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Napa Valley Wine and Walking

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Sample quintessential wines from world-renowed Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley
  • Enjoy comfortable stays at luxurious boutique hotels
  • Stroll through the charming downtown areas of Sonoma and St. Helena
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Jack London State Park
  • Find peace as you walk through coastal redwood and oak forests
Explore the heart of both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley while sampling a variety of top-tier wines from the region. Tour a mountaintop winery that specializes in sparkling wines, and enjoy from a wide selection of optional winery tours and tastings throughout your trip. Walk through the beautiful rolling hills and lush forests of two state parks, included the historic Jack London State Park, which maintains fascinating historical buildings and a museum. Stroll through the charming downtowns of Sonoma and St. Helena, perusing local art galleries and indulging at top-notch restaurants. Relax at the end of each day in comfortable, luxurious accommodations that you simply won't want to leave!

What To Expect

This tour is graded as easy, with daily hikes averaging around 6 miles a day. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the expanse of Napa Valley and Sonoma by foot and with free time to enjoy wine tastings and to explore the cute towns. Hikers should expect walking along dirt trails and varied terrain. Trails are well-signed, maintained, and traveled frequently. Enjoy staying at charming hotels each night.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers, Mixed Abilities

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Wine, Whiskey & More...
  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Special Occasions

Inspiration:

  • New

Activity Level & Terrain

The hiking on this trip is easy to moderate, averaging 6-7 miles per day. Your fourth day of hiking will be the most challenging with about 900 ft / 270 m of elevation gained. 

Navigation

Navigating is easy using the Macs Adventure Navigation App. Your daily hikes will be mapped in the app with GPX tracks, route notes, and turn-by-turn directions. All of these resources are available to download for offline use, which is important as cell phone and Wi-Fi service are not reliable for parts of this tour. You will also have 24/7 telephone support from us here at Macs Adventure.

Experience & Fitness

The trails used on this trip are well-established, thoroughly waymarked, and highly traveled. However, conditions vary including mud, rocks, and tree roots. You should be accustomed to hiking for several hours at a time and will enjoy your tour much more if you are well-prepared. Some hiking experience is necessary.

Accommodations

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected 3-4* small hotels. Your room will always have an ensuite or private bathroom. A delicious breakfast is also included. 

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinners are not included so you are free to choose from the surrounding options. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 5 Nights at hand-selected lodges and hotels
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Macs Adventure Navigation App for mobile phone
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Wine tasting at Schramsberg Vineyard
  • Daily baggage transfer
  • Taxis as described in itinerary
Excluded
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, and snacks
  • Travel to / from the start and end of the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Room Upgrades (only where applicable)
  • Additional nights along the route

When To Go

We offer this trip year-round and there are plenty of reasons to go to the wine country in each season based on your goals. Please keep in mind this trip can only depart on Sundays. 

In the winter months of Nov - March the average temperature drops a little, with the average high in the upper 60s Fahrenheit during the day. These are also the rainest months so always check the weather forecast before starting your hike and carry appropriate equipment! The spring months of April - June are lush, green, and the daily average increases a little to the mid to upper 70's. The summer months of June - Sept are the warmest days, with an average high of the low 80s Fahrenheit. September and October see a decrease in summer tourists and the temperatures at this time of year are between the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit, with October tending to be a bit drier and crisper than September.

Availability

This trip is available any time of year but can only start on Sundays. We suggest booking as far in advance as possible for a better chance of securing your desired dates. 

Getting to the Start

Depending on where you are traveling from, there are several options to get to St. Helena.

The nearest airports are San Francisco International or Oakland International. Alternatively, there is also Sonoma County Airport which would be the closest but only has regional flights. From either airport, you can catch the BART train to the Vine Transit system to take a bus to St. Helena. 

Getting from the End

The trip ends in Glen Ellen. From Glen Ellen, you can take the Sonoma County Transit bus back to San Francisco or to Sonoma County's airport. There is also the new SMART train (3 Hours) that can take you from nearby Santa Rosa to San Francisco. We can also arrange a private transfer to San Francisco after your tour ends. Please enquire with your destination and sales specialist if you are interested in this option. 

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfer from St. Helena to Sonoma is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 22 kg / 50lbs per person.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack includes a detailed equipment list on what to take with you. This includes warm and cold weather gear, hiking boots, rain gear, and lots of other specifics. If you have any questions about what to take, we'd be happy to share our own top tips and advice.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in St. Helena Day 2: Hike in Bothe State Park 4 miles / 8 km Day 3 Loop Walk in Sonoma 5 miles / 8 km Day 4: Bartholomew Park Loop Walk 7 miles / 11 km Day 5: Loop Walk in Jack London State Park 8 miles / 13 km Day 6: Onward Travel

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