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trekking the wine country
The Treks

Our luxury treks are complete vacation packages that bring together fabulous hiking, lodging, food, and wine. Each is designed for you to explore a unique part of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, including the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma.

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SAN FRANCISCO To The Wine Country

Enjoy our 10 day/9 night signature trek vacation where you will see and experience the best of the San Francisco Bay Area.  This vacation takes you to San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Muir Woods National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore, pristine Tomales Bay, Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, and superb Sonoma estate wineries.

The trek includes 6 days of hiking from 6 to 12 miles (10 to 19 km).  It also includes a morning kayaking with a naturalist guide on beautiful Tomales Bay, a privately catered dinner, and a day of walking between private winery estates for wine tastings.  Each night you will stay in premier lodging, ranging from charming country inns to luxury boutique hotels, and have many opportunities for world class dining and spa treatments.

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SAN FRANCISCO BAy and Islands 

On this 7 day/6 night trek you will experience the vibrant history of San Francisco, the famous "City by the Bay", without traffic, taxis, or tourist buses. This vacation allows you to explore San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, the quaint village of Tiburon, and two famous islands in San Francisco Bay: Angel Island, the "Ellis Island" of the West Coast, and Alcatraz Island, site of the infamous prison known as "The Rock". This urban trek is perfect for getting to know San Francisco if you are visiting for the first time, or experiencing its history and famous sights on foot if you are a repeat visitor.

The trek includes 3 days of walking from 4 to 9 miles (6 to 14 km) through San Francisco, around San Francisco Bay, and through the wetlands of the bay.  It also includes ferry rides on the bay and two days to explore the islands.  Your lodging is first class each night, and the dining options are fantastic.  San Francisco is a culinary capital and you will have the chance to dine at world class restaurants with Michelin stars most every night, within walking distance of your hotel, of course! 

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SAN FRAncisco to Mount Tamalpais

Enjoy our 5 day/4 night trek vacation which wonderfully combines city elegance with fabulous hikes and natural beauty.  The vacation begins in San Francisco, crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, and visits Sausalito and Muir Woods on beautiful Mount Tamalpais.  The city nights provide an opportunity for sensational dining, while the days have lovely mountain and coastal hikes.

The trek includes 3 days of hiking from 9 to 10 miles (14 to 16 km).  You will have the opportunity to sightsee and shop in both San Francisco and Sausalito, as well as relax at Muir Beach on the Pacific Ocean.  Each night you will stay in premier lodging, ranging from charming country inns to luxury boutique hotels.

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Mount Tamalpais to the Wine Country

This 6 day/5 night trek vacation traverses beautiful Mount Tamalpais and finishes in the Wine Country.  You will visit Sausalito and Muir Woods , and finish your trek in the village of Glen Ellen, where you will visit Jack London State Historic Park and superb Sonoma estate wineries.  You enjoy all the rugged beauty of the mountains as well as the pleasure of private wine tastings at the end of your journey.

The trek includes 3 days of hiking from 6 to 10 miles (10 to 16 km).  It also includes a day of walking between private winery estates for wine tastings. You will have the opportunity to explore the quaint village of Sausalito and relax at Muir Beach on the Pacific Ocean.  As with all of our treks, you will stay in premier lodging, ranging from charming country inns to luxury boutique hotels with spa and dining options.

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Sausalito to Point reyes runner's Trek

Enjoy our 5 day/4 night special runner's trek.  This vacation was inspired by the custom trek we designed for Runner's World magazine.  The trek traverses the beautiful trails of Marin County and Mount Tamalpais, "arguably the country's best trail running".  Of course, these same trails are lovely to hike as well!  You will see and experience Sausalito and Muir Woods National Monument, and end at the edge of Point Reyes National Seashore park.  It is also possible to customize this trek, adding a day at the beginning and starting in San Francisco or a day at the end, running throught Point Reyes and finishing in Inverness.

The trek includes 3 days of running or hiking from 9 to 10 miles (14 to 16 km).  Each night you will stay in premier lodging, ranging from charming country inns to luxury boutique hotels, and have opportunities for excellent dining.

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Sonoma Valley Runner's Trek

This 5 day/4 night trek is designed for the serious runner who also wants Wine Country luxury and pampering.  Set in the gorgeous mountainous area of Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon and ringed by three state parks, the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood are a perfect spot to experience excellent running trails.  This trek combines luxury 5 star inns with spas to relax tired muscles and fresh California cuisine...this a a runner's dream vacation.  For those who also love wine, you can add an optional wine tasting package with special wine tastings each afternoon, including vineyard tours and cave and mountaintop tastings.

The trek includes 3 days of running 8 to 13 miles (13 to 21 km) in beautiful state and regional parks.  Your lodging on this trek is 5 star every night.  (Note 1: These runs are designed to begin and end at your inn, and include street running, then trail running, then finishing on streets.  If you would prefer shorter runs we would be happy to arrange transfer to or from the trail, which can reduce the runs by 2 to 5 miles.) (Note 2: We always put our guests in the best available rooms, with patios, soaking tubs, fireplaces, etc.  If you are interested in a lower cost option with standard rooms, please contact us.)

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Sonoma Valley Wine Tasting 

This 4 day/3 night trek vacation 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 quaint 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 with easy walking to fabulous restaurants, wine bars, and historic sites.

The trek includes 2 days of hiking 6 to 8 miles (10 to 13 km), with wine tasting along the hiking route including a wine and cheese pairing and a cave tasting.  It also includes a day of walking between private winery estates for wine tastings.  Your lodging on this trek is first class each night.

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Napa Valley Wine Tasting

This 5 day/4 night trek traverses the heart of Napa Valley's wine country, from Yountville with its unparalleled fine dining, 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 as you visit world famous wineries and taste the excellent vintages of this famous region.  You will also be able to walk to any number of world class restaurants for incredible wine country dinners.  If you have always dreamed of the perfect active wine and food vacation, this trek is for you.

This trek includes two days of walking 7 miles (11 km) 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 a private estate wine tasting and a visit to the caves of a traditional sparkling wine house along your route.

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Kenwood Luxury Getaway

Our unique 3 day/2 night trek is designed for those looking for a special weekend getaway who enjoy hiking, and love luxury and fresh California cuisine.  You will stay in one of the world's finest small luxury hotels and spas in the heart of the Sonoma wine country.  This quick getaway provides excellent hiking and in-depth winery experiences in the lovely village of Kenwood in Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon.  Although this trek is perfect for a weekend, it can be started on any day of the week except Saturday.  Ask us about mid-week discounts.

The trek includes 2 days of hiking 8 to 10 miles (13 to 16 km) in beautiful state parks finishing with special wine tastings, including winery tours, cave tastings, and food pairings.  It also includes wine tasting on your arrival day.  Your lodging on this trek is 5 stars each night.

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