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Sonoma & Napa Adventure Tour

6 Nights- Customized to suit your style

Pacific Coast, Redwoods, Napa & Sonoma

Moderate/Intermediate Supported Self-Guided

Starting at $1595pp- You choose the dates!

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Welcome200x200Tour start and finish in Healdsburg, California:

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.


Day 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, will take you to 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 a two mile climb (or walk if you choose!) up to the Town of Occidental!


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 shore.  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 inland through the ranches and redwoods to the Town of Guerneville.


Day Three: Redwoods & Wine Country

Guerneville to Healdsburg (20 miles plus options). Start your day dwarfed by thousand year old trees day 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" 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.


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, its bicycle touring at its best!  And what better way is there 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.


Vineyard Riders

Day Five:

Healdsburg to Calistoga (approximately 35 miles). Head off through the vineyards of Alexander Valley and follow Mayacamas Creek through the canyon and into Knights Valley.  After a moderate climb you’ll cross into Northern Napa Valley and the town of Calistoga. You’ll be welcomed as friends at Vincent Arroyo's winery and maybe peak in the cooperage to watch them toast a barrel or taste some olive oil with homemade bread as you explore one of the world’s most famous wine regions.  You’ll spend the night in a charming small town known for its world class wines, natural beauty and wonderful food.


Napavalley

Day Six:

Napa Valley Loop (No minimum distance) Pedal the famous Silverado Trail.  Get “wowed” by over the top world class wineries or seek out the little family run places. Stop in the town of St. Helena for a great lunch at our favorite café and a stroll through the shops.  It’s your day to explore the world famous Napa Valley.


Pricing:

Value Lodging Packages begin at $1595 per person

Traditional B & B Packages begin at $2095 per person

Contemporary Luxury Packages begin at $2295 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...

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What's included...

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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 4.1 carbon fiber road bike

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

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

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

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

6 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
  • 6 day Trek Lightweight Touring Hybrid or 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

Transfer back to start location or local transportation at tour conclusion

Personalize your tour:

  • Add the night prior or an additional day...
  • Add an extra day at the coast!
  • Upgrade to a Trek 4.1 carbon fiber road

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

You may choose from the styles below or mix and match to personalize your tour. Click on the lodging name for more information...

Luxury Contemporary:

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.
Occidental Inn
  • Inn at Occidental (Occidental- 1 night)This wonderful inn always makes the trip to Occidental special!  It is the single hotel that receives the most positive feedback from our guests year after year.
Applewood
  • Applewood Inn (Guernvillle 1 night) Just a quarter mile outside the town of Guerneville, this classic style country inn features a Michelin Star Restaurant on site.
MVH
  • Mount View Hotel & Spa (Calistoga 2 nights) is the premier boutique Calistoga hotel. A member of the Green Hotels Association, the property features an award-winning spa to inspire romance, rejuvenation and relaxation in Legendary Napa Valley Wine Country.

Traditional B & B:

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  • 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.
Occidental Inn
  • Inn at Occidental (Occidental- 1 night)This wonderful inn always makes the trip to Occidental special!  It is the single hotel that receives the most positive feedback from our guests year after year.
Applewood
  • Applewood Inn (Guernvillle 2 nights) Just a quarter mile outside the town of Guerneville, this classic style country inn features a Michelin Star Restaurant on site.

 

Value:

Drycreekinn
  • Dry Creek Inn  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. 
Occidental Hotel
  • Occidental Hotel Just a classic old motel sitting right on the Bohemian in the Town of Occidental. Walk to the shops & restaurants and smell the ocean breeze fighting its why out of Coleman Valley from the coast.
Ferngrove
  • Fern Grove Cottages Very cool restored 1920's vacation cottages sitting among the Redwoods at the edge of Guerneville.

 

Tour Difficulty

Tour Difficulty

This tour is designed for intermediate level or higher cyclists.
You will be riding up 20- 35 miles (30-55K)  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

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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