Mount Tamalpais to the Wine Country Trek
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Wine Country Trekking provides luxury European style hiking vacations from the gateway city of San Francisco to the California Wine Country with a focus on superb hiking, lodging, food and wine.
Our treks are designed for the discerning, active traveler. They are located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area and include premier lodging, daily hikes between inns and private winery appointments. The hikes are designed for the traveler to explore the most beautiful and interesting sights the area has to offer. The inns are chosen not only for comfort, but for their beautiful rooms, natural settings and proximity to fine dining.
This 6 day/5 night trek vacation traverses beautiful Mount Tamalpais and finishes in the Wine Country. You will visit Sausalito and Muir Woods, and finish your trek in the village of Glen Ellen, where you will visit Jack London State Historic Park and superb Sonoma estate wineries. You enjoy all the rugged beauty of the mountains as well as the pleasure of private wine tastings at the end of your journey.
The trek includes 3 days of hiking from 5 to 9 miles (8 to 14 km). It also includes a day of walking between private winery estates for wine tastings. You will have the opportunity to explore the quaint village of Sausalito and relax at Muir Beach on the Pacific Ocean. As with all of our treks, you will stay in premier lodging, ranging from charming country inns to luxury boutique hotels with spa and dining options.
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
Low Season: December - March, only $1550 per person.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates are also available.
Day 1: SausalitoSausalito, California, United States
Start your vacation in the historic village of Sausalito. Your luxury boutique hotel and spa is on the waterfront, where you can enjoy the artists' studios, cafes, and restaurants of this charming town. Dinner this evening is at a Michelin recognized Wine Spectator restaurant.
Hiking today: No planned hikes. Your personal Trail Guide will suggest local walks and sights to see.
Day 2: Sausalito To Muir BeachMuir Beach, California, United States
Hike across the beautiful coastal hills in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the village of Muir Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco skyline. Take time to relax on the sandy beach when you arrive in town. Tonight's lodging is a classic English Tudor Inn with an elegant salon for guests and a Pub reminiscent of Stratford-on-Avon where you'll enjoy classic pub fare paired with excellent local and international wines and beers.
Hiking today: 9 miles (14 km) with 2300 feet (700 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 3: Muir Beach To Mount TamalpaisMt. Tamalpais, California, United States
Hike onto Mount Tamalpais taking in the dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Descend into Muir Woods National Monument enjoying the ancient and magical redwood forest. Ascend through fern and redwood canyons to your destination: a romantic inn with beautiful views from every room! Relax on the expansive deck with other hikers comparing hiking and nature notes. You'll enjoy a delicious three course California cuisine dinner right at your mountaintop inn.
Hiking today: 9 miles (14 km) with 2100 feet (640 m) elevation gain and 1100 feet (335 m) elevation loss.
Day 4: Mount Tamalpais To Glen EllenSonoma Valley, California, United States
Move from the seashore to the land of vineyards today. A transport will pick you up and take you to the famous Jack London State Historic Park where you can visit the author's home and grave, as well as a museum established by his wife. You'll hike up into the Park enjoying the redwoods, creeks, wildlife, and vistas of Sonoma's Valley of the Moon vineyards. Finish your day with a special tour and tasting at a family-owned vineyard estate and winery. Tonight's lodging has a world class reputation as one of the best luxury inns in the U.S. You'll relax by the pool, enjoy the Zen spa and walk to one of several wine country restaurants with fabulous food and a wine list to match.
Hiking today: 6 miles (10 km) with 900 feet (270 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 5: Glen Ellen Winery WalkSonoma Valley, California, United States
The final day of your trip is an immersion into the wonderful world of Sonoma Valley wines. A short transport will bring you to the first private winery estate you will visit today. As the day progresses, you will enjoy delicious reserve wine tastings walking between private wineries. At your final tasting, the winemaker/owner will greet and escort you into his estate where you'll enjoy his cult status Pinot Noirs. A short walk back to your inn lets you relax before another lovely wine country restaurant dinner.
Hiking today: 5 miles (8 km) walking between private winery estates with 300 feet (90 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 6: Trek ConclusionSonoma Valley, California, United States
Your Wine Country Trek comes to an end.
Experience the wine country of California on foot in the European way, walking from inn to inn with your own travel partners. At the end of each day enjoy the luxury of a delicious meal, fine wine, and comfortable room. We make it simple by making all the arrangements and transporting your luggage. Our treks are self-guided so you can enjoy your own flexible schedule without tour groups or buses. We provide a detailed itinerary, custom maps, and excellent trail notes, so you can travel in confidence while enjoying the freedom of managing your own time.
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