Pedal your way along the back roads of Sonoma County, stopping for wine tasting at a boutique winery and enjoying a gourmet lunch spread on a starched white tablecloth along the roadway. And then, spend the night in luxurious lodgings. You're on a relaxed, experience-rich, hassle-free, guided bicycle tour, with all the pesky details handled by the folks at Sonoma on A Bike.
Pick Your Experiences
Depending on the season and your preferences, you can come face-to-face with a herd of goats while tasting artisan cheeses, picnic under 1,400-year-old redwoods, or go crab fishing along the coast. Sonoma on a Bike guides its guests to unique Sonoma County festivals, events, activities, and hidden adventures that only insiders can offer.
"One key that separates us from everybody else is that we're local, local, local." says company co-founder Randy Johnson. "We're from Sonoma County, and we love it here."
The company's motto is, "Limited Seats, Unlimited Experiences." A six-day, five-night tour with four to eight participants is offered roughly twice a month, with a seasonal itinerary that takes advantage of what is growing and what is happening countywide. This trip includes: a bike guide/host; a support van; all breakfasts, four lunches, and all dinners (including wine); use of a specialized bike with handlebar bag and helmet; all specialized events, private tours, local experts, and entrance fees; and baggage transportation between hotels.
Sonoma on a Bike focuses on multi-day, all-inclusive cycling adventures primarily in western Sonoma County, designed to let you savor the delights of a bike tour, and to get up-close and personal with all that this area has to offer. The biking routes are typically rated moderate, but more challenging rides can be arranged, or if you get tired you can ride in the support van. The company also creates private, customized tours for six to eight people.
If possible, Sonoma on a Bike does an in-depth phone interview with you before booking your trip, and a questionnaire helps pinpoint your interests and needs before you arrive.
Sonoma on A Bike, 2228 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa, 707-568-3040, 1-800-499-2453
Ready for more Wine Country pampering? Read Top Luxury Lifestyle Spots in Sonoma County, Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants, and Luxury Wine and Food Experiences in Sonoma County, and check out our Luxury Guide
And for other ways to explore on two wheels, read Guide to Cycling in Sonoma County and Popular Bike Itineraries: Cycling in Sonoma County.
Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.