Explore the backroads, soak up the sun and earn those wine credits! Biking in Sonoma Valley is a fun way to spend the day whether you're a serious gearhead or prefer a nice, slow, comfortable beach cruiser. Spring, summer, autumn or winter - biking through Wine Country is a year round adventure.
Here's our tips to get you rolling in the right direction:
The Lodge at Sonoma, An Inn 2 Remember and the El Dorado Hotel offer their guests complimentary beach cruiser bikes, locks, helmets and bike maps. The Sonoma Valley Inn, The Cottage Inn and Spa, MacArthur Place Hotel and Spa and The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa have bikes standing by on the property that can be reserved and rented for a fee.
Guests at the Fairmont can wheel straight downtown on the Sonoma Bike Path trail that passes scenic vineyards, historic mansions, beautiful parks and an old railroad depot museum.
If you're staying elsewhere and want to pedal at your own pace, you can rent a bike and a helmet at Sonoma Adventures, about a mile south of the Plaza, or Wine Country Cyclery, located less than one mile west of the historic Sonoma Plaza. Swing by the Plaza Visitors Center at 453 First Street East for a bike route map and tons of great information.
The City of Sonoma also offers this online map:
Park your bike on the plaza and sip, shop, swirl and snack your way around the square. Or, grab a boxed lunch and a bottle of water for your basket at Frenchie Picnics and Provisions and hit the road. There are wineries in every direction!
Customize Your Cruise
Avid cyclist? Foodie? Wine Lover? Just want to follow the leader? Try a fully guided or custom bike tour. Sonoma Adventures, Sonoma Valley Bike Tours and Ace It Bike Tours offer fun, friendly and totally customizable tours. They offer half day and full day group or private tours, team building, corporate tours and more. Some offer added benefits like tasty picnic lunches and van support (so you can buy all the wine you want and they haul it for you.) #Winning #WillBikeForWine
If You Need Some Help
The Sonoma Valley Library (755 W Napa St, Sonoma) has a free public bike repair station with pump, tools and repair stand. Check it out.
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