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10575 Discovery Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Just north of San Francisco, the winding Russian River meets the dramatic Pacific coastline, shaping if not sheltering a world all its own. Our cycling tour experiences this romantic landscape; quilted with a colorful patchwork of old growth redwoods, fruitful vineyards, historic towns, and beautiful gardens.
From Napa to Sonoma, the old wine country ways and grace are still very much the lay of the land. The richness of the region is omnipresent as we roll with great gusto over orchard-covered hills and wind through giant redwood forests. A mild maritime breeze carries with it the fruitful aroma of the vineyards where the freshest organic produce is grown for our dinner table.
We sample the distinctive flavors of the county’s diverse regions at charming multi-generational family vineyards and farms; unwinding off the bike at old world-style hotels and spas.
You can customize your cycling experience on tour: in the moment. Nonetheless, whether you choose to move at a relaxing pace to rejuvenate deeper senses and psyche, or a more athletic tempo, topping off with additional miles to challenge your muscles, this tour will satisfy your inner hunger. At the same time scrumptious lodging and farm-to-table meals will undoubtedly exceed your expectations.
*ebike available for this tour
Day 1-2: Meet in Santa Rosa, 55-miles north of San Francisco; wine country’s urban hub. Cycle through graceful Napa Valley Park, amidst mixed chaparral and woodlands that shade Lake Hennessey, as well as its adjacent Redwood preserve. Sweeping past numerous picturesque vineyards and wineries, the Silverado Trail shadows a stagecoach route built in 1852 to service nearby cinnabar mines. Then retire to a thoughtfully preserved vision of early wine country culture, Calistoga, where we are welcomed by its famous hot springs. The following day, mount up for Healdsburg, with a stop to marvel—or spritz—at California’s own Old Faithful geyser. Reaching Healdsburg, continually cited as one of America’s top ten small towns, explore Pine Flat Road. Exquisitely scenic, Pine Flat reaches into the Mayacamas, a sub range of the Northern Inner Coast Mountains, high point in this rich riparian area.
Day 3-4: From our lodgings in Healdsburg, shoot west from lowlands alongside the Russian River into northern Sonoma County. Ride along Lake Sonoma and choose to test your lungs on the optional out-and-back ride up Rock Creek Road with stunning view finding of the big, green-gold landscape. Our fourth day, Leaving Healdsburg, cycle on the famous West Side Road to Guerneville. En route we’ll dismount to stroll the most inviting vineyards, as well as cross a historic bridge. Dismounting in Guerneville, we tread into the nearby 805-acre Armstrong Redwoods Reserve. Hiking amongst/marveling at the giants who reign over this temperate rainforest, we meet the tallest, 310-ft tall Parson Jones. Then pay respects to the elder statesman, 1400-year old Colonel Armstrong.
Day 5-6: From Guerneville drop toward the enormous, raucous Pacific. A brisk, exhilarating wind, the ocean’s churning, plus a chorus of barking seals lend the ride a high-spirited ambient. From upland marine prairie layered above coastal bluffs and terraces, we revel in near coast seastacks. Wrapping up in frothy, romantic Bodega Bay, we enjoy the best farm-to-table cuisine and locally caught, or harvested seafood/shellfish. Wake up to crashing ocean waves before ascending Bay Hill. Set along the rugged, rolling Sonoma Coast, and rich Grey whale habitat we roll into Bodega: location for Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. After visiting the legendary “Birds” house, we gently finish our tour in Freestone: a 19th century stone quarry and logging town. Here, in the town’s handsome historic district, we enjoy some of the best home baked bread anywhere. Shuttle back to Santa Rosa.
1457 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
These cozy guest rooms offer the choice of king, queen or two twin beds. Enjoy a private bath and charming, individually appointed decor. Signature amenities include plush 7 Collection mattress with feather bed and duvet, illy coffee espresso machine, eco-friendly, aromatherapy bath products, bluetooth clock radio with multiple USB ports, HiDef flat screen TV, hairdryer, ironing board, room service, plush terry robes, daily morning coffee experience & glass of wine or tasting on arrival.
“Loved all the extra perks from the pour over coffee available in the morning to the wine tasting at night to the well cared for and clean pool open 24 hours! Wonderful place to get away from it all in adorable Calistoga!”
539 Johnson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Located in a Victorian building in Healdsburg town center, this boutique B&B serves a daily breakfast and offers free Wi-Fi in each guest room. Raven Performing Arts Theater is 5 minutes’ walk away. Select rooms feature a relaxing deep soaking tub and steam shower. Guests are also welcome to come to our Wilson Artisan Wineries for free tastings at all eight of our wineries.
