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, towering redwoods and majestic coastline. Renowned vintages at acclaimed wineries. Excellent regional microbrews. Mouthwatering local fare, from succulent oysters to artisan-crafted cheeses. Fabulous live music and dancing. Moonlit walks, campfire camaraderie and much more. So come join the friendliest cycling group around - and take part in this incredible rolling fiesta!
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Tents & Sleeping EssentialsOur spacious dome tents easily accommodate two adults and their gear. Sleeping bag, sleep sheet and an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad are all provided to make sleeping on the ground more comfortable. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.
Restroom FacilitiesRestroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
AttireComfortable, casual attire and footwear is strongly recommended - leave those heels or imported Italian leather loafers at home! Also be sure to bring along a few warm layers for the cooler evenings.
ConnectivityKeeping your cell phone charged while on a camping trip is usually done during the day via a car charger in the Backroads van. Backroads will provide car chargers with USB ports, so please make sure to bring your USB connecter cord with you. You’ll be responsible for plugging your phone in and retrieving it at a later time.
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 with a local microbrew.
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 small towns that feel frozen in time 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 beckons! 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!
- Get out there and explore with other interesting, engaging and adventurous folks
- 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
2014 Dates & Pricing*
- 6/15-20 Price: $2198 pp dbl. occ., (+ $100 for sgl. occ.)
- 8/3-8 Price: $2198 pp dbl. occ., (+ $100 for sgl. occ.)
- 9/28-10/3 Price: $2198 pp dbl. occ., (+ $100 for sgl. occ.)
*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.
Private Trips Options & Pricing
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