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California Wine Country Bike Tour

Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Legendary vineyards. Soaring redwood forests. And the dramatic Pacific coast. This is Northern California. And for you, it's a fantastic week and an incredible journey. Wine tastings and gourmet meals enlighten your palate. Stunning scenery invigorates. And top-notch spas relax and rejuvenate... all in one remarkable place simply known as the Wine Country.
 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $3,499 - $4,099 pp dbl occ
($880 - $1,100 for sgl occ)

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Start Napa / End Healdsburg

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

Highlights
  • Bike through five valleys of vineyards, enjoying abundant opportunities for wine tasting at sensational wineries 
  • Immerse yourself in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve where the serenity of 1,000-year-old trees will enchant you
  • Savor seriously good food, inspired by local vintages and the freshest California ingredients
  • Relish in the views as we cycle to the small town of Bodega Bay on the dramatic Pacific coast
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Sip, swish and cycle your way through Napa Valley | Bike past famed wineries along the Silverado Trail | Visit galleries, markets and tasting rooms in the quaint California towns of Yountville and Calistoga | ​Post-ride, settle into our valley oasis, an Auberge property, and perhaps opt to visit its stellar spa | Cruise past celebrated cabernet grape vines and bike off-the-beaten-path roads through Pope Valley.

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) 

Day 3

Vineyards give way to eucalyptus groves, world-famous creameries and wide-open cattle country as you bike toward the ocean | Ride over windswept headlands to Bodega Bay, nestled along the dramatic Pacific coast | Relax and recharge while you take in expansive ocean views from our lodge’s idyllic hot tub.

Bodega Bay Lodge
Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa
Bodega Bay
| Premiere Hotel

Overlooking Doran Beach State Park, a coastal retreat with sweeping bay views. (pool, spa)
 

Days 4-6

Bike past rugged beaches before heading inland along the Russian River | Wander through charming Healdsburg—its tasting rooms and restaurants might tempt you to stay awhile | Sampling opportunities abound in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, where dozens of wineries line our route | Enjoy a classic Wine Country ride past manicured vineyards | A special farewell dinner adds a flourish to an unforgettable week.

Hotel Healdsburg
Hotel Healdsburg
Healdsburg
| Premiere Hotel

Sleek and sophisticated, this hotel on the town plaza gets rave reviews for its contemporary interior and plush amenities. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (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

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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

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Activity Level: 2-5

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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 67 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles* | 2500 ft. gain
Level 5 | 59 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Level 5 | 61 miles | 3700 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 5 | 57 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Level 5 | 55 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 21 miles | 800 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

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.

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

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • 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

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 popular with cyclists and drivers alike. While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, some route 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.

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