Easygoing E-bike Tour California Wine Country
Dolce Tempo Journey - Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast
California Wine Country is so much more than just a place for world-class wine. Yes, some of the most legendary wines 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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
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 one can leisurely pedal from one panoramic vista, charming winery and one-street town to the next.
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. Coastal retreats and award-winning spas ensure true West Coast rejuvenation.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
E-bike through the heart of Napa Valley, passing many of its most legendary vineyards | Encounter famed wineries along the Silverado Trail | Visit galleries, markets and tasting rooms in the quaint towns of Yountville and Calistoga | Cruise past celebrated cabernet grapevines and pedal off the beaten path around Pope Valley | Explore historic downtown Sonoma | Enjoy a private wine tasting and settle in to our luxurious Auberge property oasis and world-renowned spa.
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)
Pedal past world-famous creameries and wide-open cattle country as you venture toward the ocean | Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine in the historic town of Sepastopol | E-bike over windswept headlands to Bodega Bay, nestled along the dramatic Pacific coast | Relax and rejuvenate in our hotel’s magnificent oceanfront hot tub.
Overlooking Doran Beach State Park, a coastal retreat with sweeping bay views. (pool, spa)
Spot sea lions and soak in panoramic coastal vistas as we e-bike along famed oceanside routes | Spin alongside the tranquil Russian River where locals flock to cool off in the summer heat | Enjoy coffee and pastries in the tiny community of Duncan’s Mills | Savor a gourmet picnic lunch beneath towering redwood trees | Wander through charming Healdsburg and be tempted by tasting rooms, ice cream shops and boutiques at every corner | E-bike through picturesque Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, where dozens of wineries offer endless opportunity for spontaneous indulgence.
Contemporary interior, plush amenities and a central location are part of the charms of this sophisticated hotel on the town plaza. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (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
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.
The e-biking routes vary from level to rolling with a few steeper climbs.
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.
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 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
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.
California Wine Country is popular with cyclists and drivers alike. While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow more heavily trafficked roads for a small portion of the ride. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier roads.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.