The Wine Country is bigger than life. Sunlight filters through the quiet majesty of giant redwoods. Endless blue sky meets endless blue sea at Point Reyes. A vast patchwork of vineyards decorate the Mayacamas Mountains. Exquisite wine. Michelin-starred cuisine. Epic biking and hiking. Sometimes, bigger is better.
1 Flower-filled meadows, luxuriant forests, rugged beaches and panoramic ocean vistas await on our hike at Point Reyes National Seashore Views of Tomales Bay are even more spectacular when enjoyed with the region's delectable oysters.
2 Bike along the Sonoma coast past steep bluffs and wind-scoured beaches Veering inland, follow the Russian River, perhaps stopping in quaint Duncans Mills for a coffee and pastry Sounds fade away when you enter Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, the serene setting for our gourmet picnic and hike among thousand-year-old redwoods—the tallest living things on Earth.
3 Experience the beauty of the Mayacamas Mountains as you hike through grassy creek-lined valleys, rolling hills and sweeping cliff-edge vistas Gather for a mountaintop picnic and wine tasting The afternoon is yours—perhaps opt to indulge in a massage at an award-winning spa or join in an olive oil tasting.
4 Cycle from Healdsburg through idyllic countryside blanketed with vineyards, apple orchards and forests As you ride through Alexander Valley, one—or two or three—acclaimed wineries may tempt you to stop in for a taste.
5-6 Pedal through rolling foothills on the Silverado Trail into the heart of Napa Valley Spin on tranquil oak-lined roads past acres of vineyards and dozens of noteworthy wineries The stars are out tonight—Michelin stars at chef Massimo Falsini's incredible Solbar restaurant Keep an eye out for peregrine falcons as you hike a stunning trail along a rocky volcanic ridge overlooking Calistoga and the Napa Valley.