—Dale Sherrow, Experience Designer
Celebrated for its gastronomy, endless sunshine, vine-filled valleys full of wildflowers in the spring and colourful foliage in the fall, explore some of the most beautiful landscapes the world over in California. Discover regions like Napa, Sonoma and Santa Barbara that marry the spirit and passion of European epicurean culture with laidback California cool. Below are our top experiences in California to inspire your bespoke journey.
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Santa Barbara Biking
Santa Barbara offers a different world; one of abundant greenery, a spattering of Spanish architecture and a relaxed pace where the best things in life—food, wine and recreation—take precedence over the frantic pace of the city. Cycle along the Gibraltar River and take a dip in one of many secluded swimming holes. Explore the valley’s plentiful and magnificent sprawling vineyards. Bike the hills around Los Olivos to secret hot springs.
Napa & Sonoma Biking
Northern California is a cyclist’s idyll where scenic trails wind through small towns and shaded pathways are lined with towering coastal redwoods. Napa and Sonoma are a combination of small-town America and world-class elegance, where mom-and-pop vineyards rest alongside famous wineries and antique-filled country stores sit kitty-corner to luxurious hotels. Cycle through famous local wine appellations, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley and pedal the Pope Valley loop ride to take in the region's best scenery.
California Family Adventure
On an adventure-filled family getaway, spot elephant seals lounging in Ano Nuevo State Park, gain behind-the-scenes access to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, horseback ride through the rolling hills of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez and explore the Channel Islands by kayak.
Award-Winning Wine & Farm-to-Table Cuisine
On every journey, feast on organic, farm-to-table meals in top restaurants and sip award-winning wine. Visit Arista Winery to enjoy a private lunch and tasting experience overlooking the Russian River Valley and partake in a private Barrel Blending Experience at Conn Creek Winery.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in California. Mix and match a little bit of everything and add on a few nights and private tours in San Francisco. Connect with your Experience Designer for California to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 5 - 7 DAYS
Starting Price: US $1,000 Per Person/Day