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NORTHERN CALIFORIA

SINGLETRACK TOUR | 6 Day

Immerse yourself into the birthplace of mountain biking as you spend your days sampling the best regional riding throughout Marin, Sonoma, & Napa counties. A selection of trails await all levels of riders, but this tour is best suited for those with some singletrack experience atop two wheels for maximum enjoyment. Northern California served as the birthplace for the modern-day mountain bike and we'll take out all the guesswork by guiding you on THE best trails in the Golden State.  If you're after lots of singletrack (a full week's worth, that is) and interested in exploring some great off-bike attractions in Nor Cal, this is the tour meant for YOU..

 

OVERVIEW

 

LOCATION

MARIN, SONOMA & NAPA

TRIP LENGTH

6 DAYS

 

TOUR TYPE

MOUNTAIN TOURS, HOTELS

 

INTENSITY INDEX

AEROBIC | 2 - 3

TECHNICAL | 2 - 3

 

TOUR & GROUP SIZE

6 MINIMUM & 10 MAXIMMUM 

PRICED FROM

$2,000

Itinerary

DAY ONE  15-25 miles

We begin our tour with a pickup in San Francisco before heading north into Marin County. We’ll spend the day riding some of the best trails in THE birthplace of mountain biking, which includes a network of trails on Mount Tamalpais and the newly build Flow Trail in Camp Tamarancho. Wrap up today’s ride and enjoy lunch in Fairfax, a laid-back cycle-centric town. We'll make a stop in San Rafael to poke around downtown before checking in to our overnight accomodations in nearby Larkspur. Here, you can relax, clean up and relax before we reconvene for our welcome dinner.

DAY TWo  16-22 miles

Today we start off with an incredible ride at nearby China Camp where you’ll put your tires on the dirt and churn out some fantastic miles on twisty & fast hard pack trails beneath towering ancient oaks and Manzanita. You’ll catch epic views of the San Pablo Bay and San Francisco skyline on today’s route and get a dose of history pertaining to the Chinese-American fishing village that surrounded these trails. After, we’ll grab lunch in Petaluma at the gateway to Sonoma County and one of California's oldest cities. Take time to enjoy a microbrew or that perfect espresso while exploring downtown before we make our final transfer of the day to Healdsburg, our home for the next two nights.

DAY Three  14-24 miles

Today we visit Santa Rosa and spend the day riding at Annadel State Park. With over 5,000 acres of rolling hills, seasonal streams, meadows and woodlands, you’ll be stunned by the variety of the landscape while selecting from over 40 miles of trails to ride. We’ll stop off in downtown Santa Rosa this afternoon where you'll have the opportunity to grab a craft beer or two from a variety of microbreweries. Returning to Healdsburg, you’ll have the rest of the day free to explore as you see fit as you dine on your own. With a wealth of options in this dense and quaint food mecca, you surely can't go wrong, but your guide will happily to help you make a smart pick before leaving you to your own devices. Rest up - another full day awaits tomorrow!

DAY FOUR  14-24 miles

Rise and shine! We push off on bikes today and explore the network of singletrack that surrounds the waters of Lake Sonoma. Remote and steep terrain offer technical climbs and skill-building descents on a variety of trails suited for both beginners and experts. Soak those legs in the cool waters and refresh yourself after today's efforts. We'll return to Healdsburg for lunch at one of our favorite spots smack dab in the middle of this thriving wine region. Grab a taste of wine or a nice refreshing lager and kick back to fully embrace California-living at its finest. A final transfer of the day will take us from Sonoma County into neighboring Napa County, where we'll spend the next two nights in the small town of Calistoga.

DAY Five  18-26 miles

Rise and shine! We push off on bikes today and explore the network of singletrack that surrounds the waters of Lake Sonoma. Remote and steep terrain offer technical climbs and skill-building descents on a variety of trails suited for both beginners and experts. Soak those legs in the cool waters and refresh yourself after today's efforts. We'll return to Healdsburg for lunch at one of our favorite spots smack dab in the middle of this thriving wine region. Grab a taste of wine or a nice refreshing lager and kick back to fully embrace California-living at its finest. A final transfer of the day will take us from Sonoma County into neighboring Napa County, where we'll spend the next two nights in the small town of Calistoga.

DAY six  12-21 miles

Rise and shine! We push off on bikes today and explore the network of singletrack that surrounds the waters of Lake Sonoma. Remote and steep terrain offer technical climbs and skill-building descents on a variety of trails suited for both beginners and experts. Soak those legs in the cool waters and refresh yourself after today's efforts. We'll return to Healdsburg for lunch at one of our favorite spots smack dab in the middle of this thriving wine region. Grab a taste of wine or a nice refreshing lager and kick back to fully embrace California-living at its finest. A final transfer of the day will take us from Sonoma County into neighboring Napa County, where we'll spend the next two nights in the small town of Calistoga.

Lodging

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Courtyard by Marriott - 1 night - Larkspur

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Dry Creek Inn - 2 nights - Healdsburg

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Calistoga Motor Lodge - 2 nights - Calistoga

Details

  • Seasons

    • The above itinerary can be generally by offered between April and October, when weather is most ideal for riding

  • Pricing

    • Pricing is largely influenced by lodging choices and we can cater to folks looking to stay at 4-star hotels as well as those seeking a more rustic experience using campgrounds

    • Hotels can have higher rates depending on the season of travel. Booking early ensures we can offer the most competitive price

    • We typically account for including most meals for simplicity

  • Typical Inclusions

    • Guided & fully-supported rides​

    • Professional expertise and regional knowledge of 1-2 cycling guides

    • 5-nights accommodations

    • Ground transportation in a comfortable passenger van

    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners

    • Daily ride nutrition (bars, gels, powders, fruits & snacks

    • Post ride beers

    • Mechanical support of your bicycle throughout the duration of the tour

    • Bike box storage (for those bringing their personal bike)

    • Park entry fees and permits

    • Pre- and post-tour transport from/to San Francisco

    • Dirt Gypsy Adventures socks and schwag!

  • Typical Exclusions

    • Bicycle rental (can be added a la carte)

    • Airface​

    • Travel costs to/from trip start

    • Pre/post trip lodging

    • Travel insurance

    • Personal purchases

    • Passport / travel Visa requirements

    • Meals not indicated in the above itinerary

    • Alcoholic beverages with meals

    • Guide gratuities

  • Getting Here

    • Trip begins and ends in San Francisco at a central location​

    • San Francisco International (SFO) is the closest airport with many daily flights serving areas worldwide

    • Lodging is available near the airport and throughout many of San Francisco's neighborhoods

    • You will receive a comprehensive tour itinerary and trip planner with additional details after booking your tour and paying your deposit

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