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Napa - Sonoma ride


Napa-Sonoma 2

The routes take you through the Napa Valley and into Sonoma County. These areas have some of the best cycling in the world; with riding for all levels. All on quiet country lanes and with California’s great weather. Ride from the pristine wine valleys to the ruggedly beautiful Pacific Coast.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
300 km / 186 mi
$ 2,330.-
  • This tour is a custom made tour, ask for an exact quote for pricing.
  • Luxurious accommodations with a local character, budget accommodation version available, ask for price and details.
  • Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
  • Concierge assistance for dining, spa, or winery reservations.
  • Hybrid bicycle included.
  • E-bike rent possible.
  • GPS units, cycling maps, directions and a custom guidebook; one set per couple.
  • Guide available via phone 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • On-call roadside assistance 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for mechanical issues.
  • Transfer from and to San Fransisco possible for $250 each way.
  • Deposit for this tour is 25%



Recreational, Road bike
6 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
300 km / 186 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, room & breakfast
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Not included
01 Jun 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Tour starts any date during this period. Price 2021 not available yet
Santa Rosa (09.00)
Santa Rosa (15.00)
Airport at start
San Fransisco Airport
Airport at finish
San Fransisco Airport


Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,330.-
Our road bikes are a racing style bike with drop handlebars. The road bikes are faster bikes than the hybrids with a less upright riding position and will be enjoyed by intermediate and experienced riders. A typical model is the Émonda ALR 5 with aluminum frame, carbon forks, and Shimano 105 components.
$ 270.-
Hybrid bike
Hybrid bikes are a cross between a mountain bike
and a road bike. They have a relaxed riding position and are great for beginners and intermediate riders. A typical model is the Trek 7.3 FX with Shimano components and high-pressure road tires for better cycling efficiency than your typical hybrid.
$ 180.-
transfer from San Fransisco to Santa Rosa
The charge for one-way transfers from Downtown San Francisco or SFO Airport is a flat fee of $250 for up to three people one-way. For larger groups or other pick-up locations, please ask us for prices. Only available on the first and last days of the tour.
$ 250.-
transfer from Santa Rosa to San Fransisco
The charge for one-way transfers from Downtown San Francisco or SFO Airport is a flat fee of $250 for up to three people one-way. For larger groups or other pick-up locations, please ask us for prices. Only available on the first and last days of the tour.
$ 250.-
E-bike rental
Our Hybrid eBikes are designed to give you a little extra assistance when climbing hills. The ride position is very similar to our hybrids. We typically rent Trek Verve bikes equipped with a 250W Bosch motor. If one rider in a couple is stronger than the other, an eBike can be a great choice for the less- strong rider.
$ 390.-
Balloon flights
Please ask if you are interested in a balloon flight across either the Napa or Sonoma valleys. Flights start around $250 per person.
$ 250.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 1,670.-


Day 1: Napa to Calistoga

The Intermediate ride starts with a van transfer to the town of Napa from where you meander up the gently-rolling Napa Valley. Much of today’s riding is along the Silverado Trail with a winery every mile or so: from the world-renowned Stags Leap to the art-laden Clos Pegase. Along the way you have opportunities for lunch in Yountville, Oakville, or at a winery. With the easy terrain and numerous wineries to stop at, this route provides a gentle introduction to your tour.
Leisure riders will be transferred to Oakville, a little further along the route described above.
Leisure: 20 miles with 900 feet of climbing
Intermediate 30 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
Challenge 50 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing

Day 2: Calistoga to Healdsburg

The Intermediate route takes you through a series of valleys where you cycle past mixed-tree woodland and fertile vineyards. Most of the wineries you pass are in the Alexander Valley. Even if you are not planning to taste, these oases are great places to enjoy a picnic or simply rest in the shade of an oak tree. From here, it’s an easy cruise across into the Dry Creek Valley and onto Healdsburg - your final destination.

Leisure riders will take a van transfer over the first two climbs of the day to join the route described above at the start of the Alexander Valley.

Challenge riders follow the Intermediate route to the Alexander Valley but add on a fun in-and-out
climb up the badly-named Pine Flat Road - a local classic.