Nightly wine tastings are offered to guests of Healdsburg Grape Leaf Inn. Guests can stroll through the beautiful grounds of this B&B or enjoy a glass of wine or morning coffee on a shaded porch. If they prefer, guests can unwind indoors with a book from the library. Grape Leaf Inn also features a Speakeasy in the style of the Prohibition era. Seasonal and specialty cocktails are served with local spirits and fresh fruit juices every evening from 16:30 to 19:00.
“The room was beautiful, the inn is clean, loved the wine in the room. Beautiful decor and landscaping. Breakfast was delicious, fresh grapefruit and OJ was great! We will be back and stay longer!”
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Nestled along the beautiful shores of the Pacific Coast in Sonoma County, this friendly hotel features comfortable rooms and suites with water vistas along with perks like free Wi-Fi and complimentary continental breakfast. Guests have beach access at our boutique inn and are within easy reach of outdoor fun like fishing, whale watching, golf and horseback riding.
“Wonderful location and view of the bay from the room. Our room had also a small balcony with two chairs to relax and enjoy the view. The sea is just a few yards away. Quiet place both during the day and night. Large room and bathroom, good air conditioning system, comfortable beds. Good breakfast.”
Guerneville, CA 95446
Located one hour North of the Golden Gate bridge at the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot growing region, this Sonoma Spa Resort is a romantic, upscale wine country Bed and Breakfast. It provides couples a secluded, peaceful refuge to unwind, rejuvenate and reconnect while celebrating Wine Country Living.
“The property was cozy and beautiful. The staff was friendly, helpful and thoughtful. Our breakfast was spectacular. Our overall experience was terrific.”
21714 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
Tucked amidst the picturesque vineyards and mountains of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, The Geyserville Inn is the quintessential Northern California Wine Country getaway and the only area hotel located in a vineyard. Locally owned and operated by two generations of Christensen family members, this AAA-rated Inn blends all the comfort and elegance of a contemporary boutique hotel with the intimacy, warmth and unhurried ambiance of a rustic bed and breakfast.
“Clean. Beautiful decor. The most comfortable bed and pillows. Loved that there was a small balcony as well as a fireplace. Great finishes. ”
While every Escape Adventure trip is designed to appeal to active adventure seekers, and in many cases, particular skill levels, there is always a different idea of what that exactly means. That is why we have designed the chart below to help make sure you join the proper tour. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companions’ may differ as well. We present a range of mileage options on each tour as well as provide support vehicles as much as possible. That way you can take a break and do as little or as much as you would like each day.
|Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain|
|Day 1||Road Biking||Easy: 12.5 Miles||653 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 30.4 Miles||1598 Ft. Gain|
|Day 2||Road Biking||Easy: 17 Miles||463 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 25 Miles||989 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 54 Miles||4070 Ft. Gain|
|Day 3||Road Biking||Easy: 15.3 Miles||652 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 30 Miles||1112 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 61 Miles||5033 Ft. Gain|
|Day 4||Road Biking||Easy: 13 Miles||577 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 22.6 Miles||1042 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 29.2 Miles||2582 Ft. Gain|
|Day 5||Road Biking||Easy: 21 Miles||1268 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 32.4 Miles||2133 Ft. Gain|
|Day 6||Road Biking||Easy: 10.6 Miles||1082 Ft. Gain|
Find out more about Choosing a Tour.
All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of your tour. This means from the time we pick you up at our meeting point, until we drop you back off to head home, all transportation, food preparation, meals (except where noted on itineraries), snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear (portable chairs, large awnings, coolers, utensils, etc.) are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations (lodging) are also included, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare, lodging prior to trip start or bicycle rental and/or camping gear (if on a camping tour) unless otherwise noted on itinerary or website.
When you join an Escape Adventures tour in 2020, you will receive a FREE custom sublimated Limited Edition Jersey!
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle free on tour. On every road bike tour, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our bikes meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped with carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
All of our road bike trips include a Garmin GPS device to help you navigate through each day safely and smoothly. You’ll know how far, fast, and high you’ve ridden on the flats or climbs or on your way through each day. Includes navigation with turn prompts that will even show you how to get back to start. Simply turn it on and start riding. No paper maps needed!
When you are on the road in the daytime, it is important to us to make sure you are seen from all directions. We offer the best daytime lighting by our partner NiteRider. Each road bike is equipped with a LUMINA MICRO 650 AND SABRE 80 COMBO with a Lumen Output: 650 and Run Time: 1:30 – 20:00 hrs.
Specialized has perfected the road bike. Ride confidently and comfortably for longer distances on any of our trips around the world. All of our bikes are equipped with the latest components and our 2019 models include disc brakes.
