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Limited Bespoke Tour: California Wine Country Adventure

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Available Dates
2021 June 20 - July 25 (choose any 5-15 day period)

2-5 Locations
Bodega Bay
Healdsburg
Sonoma & Napa Valley
Berkeley & East Bay
Mill Valley

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Difficulty
All levels - choose any route difficulty. See FAQ for Route Levels

Bike Price & Options
hybrid/road bikes are included
e-bike: $95 USD per day

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Stays, Food, Wine
Luxury Inns & Cottages

Vineyard B&Bs

Michelin-Star Dining Experiences

Award-Winning Wine Tastings

 

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Price per Rider
$760-$1,280 USD per day
+$300 USD per day Single Supplement

CYCLE THROUGH AMERICA'S PREMIER WINE REGION

California’s mix of rugged nature, incredible wine & food culture, and enduring spirit is exemplified in this beautiful coastline region. As a premiere wine-producing destination, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys are home to some of the most well-known vineyards in the United States and the world. Come with us as we explore the peaks, valleys, and endless culinary treasures of this unique oasis.

Travel with our local guides, who will introduce you to the region's award-winning cuisine, the finest hotel experiences, and cultural experiences. This journey is well worth the effort - a truly unforgettable adventure!

AN ADVENTURE FOR EVERY RIDER

Traveling by bike means something different to every rider. For some, it’s about grinding up the steepest roads and pushing the limits. For others, it’s a mode of travel that allows you to stop and enjoy the scenery. It’s a vehicle to enjoy local cuisine, tea, coffee, or wine, at every possible moment.

We have spent years on the bike, exploring all the best places to ride in California. Ride on roads rarely visited by cars, explore unforgettable landscapes, and experience incredible scenery around every switchback.

We’ll take care of all the details so you can ride, relax, and repeat.

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The Adventure Plan

Choose your adventure! Let us know what makes you excited to ride, and we'll design a trip that's perfectly matched for you and your group.

The itineraries below are sample routes for each ride level.

We will meet you at any location in the Bay Area, and begin to drive towards the hills of Marin County, just across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. From here, we will ride famous bike routes, lined with farms, vineyards, and ranches. Say hello to the golden hills and happy cows as we roll towards Point Reyes National Seashore. Enjoy a wonderful lunch of local seafood by the coast before we head up the famous Highway 1 to our hotel tonight at Bodega Bay.

Dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant, known for its modern takes on classic California cuisine.

The Details

Inclusions

  • All hotel accommodations.
  • Hybrid or Road bicycle. *e-bikes have an additional charge
  • All meals and snacks.
  • Select wine tastings.
  • Bespoke route and guidance of local guide(s), designed to match your group's ride level and personal interests.
  • Support & Gear vehicle, includes baggage porterage and all transportation from pick-up to drop-off.
  • All special events and cultural activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare.
  • Transportation to and from the Bay Area.
  • Alcoholic beverages outside of select wine tastings.
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The Stays

Premium Rooms

H2Room

bodega

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Bathroom Napa

Luxury Rooms

Healds Suite

Napa Deluxe

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Cultral Activities and Sights

  • Point Reyes National Seashore – A protected national park coastline in Marin County, with beautiful beaches, cliffside waterfalls, and viewpoints for migrating gray whales.
  • Muir Woods National Monument – Explore the ancient old-growth redwoods stretching from the lush ground to the skies.
  • Mt Tamalpais State Park – The perfect playground for an epic day of gravel riding through redwood groves that lead to sweeping views from a 2,571-foot peak.
  • Lagunitas Brewery – A California local favorite, Lagunitas is known for its unique staff, amazing (and hilarious) history, and delicious brews.
  • Chez Panisse – Ride into downtown Berkeley to dig your forks into amazing Michelin-star dining. Experience truly fresh and seasonal food at the birthplace of farm-to-table dining and Alice Waters' flagship restaurant.
  • *Rob please name some wineries that are worth highlighting*
CA Road

T. Koegel 🇺🇸

Bike Tour Japan was OUTSTANDING. The riding was incredible with beautiful Fall colors, quiet back roads and challenging climbs. The countryside is gorgeous and Rob knows how to end every day at the perfect ryokan with onsen baths and delicious food! Can’t wait to do another tour in 2018!

 

Tour of the North Alps 2017

D. Gray 🇮🇪

Our group of 4 enjoyed an incredible 3 days of self guided cycling in Japan in October. The information provided by BTJ before and during our trip was top class - very clear and professional. The selection of routes provided by BTJ was excellent and varied. Beautiful and quiet but challenging country roads. Excellent accommodation and the onsen was special! Michelle was extremely knowledgable, helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend BTJ if you're thinking of cycling in Japan.
 

M. Chin 🇸🇬

The biking-ryokan-onsen combination is fantastic, loved it! Both you guys were great company, and we enjoyed the cultural exchange dinner conversations. Learnt a lot more about Japan in this short trip than from other Japanese holidays. The planning and organisation were professional, your eloquence with the language was impressive, and our bikes were a joy to ride. Hope to come again on another ride with BTJ in future!
 

A. Hipsley 🇦🇺

Rob and Michelle are a terrific team, offering a first class experience, thoroughly researched and planned to suit the riders and the conditions. From the initial enquiry, through the planning and registration to the trip itself, everything was easy and hassle free. I would thoroughly recommend BTJ as an amazing way see incredible sights and enjoy incredible cycling with great leaders and people.
 

