This is California's celebrated Wine Country cycling landscape. Join us to explore valleys of world-famous vineyards, forests of soaring redwoods, perfect pastoral landscapes and the captivating California Coast.
From start to finish, Wine & Waves is crafted to produce a great cycling experience: enjoy riding pro level road bikes through amazing cycling terrain each day.
A Bike Tour – NOT a Wine/Bus Tour
There are countless "sip and spin" wine tours with plenty of wine drinking and little cycling, but make no mistake: Wine & Waves focuses on cycling rather than drinking. In addition, we believe that bike tours should be about riding a bike, not being carried on a bus, so Wine & Waves is designed to be traveled start to finish by bicycle.
Spend two nights in welcoming Healdsburg, perfectly located for varied daily rides through world-renowned wine growing regions. Healdsburg is an ideal base camp to enjoy wine tasting, fun shops and amazing restaurants showing off California Wine Country cuisine.
Redwoods & California Coast
Journey from the Wine Country through ancient redwoods to the wild California Coast. This section of coastline is remote, beautiful, and lightly populated, making it ideal to experience from a bicycle. Here the coastal mountain range reclines towards the ocean, with a single ribbon of roadway at the ocean's edge just made for cycling.
Wine & Waves—a Wine Country Bike Tour Designed for Cyclists
If you prefer cycling over drinking, biking over busing—and you long to experience some of the best cycling California has to offer— then Northern California Wine & Waves was designed for you.
This was the best bike trip i have ever been on. First of all: great people. Susan and Laura were wonderful - fun, thoughtful, interesting, knowledgeable, kind, smart, organized. The hotels were great, especially the Santa Ynez Inn - WOW! I have been in the Paso Robles to Solvang area many times but never on the great roads we traveled this trip. And the food! We ate like kings at fantastic places. The bikes are all excellent carbon frame and extremely well maintained. Before the trip, i was sent a tape measure and asked to measure various dimensions of my bike and when i arrived for the six-day tour a perfectly sized bike awaited. The saddle was great and the bike was outfitted with the pedals i needed. Each day our fearless guides took turns riding with us or taking our luggage by van to our next destination. Somehow, in between all this, beautiful picnic spreads magically appeared just when we needed it. Truly, a great, great trip! Can't wait to take another Undiscovered Country Tours trip.
TripAdvisor March 2012