   San Francisco to Healdsburg

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 

Your California adventure will start in downtown San Francisco. We'll meet you and transfer about 1.5 hours into the heart of Northern California wine country. Our first stop is Graton where we'll have an orientation meeting and bike fitting. You'll enjoy small country bike paths and vineyard lined roads as you discover this cyclists' paradise. Your destination is the vibrant wine town of Healdsburg, on the edge of the Alexander Valley.

The area is not only stunning physically, but there are an array of small, family owned vineyards mixed in amongst some of the world's most prestigious wineries. 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 2 :   A Loop ride from Healdsburg into the Dry Creek Valley

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 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 are headed into the Dry Creek Valley and its 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 3 :   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 4 :   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 5 :   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 6 :   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 well pack the van for the trip (about 1.5 hours) back to downtown San Francisco.

Average / Day : Distance : 28.00 Km / 17.60 Miles

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Day : 1, 2

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 : 3, 4

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 : 5

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

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 : 3, 4

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 : 5

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

  • 5 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 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 2590 $ 600 $
Upgraded 2990 $ 900 $

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