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Sonoma & Napa Road Bike Tour

5 Nights- Customized to suit your style

Pacific Coast, Redwoods, Napa & Sonoma

Intermediate Level Road Cycling

Starting at $1495pp- You choose the dates!

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Tour start and finish in Healdsburg:

When you arrive at our Touring Center in the town of Healdsburg on the morning of your tour start we’ll provide you with all the equipment and information that you’ll need for your trip. We'll fit you to your bike, outfit you with your gear and provide a custom created trip package that will include maps, route descriptions and area information. 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.


AbovethecoastDay One: Healdsburg to Bodega Bay (approximately 40 miles).

Today’s ride starts heading down the east side of the Russian River Valley towards and into western Sonoma County. You’ll then begin to make your way through the old apple country of the Graton area before tackling the Harrison Grade which climbs steadily for about 1.5 miles along a shaded creek to the Bohemian town of Occidental. In Occidental, you will take Coleman Valley Road to the coast. This road starts with a challenging 1.5 mile climb, but its well worth it! Here you will ride one of the most spectacular roads to bike anywhere in the world! After climbing from the Valley up to the ridge above the coast you’ll be greeted by incredible views of Point Reyes National Seashore, Bodega Bay, the Russian River and the vast Pacific Ocean. When you are standing on a bluff a few hundred feet above the crashing waves below and absorbing the spectacular surroundings, you quickly forget those last climbs. You'll need to watch for cows on the road along the ridge before you descend! From there you have just a couple miles along the famous coast Highway 1 to Bodega Bay where you will spend the evening.


ArmstrongDay Two: Pacific Coast, Armstrong Redwoods and Russian River Valley

Bodega Bay to Healdsburg (approximately 45 miles). Heading north on Hwy One: along the ocean bluff to the mouth of the Russian River, huge rocks and crashing waves abound.  Descend down to a secluded beach to visit with the seals sunning on the shore, or scratch your back on the mammoth rocks, before following the Russian River inland through the ranches and redwoods to the Town of Guerneville. Take a short side trip to the Armstrong Woods Redwood Preserve and be dwarfed by thousand year old trees in nature’s cathedral.  From there you’ll have the classic choice -- over the mountain or around the mountain? If you choose "over" you'll experience the steep and spectacular Sweetwater Springs Road or if you go around, then perhaps lunch and a tour at Korbel "Champagne" Cellars? Either way you’ll spend your afternoon rolling past organic farms, vineyards and artisanal wineries; before finishing your day with an amazing meal and stroll around the historic Healdsburg Plaza.


Day Three: Healdsburg & The Dry Creek ValleyVineyard Riders

Healdsburg Loop (no minimum ride distance). Discover the Dry Creek Valley with its 100 year old Zinfandel vines, family run wineries and quiet curving roads; it's a pastoral paradise. You'll have options from a casual 25 mile winery tour to the challenge of climbing to the Lake Sonoma Lookout. Pick up a picnic lunch at the Dry Creek Country Store and enjoy it at a nearby winery while tasting a classic Zinfandel. It's beautiful; it's pastoral and its bicycle touring at its best. You’ll see why Healdsburg is known as “cycling heaven”.


HoldingbikeDay Four: Healdsburg to Saint Helena (approximately 40 miles).

Follow the Mayacamas Creek through Alexander and Knights Valley before climbing over the hill to World Famous Napa Wine Region. Spend your day winding around the valley on the historic Silverado Trail. Visit our friends at Vincent Arroyo's winery, watch the guys toast a barrel at the cooperage or do an olive oil tasting with homemade bread.   Continue down valley and spend the night in the charming small town of St. Helena; known for its world class wines, natural beauty and wonderful food.


