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Sonoma Adventure Tour

5 Day/4 Night-Pacific Coast, Redwoods and Wine Country!

Available any week starting on Sunday through Wednesday.
Perfect for intermediate to advanced riders.

$995 Value Lodging*
$1295  Boutique Inns*
$1495 Contemporary Lodging*

*Per person based on double occupancy, Monday start day and lodging availability.  Includes all taxes and fees.
See pricing for other start days below...
Some holiday and event weeks may have limited availability or increased pricing due to higher lodging rates. 

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Your tour begins at our Healdsburg Touring Center with a bike fitting and orientation by one or our professional guides. We'll take the time to review the route with you, give personal tips and advice and answer any questions you may have. After that you'll be traveling on your own, but we'll always be just a phone call away. Your rooms will be reserved and your luggage transferred and your mind at rest.

 


GrnvalleyDay One: Green Valley & "West County"

Healdsburg to Occidental: (25 miles plus options). Down the east side of the Russian River Valley, past vineyards and old apple orchards, you'll head for the town of Graton. Enjoy lunch at the Willow Wood Café, visit the cute shops and galleries or take a short side trip to visit Iron Horse Vineyards or one of the many other wineries in the area. But save some energy, because your day finishes with the challenge of the climb up Harrison Grade to the town of Occidental!


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Day Two: Pacific Ocean & Russian River

Occidental to Guerneville: (25 miles plus options). Spectacular Coleman Valley Road starts with a challenge but ends with an incredible reward.  Climb high on the bluff above the rugged Pacific as waves crash against the rocky coast.  Descend down to visit with the seals sunning on shore, or scratch your back on the mammoth rocks, before turning inland and  following the Russian River through the ranches and redwoods to the old resort town of Guerneville.


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Day Three: Redwoods & Wine Country

Guerneville to Healdsburg (20 miles plus options). Start your day dwarfed by thousand year old trees in nature’s cathedral at the Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve. From there you’ll have the classic choice - over the mountain or around the mountain? Choose "over" and you'll experience the steep and spectacular Sweetwater Springs Road or "around" and lunch and a tour at Korbel "Champagne" Cellars. Either way you’ll spend your afternoon rolling past organic farms, vineyards and artisanal wineries.


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Day Four: Healdsburg & The Dry Creek Valley

Healdsburg Loop (multiple distance options). Spend the day exploring the Dry Creek Valley and surrounding areas. You'll have options from a casual 15-25 mile winery tour to the challenge of climbing to the Lake Sonoma Lookout. It's beautiful, it's pastoral, it's bicycle touring at its best!  And what better way to spend your last night than in the amazing town of Healdsburg.  Check out the farmer’s market, stroll off the plaza through the old Victorian & Craftsman neighborhoods, or relax in the Flying Goat with a coffee.


Day Five: Departure Day

Take a last morning spin in the Healdsburg area, enjoy the day at leisure, or depart early for home.

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What's included...

Choose your own start date- still available almost every week in 2017!

Value Lodging -Outline Identification Code: 4SAV
$995 per person Monday start
$1095 per person Sunday or Tuesday start
$1195 per person Wednesday start
Based on double occupancy-Friday and Saturday starts not typically available- contact us for further information if necesary.

Boutique Inns -Outline Identification Code: 4SAB
$1295 per person Monday start
$1395 per person Sunday or Tuesday start
$1495 per person Wednesday start
Based on double occupancy-Friday and Saturday starts not typically available- contact us for further information if necesary.

Contemporary Lodging-Outline Identification Code: 4SAC
$1495 per person Monday start
$1595 per person Sunday or Tuesday start
$1695 per person Wednesday start
Based on double occupancy-Friday and Saturday starts not typically available- contact us for further information if necesary.

Offered any dates with Sunday thru Wednesday start, but based on lodging availability.

Availability for Sunday and Monday starts is still good throughout 2017
Tuesday and Wednesday starts will begin to book up early as lodging for Fri and/or Sat stays becomes limited.

Lodging for the night prior to the tour is typically available in Healdsburg and we are happy to provide a quote (except for Sunday starts due to the two night minimum all lodgings in our area have on Fri & Sat.)

Book This Tour Now

Bookings may take up to 48hrs to be fully confirmed.
$200 per person deposit required- please see full terms and conditions.  
If your tour dates or lodging are unavailable we will contact you with substitution options for your approval prior to charging your deposit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Or if you'd like to customize your tour or confirm availibility:
Check availability or request a custom quote here ...