Bespoke Tour 2020

J. Porter 🇺🇸

BikeTourJapan brought my dream vacation into reality. Amazing rides matched with unforgettable scenery, endless photo opportunities. I got to experience beautiful countryside, amazing hot spring towns, friendly folks, great food, all one could ask for, and to be on a bike, the icing on the cake…..cant wait for my next trip, on a bike…..in Japan, thanks Robert!!!

 

Japanese Alps Tour 2016 & Bespoke Tour 2018

A. Morgan 🇬🇧

After watching one of the ride vlogs on YouTube, I decided to drive up from Tokyo with some friends for a day trip. It certainly did not disappoint!

The location meant that we were quickly out of the down, able to ride along a beautiful river and then straight into the mountain roads. There were long stretches which we had to ourselves. And the beautiful thing about Japan is that the road surfaces are all immaculately well maintained, even for those roads that barely see any road traffic. So for those who enjoy zipping downhill at high speed (like me), it was really a treat.

Robert (our guide and company co-founder) knows the area very well. He was able to choose a route that matched our fitness levels and dynamically adjust it when we came across some random roadworks. Highly recommended.

 

Bespoke Tour 2020

S. Ball 🇬🇧

After the organisation of our wedding, we were happy to hand over the reins to BTJ to kick-off our honeymoon. Prior to the trip, Rob and the BTJ team were alert and responsive to our needs. We were met off the train and soon off on our adventure with BTJ’s high-spec bikes and Garmin. We thoroughly enjoyed our rides up and down and through the alps. The ryokans were varied and wonderful, with delicious food and the luxurious onsens were a blessing after a day in the saddle. We would like to thank Rob and the BTJ team for their dedication to providing an outstanding service. We will use them again and highly recommend others to do so too!
 

Bespoke Tour 2019

A. Fossett 🇺🇸

I'm not a cyclist, but I've been living in Japan for a few years and love any opportunity to explore the countryside and spend time away from the cities. I joined a day tour with some friends, and I'm glad I did.

Firstly, everything was taken care of - the team clearly knows everything that goes into well-planned outing, and every detail, from the equipment to communication and even meals was thoughtfully planned and managed. Secondly, our route took us along some beautiful scenes with lots of fresh air along well-maintained roads. Even with pretty good Japanese, there's no way I could have planned as smooth and enjoyable an itinerary, let alone managed the logistics outfitting our group with reliable gear. Thanks to Bike Tours Japan for an experience to remember - I'll be recommending them to friends who visit Japan in the future.

 

Bespoke Tour 2020

E. Rivers 🇺🇸

Bike Tour Japan organized a Self-Guided adventure for me over 5 days and 4 nights. Toyokan was an great ryokan in Ashikaga. The route planning and self-titled, "Eugene's Adventure Map," was amazing! I felt completely secure cycling along with Bike Tour Japan one message away on What's App. They turned my first time in Japan to an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. From the food, riding, and support, Bike Tour Japan is a great company to assist with your cycling needs while in Japan. I vow to return for one of the scheduled Tours!

 

Bespoke Tour 2019

J. Campbell 🇺🇸

Bike Tour Japan made possible an amazing Japan Adventure. Cycling the cities and country side while staying in a local Japanese inn (Ryokan) was the perfect way to see the area and experience its people/culture.
 

Bespoke Tour 2019

S. Gribble 🇺🇸

I've been on many great cycling vacations, but my experience with Bike Tour Japan was easily the best of all of them. Rob and Michael were incredible hosts: hugely knowledgeable about the area, top-notch hospitality, and best of all, really fun to be around. The bike routes were extraordinary; each and every day on the Ashikaga training camp felt as picturesque as a National Geographic documentary, and I rode a wonderful mixture of challenging mountains, valleys, and descents.
 

Ashikaga Training Camp: Tokyo Escape 2019

R. Dutton 🇺🇸

My husband and I have just returned from a most wonderful bike trip with Bike Tour Japan guides, Rob, Michelle and Michael. We were fortunate to be there when the maples and their red, golds and oranges were on fire with color. Just beautiful!! We visited hidden magical shrines tucked away in the forest. After interesting and sometimes challenging rides we soaked in fabulous hot spring-fed baths and tucked ourselves into cozy futon beds on tatami mats in the lovely ryokans. Meals were a real adventure too as we sampled every imaginable and artistically displayed culinary delight the Japanese are famous for. We just so appreciate how professional and fun our guides were. We had a blast, lots of laughs and great camaraderie. We highly recommend this trip
 

K. Shumaker 🇺🇸

The tour and a vacation of a lifetime. Robert and company were the perfect hosts and organizers taking us to places and situations in the Japanese culture we would never been able to access ourselves. Riding the Japanese Alps at peak fall colors dazzled my retinas and burned into my brain an experience I will never forget.
 
 

P. Burgess 🇦🇺

A group of us road the northern Japanese alps with Rob in September. Rob was a great host, rode with our fastest and slowest riders, provided food and drink and navigation. Rob is a great guy who loves riding and hosting tours in Japan. He is flexible with his planning and accommodates all types of riders. He also selects some amazing Ryokan and Onsen locations. I would recommend his tours to anyone looking to ride Japan
 

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