Backroads California Wine Country Active Culinary Walking Tour
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Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
California Wine Country Culinary Tours
Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
California Wine Country walking tour
Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
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Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
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Napa Valley & Sonoma Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey amid Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,849 pp dbl occ

($1,450 for sgl occ)

Experience one of California's most iconic regions on this relaxed Wine Country walking tour. From Napa Valley's oak-studded mountains to Sonoma County's ancient redwood groves, this landscape never disappoints. Add in an iconic culinary scene, world-class wineries and luxe hotels—it’s la dolce vita. Two valleys with multiple attractions make for one easy decision. What are you waiting for?

California Napa Valley & Sonoma Easygoing Walking Tour
California Napa Valley & Sonoma Easygoing Walking Tour


Start/End Sonoma 

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Walk among majestic redwoods and through wetlands to the seaside, watching for wildlife hidden in the rolling hills and woodland, and along creekside trails.

Immersive Travel
Elevate your wine game and discover new vintages during special educational events and tastings at our favorite wineries. Spend time getting to know the charming towns of these two distinct valleys.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Stay in two properties that epitomize Wine Country luxury and comfort; indulge at the spas or lounge poolside. Savor the fresh local bounty for which the region is known.

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Welcome to California Wine Country | Tour a Sonoma Valley vineyard and wine estate and learn about the winemaking process from an expert | Enjoy stellar scenery during a mountaintop wine tasting | Towering coastal redwoods give way to wide grasslands and rugged chaparral as we make our way to the coast | Walk and take in sweeping scenes of the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Russian River | Discover the charms of the tiny seaside enclave of Jenner | Unwind at our luxurious resort’s one-of-a-kind spa or sip a “Garden to Glass” craft cocktail by the fire with panoramic valley views.

Exterior view of Montage Healdsburg
Montage 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)

Days 3-5

Ancient redwoods provide a majestic backdrop for our walk in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve | Savor an organic farm-to-table lunch | Play bocce ball or enjoy a glass of rosé before we dine in style at Solbar restaurant in Calistoga | Follow a path along a historic mining trail in the shadow of dramatic lava pinnacles | Opt to borrow a bike from our hotel and check out Calistoga's boutiques and galleries | Experience California's sensational cuisine during an alfresco dinner in the valley | Visit our friends at the Clif Family Winery in enchanting St. Helena | Extend your vacation in Wine Country or take in the iconic sights of San Francisco.  

Solage Calistoga
Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection
| 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) 

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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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The walking terrain on this trip includes rolling hills and forest paths, and vineyard, farm and historic site walks, with occasional rocky and uneven sections.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Sonoma Wine Tasting Experience (1 hour)
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 3
Levels 1-2 | 2-5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Wine Tour & Tasting (1.5 hours)
Day 5
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Wine Tasting (1 hour)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 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

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