The Epic route also follows the Intermediate route to the Alexander Valley from where it heads into the mountains for a roller-coaster ride along Geysers Rd to Cloverdale. You are rewarded with some of the best advanced cycling in California: tough climbing, impressive panoramas, and very little traffic.
Leisure 10 miles with 210 feet of climbing
Intermediate 30 miles with 1,275 feet of climbing
Challenge 50 miles 4,800 feet of climbing
Epic 70 miles 5,500 feet of climbing

Day 3: Healdsburg Loops (A)

Today’s Intermediate route takes you into the Dry Creek Valley. From here, you look out across acres of vines with the Mayacamas Mountains framing the scene. In short, you will enjoy some truly classic wine country riding on back roads that snake past small farms and family-run wineries. Many guests collect a picnic lunch at the Dry Creek General Store to enjoy with a tasting in the gardens of one of the many vineyards. If you buy a bottle or two, let us know and we will collect them for you.

Challenge riders head across to the Alexander Valley and then into the mountains following a classic route for local riders past active geysers to Cloverdale and then back through the Dry Creek Valley. Healdsburg is a prosperous but relaxed town centered on a shady plaza complete with a bandstand. The plaza hosts regular concerts and a farmers market. The town also has several bookstores, antique stores , and tasting rooms as well as many great restaurants.

The Epic route follows the intermediate route to the end of the Dry Creek Valley but rather than turning around it continues along remote roads deep into the Coast Range. The route returns to Healdsburg alongside the Russian River.

Leisure riders do a slightly shorter version of the Dry Creek loop described above - focusing on the southern portion.

Leisure 15 miles with 500 feet of climbing
Intermediate 30 miles with 1,150 feet of climbing
Challenge 55 miles 4,600 feet of climbing
Epic 100 miles 8,800 feet of climbing
Leisure riders do a slightly shorter version of the Dry Creek loop described above - focusing on the
southern portion.

Day 4: Healdsburg to Guerneville

The Intermediate route has 30 miles of fantastic wine country riding on scenic lanes that meander through the vineyards of the Dry Creek Valley before heading over a low pass into the Russian River Valley. Here you experience cycling in the shade of giant redwoods before arriving at the hippie town of Guerneville. This is a good day to do some wine tasting - maybe taking a picnic to enjoy at one of the many wineries.

Leisure riders follow the above route except for cutting off the initial loop through the Dry Creek Valley.

Challenge riders also follow the Intermediate route above but add in a hilly detour that tests the legs with steep climbs high above the valleys on car free roads with stunning views across high, alpine meadows.

The Epic route heads into the Dry Creek Valley from where it continues along remote roads deep into the Coast Range. Here, you ride for almost 50 miles without seeing cars, towns or any other sign of civilization.

Leisure 20 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Intermediate 30 miles with 1,275 feet of climbing
Challenge 40 miles 2,300 feet of climbing
Epic 85 miles 8,100 feet of climbing

Day 5: Guerneville Loops

The Intermediate route loops between Guerneville and Occidental - and back again. Most of the riding is on gentle back roads in the shade of the forest but there are also a number of short-steep sections - just to help build up a healthy appetite for lunch!

Leisure riders will head straight to the Armstrong Woods State Reserve to ride and hike in the shade of 1400-year-old redwood trees.

Challenge riders follow the Intermediate route to Occidental and then push into the Coast Mountains and down to the ocean. The route follows one of the classic climbs of the Tour of California bike race with views down to the Pacific Ocean.

Leisure 10 miles with 150 feet of climbing
Intermediate 25 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Challenge 40 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing
There are also great non-cycling options today. You can take a kayaking trip along the Russian River to where the river emerges into the Pacific Ocean. There are also great hiking trails that take you through the towering redwoods of the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve up to the high alpine pastures of the Austin Creek State Park.

Day 6: Guerneville to Bodega Bay - Last Day

The Intermediate route starts with a gentle descent alongside the Russian River before taking a scenic detour through the Redwoods to the small town of Cazadero: “The Heart of the Redwoods.” A short descent from here brings you to the Pacific Ocean where families of seals bask in the sun. After lunch in Jenner, you enjoy some classic Californian coastal riding south to Bodega Bay. Typically, the wind is at your back as you cycle past mile after mile of pristine coastline; all under the protection of the Sonoma Coast State Beach. Your tour ends in Bodega Bay overlooking the small fishing port.

Leisure riders skip the detour to Cazadero. To shorten the ride even more, request a pickup in Jenner.

Challenge riders follow the Intermediate route to Cazadero from where they head into the Coast Range before emerging from the trees, high above the Pacific Ocean. From here, you have stunning views down the coast and a fast sweeping descent into Jenner – where you rejoin the Intermediate route.
Leisure 20 miles 750 feet 15 miles 500 feet (short option)
Intermediate 35 miles with1, 800 feet of climbing
Challenge 45 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing

Map & Routes




Hybrid and road bike

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