SONOMA VALLEY WINE TASTING
Enjoy this four day trek vacation which is designed for those who enjoy wine and want to spend their time exclusively in the Wine Country. You will traverse the vineyards and mountains surrounding the historic towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen, while enjoying wine tasting at world class wineries and private winery estates. Two nights are spent on historic Sonoma Plaza within easy walking to fabulous restaurants, wine bars, and historic sites.
- 4 days/3 nights
- Hiking 6 to 8 miles (10 to 13 km) daily
- Elevation gain up to 500 feet (150 m)
- 2 days hiking with wine tastings
- 1 day walking between private winery estates for wine tastings
- Stay in luxury inns
- All breakfasts and lunches included
- Wine tastings included
- Luggage transfers included
- Transfers during the trek included
- All taxes, fees, and tips included
- Detailed maps and trail notes included
- $1200 per person double occupancy, April-November
- $1050 per person double occupancy, December-March
- $1700 single occupancy, April-November
- $1550 single occupancy, December-March
- You can start your trek any day except Wednesday or Thursday
Day 1: Sonoma, Hike and Wine Tasting
Your trek begins in the charming, historic town of Sonoma. Plan on arriving in Sonoma by 10 a.m., as you will enjoy a wonderful hike and wine tastings today. Drop your luggage at your romantic inn for the next two nights, which is just off Sonoma Plaza. Pick up your lunch at a delicious cafe on the Plaza, and then begin your hike ascending up to a beautiful vista point. Return to town through an old cemetery with fascinating gravestones and history, including that of the Spanish founder of Sonoma, General Vallejo. Your hike continues to the outskirts of town with a visit to a local winery where you will enjoy a reserve tasting. Finish with a special wine and cheese pairing at a second winery before returning to your lodging near the northernmost of the famous California missions, the Mission de San Francisco Solano. Dinner this evening is at one of the many fabulous restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 6 miles (10 km) with 500 feet (150 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 2: Sonoma, Hike and Wine Tasting
Today you will walk through the stately east side of Sonoma before hiking through oak and redwood forests, all part of a vast winery estate. You will then continue to the oldest winery in the state for a reserve tasting and catered lunch, and finish your hiking day at a family owned and operated winery with a cave tasting. A short transport will return you to your lodging where you can relax before another special Wine Country dinner in Sonoma.
Hiking today: 8 miles (13 km) with 500 feet (150 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 3: Glen Ellen Winery Walk
The final day of your trek is an opportunity to experience the less traveled part of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley wineries. A transport will take you to Glen Ellen, where you will walk between private winery estates for reserve tastings. At your final tasting, the winemaker/owner will greet and escort you into his estate where you will enjoy his cult status pinot noirs. A short walk will then bring you to your luxury lodging for the evening. You will have a chance to relax by the pool and enjoy a spa treatment if you wish. Dinner tonight will be at one of the wonderful local restaurants within walking distance of your lodging.
Hiking today: 6 miles (10 km) walking between private winery estates with 300 feet (90 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 4: Trek Conclusion
Your Wine Country Trek comes to an end. Let us help you arrange airport transfer or plans to continue your holiday.