At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
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.”
Coastlines and Cabernet
Northern California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks, making it a great place for bikers! 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.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Annik BoulvaView Annik’s Profile
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Day by Day
Pedal from the rugged Bodega Bay coastline to Healdsburg. Stop for lunch and a select tasting along the way at Thomas George Winery, well celebrated for its pinot noirs and chardonnays.
Pass by small "ma and pa" vintners as we cycle along the tranquil backroads of the Dry Creek region. Take a stab at the art of blending varietals in a Meritage: Art of Blending tutorial.
Pedal east into the warmer Alexander Valley, famous for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel varietals. Then, arrive by bike into the heart of Alexander Valley, where we’ll stop at the picturesque Robert Young Estate. Dinner tonight is a real treat as we take a table in one of acclaimed chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s restaurants, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen.
Our ride today will take us into bucolic Pope Valley where ranching seems as prolific as winemaking. After lunch, head over to the Silver Oak winery for a private tour and tasting. You’ll have time to enjoy the resort amenities and relax back at Auberge du Soleil this evening before we head down for dinner in the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant.
Pedal to the famed Oakville Grocery Store—another iconic gourmet food shop, before lunch at the multiple award winning Bistro Jeanty. A tasting at one of our favorite producers of artisan Napa wines will round out our trip together before we head back to San Francisco.
Pedal into the sunset.
Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg
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. View hotel website »
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
Break up a wine-soaked Sonoma day with a bike ride among trees that stretch more than 300 feet overhead at the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville, says Kathy Stewart, bespoke trip planner at Butterfield & Robinson.Worth
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
Rides focus on rolling hilled terrain, and range from 27 km (17 mi) to 69 km (43 mi), with option of a long or short ride every day.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Choice of either a Cannondale hybrid or road bike, and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters, hotel service and local support
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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