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.
My hubby and I have just returned from our second UDC tour. We took the inaugural Ride Across California. Wow, wow and double wow is all I can say. Yes there were some mountains... but the scenery, the guides, the accommodation, the food, the fellow tourers - it was all amazing. We love the daily distances, the length of tour, the bikes. I'm already planning how we can tour again with UDC.
TripAdvisor June 2013