California Wine Country Weekend Bike Tour

Type
Road, Guided
Difficulty
Easy, Medium
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Inclusions
Meals, Lodging
$
1,998
/ Person / In Group
Highlights
  • Explore three picturesque Wine Country valleys in three days
  • Taste local vintages at some of our all-time favorite wineries
  • Pedal through the little-known Russian River Valley, where terraced vineyards flank quiet roads
  • Get to know Healdsburg, loved for its blend of small-town friendliness and understated elegance
Description
From Alexander Valley to Dry Creek Valley
Set off on a short getaway that feels much longer
Explore three picturesque Wine Country valleys in three days
Taste local vintages at some of our all-time favorite wineries
Pedal through the little-known Russian River Valley, where terraced vineyards flank quiet roads
Get to know Healdsburg, loved for its blend of small-town friendliness and understated elegance
Pedaling from Alexander Valley to Dry Creek and along the Russian River, three days never felt so good. Oak-speckled hills. Impeccably manicured vineyards. A blend of farm-town charm and urban sophistication. Lunch alfresco leads to a gourmet dinner. Crisp whites and rich reds. A perfect night's sleep. We just arrived? It already feels like a week.
 
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Itinerary
Day 1: Get ready for three active days, three picturesque vineyard-laced valleys, world-class wine and gourmet cuisine Kick off the weekend with a Backroads picnic in the majestic ... moreold-growth forest of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. The tallest in the grove stands more than 300 feet high—nearly the length of a football field! Ride through the little-known Russian River Valley, where terraced vineyards flank quiet roads Stop to taste some of the region's exceptional pinot noirs.

Lodging:

Provided at the h2Hotel. A hip eco-friendly hotel praised by the New York Times for its living roof, solar heating and cool aesthetic.
Day 2 Bike over Chalk Hill through an oak forest into Alexander Valley Often compared to France's Bordeaux region Savor the sights of northern California's picturesque landscape as ... moreyou pedal past acres of rolling hills and perfectly manicured vineyards under a blue sky One of the area's first-rate wineries sets the scene for a bountiful picnic and sampling of excellent merlot Feel like stretching your legs? Ride back to charming Healdsburg and stroll around its historic central square.

Lodging

Provided at the h2Hotel. A hip eco-friendly hotel praised by the New York Times for its living roof, solar heating and cool aesthetic.
Day 3: Spin along hillsides blanketed with grapevines, apple orchards and native oak woodland in Dry Creek Valley. Acclaimed for its fine zinfandels A gradual climb takes you back ... moreinto the neighboring Alexander Valley Check out art galleries, visit tasting rooms or indulge in a caffeinated pick-me-up in Geyserville—a town founded after the discovery of hot springs in a nearby gorge in 1847 You can also opt for an unhurried morning at the hotel or grab a last-minute gift from one of the shops in town.
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  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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I simply can't imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction ... moreof traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Backroads provides amazing leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms.
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