California

A cyclist paradise

California

A cyclist paradise

California

A Cyclist Paradise

California

A Cyclist Paradise

California

A Cyclist Paradise

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Sonoma Valley Bike Tour Highlights

 

The vineyards of Sonoma County are a little more rustic and less commercial than their Napa Valley neighbors to the east.  Sonoma County also has 1400 year old Redwood groves and the ruggedly beautiful Pacific Coast.

 

Our tours typically start in the east of the county – in the Alexander Valley – then head via Healdsburg and into the Dry Creek Valley before meandering alongside the Russian River to the Pacific Ocean. Those with time might continue south along the coast into Marin County and even all the way into San Francisco.

 

This tour can be combined with our Napa Bike Tours that take you through the world famous wine region.

 

Bike Touring in Sonoma County

 

Sonoma County occupies the space between the Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean. Like Napa, the area has perfect weather for cycling – though a little cooler at the coast. The combination of intimate wine valleys, towering redwoods and a rugged coastline make this a Mecca for cyclists.

 

Wineries here tend to be smaller and less commercial than in Napa. Family-owned and organic are becoming the norm. The towns are also simpler but still have some outstanding restaurants – many of which feature locally grown, organic produce.

 

Novice riders will enjoy the wine valleys of Alexander, Dry Creek and the Russian River as well as riding through the primary growth redwood groves. More adventurous riders will head into the surrounding hills for either short detours on quiet lanes or for hilly century rides in the heart of the Coastal Range.

 

Non cycling activities include hiking, horseback riding, or zip lining in the redwoods. There is also great kayaking down the Russian River – all the way out to the Pacific Ocean.

 

Best Times for a Bike Tour in Sonoma County

 

The best seasons for a bike tour in Sonoma County are spring, summer and fall.

In spring, we see the temperatures rise and the pastureland becomes carpeted with a rainbow of wild flowers. Temperatures are mild and the risk of rain is much lower. The perfect time to get back on your bicycle after winter!

Summers are hot and sunny and the grapes begin to ripen on the vines. The massive redwood groves and numerous shady forests offer perfect relief from biking in the midday sun. At this time of year especially, temperatures are lower at the coast.

Fall is grape-picking season. The wineries are buzzing and the fields are sweet with the smell of the crush. This is also the warmest time of the year on the coast.

In winter there are many bright, crisp days with clear skies. However, there is also the risk of rain. If you cycle at this time of year, we recommend that you are prepared for rain and have warm clothing in case of a morning frost.

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