Or give us a call at: 707-473-0610


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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

The deposit for a multi-day tour is $200 per person. The balance is due 30 days prior to the tour start. If you are making this reservation less than 30 days prior we will be charging the $200 per person deposit at this time and the remaining balance will be due 48 hours after you receive your tour confirmation package-which will give you time to review it and confirm everything is as you expected.  Cancellation prior to 15 days will incur no charges to profit Wine Country Bikes- we will refund your deposit minus only those costs directly incurred by us in the making of your reservation. This typically includes only the costs related to the processing of your credit card deposit, which are usually less than 5% of the amount charged. You are also responsible for any room cancellation fees; which could be up to $35 per room cancelled. Total cost is non-refundable 15 days prior to tour start. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Wine Country Bikes and its agents and associates act only as agents for the traveler and can accept no responsibility for the service of any tour operator, accommodation, restaurant or carrier used in connection with these tours, nor any liability for claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss to persons or property. In the event that it becomes necessary or advisable to alter the itinerary or arrangements for the comfort and/or well-being of the participants, such alterations will be made without penalty to the operator. The right is reserved to cancel a tour and to decline to accept any person as a member of a tour.

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Whats Included

What's Included

4 Nights Value, Traditional B&B or Luxury Contemporary Lodging

  • Choose a lodging style to fit your prefrences
  • Many lodgings include breakfast

4 Days of Supported Self-Guided bike touring including:

  • Custom designed Road Book with maps, detailed directions and local insider’s area information and attractions
  • Garmin GPS preloaded with your routes (1 unit per two guests)
  • Pre-Tour Orientation including bike fitting, route briefing and personal recommendations and advice
  • Luggage transfers as needed- with free purchase pick up in route
  • Hydration drinks & energy bars
  • 4 day Trek Lightweight Touring Hybrid or Trek Madone 2.1 Road Bike rental including helmet, lock, handle bar bag, rear rack with trunk bag or panniers, and water bottles
  • Emergency roadside assistance

Personalize your tour:

  • Add the night prior or an additional day after in Healdsburg...
  • Add an extra day at the coast!
  • Add a couple of days in Napa?
  • Upgrade to a Trek Domane 4.1 carbon fiber road bike.

The tour does not include transportation to and from start/finish locations, optional activities, meals not specified in the itinerary, wine tasting fees, gratuities or travel insurance.

Lodging Options

Lodging Options

Choose from the styles below-or Personalize by mixing and matching!

Contemporary
Boutique Inns
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Contemporary:

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  • H2 Hotel Healdsburg (2 Nights) If you prefer contemporary lodgings you’ll love the new H2 Hotel with its simple, modern aesthetic, serene light-filled guest rooms, living roof and ultra green design.
Occidental Inn
  • Inn at Occidental Occidental (1 night) This wonderful inn always makes the trip to Occidental special! The Inn is not just another Sonoma County Wine Country bed and breakfast. Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming village of Occidental, all rooms feature overstuffed down beds, comfortable sitting areas, and fireplaces.
WSI
  • West Sonoma Inn & Spa Guerneville (1 night) This stylish, newly renovated 33-room inn and spa is situated on six acres of relaxing, sun-splashed grounds that feature majestic redwoods, picnic and gazebo recreation areas, and vineyard views– a Wine Country Inn with a Boutique Hotel Vibe.

Boutique Inns:

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  • Camellia Inn Healdsburg (2 nights) The Camellia Inn is a charming 1869 Italianate Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Interior architectural treasures include inlaid hardwood floors, beautiful double parlors and twin marble fireplaces. Each of their nine thoughtfully appointed guest rooms features a private bath. A delicious full breakfast awaits you each morning. In the evening, sample local wines and cheeses. The Inn is located just steps from the historic Plaza in Healdsburg, allowing you to easily explore on foot the many specialty shops, antique stores and wonderful restaurants clustered around it.
Occidental Inn
  • Inn at Occidental Occidental (1 night) The Inn at Occidental is not just another Sonoma County Wine Country bed and breakfast. Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming village of Occidental, all rooms feature overstuffed down beds, comfortable sitting areas, and fireplaces.This wonderful inn always makes the trip to Occidental special! 

WSI

  • West Sonoma Inn & Spa Guerneville (1 night) This stylish, newly renovated 33-room inn and spa is situated on six acres of relaxing, sun-splashed grounds that feature majestic redwoods, picnic and gazebo recreation areas, and vineyard views– a Wine Country Inn with a Boutique Hotel Vibe.

 

Value:

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  • Dry Creek Inn

    Healdsburg (2 nights) The Best Western Dry Creek Inn has the distinction of earning the AAA 3 Diamond Award and 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, a strong testament to its individual style, design, amenities and comfortable environment.

