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The Bay to Napa loop

Essentials

Price

$450

($50 Solo Rider Supplement)

Trip Length

3 Riding Days

Pickup & Dropoff

Start - San Francisco

End - San Francisco

Distance

181 Miles

291 Kilometres

Difficulty

Easygoing - Moderate

Itinerary

The perfect long weekend adventure getaway. This trip gives you a taste of everything there is to love about Northern California. Cycle Napa's endless vines, through rolling farmland, amongst majestic Redwood forests, alongside the Russian river, and down the coast listening to the waves crash against the cliffside. Pass through the towns of Napa, St. Helena, Callistoga, Healdsburg, Bodega Bay, Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, and Sausalito. 

Day by Day

 

Arrival Day | San Francisco

Arrive into the beautiful city by the bay, and enjoy a night in town. From the Mission, to Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, SOMA, North Beach, and the famous Golden Gate Park, you'll have plenty to explore. 

 

Orientation | San Francisco

Get yourself and your bike organized. We’ll personally walk you through how to deal with basic bike mechanics for the journey ahead, camping set up, and essentials overview. Enjoy one last day in town, and fuel up for the next morning.

 

Day 1 | San Francisco - Bothe-Napa | 46 miles

Start the day at the Ferry Building, and hop aboard with your gear to cruise over to Vallejo. Meander through farmland and wine country, visiting cute towns like Napa and St. Helena before arriving at Bothe-Napa State Park for the night. 

 

Day 2 | Bothe-Napa - Bodega Bay | 66.5 miles

Continue through wine country this morning, and visit Calistoga, Healdsburg and Guerneville before you meet the Russian River. Cycle West out to the Pacific where you'll have a few glorious coastal miles before hitting camp at Bodega Dunes State Park.  

 

Day 3 | Bodega Bay - San Francisco | 68.5 miles

The final and biggest ride will take you through the quaint towns dotted along Tomales Bay, to Point Reyes, up into the mystical coastal forests of Mt. Tamalpais State Park and across the Golden Gate into San Francisco. 

A Glimpse at Day 1

San Francisco - Bothe-Napa State Park | 46 miles

 

8 am: Wake up and get ready for day 1. Make sure you have all your personal belongings packed in your panniers.

9:30 am: Eat breakfast, load your panniers onto your bike, do a last minute check and hit the road!

11 am: Arrive at the Ferry Building, pick up your tickets and cruise towards Vallejo. Enjoy views of the bay from the deck.

12:30 pm: Dock in Vallejo, and get rolling. Ride through town, and out into the countryside.

2 pm: Enter Napa, and enjoy a late lunch. Feel free to explore town before you continue on your journey.

3 pm: Meander through the heart of wine country. Pass dozens wineries, perhaps stopping for a taste or three.

4 pm: Take a detour to the quaint town of St. Helena. Pick up supplies for dinner and breakfast the next day. 

5 pm: Pull into Bothe-Napa State Park, and set up camp for the night. There are great walking trails in the park or head back into the vineyards for sunset over the hills. 

 

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What's Included

Bike Equipment

 

Touring bike, waterproof panniers & handlebar bag, pump, bike tools,  & essential spare parts. You'll also receive a custom biking jersey to keep!

Luggage Transfer

 

Don't worry about carrying any extra weight, we'll deliver your bags to the end of your ride.

Camping Gear

 

Tent, sleeping mat, tarp, cookware, flashlight.

Equipment Pickup

& Dropoff

 

We bring everything to you, provide a detailed orientation, and collect it all at the end of your journey.

Route Design

 

Expertly designed day-by-day route suggestions, essential tips, campsite options, places of interest, and dining recommendations along the way.

On Call Guidance

 

Have any questions? For non-emergency situations, we're here to answer any questions.

What's not

Accommodation Costs

 

We provide suggestions and details of the best campsites. They average $5 per person per night. Sleeping bag not included. If you don't have one, we'll help you rent one.

Meals and Beverages

 

We outline our favorite cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Emergency Services

 

911 is always your first point of contact in an emergency situation.

Travel Medical Insurance

 

It is a requirement to show proof of travel medical insurance before embarking on your journey.

Personal Travel Expenses

 

All costs associated with personal travel before equipment pick up and after dropoff.