• Insiders know
    Your next favorite local family winery
    Where to discover
  • Downhill and . . .
    The best clam chowder in Bodega Bay!
    to the left for
  • 300 year old
    Can you see the sky?
    1400 foot tall redwoods
  • Look . . .
    Migrating whales!
    in the distance!
  • Limited Seats . . .
    Unlimited Experiences
    Sonoma On A Bike
  • Organic
    Farmers Markets
    Locally Grown
  • The Sun Slowly Sets
    Slow Down and Savor Sonoma
    Another Incredible Day Ends
  • Unplugging and
    Slow Down and Savor Sonoma
    Taking Time to

Bike Tour: An Insider’s View of Sonoma County

Think of this biking tour as a rolling theater of wine country life that changes with the seasons, rather than a set point-to-point trip. It’s a hands-on opportunity to discover all the hidden adventures, wine tastings at family owned wineries, gourmet treats (think regionally inspired, locally grown cuisine at Michelin restaurants) & unique events that Sonoma County has to offer. All that…with none of the hassles. (Private and Custom Trips are available. Contact us for details.)

Meet the Founders and Hosts

Sonoma on a Bike was co-founded by Randy Johnson, CEO is of Getaway Adventures since 1991, a bike and wine aficionado and passionate explorer of Sonoma County for over two decades. The other Founder was at one point the managing director of Butterfield and Robinson and brought with him numerous insights into the world of luxury travel. We thank him for bringing great passion and luxury travel experience in helping us create a one of a kind travel vacation, and we wish him well.

Sonoma on a Bike tours are now lead by Randy and his senior staff,  think of them as your “experience editors” who extract only the best in Sonoma for you to enjoy.


The Journey

    MODERATE | 6 Days/5 Nights

You can expect an amazing itinerary of experiences while biking the region’s beautiful country roads. You might find yourself face-to-face with a herd of goats, while sampling the artisan cheese maker’s wares. Or enjoying an elegant lunch with world-class wines, created by the chef at a hidden estate. Depending on the season, you might picnic under 1400-year-old redwoods, or experience a crab fishing expedition … up close and personally.


But it isn’t a tour for everyone. In fact, we have limited seats. It’s designed for those who like to savor a bike tour with all their senses fully engaged. We encourage you to take the time to come and breathe…and take in the beauty we’ve found in the lush landscapes of Sonoma County, with it’s vineyards, valleys, vistas, hills, mountains, parks, rocky coastline, crashing waves, farmlands, and forests (including those majestic and magnificent redwoods). It’s a slow, sensual trip. And if that sounds somewhat provocative, and possibly a little self-indulgent, so be it. It’s a gift to be given, and shared, with someone you love – including yourself.
So come discover all this and more, as we journey through Sonoma County’s beautiful appellations.

Please book early for best selection!

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2016/2017 Departure dates

2016 2017
August 7 April 9, 23
August 21 May 7, 21
September 4 June 4, 18
September 18 July 9 & 23
October 2 &  16 August 6 & 20
October 30 September 10 & 24
November 6 October 8,15, 22 & 29
November  13 November 5 & 12

2016 6 day/5 night journey is $3,400 per person double occupancy.
2017  6 day /5 night journey is $3500 pp doc
(Single supplement is $700.)
2016 4 day/3 night version for $2799 per person  doc.
2017 4 day /.3 night  is $2830 pp  doc (Single supplement is $475.)



Private/Custom trips are available.
We will happily arrange one for you.


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Each Day



What better way to begin your trip than by biking through a few of the most celebrated vineyards in Northern California? We’ll stop for a few wine tastings so you can judge for yourself which you like the best. Later that day, we’ll introduce you to a town voted by Fodor’s as “one of the 10 best small towns in America”.



This day you experience, first hand, the world-acclaimed wine growing appellations that are part of the Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. You’ll get a taste (or two) of why these areas are famous for such amazing, award-winning wines. Of course, there’s also time to visit some hidden treasures along the way.

Choose  the Epic “Tour de Sonoma” Ride!  We ride up to the Geysers (58 miles, 4500′ elevation gain)
Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s top ten local rides.



We follow the Russian River to a magnificent forest of 1,400-year-old coastal redwoods. After lunch, we’ll head to the coast, home of fiercely independent and hardworking fishermen … and totally relaxed sea lions, both of whom are expert at catching the region’s succulent salmon, oysters, abalone and Dungeness crab. Of course, we’ll make sure you get your share of that bounty, too.

