Dates

September 15 to 20, 2019

Starting Price

$3,395

Deposit per Person

$500

5 Days
Land
Black Sheep Adventures
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Enjoy the sunshine and smell the grapes. After being picked up from the airport and fitted with your bike, head to Petaluma for a ride through the ranches and farms of rural Sonoma County. Over five days you’ll cover 100+ miles by bike through the rolling hills and valleys that make up America’s wine country. Along these paths, you will stop and tour wineries, picnic amongst the redwoods, and dine at local bistros. Breaking away from the trails for a morning, we paddle out into Tomales Bay accompanied by a local naturalist to explore and learn about the local wildlife. In the evenings, you’ll be taken to your picturesque accommodations overlooking Doran Beach where you can sip wine from the comfort of your private balcony overlooking the Pacific.

Itinerary

Day 1

SUN, 9/15: BIKING PETALUMA TO TOMALES – 28 MILES

After being picked up in San Francisco, we will head north across the Golden Gate Bridge for the one-hour transfer to Petaluma. From there your guides will fit you to your bike, provide a safety review talk and we’ll start our first ride. You’ll enjoy a gorgeous route past the pastoral beauty of the ranches and farms of rural Sonoma County. After finishing the first ride we’ll shuttle to Bodega Bay to tonight’s resort. Nestled on a hillside above Doran Beach, the Bodega Bay Lodge is a perfect place to take in the area’s natural beauty. From your balcony, enjoy views of Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The award-winning restaurant and full-service spa are only steps away. Bodega Bay Lodge (D)

Day 2

MON, 9/16: KAYAKING ON TOMALES BAY

We’ll rise early this morning and drive to Tomales Bay. Mornings are typically best for placid paddling conditions on the Bay. We’ll paddle out with a local naturalist to view a variety of bird and marine life such as osprey, harbor seals, pelicans, bat rays and more. We’ll spend about 3 hours exploring the coastline before paddling back to the hamlet of Marshall. Along the way we will enjoy a delicious picnic on the beach before we trade our kayaks back in for bikes to begin biking back towards Bodega Bay. After returning to our hotel, we’ll have some free time before dinner at a favorite nearby restaurant. Bodega Bay Lodge (B, L, D)

Full Itinerary

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Dates

September 15 to 20, 2019

Starting Price

$3,395

Deposit per Person

$500

5 Days
Land
Black Sheep Adventures
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064