Day 1 (Sunday) - Arrival
We meet you in Calistoga for a bike fitting and introduction, and we help you check in to the hotel. Early arrivals have the option of a self-guided warm-up ride. Your guide will have a folder for you with information about the upcoming activities, as well as dinner reservation information. Walk around Calistoga, known as the "Hot Springs of the West." Check out the quaint downtown, the Sharpsteen Museum, Old Faithful Geyser, or let us help you schedule a soothing mud bath or spa treatment.
Accommodation: Lodge at Calistoga
Dinner: Reservations for the group will be made by your Tour Planner at a great local restaurant.
Day 2 (Monday) - Calistoga to Sonoma
Today's ride will take us along the Napa Valley via the Silverado Trail and then west to the historic town of Sonoma. We pass hundreds of the area's most famous wineries, stopping at only the best. The ride covers 40-60 miles, and we arrive at our hotel around 4-5pm.
Accommodation: Sonoma Valley Inn
Dinner: Tonight's meal will be on your own. Your tour guide can give you directions to the local favorites.
Day 3 (Tuesday) - Sonoma to Bodega Bay
We ride from historic Sonoma up through the Valley of the Moon, past Jack London State Park, and up a short grade to our beautiful lunch location at Matanzas Creek Winery. From there we head west through Sonoma County, passing open meadows and dairy farms. We arrive to the coast in the small town of Bodega Bay, our home for the night. The ride covers 40-60 miles of moderately hilly terrain. Before dinner you may want to stop at one of the many vista points along the sea cliffs for amazing views of this section of the Pacific Coast.
Accommodation: Bodega Coast Inn
Dinner: We will dine as a group at the famous Lucas Wharf restaurant, known for outstanding seafood.
Day 4 (Wednesday) - 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.
**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.**
Accommodation: Dry Creek Inn
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) - Dry Creek Valley Loop
This loop is perfect for wine connoisseurs and cycling enthusiasts alike. We start in downtown Healdsburg and head north along West Dry Creek Road, passing wineries famous for their Dry Creek Zinfandels. Along the way we stop at a select few to showcase the best wines in the area. Our route takes us up to Geyserville and back to Healdsburg along the quiet Hwy 128, passing still more wineries. The day's ride takes us 20-40 miles on easy terrain with some rolling hills. After the ride you will have time to continue yesterday's exploration of charming Healdsburg.
Dinner: Our last dinner as a group will be at a special restaurant in Healdsburg.
Day 6 (Friday) - Chalk Hill & Alexander Valley Loop
Our final ride takes us to some of our favorite wineries of the trip. We begin by heading north into the Alexander Valley, with beautiful vistas of the hills and valleys that abound. This area is famous for Cabernet grapes, many of which have gone into the wines we have tasted over the last 5 days. We continue to some wineries further south in the Chalk Hill appellation. Our tour today covers about 20-30 miles of easy, flat terrain. The tour ends around 2:30pm, allowing you plenty of time to gather your belongings and purchases before we bid you farewell.
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