March 20, 2018 - Arlen Hall is the Tours Director at Adventure Cycling.
The fires in northern California are out and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys look forward to the 2018 cycling season. Here are five reasons why you’ll want to find yourself traveling by bike just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoying awesome fermented beverages and terrific cycling.
California’s wine country offers a wide variety of cycling routes, ranging from easy to difficult in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, the Alexander and Russian River valleys, Point Reyes, Tomales and Bodega Bays, and the coastal bluffs of Marin County.
“The people! And that includes an awesome staff on Adventure Cycling tours. It’s a pleasure to watch Bob Westgate forge a large unwieldy group into a smooth-running, friendly, happy group. Whatever contingency arises, his staff handles it, quickly and efficiently.” –an early season rider in 2017
“The food was absolutely incredible, kudos to Anne and Serg. They are wonderful. Also, the tours staff was amazing — friendly and responsive. They worked so hard and never let it show. Great attitudes!” –2017 participant
“The scenery was incredible, particularly the coastal section on the seventh day. The group and leaders were great, and we did get to sample wine and cheese. Enjoyed the observatory and the Schultz Museum as well.” –2017 participant
Camping and hotel facilities are in full operation, providing all the amenities need to make your bike-travel vacation in California’s wine country enjoyable and memorable.
Enjoy some great, relaxed cycling in Napa and Sonoma, California in 2018. Adventure Cycling can help with luggage, mechanics, support and gear (SAG), catered meals, marked routes, relaxed riding, and motel options if camping is not your thing. Adventure Cycling’s fully supported, guided tour, California Wine Country Relaxed does it all except ride your bike; you’ll have to do that. Grab your bike and GO!
Top photo Bob Johnson | Photos 2, 3, 4, 8 Steve Powell | Photos 5, 6, 7 Bob Johnson