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Backroads Wine Country Biking trip


April 2014
A Better Way to See the World
Solo Adventures on the Wine Trail


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From the revered domaines of the Loire Valley to the vineyard-laced farmland of Sonoma and Napa, it's no accident that many of our most beloved biking trips take place in renowned wine regions. Consider a grapevine's preferred environment—terrain that's hilly but not mountainous, temps that are warm and sunny but not too hot, plenty of fresh air... And typically, along with a region's thriving wine heritage comes a tradition of superb cuisine and refined hospitality. Sounds like an ideal place to gather for a biking vacation, non?

This summer, come explore, have fun and discover the special camaraderie that develops among Backroads travelers as you journey by bike—and toast with us—in France, Italy or Northern California.

To get your fabulous Singles-Solos adventure underway, give us a call at 800-462-2848. Our Trip Consultants are available daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT. There's a space waiting for YOU!

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Annie Rosenberg
Singles-Solos Specialist, with Backroads since 2002

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Loire Valley Biking
• Celebrate a perfect pairing: the Loire Valley's fascinating history and renowned viticulture
• Get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome tasting of Chenin's wine and delicious local fare
• Pedal amid fairy-tales castles, vineyards and charming towns like Restigné, where you can stop to admire its striking medieval cathedral
• In Amboise, one of our favorite Loire Valley towns, grab an outdoor table and sip un café on Rue Nationale, a prime people-watching spot
• Surrounded by more than 100 acres of vineyards and gardens, taste wine at Château de Nitray while our local friend regales us with stories

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Piedmont Biking
• Two-wheel it through famed viticulture towns, where welcoming enoteche tempt you to pull over for a sip
• Savor sophisticated French-accented specialties—artisanal cheeses, exquisite pastries and chocolates, to name a few
• Enjoy dinner with new friends and a local family at the charming Agriturismo La Quercia Rossa, and learn how to make one of the most popular regional dishes, gnocchi!
• Got a nose for truffles? Find out when an expert and his canine assistant join us to sniff out the delicacy
• Raise a glass to a wonderful week of biking before dinner at Da Felicin—the beloved owner and chef is a culinary magician

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Tuscany Biking
• Pedal our favorite routes in Tuscany—with ample shuttle support—from the Renaissance splendor of Florence to magical Montalcino
• Sample fresh cheeses at a tranquil agriturismo before biking serene roads past olive orchards, farmhouses and wheat fields
• Explore the narrow streets of Radda in Chianti, a center for Chianti Classico wine production since the Middle Ages
• Ride past impeccably manicured vineyards, perhaps stopping at an enoteca along the way for a taste of esteemed Brunello di Montalcino
• In the grand medieval city of Siena, gather for an engaging Q&A session with Dario Castagno, author of Too Much Tuscan Sun

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Wine Country Biking
• Ride with like-minded traveling companions, relax and savor every drop of this vintage Backroads experience
• Discover some of northern California's most beautiful scenery—rolling vineyards, soaring redwoods and the dramatic Pacific Coast
• Bliss out during the Roman bathing ritual at the Sonoma Mission Inn before an exquisite dinner at the Michelin-starred Santé Restaurant
• Tasting opportunities abound in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys: dozens of first-rate wineries line our route
• Ready to pedal it into high gear? Challenge yourself on the famous Oakville Grade, one of the Tour of California's iconic climbs

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