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4 Day Singletrack Bike Tour in Northern California
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County, 2500 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Marin County, California, USA

Mountain Bike Tour in USA

Immerse yourself into the birthplace of mountain biking as you spend your days sampling the best regional riding throughout Marin and Sonoma counties! A selection of trails await all levels of riders, but this tour is best suited for those with some singletrack experience atop two wheels for maximum enjoyment. Northern California served as the birthplace for the modern-day mountain bike and DirtGypsy Adventures will take out all the guesswork by guiding you on the best trails in the Golden State. If you're after lots of singletracks and interested in exploring some great off-bike attractions in Northern California, this is the tour meant for you.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mountainous, twisty forested singletrack trails
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 59 to 95 Miles / 95 to 153 Kilometers
  • Vacation type: Mountain biking and adventure cycling
  • Type of bike: Mountain full suspension (not included)

Meet the instructors

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Ryan, Jessi, Kris, & 2 More…
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Highlights

  • Guided and fully-supported rides​
  • Professional expertise cycling guides
  • Cycling in the birthplace of mountain biking
  • Ground transport in a comfortable van
  • Transport from and to San Francisco
  • Daily meals and ride nutritions
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: San Francisco International Airport
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Accommodation

Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Larkspur Landing / Marin County

You will be accommodated at Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Larkspur Landing / Marin County for one night. The modern hotel greets you with a renovated lobby so you can start your stay in style. Check in and head to the spacious rooms and suites where you will find cozy bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, and ergonomic workstations. Close out an adventurous day with a workout at the fitness center or a rejuvenating swim in the outdoor pool.

Best Western Dry Creek Inn

You will be accommodated at Best Western Dry Creek Inn for two nights. Designed as a Tuscan-style villa, Best Western Dry Creek Inn is a charming hotel in Healdsburg, California. Relax in beautifully appointed rooms in the Casa Siena and luxurious Villa Toscana in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Enjoy comfortable beds, ergonomic workspaces, and complimentary Wi-Fi in the completely non-smoking hotel. Start your day with the lounge by two pools, energize in the fitness center, or unwind in the steam room or sauna.

Program

Day 1

You begin your tour with a pickup in San Francisco before heading north into Marin County. You’ll spend the day riding some of the best trails in the birthplace of mountain biking which includes a network of trails on Mount Tamalpais and the newly build Flow Trail in Camp Tamarancho. You will wrap up today’s ride and enjoy lunch in Fairfax, a laid-back cycle-centric town. You'll make a stop in San Rafael to poke around downtown before checking in to your overnight accommodations in nearby Larkspur. Here, you can relax, clean up, and relax before you reconvene for the welcome dinner.

  • Distance: 15 - 25 miles

Day 2

Today, you start off with an incredible ride at the nearby China Camp where you’ll put your tires on the dirt and churn out some fantastic miles on twisty and fast hardpack trails beneath towering ancient oaks and Manzanita. You’ll catch epic views of the San Pablo Bay and San Francisco skyline on today’s route and get a dose of history pertaining to the Chinese-American fishing village that surrounded these trails. After, you’ll grab lunch in Petaluma at the gateway to Sonoma County and one of California's oldest cities. Take time to enjoy a microbrew or that perfect espresso while exploring downtown before you make your final transfer of the day to Healdsburg, your home for the next two nights.

  • Distance: 16 - 22 miles

Day 3

Today, you visit Santa Rosa and spend the day riding at Annadel State Park. With over 5,000 acres of rolling hills, seasonal streams, meadows, and woodlands, you’ll be stunned by the variety of the landscape while selecting from over 40 miles of trails to ride. You’ll stop off in downtown Santa Rosa this afternoon where you'll have the opportunity to grab a craft beer or two from a variety of microbreweries. Returning to Healdsburg, you’ll have the rest of the day free to explore as you see fit as you dine on your own. With a wealth of options in this dense and quaint food mecca, you surely can't go wrong, but your guide will happily help you make a smart pick before leaving you to your own devices. Finally, you will rest up - another full day awaits tomorrow.

  • Distance: 14 - 24 miles

Day 4

Rise and shine! You push off on bikes today and explore the network of singletrack that surrounds the waters of Lake Sonoma. Remote and steep terrain offer technical climbs and skill-building descents on a variety of trails suited for both beginners and experts. Soak those legs in the cool waters and refresh yourself after today's efforts. You'll return to Healdsburg for lunch at one of the favorite spots smack dab in the middle of this thriving wine region. Grab a taste of wine or a nice refreshing lager and kick back to fully embrace California-living at its finest. A final transfer of the day will take you from Sonoma County into neighboring Napa County where you'll bid farewell to the four-day riders and continue on to San Francisco to let you continue your travels as you see fit.

  • Distance: 14 - 24 miles

Note

Trip begins and ends in San Francisco at a central location​. Lodging is available near the airport and throughout many of San Francisco's neighborhoods. You will receive a comprehensive tour itinerary and trip planner with additional details after booking your tour and paying your deposit.

Beginner:

  • can cycle for 2-3 hours
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Instructors

Ryan Fowler

Jessi Ernst

Kris Thomas

Kira Deschaux

Jennifer Slowey

Location

This bike tour will take place in Marin and Sonoma County, California, USA. California is a big state that has thousands of miles of prime trail. It was the birthplace of the off-road revolution in the 70's and still stands out as one of the premier destinations for riders of all abilities. In a land where the mountains meet the sea, towering trees merge into the desert, and dense cities blend into the tranquil countryside, you'll be certain to have a Eureka moment during your travels in this eclectic state.

You'll experience the same terrain that birthed the modern-day mountain bike and explore some more modern purpose-built trails, on a slightly more modern bike than the likes of Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, and Tom Ritchey. Earn your post-ride beers with some classic and challenging climbs and paint a grin on that face of yours with some unbelievably fast descents and on endless, meandering stretches of forested singletrack.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Guided and fully-supported rides​
  • Professional expertise and regional knowledge of two cycling guides
  • Ground transportation in a comfortable passenger van
  • Mechanical support of your bicycle throughout the duration of the tour
  • Bike box storage (for those bringing their personal bike)
  • Park entry fees and permits
  • Pre- and post-tour transport from / to San Francisco
  • Dirt Gypsy Adventures socks and schwag
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Daily ride nutrition (bars, gels, powders, fruits, and snacks)
  • Post ride beers

What's not included

  • Bicycle rental (can be added a la carte)
  • Airfare​
  • Travel costs to / from trip start
  • Pre / post trip lodging
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal purchases
  • Passport / travel visa requirements
  • Meals not indicated in the above itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages with meals
  • Guide gratuities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: San Francisco International Airport Airport transfer included: San Francisco International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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