Every experience in our Private Trip Collection offers the hallmarks B&R's known for with the flexibility of going with your own group and on your own schedule. Simply pick your dates, pack your bags, and go.
Napa Bike Tours
Explore Napa & Sonoma
Northern California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks, making it a great place for bikers! On one of our Napa bike tours, in Napa and Sonoma counties, you’re likely to find a Mom and Pop winery next to a world-famous appellation, an antique-stuffed country store kitty corner to a world-class hotel. Scenic bike routes wind through small towns and meandering walking trails exist only a few hours from bustling San Francisco. Even better, the population density drops noticeably as soon as one reaches the outer limits of Healdsburg.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Best Time to Visit
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Day by Day
Arrive in San Francisco and head to Occidental, a sleepy town nestled among the trees. Hop on bikes and pedal to the impressive state park, Armstrong Woods. After lunch in nearby Guerneville, enjoy a select tasting at Thomas George Estates, an artisan producer of small-lot Russian River Valley varietals.
Cycle by small vintners on the tranquil back roads of the Dry Creek region and stop for lunch at the upscale Dry Creek General Store. Head to the vineyards and enjoy a hands-on experience in a Meritage: Art of Blending tutorial. Later, pedal along additional routes or head back to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.
Pedal to the small town of Geyserville and stop at the picturesque Robert Young Estate to sip on their signature Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons. Enjoy a gourmet picnic alongside the estate wines before heading to Napa Valley to settle into the region’s most famous resort.
Bike into bucolic Pope Valley and set out to Yountville for lunch on your own. Take a short drive to Far Niente, one of the world’s great wine estates and walk the 40,000 square-foot wine aging caves concluding with a tasting. Relax back at the hotel before raising a glass and toasting to the week’s worth of adventures.
Pedal to the famed Oakville Grocery Store before making our way to St. Helena for some shopping and exploration. Enjoy an Italian-inspired meal at Cook and drive to Raymond Vineyards to become a ‘Winemaker for a Day.’ Return to San Francisco and bid one another farewell after an unforgettable week.
Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg
Sonoma County’s premier luxury wine country lodging on Healdsburg’s historic Town Plaza. Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend, celebration or company meeting. A resort unto itself, the Hotel Healdsburg offers a full service spa, pool, country gardens, and Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. View hotel website »
Auberge du Soleil, Napa
Its renowned restaurant has made Auberge du Soleil a destination in itself in Napa. One feels as though they are at a Mediterranean hideaway nested amongst the olive groves. All rooms offer lavish amenities and every creature comfort imaginable. Its position in gorgeous natural settings is perfect for relaxation-yet it is only 5 minutes away from St. Helena. View hotel website »
Daily biking distances usually vary from 32 to 56km (20 to 35 mi.) along mostly flat and paved roads.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding customized Cannondales; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners including wine (as selected by B&R)
- Services of 2 B&R guides and support van
- Use of a customized Cannondale bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“Travelling with B&R is what being alive all about. It's action packed and incredibly invigorating with so many personal highlights that it's hard to single out just one.”
— Andrew Crowe
Napa & Sonoma Biking Private
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