NapavalleyDay Five: Conn Valley / Chiles & Pope Valley Loop

Choose to spend a casual day visiting the wineries of Napa and Conn Valleys or be more ambitious and tackle the Pope Valley Loop. Climb east out of the valley, past Lake Hennessey and into the beautiful, quiet Pope Valley. Although it is one of the fastest growing wine regions in America, it still retains a peaceful, pioneer feeling. Heading north you’ll experience a wonderful part of rural California often overlooked by the tourists. Old cattle ranches, remote vineyard sites and massive valley oaks decorate the landscape. You’ll then climb back over the hills on the long (but not too steep) Ink Grade before dropping back into Napa Valley through breathtaking views of the Wine Country.


Pricing:

Value Lodging Packages begin at $1495 per person

Traditional B & B Packages begin at $1895 per person

Contemporary Luxury Packages begin at $1995 per person

Above are prices based on double occupancy and weekday stays.  Tours including weekend nights (Fri & Sat) may be substantially higher. Book as early as possible for best lodging options and rates. NOTE: Sunday through Wednesday are the best days to start this tour for lodging availability.

Check availability and request a price quote for your preferred dates here...

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

What's included...

View Lodging options here...


Personalize your tour:

  • Add the night prior or an additional day after in Healdsburg...
  • Add an extra day at the coast!
  • Upgrade to a Trek Domane 4.5 carbon fiber road bike

 

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

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

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

5 Days of 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
  • 5 day 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...
  • Add an extra day at the coast!
  • 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.

Dining Options

Dining Options

 

 

Lodging Options

Lodging Options

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

Luxury Contemporary
Traditional B & B
Value

Luxury Contemporary:

BBL

  • The Bodega Bay Lodge is the quintessential California coastal retreat... romantic and serene. From its seaside perch, the Lodge offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the calm Bodega Bay and the rugged shoreline.

H2

  • 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.

VCH

  • Vineyard Creek Hyatt (Santa Rosa 1 night) Newly refurbished, modern, convenient and perfectly located next to the bike trail!

Traditional B & B:

BBL

  • The Bodega Bay Lodge is the quintessential California coastal retreat... romantic and serene. From its seaside perch, the Lodge offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the calm Bodega Bay and the rugged shoreline.

Camelliainn

  • Camellia Inn (Healdsburg- 2 nights)One of our favorites for years! 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.

HLR

  • Hotel La Rosa (Santa Rosa 1 night) One of the Wine Country's most historic properties. With it's Old World atmosphere, convenient location, and courteous and professional staff, enjoy the ambience of a B & B with the convenience of a full service hotel.

 

Value:

BCI

Bodega Coast Inn (Bodega Bay 1 night) Nestled along the beautiful shores of the Pacific Coast in Sonoma County, this friendly hotel features comfortable rooms and suites with water vistas along with perks like free Wi-Fi and complimentary continental breakfast.

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  • Dry Creek Inn  (Healdsburg 2 nights) About a mile and half from the plaza, this Best Western is basic lodging, but the folks are nice and it's always clean and reasonable.

EBM

  • El Bonita Motel (St. Helena 2 nights) From its start as a religious retreat in the 1940s to an art deco motel in the 1950s, El Bonita Motel is full of a unique culture that blends the past with the present. In a world-class destination filled with four-star hotels, El Bonita Motel is a little gem, just waiting to be discovered.

From its start as a religious retreat in the 1940s to an art deco motel in the 1950s, El Bonita Motel is full of a unique culture that blends the past with the present. In a world-class destination filled with four-star hotels, El Bonita Motel is a little gem, just waiting to be discovered.

Tour Difficulty

Tour Difficulty

This tour is designed for riders with cycling experience on good quality road bikes.  There are some challenging climbs of up to 2 miles in length and some steep sections.

If you are uncertain which tour is appropriate for you please feel free to give us a call at 707-473-0610 or email us.

Bike Options

Bike Options

4 Night Sonoma Road Bike Tour

Your tour includes your choice of the following bikes:
Trek 21-road -bike

Trek 2.1 Road Bike -The Trek 2.1 is a perfect combination of comfortable riding position and excellent handling. The frame is aluminum with 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:

 Trek Domane 4.5

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 components.  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