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Easygoing E-bike Tour California Wine Country
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Biking in the vineyards of Alexander Valley
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California Wine Country Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Russian River

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,599 pp dbl occ

($1,300 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 Wine Country Easygoing E-bike Tour
California Wine Country Easygoing E-bike Tour

California

Start Napa / End Healdsburg

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

Highlights

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

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Itinerary

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

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.  

Accommodations
Solage Calistoga
Solage Calistoga
Calistoga​
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 3-5
Description

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 | Follow a postcard-perfect bike route to Oakville, famous for its Cabernet | 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.

Accommodations
Montage Healdsburg
Montage Healdsburg
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)

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.

 

Route notes

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

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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.

Traffic 

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, will always call out these areas and offer a shuttle should you wish to avoid them.

Ask a trip expert

Have a question and need expert advice? Our team of Trip Consultants is here to help! You can also visit our FAQ's.

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