California Wine Country Luxury • California Wine • North America
|Months||April, May, June, August, September, October | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $2,799 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||San Francisco, California|
|Trip Length||6 days | 5 nights|
|Rider Type||2 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 11 - 54 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Cultural Tour, Wine Tasting, Food Tasting, Spa, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Dat|
Saturate your senses in one of the world's premier cycling regions, which provides an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, and elegant country living along quiet back roads. A joy to pedal whatever your expectations; so join us as we enjoy an intimate wine paired dinner at Quivira Estate Winery, a farm to table event. Surely an experience you will never forget! So get ready for a trip that embraces the finer aspects of life. Immerse yourself in the wine, food, and cycling delights of California Wine Country.
- Visit Benziger Family Winery one of a only a handful of bio-dynamically vineyards in North America
- Savor the fresh and unique dishes of the bay area cuisine--a beautiful blend and mix of local, French and Italian inspired delights.
- Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine with the owners of a small Napa Valley winery.
- Visit one of the California’s sacred treasures, the Redwood Forest.
- Share the passion and joy of superb food and exquisite wine with all who live in Napa and Sonoma Valley.
|San Franscisco Add On Package|
Day 1 | Sonoma Valley
Stay at MacArthur Place
Enjoy a tour and tasting at Benziger Family Winery | Cycle among the vineyards of Sonoma Valley | Visit boutiques and historic monuments in Sonoma's town plaza | Luxuriate in the enchanting gardens and grounds of MacArthur Place
Days 2 & 3 | Napa Valley
Stay at Vintage Inn
Cycle beneath the craggy cliffs of the Stag's Leap appellation | Shop for antiques in historic Yountville | Take a spin along the quiet country lanes of the Pope and Chiles Valleys | Enjoy unique and inspired cuisine at one of Yountville's renowned restaurants
Days 4 – 6 | Alexander, Russian River, and Dry Creek Valleys
Stay at Hotel Healdsburg
Pedal past the lush vineyards of the Russian River Valley | Shop for that hard-to-find bottle of wine on Healdsburg's historic main plaza | Enjoy the stunning scenery from the seat of a Trek Bike
San Francisco Add On Package
Explore the city of San Francisco and let Trek Travel take care of the details. Purchase our exciting 3 day, 2 night add on package to enjoy before or after your trip.
MacArthur Place | Sonoma, CA
Located in the Sonoma Valley, just four blocks from the heart of downtown Sonoma plaza, MacArthur Place sits on what once was a prestigious 300-acre vineyard and working ranch. MacArthur Place boasts its own spa, swimming pool and whirlpool on seven acres of beautiful gardens with original sculptures and a life-sized chess board!
Vintage Inn | Yountville, CA
This 4-star property takes you to the region of Provence without ever leaving California! The Vintage Inn’s grounds boast walking paths following a waterway that winds through the property, along with a spectacular outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The Inn has a bountiful breakfast offering, including champagne and an incredible selection of dishes. They also boast a nearby spa offering all the amenities to allow you to relax in style.
Hotel Healdsburg| Healdsburg, CA
Hotel Healdsburg is Sonoma County’s premier luxury lodging on Healdsburg’s historic Town Plaza. Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend, celebration or company meeting. A resort unto itself, the hotel offers a full service spa, pool, country gardens, and the acclaimed Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 5 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
Warm sunny days (70F-80F) and cooler evenings, with temperatures at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler. Bring layers for the cooler morning and hotter midday differentials. A rain shell is also a good idea.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 2||Average Daily Mileage | 40|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 1,500|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. California Wine Country is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is generally rolling, with a few flat stretches on quiet, but sometimes narrow roads. For those seeking more challenging rides, the hills to the east or west of the valley are sure to please even the most avid cyclist. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
- Enjoy an incredible farm to table, wine-paired dinner at Quivira Estate. An unforgettable experience.
- Shop in boutiques all around Sonoma, Yountville and Healdsburg
- Enjoy winery tours and tasting available at Benziger Family Winery, The Hess Collection, Cakebread Cellars, Opus One, Arista, and Michel Schlumberger to name a few
- Walk and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
|California Wine Country Luxury 2013
||May 26-31, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Jun 2-7, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Aug 18-23, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Aug 25-30, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 1-6, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 22-27, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 29-Oct 4, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Oct 6-11, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|California Wine Country Luxury 2014||Apr 13-18, 2014||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|May 4-9, 2014||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|May 25-30, 2014||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Jun 1-6, 2014||$2,799 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 14-19, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 21-26, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Sep 28-Oct 3, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Oct 5-10, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Oct 12-17, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|Oct 19-24, 2014||$2,899 per person | $650 single occ.|
|San Francisco Add On Package||Pre/Post Trip||$899 per person|
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*Our 2013 trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangments for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Guaranteed trips do not include Cross Country, Santa Barbara to Taos, Pyrenees Sea to Sea, or any Race trips.
Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW’s were from their California Wine Country vacations, here is what they said…
The bike routes were fantastic and took us to breathtaking views and incredible scenery.—Kim
My favorite parts of the trip were the pleasant, skilled guides, excellent accommodation choices and the ever changing scenery.—Rens
The overall experience is what impressed me the most. I was very impressed how smoothly everything went with fifteen strangers. Which by the end of the trip we were no longer strangers but one group.—Heidi
One of the experiences that we really enjoyed on the Wine Country trip was the time at Summit Lake Vineyard. The smaller venues just really seem to offer a truly unique view into the area and also provide a very personal experience.—Melissa
How seamless the trip was from start to finish - from logistics of getting from place to place to the management of the activities and cycling to the fulfillment of special requests - every detail was acknowledged and taken care of, which truly allowed you to completely relax and enjoy each and every day.—Scott