Sonoma Valley Wine Tasting & Hiking
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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 4 day/3 night trek vacation is designed for those who enjoy wine and want to spend their time exclusively in the Wine Country. You will traverse the vineyards and mountains surrounding the quaint towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen, while enjoying wine tasting at world-class wineries and private winery estates. Two nights are spent on historic Sonoma Plaza with easy walking to fabulous restaurants, wine bars, and historic sites.
The trek includes 2 days of hiking 6 to 8 miles (10 to 13 km), with wine tasting along the hiking route including a wine and cheese pairing and a cave tasting. It also includes a day of walking between private winery estates for wine tastings. Your lodging on this trek is first class each night.
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
Low Season: December - March, only $1050 per person.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates are also available.
Day 1: Sonoma, Hike And Wine TastingSonoma, California, United States
Your trek begins in the charming, historic town of Sonoma. Plan on arriving in Sonoma by 10 a.m., as you will enjoy a wonderful hike and wine tastings today. Drop your luggage at your romantic inn for the next two nights, which is just off Sonoma Plaza. Pick up your lunch at a delicious cafe on the Plaza, and then begin your hike ascending up to a beautiful vista point. Return to town through an old cemetery with fascinating gravestones and history, including that of the Spanish founder of Sonoma, General Vallejo. Your hike continues to the outskirts of town with a visit to a local winery where you will enjoy a reserve tasting. Finish with a special wine and cheese pairing at a second winery before returning to your lodging near the northernmost of the famous California missions, the Mission de San Francisco Solano. Dinner this evening is at one of the many fabulous restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 6 miles (10 km) with 500 feet (150 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 2: Sonoma, Hike And Wine TastingSonoma, California, United States
Today you will walk through the stately east side of Sonoma before hiking through oak and redwood forests, all part of a vast winery estate. You will then continue to the oldest winery in the state for a reserve tasting and catered lunch, and finish your hiking day back on the Sonoma Plaza for a salon wine tasting. A short walk returns you to your lodging where you can relax before another special Wine Country dinner in Sonom
Hiking today: 7 miles (11 km) with 500 feet (150 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 3: Glen Ellen Winery WalkGlen Ellen, California, United States
The final day of your trek is an opportunity to experience the less traveled part of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley wineries. A transport will take you to Glen Ellen, where you will walk between winery estates for reserve tastings. At your final tasting, the winemaker/owner will greet and escort you into his estate where you will enjoy his cult status pinot noirs. A short walk will then bring you to your luxury lodging for the evening. You will have a chance to relax by the pool and enjoy a spa treatment if you wish. Dinner tonight will be at one of the wonderful local restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 5 miles (8 km) walking between private winery estates with 300 feet (90 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 4: 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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