Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California, USA

This self-guided, inn-to-inn Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California, USA. Enjoy Napa's wine country with superb hiking, food and wine.

 
Activities
Hiking
Duration
5 days
Price
$2,000 to 2,150
 
 

This trek traverses the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country – from the culinary haven of Yountville, to chic St. Helena, to the quaint town of Calistoga. You will walk past vineyards and through towns, a state park, and on quiet country roads. Along the way, you will visit world famous wineries and taste the excellent vintages of this famous region. Finally, for incredible wine country dinners, you can walk to any number of world class restaurants. If you have always dreamed of the perfect active wine and food vacation, this trek is for you.

This Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California, USA includes two days of walking 7 miles (11 km) in the Napa Valley. You will walk between wineries for reserve wine tastings, including library and barrel tastings. It also includes one day of hiking 5 miles (8 km) in Bothe/Napa Valley State Park with an estate wine tasting and a visit to the caves of a traditional sparkling wine house.

This self-guided trek is a complete vacation package that brings together fabulous hiking, lodging, food, and wine, allowing you to “Experience Luxury on Foot”. It is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma. Premiere lodging, breakfasts and lunches, wine tasting, special excursions, and logistics are included in your trek. Uniquely designed in the European style of hiking village to village, the trek is accomplished on foot with very few transfers necessary.

The Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California is self-guided, meaning that you travel with your own family or friends, not with a tour of strangers. We provide you with a complete itinerary, including custom maps and detailed trail notes, and arrange all meals and lodging for you. You have the confidence of knowing that everything is taken care of and the freedom to manage your own time. Our in-depth local knowledge makes our maps and trail notes invaluable assets on your trek. Our custom maps chart your course on well marked trails that accommodate all levels of hikers.

We arrange luggage transport between inns and provide a packed lunch for the trail. This allows you to enjoy your hike each day with just a simple day pack for your Trail Guide and lunch. At a leisurely pace the daily hikes can be completed in 5 to 7 hours.

Price Includes

  • Premiere lodging
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Wine Tastings
  • All taxes, fees, and tips
  • Detailed Trail Guide with custom maps and trail notes for each day
  • Luggage transfer between lodgings
  • Transportation to the trailhead on the one day it is needed
  • Local assistance phone number
  • Restaurant reviews and reservations
  • Local area information package and Planning Guide

Price Excludes

  1. Dinners
  2. Pre and post trek airport transfers

What to expect

Itinerary for Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California, USA

Day 1: Yountville
Your trek begins in the charming town of Yountville. Stroll through the village or relax on the private patio at your boutique inn before enjoying a fabulous wine country dinner. Yountville, although small, is home to several restaurants that have been recognized with stars in the Bay Area Michelin Guide, all of which are easy walking distance from your inn.

Hiking today: No planned hikes. Your personal Trail Guide will suggest local walks and sights to see.

Day 2: Oakville Appellation Walk
Walk from your inn along a beautiful country lane and enjoy seeing the vineyards of rural Napa Valley. Along the way, pick up your lunch at a century old country store and deli. You will visit three wineries in the Oakville appellation, famous for Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Enjoy reserve tastings at these wineries, which range from world famous to intimate family owned. After your last winery visit, you will be transported to St. Helena, where you will stay in premiere lodging. Visit the chic downtown for shopping, relax by the pool, or enjoy a spa treatment at your lodging before another fabulous wine country dinner.

Hiking today: 7 miles (11 km) walking between wineries with no elevation gain or loss.

Day 3: Bothe/Napa Valley State Park Hike
Your day will begin with a transport from your lodging to a mountaintop winery estate for a reserve tasting. After your tasting, hike through Bothe/Napa Valley State Park, a beautiful and peaceful redwood and oak forest. Your hike ends at a world famous winery where sparkling wines are made in the traditional Methode Champenoise. After enjoying a cave tour and tasting, you will be transported to Calistoga. Your lodging is a charming inn just two blocks from downtown. Relax at the inn, enjoy a mud bath at a century old spa and mineral bath, or explore the quaint town of Calistoga before enjoying another wonderful wine country dinner.

Hiking today: 5 miles (8 km) with 600 feet (180 m) elevation gain and 800 feet (250 m) elevation loss.

Day 4: Calistoga Winery Walk
Today you will walk from your inn through the historic town of Calistoga and on country lanes to the outskirts of town to the first of three wineries you will visit today, an historic winery made famous for having one of the American wines that beat the French in a blind tasting in 1976. You will then walk to two estate wineries for reserve tastings before being transported to your lodging for the evening, a luxurious modern resort and spa on the outskirts of town. Relax by the pool or take a spa treatment before enjoying your final delicious wine country dinner.

Hiking today: 7 miles (11 km) walking between wineries with no elevation gain or loss.

Day 5: Trek Conclusion
Your Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California comes to an end.

 

Napa Valley wine tasting hiking holiday in California, USA: From $2,000 to $2,150 for 5 days

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