SONOMA VALLEY RUNNER’S TREK
Enjoy this five day running vacation which is designed for the serious runner looking for a luxurious wine country getaway. You begin your vacation in Glen Ellen, where you will visit Jack London State Historic Park and finish in Kenwood, in the Valley of the Moon in northern Sonoma Valley. (Note 1: These runs are designed to begin and end at your inn, and include street running, then trail running, then finishing on streets. If you would prefer shorter runs we would be happy to arrange transfer to or from the trail, which can reduce the runs by 2 to 6 miles.) (Note 2: We always put our guests in the best available rooms, with patios, soaking tubs, fireplaces, etc. If you are interested in a lower cost option with standard rooms, please contact us.)
- 5 days/4 nights
- Running 8 to 13 miles (13-21 kilometers)
- Elevation gain up to 2000 feet (610 meters)
- 3 days running
- 4 days optional wine tasting
- Stay in luxury inns
- All breakfasts and lunches included
- Wine tastings optional
- Luggage transfers included
- Transfers during the trek included
- All taxes, fees, and tips included
- Detailed maps and trail notes included
- $1550 per person double occupancy, April-November
- $1300 per person double occupancy, December-March
- $2600 single occupancy, April-November
- $2350 single occupancy, December-March
- $125 Wine Tasting option per person
- You can start your trek any day of the week
Day 1: Glen Ellen
Arrive in Glen Ellen and check into your hotel, a small luxury inn and spa with a world class reputation. Relax on your private patio or take a warm-up run in the nearby regional park. If you have added the wine tasting option, plan on arriving by 1 p.m. and walk one mile to a family owned estate winery for a special tour and tasting. After tasting, return to your hotel to relax before a wine country dinner at one of the several wonderful restaurants within walking distance of your inn.
Running today: No runs planned for your arrival day.
Day 2: Glen Ellen: Jack London State Park
Your trek begins with a run through Jack London State Park with its ancient redwood trees and meandering creeks. At the end of your run, you will pick up a picnic lunch to bring back to your luxury lodging. After a shower you can enjoy the picnic on your private patio or take it to the nearby regional park. If you have the wine tasting option, you will have an opportunity to visit a local wine tasting room to enjoy sampling some of the area’s best wines. Dinner tonight will be at one of the wonderful local restaurants within walking distance of your inn.
Running today: 8 miles (13 km) with 900 feet (270 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 3: Kenwood: Hood Mountain Regional Park
A short transport will bring you to a trailhead in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. After climbing to the top of a 2,700 foot mountain, you can rest on a rock outcropping and take in one of the wine country’s most beautiful views. You will finish your run at another luxury inn and spa to relax and have lunch. If you have the wine tasting option, afer lunch you will walk a short distance to a world class estate winery where they produce and make wines only from their vast estate. Enjoy learning about the estate as you are taken to their mountaintop terrace to sip excellent wines overlooking a stunning view of their vineyards and the Valley of the Moon. Dinner will be enjoyed at your inn tonight, or at an excellent nearby restaurant.
Running today: 11 miles (18 km) with 2000 feet (610 m) elevation gain and 2400 feet (730 m) elevation loss.
Day 4: Kenwood: Annadel State Park
Today’s run starts from the inn and follows country roads to Annadel State Park and a run through the lovely oak, chaparral, and redwoods. You will then continue into the little village of Kenwood with its checkerboard streets and quaint houses. You will end back at the inn where a relaxing lunch awaits. If you have the wine tasting option, after lunch you will walk next door to another wonderful winery where you will enjoy a special reserve tasting in their beautiful cave. Dinner will again be enjoyed at the inn tonight, or at an excellent nearby restaurant.
Running today: 13 miles (21 km) with 800 feet (240 m) elevation gain and 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.