A three day self guided bike tour, cycling from the rolling vineyards of Sonoma, deep lush forests to the sparkling Pacific ocean.
Sonoma County is a small wine growing county in Northern California on the scenic Pacific Coast. The beauty of the ride is not just the destination, but the ride is a part of the journey.
This three day self guided bike tour is a loop ride starting from Santa Rosa and cycling through the rolling vineyards of Sonoma. The ride includes vineyards, deep lush forests, and sparkling Pacific ocean.
Average Daily Distance: 29 miles
Average Daily Elevation Gain: 1903 feet
Terrain: 100% paved roads
Recommended Bike Type: Road / E-Bike / Touring
Route Type: Loop (start and finish is the same location)
Best Months: June / July / August / September
- Discover a county acclaimed for its food and wine, relaxing hotels and stunning beauty
- Explore Sonoma's wild and rugged coastline and ride through ancient redwoods while following the historic Russian River valley
- Enjoy meeting local farmers, winemakers and acclaimed chefs at farm-to-table restaurants
Day 1 Santa Rosa to Camp Thayer (33 mi)
A hilly ride on quiet low traffic roads through the Russian River Valley to Austin Creek before ending at beautiful Camp Thayer in Cazadero.
Day 2 Camp Thayer to Jenner (23 mi OR 41 mi)
This day includes the option of a short ride giving you time for an afternoon seaside hike or a longer ride for riders eager to take on some climbs. Both routes are on low traffic roads with breathtaking coastal views at the end.
Day 3 Jenner to Santa Rosa (31 mi)
Enjoy the changing scenery from coastline to forests to wineries on quiet roads as you head back to Santa Rosa.