You're in for the time of your life on this one-of-a-kind biking and camping adventure for Singles-Solos! Imagine heart-pumping rides amid premier vineyards, historic towns, redwoods and majestic coastline. World-class vintages at acclaimed wineries. Excellent local microbrews. Fabulous live music and dancing. Superb dining, from a gourmet farm-to-table dinner to trendy food cart fare to our famed camp cuisine. Moonlit walks, campfire camaraderie and much more on the rolling party of the year!
Days 1-2 World-class bike routes through wine country, redwoods and coast Head out on a warm-up ride among Napa Valley's famed vineyards Feel free to pedal hard with a peloton of new riding buddies or enjoy a leisurely pace it's always up to you Wineries worthy of a stop include Clos Pegase, Chateau Montelena and Bennett Lane Hang out in Healdsburg or Calistoga, then mix, mingle and perfect your swirl at a fun, informal tasting of local vintages back at camp, situated on 10 secluded acres in Sonoma.
Day 3 Sunny days and starry nights Wake to fresh brewed coffee and the promise of stellar biking in the Russian River Valley Stop to sniff the flowers and the pinot noir at friendly Twomey Cellars It'll be quite a group picnic among the giants at Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve! Enjoy our post-dinner bonfire libations and live music await.
Days 4-5 Explore Point Reyes National Seashore Fuel up with oysters or steaming clam chowder as you cruise down the coast Explore the seaside hamlets of Bodega Bay, Tomales and Point Reyes Station Follow an inland route to the country's oldest cheese manufacturer Hop off your bike to hike the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore Toast new friends at a farm-to-table dinner, before a local band keeps us dancing into the night.
Day 6 San Francisco awaits! Take in the panoramic ocean vistas on a ride down the coast to Muir Beach Make a stop in the waterfront town of Sausalito Then spin across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco it's a week you won't soon forget.
- Pedal world-class routes through wine country, redwoods and coast
- Sunny days and starry nights - some of the year's best weather!
- Enjoy live music events and dancing with great, fun people
- Boutique winery stops, a farm-to-table dinner, gourmet camp cuisine and local microbrews
- Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco
Thunderbird Ranch (2 nights): Shaded by large oaks, a Wild West-style ranch nestled in the heart of Sonoma County wine country. (pool)
Chanslor Ranch (1 night): This sprawling 380-acre ranch overlooking the Pacfic is dotted with streams, ponds, horses and grazing Galloway cows.
Olema Campground (2 nights): Located at the gateway to Point Reyes National Seashore, this wooded campground is set amid coastal forest and grassy meadows.
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of
interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one
day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat
from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each
day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
Routes For All Abilities
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* Includes a shuttle
2013 Dates & Pricing*
- 7/21-26 Price: $2298 pp dbl. occ., (+ $100 for sgl. occ.)
- 9/29-10/4 Price: $2298 pp dbl. occ., (+ $100 for sgl. occ.)
*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.
Guest Trip Reviews
My first Backroads trip. Exceeded my expectations and far different than any other travel I have done. It is not overstating it to say this trip has inspired significant self reflection that will undoubtedly change my life for the better. I met and made several friends whom I anticipate will be life long.- Seattle, WA