Enjoy our five day special runner’s trek where you travese the beautiful trails of Marin County and Mount Tamalpais, “arguably the country’s best trail running”. This vacation takes you to Sausalito and Muir Woods National Monument, ending at Point Reyes National Seashore.
- 5 days/4 nights
- Running or hiking 9 to 12 miles (13 to 19 km) daily
- Elevation gain up to 2300 feet (700 m)
- 3 days running or hiking
- Stay in premier hotels and charming country inns
- All breakfasts and lunches included
- Luggage transfers included
- Transfer during the trek included
- All taxes, fees, and tips included
- Detailed maps and trail notes included
- $1100 per person double occupancy April–November
- $1000 per person double occupancy December-March
- $1700 single occupancy, April-November
- $1600 single occupancy, December-March
- You can start your trek on any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
Day 1: Sausalito
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 can be at a Michelin recognized restaurant.
Running/Hiking today: No planned hikes. Your personal Trail Guide will suggest sights to see.
Day 2: Sausalito to Muir Beach
Run/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: 10 miles (16 km) with 2300 feet (700 m) of elevation gain and loss
Day 3: Muir Beach to Mount Tamalpais
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 (13 km) with 2100 feet (640 m) of elevation gain and 1100 feet (335 m) of elevation loss
Day 4: Mount Tamalpais to Olema/Point Reyes
A short transport will leave you at the trailhead of a long, gradual ridge. You’ll experience different vistas from the undulating trail which eventually opens onto an expansive view of Tomales Bay – all 20 miles of it! There is a perfect resting stop for a picnic lunch to soak in the view. You’ll descend towards the Bay ending in the small historic town of Olema. A rustic yet luxurious lodge welcomes you with expansive lawns and lazy Adirondack chairs to rest after a day of hiking. Tonight’s dinner is a real treat – fresh organic and artisan foods from famous West Marin dairies and farms prepared in an award winning local restaurant.
Hiking today: 12 miles (19 km) with 200 feet (60 m) of elevation gain and 1500 feet (460 m) of elevation loss
Day 5: Trek Conclusion
Your Wine Country Trek comes to an end. Let us help you arrange airport transfer or plans to continue your holiday.