Choose the Epic “Tour de Sonoma” Ride! Ride 90 miles of Levi Leipheimer’s Training Ride. Now that is Epic!



Biking through the historic and charming town of Bodega — also home of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” — we continue onward to visit destinations that are beloved by those in the know. The rewards may be fresh hot cinnamon bread straight from wood fired brick ovens, a cheese artisan and his goats, a fantasy street peopled by the creations of one gifted artist or have a chance to discover the Barlow, home to food producers, wine makers, brewers, distillers, and artists.

Choose the Epic “Tour de Sonoma” Ride! We ride up and see the spectacular views of  Coleman Valley Rd – a leg of the 2013 Amgen Tour Of California



This day’s ride will take you to the Valley of the Moon, which is less exotic but even more spectacular than the name implies. Jack London called it home, leaving behind buildings created in a mix of iconic early 20th century architecture, as well as acres of trails and breathtaking vistas of the majestic Sonoma Mountain. Our final night calls for a special celebratory dinner.

Choose the Epic “Tour de Sonoma” Ride! We ride Trinity Rd to Napa – a leg of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California



Before saying good-bye, you’ll have time to create your own morning itinerary. You can go for one last amazing bike ride, pop into the one-of-a-kind boutique shops found inside the old adobe storefronts on the plaza, tour General Vallejo’s historic home; or just sit with your coffee in any of Sonoma’s beautiful sunlit courtyards. We’ll have everything taken care of for your departure. All you’ll need do is pack.

Choose the Epic “Tour de Sonoma” Ride! We ride up and around Mt Tamalpais in Marin County. The most spectacular view of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area!

Sonoma County
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Tour Accommodations


Located just 67 miles north of San Francisco … but worlds away from the stress of the city, Hotel Healdsburg captures the simplicity, quiet sophistication and charm of Sonoma wine country … while offering you a beautifully appointed room with plush down comforter, feather bed and Frette linens. A pampering spa is also close at hand, so you can properly steep yourself in well-deserved luxury.


Welcome to the quintessential California coastal retreat. Your room will have a private balcony, cozy down comforter and real wood-burning fireplace. Should you feel the urge to wander, you’ll discover a full service spa and seven acres of landscaped grounds with sweeping views of Bodega Bay and the ocean. And, so you can take all that in at your leisure, you can relax in the ocean-view heated pool or whirlpool spa.


What better place to end your visit than a stay at an inn originally built as a prestigious vineyard and working ranch with prized trotters. This beautiful 19th century estate turned inn now houses sumptuous guest rooms, spectacular sculpture gardens, tranquil walkways and a spa that offers over 40 different treatments using flowers, herbs and plants found in the garden.

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All Other . . .

Biking Route Rating: Moderate

The CLASSIC TOUR offers biking routes that are rated “moderate”, and vary in length each day from 20 to 40 miles of surfaced roads. We’ll be cycling over rolling hills to flat, coastline roads; but we can also offer more challenging routes for those who ask. And we have another option up our sleeves: a van will carry your prized purchases, bottles of that incredible wine you just tasted or, should you want it, you . . . up the next hill.

Biking Route Rating: Challenging

The EPIC TOUR contains routes of 50 to 90 miles per day that are rated “challenging” and cover many sections of The Amgen, Tour of California, and Levi Leipheimer’s Training Ride and Gran Fondo. For the serious rider, this is the ultimate cycling experience through beautiful Sonoma County!

Bike Gear: We’ve got you covered

We recommend a quick, lightweight, road bike for traversing Sonoma County roads and we have a new fleet of Specialized Allez Comps just for that purpose. In addition, we’ll outfit you with protective helmets, water bottles and handlebar bags to keep your personal necessities at your fingertips. View our bike specs.
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What’s Included

  • Sonoma on a Bike guide/host services (Randy and/or senior guides) and support van
  • Hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts, four (4) lunches, all dinners, including wine
  • Use of a Specialized bike, handlebar bag and helmet
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events, private tours, local experts and entrance fees
  • All baggage transportation between hotels
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

What sets Sonoma On a Bike Apart?

  • Our trips are entirely organized and operated by Sonoma County cyclists, foodies and wine aficionados who are passionate about this particular spot of paradise that they call home
  • In fact, every trip will be led by the Randy and his most experienced guides
  • You can expect local wines to be served each night with your dinner
  • Finally, unlike most “point-to-point” bike trips, we’ll change up our tours throughout the year, so you can experience the best each season has to offer


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