This trip begins and ends at the Olema Ranch Campground. It combines the best of our Tomales Bay, Sonoma Valley and Bodega Bay weekend tours.
The first day we explore the scenic Pt. Reyes National Seashore, stopping at Abbots Lagoon and the Tule Elk reserve for views of the wildlife before returning through the quaint town of Inverness. You can explore it all by bicycle or you can choose to see some of it by land and the rest by sea, by including a 1/2 day of kayaking on Tomales Bay for $50 extra.
Tuesday takes us inland along the bike path through a beautiful redwood forest in Samuel P. Taylor State Park then around the Nicasio reservoir, passing the Marin French Cheese Co., where we stop for lunch and (if youre interested) a tour of this working dairy facility. We make our way to Petaluma, where we spend the night at the Cavanagh Inn, a 1902 Georgian Revival B&B. A five-course dinner is prepared for us by an award winning chef and served in the elegant dining room of the inn.
Wednesday we ride past world-class wineries in the towns of Sonoma, Kenwood and Glen Ellen before spending the night at the private, wooded group site at Spring Lake Park. Thursday we head over to the coast again, but this time to Bodega Bay, where we spend the next two nights camping at the Doran group site right on the beach.
Friday is spent sea kayaking with Blue Waters, or if you prefer you can explore the town of Bodega Bay or relax at the beach. On Saturday, we cycle south along the east coast of Tomales Bay and back to Olema where our trip began.
This trip has a little of everything, from the wildlife of Pt. Reyes National Seashore to the enchanting vineyards and wineries of Sonoma Valley to ocean kayaking at Bodega Bay.
Guest's review of 1999 Sampler tour.
Midweek trip: 5 nights camping, 1 night at an inn, 5 days cycling, 1 day kayaking, all breakfasts, dinners, snacks and 2 lunches. Price: $899
Country Spokes Shuttle available at San Francisco Airporter Larkspur drop off. Price: $25 each way