Occidental Hotel
  • Occidental Hotel 

    Occidental (1 night) The Occidental Hotel is nestled at the base of a beautiful redwood forested hillside overlooking the historic Village of Occidental, California. The Hotel’s location is truly unique leaving its guests with the feeling of being totally surrounded by nature but still steps from everything the Village has to offer.

Ferngrove
  • Fern Grove Cottages Guerneville (1 night) Nestled among towering redwood trees, the restored 1920's cottages are surrounded by delightful gardens that produce an abundance of flowers and fruit. Each cottage is unique with its own individual theme.

Tour Difficulty

Tour Difficulty

This tour is designed for intermediate level or higher cyclists.
You will be riding up 20- 35 miles per day (with lots of longer options available) on mostly rolling hills with a couple longer challenging climbs on Day 1 and Day 2 going out to the coast and redwoods.  These climbs are from 1 to 2 miles in length with some steep sections (up to 15%) - which even an intermediate cyclist may choose to walk.  Day 3 and Day 4 rides have options to be shorter with just rolling hills.

An intermediate level cyclist:
Cycles about once a week or more on average
Good cycling skills- Experienced on more challenging terrain and few busier traffic areas
Good to Very Good fitness- exercises regularly
Comfortable riding up to 40 miles (64k)

Detailed Description:

Day one starts at our Touring Center in the Town of Healdsburg and the total direct riding distance is about 23 miles (of course, there’s also lots of options to add more).  The first half of the ride is down the east side of the Russian River Valley and is mostly flat and rolling hills.  After 12 miles you climb for one mile, stair stepping up the moderate (200ft total climb with 3-6% grades) of Vine Hill Road, before making a short descent into Green Valley and the Town of Graton. Here you’ll have a chance to take a break, get an awesome lunch, maybe visit a winery or two and explore the area a bit. When you’re ready you’ll head west on Green Valley Rd. with another moderate one mile climb (200ft total climb with 3-7% grades) before descending  to cross Green Valley Creek and start your largest climb of the tour- up Harrison Grade and into the Coastal Range.  The climb is about 2 miles long and stair steps up with some steeper sections (575ft total climb with 3-12% grades).  Many people choose to stop and take breaks during the climb or to walk the steep sections which are broken up and a total of less than a mile. From here you have just a couple flat and downhill miles to the town of Occidental

Day two gets the climbing over with right in the beginning as you leave Occidental and climb over two ridges to the Pacific Ocean.  Both climbs are about 1.5 miles long and stair step up with some steeper sections (400ft total climb with 3-11% grades). In this incredibly beautiful area, many people again choose to stop and take breaks during the climb or to walk the steep sections, which are broken up and a total of less than a mile. The next 6 miles along the coast is rolling hills and can be windy, but once you turn inland your last 10 miles should be easy sailing with flat roads and a tailwind.

Day Three & Four are shorter distances with just rolling hills and no major climbs (unless you’d like them!).

Bike Options

Bike Options

4 Night Sonoma Adventure Tour

This tour includes your choice of the following bikes:

Trek 75 Fx

Trek 7.5 FX Lightweight Touring Hybrid - Ride longer with our most versatile line of bikes yet! Outfitted for comfort and adventure, the 7.5 FX is the perfect blend of a fast ride with a familiar, upright riding geometry.  This is the perfect bike for our place to place Adventure Tours into western Sonoma County and the Pacific Coast.Trek 21-road -bike

Trek 2.1 Road Bikes -The Trek 2.1 is a perfect combination of comfortable riding position and excellent handling. The frame is aluminum with a carbon fiber fork and seat post. The triple chain ring insures adequate gearing for even the toughest climbs in the area. They are equipped for light touring & road bike adventures perfect for the road bike cyclist on a multi-day road bike tour or those wanting to tackle local climbs around Healdsburg.

Co-Motion-Tandem

Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo Tandem - Perfect for experienced riders, partners with differing abilities and tandem enthusiasts!  These are performance road bike tandems with aluminum frames, Shimano Ultegra STI shifters and disc brakes.  The Periscope Tandems can be adjusted to fit pilots from 5'4" to 6'4" and stokers from 3'8" to 6'2". 

We’ve equipped the above bikes for touring complete with:

  • rear racks
  • insulated trunk bags
  • handlebar bags
  • map holders
  • bike computers
  • rear panniers (optional)

 Additional bike upgrade option:

 Asset 215862

Trek Domane 4.5 is a high performance, quality bike for experienced riders, adventurous road rides and fast touring. They sport a full carbon fiber Trek race geometry frame with Shimano Ultegra drivetrains.  We keep them beautifully tuned and equip them with pumps, spare tubes, tire levers, folding tools & bike computers.  Ride on! Please note that Domane’s do not include rear racks, trunk bags or handle bar bags.

Upgrade fee: $40 per person per day