Biking in the vineyards of Alexander Valley
Woman on an e-bike
Biking in the redwoods
Two guests with a wine flight
Easygoing E-bike Tour California Wine Country
Group dining at a restaurant in Alexander Valley
Biking in the vineyards of Alexander Valley
Vineyard in Alexander Valley
Healdsburg crossroads street sign
Food spread at Solage Solbar
Wine glasses sitting on a table
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Napa & Sonoma Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - California Wine Country & Luxurious Retreats

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,799 - $4,949 pp dbl occ

($1,300 - $1,600 for sgl occ)

California's Wine Country is so much more than just a place for world-class wine. Yes, some of the most legendary vintages are produced here, and the elegant wineries and tasting rooms are magnificent. But so are the endless scenic back roads, flowing picturesque vineyards, bohemian communities, horse ranches, redwood forests and European-like landscapes perfect for exploring by e-bike. And did we mention it has one of the most delicious food scenes in America? This is a place that lives up to the hype.

California Napa & Sonoma Easygoing E-bike Tour map
California Napa & Sonoma Easygoing E-bike Tour map


Start Napa / End Healdsburg

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
E-bike through one of America’s most treasured biking regions, where panoramic vistas, legendary wineries and one-street towns are part of a daily leisure ride

Immersive Travel
Learn the fascinating history of Spanish settlements, Russian fur traders and California gold prospectors as we travel in their footsteps and dine on their culinary traditions

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Farm-to-table meals, quintessential California cuisine and some of America’s most renowned wines accompany our journey from one award-winning West Coast spa oasis to the next


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Start your journey in California’s iconic Wine Country | E-bike the legendary Napa Valley Vine Trail from Napa to Yountville, home to chef Thomas Keller’s famed French Laundry restaurant | Be immersed in rolling landscapes—acres of tidy sunlit vineyards and lost-in-time roads lined with oaks | Savor a farm-to-blanket picnic lunch paired with a tasting of local wines | Ride and sip your way along a portion of the Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley or while away the afternoon at our uber-luxurious California resort | Get off the beaten path and e-bike in tranquil Pope Valley | Linger in the boutiques and galleries of charming St. Helena or pop into the Culinary Institute of America | Dine under the stars in Calistoga—this town is classic California.  

Solage Calistoga
Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection
| Premiere Hotel

Set on 22 acres surrounded by the Mayacamas and Palisades Mountains, Solage offers a blend of urban chic and relaxed Wine Country attitude. Pamper yourself at Spa Solage, followed by a delicious meal at Solbar. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa) 

Days 3-5

Gaze up at awe-inspiring trees and out at sun-warmed vineyards on a ride through the Russian River Valley | E-bike to Healdsburg, the jewel of Sonoma County | Sample exquisite varietals—the region’s world-renowned product—at Twomey Winery and other Backroads favorites in the Alexander Valley | Take a moment and revel in the California sunshine with a coffee at Dry Creek General Store, a Sonoma landmark established in 1881 | Unwind at our hotel’s one-of-a-kind spa or sip a “Garden to Glass” craft cocktail by the fire with panoramic valley views | Extend your Golden State holiday exploring the hills and enchantments of San Francisco.

Exterior view of Montage Healdsburg
Montage Healdsburg
| Premiere Hotel

Highlighting California design at its finest, with bungalow-inspired design and a beautiful blend of indoor and outdoor living space, this 250-acre eco-luxury oasis in the heart of Wine Country is a true escape. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The e-biking routes vary from level to rolling with a few steeper climbs.  

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 23 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 35 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 33 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 43 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 19 miles | 900 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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.


The California Wine Country is a world-renowned cycling destination and in recent years has also become a popular destination for drivers. Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track. However, due to the geography of the area and the amount of ground we cover, there will be routes on this trip that follow more heavily trafficked roads for portions of the ride. Of course, we'll always call out these areas and offer a shuttle should you wish to avoid them.

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