Specialized hybrid bikes are the most comfortable bikes available. Our most popular bike for multi-sport and moderate road bike tours is the proven Sirrus. This bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. This bike sits upright, is equipped with a very comfortable seat, and the gearing has a wide range of speeds.
For those of you who have always wanted to join a bike tour but feared your fitness would hold you or the group back, fear no more. Our incredible e-bike option allows you to do more, go twice as fast and far. The all new Specialized Turbo has one goal and one goal only—to inspire you to get out, get moving, and to have some fun along the way. E-bike available on most casual and luxury inn trips for an additional price.
For over 25 years, the hallmark of an Escape Adventures tour is personalized, hands-on service. Before, during, and after each trip. We are a company of honesty and integrity and we stand behind our product 100%. From the moment you learn of our trips, to the time you return home and start planning your next trip, we are here to bring you the best possible experience. From our Guaranteed Trip Departure Confirmation Policy, making sure your trip is never cancelled*, to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, backing the unrivaled consistent quality of all our tours, our commitment to you is never compromised. * Scheduled Domestic trips only.
Our environmental commitment is second to none. We run our tours the same way we run our company, with an eye on the triple bottom line: People, Profit & Planet. At Escape Adventures, we elected to pursue a more comprehensive approach to actually reduce our carbon footprint, rather than just offset it. We overhauled our entire operation — from our vehicles, to our buildings, to our procedures — to become an outdoor industry leader in the charge to help our people and our planet.
Leading tours naturally followed from our passion of exploring our favorite places with our friends. Our support staff includes our reservation team who is there to answer your questions about the tours, our service team who prepares your bike and gear for the tour, and our guide team – the ones who take you into the great outdoors. The highest level of responsibility, good nature, integrity, and dedication are standard traits of all those who work at Escape Adventures. We our proud of it and we think you should know it.
Having custom-made vehicles allows us to take you to places few other outfitters can, or will go. Every Escape Adventures tour is accompanied by at least one support vehicle, trailer, and in some cases a second and third transfer van. After purchase, we custom engineer our trucks, vans, and trailers by our on-staff mechanic to meet the unique needs of different tours. For example, certain vehicles are specifically designed for the Canyonlands region of Utah, while others are designed for The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Each of our Trip Leaders is required to be trained in safe vehicle operation, 4X4 driving, and basic maintenance. Our experienced Trip Leaders make it look easy, transporting you and up to 12 guests, along with their bikes, fresh food, gear and plenty of drinking water to any location.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle-free on tour. By choosing to rent a bike from us, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our rentals meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
Our food isn’t just good, it’s good for you.
Food represents a big part of the Escape Adventures experience. On our inn tours most dinners and breakfasts unfold at local favorite restaurants. We also have energy snacks aboard our support vehicles. Don’t be surprised if your guides purchase fresh fruits and healthy snacks throughout the day while you’re enjoying a ride. They may just show up on the trail with a local treat! An increasing number of our guests are vegans or vegetarians, whom we not only accommodate but also pleasantly surprise. Should you possess special diet requirements and/or limitations, just let us know at sign-up. We’ll work with you to meet those critical needs.
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Any trip in this catalog, any specific time frame, any group size, we can custom-fit if not comfortably accommodate. A Custom and Private Escape Adventures trip affords the ultimate bonding, or team-building experience for:
To shape a Custom or Private Trip, we begin a dialogue: first, to develop a group specific itinerary, tailored to respective abilities and preferred tempo. Next we schedule, bookmarking and working in your optimum or ideal getaway dates. Size-wise, we can build a multi-day trip for as few as two people, scaled up to as many as 30 plus. Contact us today to start the custom trip building process.
All Private Escape Adventures Trips are priced in the structured method below. Some Custom tours are priced differently if they vary from the Classic Escape Adventures itinerary and price. In this situation we will provide your group with a custom itinerary and price.
* Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details.
Since 1992, we at Escape Adventures have been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Each successive season, our passion for adventure grows through memorable moments with our guests. Fresh air, faith, fitness and friends are the building blocks for our ventures, the treasured experiences that keep us moving forward. For those of you who have trekked and traveled with us over the past quarter century, Heather and I express our sincerest gratitude. The memories are priceless.
For those who have yet to tour with us, we appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our family-run company and guiding principles of sustainability and adventure. Our portfolio specializes in Western North America and is rapidly growing internationally. Building on over 100 destinations, we cater to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first-timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, on behalf of our Escape Adventures family, we look forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.
With much gratitude, and happy trails,
Jared and Heather Fisher
Founders and Owner-Operators