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California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond

Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

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Hillsides blanketed with vineyards. Forests of soaring redwoods. Sweeping coastal vistas. This is Northern California. And for your family, 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.
 

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Start: Yountville / End: Healdsburg

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Highlights

  • Bicycle through five valleys of vineyards, enjoying abundant opportunities for wine tasting at sensational wineries 
  • Discover the beauty of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve where the serenity of 1,000-year-old trees will enchant you
  • Delight in seriously good food, inspired by local vintages and the fresh locally-sourced California ingredients 
  • Celebrate the amazing vistas as we cycle together to the small town of Bodega Bay on the dramatic Pacific coast
California

Start: Yountville / End: Healdsburg

California Wine Country Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Sip, swish and cycle your way through Napa Valley | Taste world-class vintages at famed wineries along the Silverado Trail | Pedal together through the quaint towns of Yountville and St. Helena before heading to our resort and its luxurious world-renowned spa.
 

Day 2 Spend the morning cruising past celebrated cabernet grapevines | Take in the view of the Carneros Wine Region from the tasting room of Artesa Winery, situated atop a hill overlooking the vast expanse | Enjoy the area's pinot noirs before pedaling to Sonoma, the realm of bold zinfandels | Have a look around the Spanish-style Sonoma Plaza, then bliss out at our hotel's historic spa.
 

Day 3 Vineyards give way to eucalyptus groves and wide-open cattle country as you steer your bike toward the ocean | Visit galleries, markets and tasting rooms in Sonoma County's vibrant towns | Pedal over windswept headlands to Bodega Bay, nestled along the dramatic Pacific coast | Relax together, taking in the spectacular ocean views from our lodge's hot tub.
 

Days 4-6 Cycle past rugged beaches before heading inland along the path of 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 an undulating ride past manicured vineyards | A special farewell dinner adds a flourish to an unforgettable week.
 

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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    Premiere Hotels

    Solage Calistoga
    Solage Calistoga

    Calistoga (1 night)

    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

    Sonoma (1 night)

    Bodega Bay Lodge
    Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa

    Bodega Bay (1 night)

    Hotel Healdsburg
    Hotel Healdsburg

    Healdsburg (2 nights)

    Activity Level

    This trip is rated Levels 2-5

    What's Included

    Services and equipment are included.

    Why Backroads

    Why Travel with Backroads in California Wine Country

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    Premiere Hotels

    Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

    Solage Calistoga

    Solage Calistoga

    Calistoga (1 night)

    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)
     

    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

    Sonoma (1 night)

    A posh 1920s replica of a California mission renowned for its natural mineral hot springs. (pool, spa)
     

    Bodega Bay Lodge

    Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa

    Bodega Bay (1 night)

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

    Hotel Healdsburg

    Hotel Healdsburg

    Healdsburg (2 nights)

    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)
     

    This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

    Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

    Daily Route Options
    Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
    miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
    1 21* 800 34 1300
    2 26* 900 45* 1300 67 2300
    3 27* 600 36* 1700 50* 2500 59 2900
    61 3700
    4 26* 1200 31* 1500 47 1900 57 2900
    5 20* 700 33* 1400 46 1700 55 2300
    6 21 800
     

    Note:

    * Includes shuttle.

    Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

    Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

    Meals

    All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

    Also Included

    • 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

    Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

    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's Wine Country is a desirable destination, and some of our biking routes are 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.

    Why Travel with Backroads in California Wine Country

    Great Bikes Included

    Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

    Navigate Your Way in California Wine Country

    Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

    More Leaders to Support You

    On our California Wine Country trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

    A Second Van When You Need It

    Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in California Wine Country—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

    Everyone at Their Own Pace

    We design and support our California Wine Country trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

    A Variety of Routes Each Day

    In California Wine Country you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

    Signature Backroads Picnics

    Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

    Choose Your Fellow Travelers

    With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in California Wine Country that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

    We Live in the Neighborhood

    Our Trip Leaders in California Wine Country live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

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    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
    California Wine Country Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads

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    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's Wine Country is a desirable destination, and some of our biking routes are 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.
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