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Undiscovered Wine and Waves tour

Summary

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Ride the quieter regions of the California Wine Country and Pacific Coast by bike. Valleys of world-famous vineyards, forests of soaring redwoods, perfect pastoral landscapes and the captivating Pacific Coast. This 6-day 5-night tour stays in just two locations: avoid having to check in and out of a hotel every day, relax more without time constraints of moving to a new location, enjoy more options each day. Ride more, explore more, enjoy more.

Road bike
6 days
352 km / 219 mi
$ 2,625.-
  • 5 nights luxury inns and hotels.
  • Meals: five breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners.
  • Snacks and drinks during and after the rides.
  • Hybrid or alloy road bike rental – carbon road bike or E-bike available for an upgrade fee
  • One or more expert cycling guides and support van.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
352 km / 219 mi
Climbing
1200 m / 3937 ft
Lodging
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, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
25 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
16 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
22 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Start date September 22 price: $2895.00, single fee $ 897.00

Private Guided Tours for 4 or more cyclists, reserve for any date: $2629 pp single supp $ 897.
Mail us for more information.
Start
San Fransisco (10.30)
Finish
San Fransisco (12.30)
Transfer
SF airports (bus service)$66 roudtrip, pay at airport
Airport at start
San Francisco Int. Airport (SFO)
Airport at finish
San Francisco Int. Airport (SFO)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,625.-
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.
$ 895.-

Itinerary

Day 1 Petaluma - Healdsburg

53mi/85km
We meet at 8.30am in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf in San Fransisco and we will shuttle you the rest of the way to our starting location for the day. Once in Petaluma, after introductions and a brief orientation meeting, you'll bike through rolling oak and grassy terrain, then continue through the Russian River wine growing regions to Healdsburg. Team Dinner at Spoonbar Restaurant for “some of the most satisfying and modern food in Sonoma County”, lodging for the next 2 nights at the h2hotel Healdsburg.
Miles: 53, Meals incluced: Dinner

Day 2 Healdsburg - Dry Creek - Chalk Hill - Healdsburg


We offer up a route today that is pure perfection, starting and ending in Healdsburg. Some of the nation’s best-rated wineries are on this route, but we’ll prove to you that it’s the cycling that truly makes this region iconic. Beginning in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley, we’ll traverse east into the awaiting embrace of Alexander Valley, full of wineries and butted-up against volcanic mountains. Then it’s an honest climb up and over Chalk Hill, known for its excellent grape growing conditions, which delivers us along the edge of the Russian River Valley. Treat yourself to splendid vistas of vineyards and the surrounding mountains throughout the day. This afternoon, it’s time to sample what we’ve been seeing, so we’ll take the opportunity to visit a guide-favorite winery and explore the Sonoma varietals that put this region on the map. An extended Bighorn Ride tackles an additional loop in Dry Creek before heading back to Healdsburg to enjoy the rest of the day in town. Dinner tonight will be on your own with many selections to choose from.
Miles: 51 -61, Meals included: breakfast & lunch

Day 3 Healdsburg - King Ridge Road - Sea Ranch

Today we leave the vineyards behind us as we ride through the redwoods of the Russian River to the tiny bohemian town of Cazadero. From there, we have a significant ride up King Ridge Road, one of the greatest cycling routes anywhere. It climbs steeply through a dense redwood forest, emerging into sunlight and grassy meadows of the coast range. Ride from hotel to hotel with the Bighorn option, or shuttle the first 25 miles and take time to visit the Armstrong Redwoods State Park before hopping on the bike. King Ridge undulates along the crest of this coastal range before plummeting through the redwoods back to the sea. Our lodging and team dinner tonight are at the Sea Ranch Lodge, a quiet and calming resort with amazing views of the Pacific
Miles: 47 - 67, Meals: lunch & dinner.

Day 4 Sea Ranch - Bodega Bay

Enjoy the morning today with a leisurely breakfast after yesterday's big effort. Today's ride will hug the Pacific Coast along Highway One, arguably one of the most scenic roads you might experience. The road is a cyclist's dream, with it undulating along the bluffs looking over the ocean's edge with waves crashing below. There is very little development on this section so the traffic is minimal as the road twists and turns along this rugged and unspoiled section of the Pacific's edge. Bodega Bay Lodge and Spa is our home for the next two nights, where you can enjoy the views of the bay from your patio or schedule a massage. Team dinner tonight at the hotel's restaurant, Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen.
Miles: 41, Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 5 Bodega Bay - Occidental - Bodega Bay

Roll out south from Bodega Bay along Highway One for several more miles to the town of Freestone and home to one of the best bakeries we've visited. Grab a snack, then it's through the redwoods again to the bohemian town of Occidental. Here, you can breakaway for a ride extension along the Bohemian Highway to the town of Guerneville and back along rolling country roads to Occidental before rejoining the main route. From Occidental, you can attack Coleman Valley Road, one of the challenging climbs featured in the Amgen Tour of California professional stage race. From the crest, you'll descend through rolling dairy pastures back to Bodega, filming site of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", with a return to Bodega Bay Lodge. Final Team Dinner is at a nearby Michelin-starred restaurant and guide favorite, Terrapin Creek Cafe.
Miles: 27 - 49, Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 6 Morning Coastal Promenade

Spin out the legs on a loop ride in Sonoma's golden farmland. Coastal views and rolling hills are the highlight for this morning's final cool down. After returning to Bodega Bay Lodge, you'll have time to clean up and check out, and we'll transfer you back to San Francisco where we will say goodbye and you can continue your adventure as you please!
Miles: 22, Meals included: Breakfast.

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