Amgen Tour of California • West Coast • North America
|Months||May | View Dates»|
|Start & End||San Francisco, California|
|Trip Length||4 days | 3 nights|
|Rider Type||3 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 10 - 70 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Ride Pro Race Course, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK & Bontrager LIVESTRONG U23 team access|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Join Trek Travel in 2013 to live America's greatest stage race! We are excited to offer an itinerary that travels from world famous Golden Gate Bridge with its panoramic views of the gorgeous California coast to the rolling vineyards of Sonoma Wine Country. Epic rides, stunning views, relaxing accommodations and live race action characterize this vacation of a lifetime. You will begin your ultimate vacation riding through the Presidio, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and to the top of Mount Tamalpais. The race excitement starts on your ride to the mountaintop finish of Stage 7 where you'll hang out in the Amgen VIP Hospitality Tent while awaiting the peloton. Then, experience exclusive access to Team RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK and Bontrager LIVESTRONG U23, plus VIP tickets to the Trek Travel party for the grand finale on the streets of Santa Rosa. As if that's not enough, you'll receive a Bontrager LIVESTRONG kit and a custom Road ID. What are you waiting for?
- Meet representatives from RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK and Bontrager LIVESTRONG U23 Teams during an exclusive meet and greet
- Soak up panoramic views of the Bay area as you pedal over California's iconic Golden Gate Bridge
- Watch the Pros battle to the mountaintop finish of Stage 7 from an exclusive Amgen VIP hospitality tent
- Receive a U23 Bontrager LIVESTRONG kit and customized Road ID
- Experience the start of Stage 8 from an exclusive Amgen VIP hospitality tent followed by the thrills of the finish from the TREK VIP party
Days 1 & 2 | San Francisco Bay Area
Stay at Radisson Fisherman's Wharf
Cycle over the world famous Golden Gate Bridge | Ascend the challenging Mount Tamalpais | Ride through The Presidio | Enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Alpine Lake and Bay areas | Experience the excitement of live race viewing | Ride on Stage 7 Race Course before the Pros | Cheer on your favorite riders at the mountaintop finish on Mount Diablo from an Amgen VIP Hospitality tent | Meet Team RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK representatives
Days 3 & 4 | Santa Rosa & Sonoma Wine Country
Stay at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
Amgen VIP Access to Stage 8 Start | Shuttle to Santa Rosa Valley | Enjoy the vantage point and delicious food at the Trek Travel party at the grand finale at Stage 8 Finish |Pedal through the rolling vineyards of Sonoma Wine Country
Radisson Fisherman's Wharf | San Francisco, CA
A sleek and contemporary hotel ideally located in the Fisherman's Wharf, which gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days during the Gold Rush, when Italian immigrant fishermen settled in the area. From the hotel, relax and enjoy views of the Bay Area's horizon or choose to join in on the festivities right outside your doorstep.
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country | Santa Rosa, CA
The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is nestled in the heart of Wine Country on 13 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, with panoramic views of the beautiful Santa Rosa Valley. Generously over-sized and comfortable, their guestrooms are designed with a rich, warm color palette that captures the essence of Wine Country.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 3 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, several social hours, 3 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)
- 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?
The springtime brings greener hills, with pleasant daytime temperatures (60F-80F) and evening temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler. Please be prepared for anything, including rain! We recommend dressing in layers and always checking the forecast the week before your trip in order to pack appropriately.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 3||Average Daily Mileage | 40|
|Terrain | hilly to mountainous||Average Daily Elevation | 4,000|
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. Amgen Tour of California is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 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 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is generally hilly throughout the trip. The riding around Lake Arrowhead features shorter, steeper climbs while the roads to Big Bear Lake and Mt Baldy have longer climbs (25 to 30 miles of climbing of varying grades, with some short downhill sections). See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination.
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:
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW’s were from their Amgen Tour of California vacations, here is what they said…
Overall I was extremely impressed with the quality of the trip. The guides went above and beyond to try to accommodate our needs and to make it enjoyable. The riding was fun and you could make it as challenging as desired. Lots of fun and definitely will be a repeat customer. —Diego
This was the best vacation ever, we still talk about it all the time, getting to see the race and racers up close and getting to ride their routes besides, was something I never thought possible. And having everything taken care of - all we had to do was show up. That was incredible. The bikes were ready when it was time to ride, the vans were ready when it was time to travel, we knew exactly what was on the schedule and where to be and everything went off smoothly - well choreographed. Now that I've experienced it I realize that the price was a real bargain - I don't see how you can offer all the amenities at that price. Anyway, thank you - thank you - thank you. We had a blast!! —Laurie
Trek seems to know how to do an active vacation - everything was great. Thanks so much.—Katherine
My favorite part was getting treated like a VIP all the time.—Steven
Great access to team Astana, meeting Johan Bruyneel, and the others.—Scott
We loved the "celebrity" of the race experience.—Candace & Pete
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