DAY 1: - Monday
Guests arrive at the Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer; early afternoon for check-in for your entire stay. Located just outside the quaint town of St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley is a hidden jewel located on the famed Hwy. 29. The Harvest Inn features eight acres of lush green landscaped gardens, charming brick walkways and a canopy of redwoods to rest and rejuvenate. Guests love the amenities to include a beautiful pool, wine bar and in-room fireplaces and private hot tubs. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the Inn or take a stroll through St. Helena where boutiques, galleries and wine bars are a haven for tourists. Cyclists should check-in for a bike fitting and safety check.
This evening a wine and cheese reception hosted by in the Harvest Inn Wine Bar. A welcome dinner will be at the Rutherford Grill a tourist favorite where guests are mesmerized by the outstanding service and culinary delights. D
DAY 2: – Tuesday
Following a hearty breakfast buffet in the Harvest Inn breakfast lounge you’ll cycle north along Hwy. 29 through the quaint town of St. Helena enroot to the northern end of the valley towards Calistoga. Along the way you’ll stop at Castello di Armorosa and authentically-styled, 13th century Tuscan castle and winery with a drawbridge, torture chamber, consecrated chapel and one of the most impressive barrel rooms in the United States constructed with ancient bricks and Roman cross-vaulted ceilings. Your tour will feature tasting of reserve wines with a food and wine pairing tantalizing your palate.
Castello Di Amarosa Chateau Montelena
As you continue your journey to Calistoga where pampering is a way of life in this quaint town. Famous for their mineral hot springs Calistoga is haven for guests where everyone enjoys a relaxed charm. For lunch you'll dine at Jole a contemporary American Restaurant. Their dishes reflect the carious cultures and ethnicities, the backbone of modern American cuisine. Following lunch you’ll head north towards Chateau Montelana Vineyard & landmark a must for wine lovers seeking excellence, the setting is one of the most desirable and peaceful wineries in the Napa Valley. A stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden and lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mt. St. Helena. Your tasting will be reminiscent of the 1976 Paris Tasting and insider’s peek at what really happed after actual Paris Tasting in the early days of Chateau Montelena. Continuing on eastward we’ll return via Silverado Trail where a group of more than 40 wineries along the historic trail that runs the tranquil and scenic eastside of the world-famous wine region of the Napa Valley. On our return we’ll stop at Raymond Vineyards where tasting in the Crystal Cellar is memorable experience. Raymond Vineyards boasts stainless steel walls, a mirrored barn and a collection of historical crystal decanters from Baccarat, the worlds premier hand-crafted luxury crystal maker.
Raymond Vineyards & Winery
Dinner this evening will be aboard the Wine Train. The Napa Valley Wine Train traverses the valley from the town of Napa to St. Helena serving exquisite cuisine. While travelling the thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world’s most well known wine valley to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back. Guests dine on exquisite cuisine aboard 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Cars served with a selection of Napa Valley wines. BLD / Moderate Cycling.
DAY 3: – Wednesday
Following breakfast you’ll head east along Hwy. 29 to the quaint town of Yountville. Your first stop will be Niebaum Coppola for a tour and tasting. The Inglenook Winery legacy began in 1879The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a sea captain, wine connoisseur and entrepreneur, came to Rutherford to build a wine estate that would rival Europe’s finest gaining international acclaim. Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the property in 1975 and have spent forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook’s illustrious heritage.
Cycling east to the town of Yountville located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley and enjoys a “small-town” lifestyle and the sophisticated ambiance. You’ll love visiting the marketplace a festival-style center, once known as “Vintage 1870, V Marketplace offers upscale specialty shops, galleries and array of restaurant include a wine tasting cellar. Shoppers enjoy the winery complex complete with meandering cobblestone walkways, scenic views and lush gardens that surround the property. Lunch today will be at Pacific Blues Café an outdoor dining venue where you’ll enjoy “Maverick” American cuisine where good food and good times are said to be had. As you continue your ride you’ll cycle the Napa waterfront and continue to Silverado Trail on the south end of the valley.
Your next stop for a mountain top tasting will be high atop the valley where history and philosophy of Silverado Vineyards follows the route of wine from grape to glass.
Silverdao Vineayrds & Winery
This evening dine at Brix Restaurant & Gardens in the Napa Valley is truly a wine country classic, pairing contemporary French inspired California cuisine with a comprehensive collection of the valley’s finest wine growers and producers. Brix is designed to take full advantage of its 16 prime Napa Valley acres of gardens and vineyards with spectacular views of the Mayacamas Mountains. BLD Moderate Cycling.
DAY 4: - Thursday
Experiencing the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do while visiting Napa Valley! As you pedal past rows of vineyards, you’ll enjoy an invigorating sensory experience that simply cannot be duplicated. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the vineyard.
Culinary Intisitute of America
Your farewell dinner this evening will peak your senses for experience the Culinary Institute of America” “CIA”, --celebrating the passions of the chef, the farmer, and the winemaker, and featuring an award-winning wine list with “Flights of Fantasy” served with Temptations” and hors d’ouevres experience unlike any other. Dinner will be a fabulous culinary dining experience on the terrace with breathtaking surroundings of this architectural marvel once home to the Christian Brothers religious order. BLD—Moderate Cycling.
DAY 5: - Friday
After a leisurely gourmet breakfast you’ll enjoy a kayak/canoe trip on the Napa River. Perhaps you may want to visit the famous City by the Bay — San Francisco. B
2,3 & 4 night San Francisco packages and cycling extensions available, bicycle rentals available