Day 1 (Sunday) - Arrival
We meet you in Santa Rosa at your hotel for a bike fitting and a talk about where we will be riding. Your guide can suggest routes for an optional self-guided warm up ride, or you can take the afternoon to explore historic Railroad Square and downtown Santa Rosa, or take a trip to the Charles Schulz Museum. In the evening we will enjoy a group dinner at the hotel's restaurant, which is inspired by French cuisine but uses the freshest and best local ingredients.
Accommodation: Hyatt Vineyard Creek
Dinner: The Brasserie (inside the Hyatt)
Day 2 (Monday) - Santa Rosa to Bodega Bay
Today's ride will take us along meadows and pastures out to the Pacific Coast. The ride covers 45 hilly miles, but we are rewarded with our arrival to the quaint town of Bodega Bay. Before dinner you will have time to explore the town or take a 4 mile ride out to Bodega Head for stunning ocean views.
Accommodation: Bodega Bay Lodge
Day 3 (Tuesday) - Bodega Bay to Healdsburg
For many guests, today's ride is the highlight of the trip. We begin with a ruggedly scenic 11 mile ride along the Pacific coastline. At Jenner, we head inland along the Russian River, cycling along the majestic, towering redwoods. We will stop for lunch in Armstrong Redwoods State Park, where you can see some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world. After lunch we will stop at one of the many wineries dotting the Russian River Valley. After about 45 miles of flat, easy terrain we arrive in Healdsburg, a blossoming wine destination. The downtown plaza buzzes with life; stop in at one of the shops or tasting rooms that line the downtown square.
Accommodation: Hotel Healdsburg
Dinner: Healdsburg is full of world-class restaurants; we will make a reservation for the group at one of the favorites.
Day 4 (Wednesday) - Dry Creek Valley Loops
This is usually the best day for true wine lovers. We cycle from Healdsburg to the Dry Creek Valley, famous for its wonderful zinfandels. The gently rolling hills allow for great views of the vineyards and wineries that line the valley floor. We stop at wineries along West Dry Creek Road and then loop around to head back to Healdsburg. The ride covers 20-30 miles of easy cycling on rolling hills. Tonight you have time for a spa treatment or you can continue to explore downtown Healdsburg.
**Guests who elect to join us for the 4 Day Classic Cycling Vacation leave us after touring on this day. Your tour guide will help you collect all of your belongings and purchases.**
Dinner: Dinner this evening will be on your own. Your tour guide can give some great suggestions, from Michelin-star restaurants to steak houses to local taverns.
Day 5 (Thursday) - Healdsburg to Yountville
Today's ride takes us through the serene Alexander Valley, home to much of the cabernet sauvignon grapes that are in the wines we have tasted. The flat Alexander Valley leads us to the hills that separate Sonoma from Napa, which we climb on our way to our next stop. After reaching the summit of the last peak, you will be rewarded with a great view of the northern Napa Valley. We descend into Calistoga and continue south on the famous Silverado Trail.
Accommodation: Silverado Resort or Vintage Inn
Dinner: We will enjoy our last dinner together at a local favorite serving true Wine Country cuisine.
Day 6 (Friday) - Yountville to Santa Rosa
Our final day's trip takes us back to our starting point through two of the world's most famous wine regions-Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. We descend into Napa passing hundreds of famous wineries, stopping at a few of the best. From there we head west into the hamlet of Sonoma, passing acres of vineyards and wineries. The last leg of the journey takes us north past Glen Ellen and Kenwood and up into Santa Rosa. Today's ride takes us 50-60 miles through the heart of Wine Country along flat and easy terrain.
When the tour finishes we help you gather your belongings and purchases, and we wish you safe travels. We bid you farewell, hank you for touring with us, and we hope to see you again in the future!
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