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Napa Valley & Sonoma Bike Tour

California Wine Country & Luxurious Retreats

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,599 - $4,799 pp dbl occ

($1,600 for sgl occ)

Here’s to life’s simple pleasures. Riding a bike. Sipping a glass of vino. The scent of pine. In Napa and Sonoma Valleys, pedal through rolling farmland crisscrossed with vines and splashed with wildflowers—the most stunning and varied terroir to ever produce a grape. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc as the sun sinks over a vineyard. Picnic among majestic redwoods and breathe in the tranquility. Simple pleasures are extraordinary in California’s Wine Country.

California Napa Valley & Sonoma Bike Tour
California Napa Valley & Sonoma Bike Tour

California

Start Napa / End Healdsburg

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

Highlights

  • Sip rich vintages from California's Napa and Sonoma valleys, two prestigious and very different wine regions
  • Experience the joy and freedom of biking at your own pace through vineyard-laden hills, farms, orchards and fields of wildflowers
  • Luxuriate at elegant world-class hotels, where “the good life” is characterized by gourmet cuisine, fine wine and serene spa experiences
  • Indulge all your senses with the beautiful sight, smell and taste of the region's celebrated and sustainably-sourced organic cuisine
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Bike the legendary Napa Valley Vine Trail from Napa to Yountville, renowned among foodies across the globe | Immerse yourself amid rolling landscapes—acres of tidy sunlit vineyards and lost-in-time roads lined with oaks | Savor a farm-to-fork picnic and tasting of local wines | Spin 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 | Take your bike off the beaten path 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, with its classic California vibe.

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 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
Description

Contemplate towering redwoods and scrub oak forests on a ride through the beautiful Russian River Valley | Bike to Healdsburg, the jewel of Sonoma County | Sample exquisite varietals at Twomey Cellars and other favorite wineries in the Alexander Valley | Get your caffeine fix 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.

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)

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 2900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 49 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 46 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 58 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles | 900 ft. gain

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. (click the arrow to see all available options) *E-bikes and Carbon bikes are subject to availability. Requests will be prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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. 

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 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+

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.
$400 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
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

  • 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.

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