Meet at 8 am in San Francisco. Explore what this exciting city has to offer and learn about the diverse history of the area as you take a short city tour of San Francisco. Then we catch our transfer to Napa. Enjoy a tasty lunch in the famous Wine Country of Napa Valley before we start our first bike tour! Once provided with the right bike, map and equipment to ensure a safe ride the adventure begins. Then it is off to Coombsville. The small Coombsville wineries are very different from the heavily capitalized ventures up-valley. Most Coombsville Wineries are family-owned and operated, and many of the vineyards have been owned by the same local residents for many years. This is in stark contrast to the deep pockets from out of town that own much of the rest of the valley. Either van transfer back to Napa or get back on your saddle and bike back to Napa. Enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant.
Experience the sights, sounds, fragrance and flavor of beautiful Napa Valley and take away an insider’s view of the California Wine Country with a bike tour in the morning. Our tour takes us to fruitful vineyards, historic towns and beautiful gardens. Here, the old Napa way is very much still alive. Along the way we sample the distinctive flavors of the county’s diverse region at charming vineyards, experiencing the richness Napa Valley has to offer. Under the shady oaks you will enjoy a delicious wine country lunch, with a menu that typically includes: Pesto pasta salad, local organic salad greens, fresh baked bread, artisan cheeses, seasonal fruit, and dessert. It's a great stop with time to rest up and enjoy the wonderful views. After lunch, you will return to your bike, rested and recharged. Return to Napa and enjoy a free afternoon. When you're here, you can relax and rejuvenate in renowned spas, discover world-class wines, explore artisan shops and fine restaurants, all in a small-town setting with a sophisticated yet friendly feel. Approximate Time Cycling: 3 hrs Approximate Distance Cycling: 32 km
In the morning let your spirit soar on this one-of-a-kind wine country tour that you’ll never forget! Take an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride and float above the vineyards, exploring the majestic Napa Valley with an incredible birds’ eye view. Not your thing? Enjoy a quiet morning and continue to explore Napa on your own until it’s time to leave for your next destination. The Silverado Trail, which is paved and banked, is the ideal choice for cyclists. Along this scenic route, you’ll be treated to fresh vistas as well, thanks to the Trail’s varying elevation and the absence of buildings except for wineries and private residences. The road is lined with vineyards and offers the wine taster a fabulous selection of wineries. Today we are taking our time and enjoy a lunch picnic on one of the most famous wineries in Napa Valley before we reach Calistoga in the evening. Dinner on your own. Approximate Time Cycling: 3 hrs Approximate Distance Cycling: 48 km
After breakfast, we head out through the Knights Valley. Along the way, you can stop to see California's Old Faithful Geyser. This natural wonder shoots 350 degree water, 60 feet into the air. This afternoon we break for a picnic lunch at the Field Stone Winery. In the late afternoon you will reach charming Healdsburg, a town known for its genuine down to earth personality. Discover the treasures and treats of this small town including world class shopping, wines, cheese and organic locally grown food. With over 100 world class wineries and tasting rooms around Healdsburg, it is the ideal place to discover all the best Sonoma County has to offer. Approximate Time Cycling: 3 hrs Approximate Distance Cycling: 48 km
The rolling green hills, the bicycles, the wineries…if Tuscany had an American counterpart it would be found an hour and fifteen minutes north of San Francisco in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley. The mostly flat back-roads of the valley make exploring by bike easy, even for those with little or no road-biking experience. Pedal along West Dry Creek Road, where picket fences, multiple wineries, and shady trees line both sides. Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of the beautiful wineries such as the Quivira Vineyards' biodynamic winery (with 200 solar panels on the roof) that has a large patio looking out to Mount Saint Helena. A few more miles down the road and set on a hill are the wine caves of Bella Vineyards. In the afternoon return to Healdsburg. In the evening group dinner at Bear. Approximate Time Cycling: 3 hrs Approximate Distance Cycling: 48 km
Free morning to explore Healdsburg until it is time to say good bye! Transfer to San Francisco where our adventure ends at approx 5pm.