8 days/7 nights, with 6 days of cycling

April, May, September, October are best months

30 miles daily average (50 km)

This is moderate cycling, encountering a few challenging hills most days
Extra mileage possible

Classic Accommodation:   US$2550

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Accommodation:   US$2150   

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From US$840*

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  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
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Your tour starts in Napa, north of San Francisco.

This is a charming town in the centre of California’s wine growing region.

It is possible to reach San Francisco by air. There is scheduled air service to this airport from all major Canadian and US cities.


Read more about owner Robbin McKinney's recent trip to Napa on our blog.


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California's Wine Country Cycling 8 Days
Like the bouquet of a spicy Zinfandel, the wine country of California, north of San Francisco, opens up to reveal many delights and pleasures. Napa Valley and Sonoma County are synonymous with great wine and fine food and dining. By bike, discover shady back lanes, towering redwood groves, a surprising Russian history and delightful pedaling – past vineyards and wine chateaus of every conceivable design. The 8 day trip begins in Napa and includes two days along the California coast, finishing in Sonoma.


California's Wine Country Cycling 6 Days Day 1

Our 8-day trip starts in Napa and we recommend you arrive anytime late afternoon. Start with a stroll of the Napa riverfront, with its cafes and tasting rooms including our favourite –Carpe Diem Wine Bar serving over 60 wines by the glass, from small production wines to prominent world-class vintners. We provide suggestions for dinner- Napa is filled with award-winning restaurants.


Day 2

There are options for an easy-going and more challenging ride on this day. The easier ride passes by the former wine estate of Rene di Rosa, which boasts more than 2000 works by more than 800 California emerging artists that Rene collected. After visiting, have lunch at the Boon Fly Cafe, located along the route. There is also a challenging loop to Sonoma where lunch at The Girl and a Fig would be a reward for the effort. Back in Napa, we provide lots of dinner options, including Morimotos acclaimed restaurant that opened on the river front in 2010.
Distance: 31 km, elevation gain 134 m or 84 km, gain 1005 m.*


Day 3
Ride north out of Napa along quiet roads and bike paths to Yountville, home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants, not bad for a town of less than 3,000 people! Stroll the streets of this lovely village and then continue north, passing tasting opportunities at Opus and PlumpJack wineries en-route to St. Helena. If you want more riding, we also provide add-on options to ride through more of the valley, visiting Bale’s Grist Mill, which was a focal point for the valley’s settlement during the first half of the 19th century. You will want to stop in at the St. Helena Olive Oil Company, to learn about locally produced olive oil and to taste the other famous liquid that the valley produces.  
Distance: 39 km, elevation gain 137 m.*

Day 4
Spend a full day in the St. Helena area, with many choices. Ride up into the hills above the valley, past forests of California redwoods to high altitude vineyards, which are gradually encroaching on old ranch lands. Then sweep back down the Pope Valley into St. Helena. Or meander through the Napa Valley, visiting Bale’s Grist Mill, which was a focal point for the valley’s settlement during the first half of the 19th century. Cross the Napa River, ride on the lower slope of Howell Mountain and into a rain forest. Whichever option you choose, you’ll enjoy gorgeous scenery.Distance : 36 or 18 miles
Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 836 m or 32 km, gain 548 m.*

Day 5
Today’s destination is Calistoga, known for its thermal spas and mud baths. You have many options to dial in the mileage of your choice. Take a shorter route in order to have more time to visit some of the historic vineyards in the region, including those that first put California on the oenological map. On the longer ride, you will have the opportunity to watch Old Faithful spout off, as well as to cycle to the historic Chateau Montelena winery, and simply enjoy more of the amazing diversity of this stunning California countryside. Distance: 18 km, elevation gain 211 m or 31 km, gain 399 m.*

California's Wine Country Cycling 6 Days Day 6
Continue north into the Alexander Valley and then over the Mayacamas Ridge to leave Napa Valley and enter the Sonoma Valley. Pedal through the pretty valley of the Maacama Creek and onto the flat lands of the Russian River Valley. Explore extensive vineyards along the edge ofo the Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal field. Discovered in 1847, these amazing hot spots soon gave rise to the California Spa tradition. Is a massage that far off? Your day ends in the delightful town of Healdsburg. Distance: 45 km, elevation gain 334 m or 63 km, gain 451 m.*

Day 7
A full day in the Healdsburg area lets you explore the unique Russian history of this American enclave. Uncover the wineries of the Russian River Valley, and the unexpected hops industry as well. If you are feeling adventurous, take a side trip into the wild country along Porter Creek. Be sure to leave time to visit Healdsburg, a town with the best qualities of turn-of-the century America, yet with the ambiance of a European countryside. Discover its Spanish-style plaza, numerous museums and excellent antique shops before settling down to a scrumptious final dinner.
Distance: 48 km, elevation gain 382 m.*

Day 8

Spend a few final moments enjoying your time in California’s wine country before bidding it a fond farewell, to head off on your next adventure.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

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