Sonoma Cycling, Yoga and Wine September 2-5, 2011

Join us in the California Wine Country where we will experience four days of elegant wines, gourmet vegetarian cuisine, leisurely bicycle rides, private wine tastings, amazing picnic adventures, and the country comfort of Westerbeke Ranch redwood cabins. This is the perfect escape to savor the charm of the Sonoma wine country where everything tantalizes your senses and relaxes your mind. You will be expertly guided to savor the best of one of the world’s premiere cycling regions. Your days begin and end with vinyasa yoga to energize and rejuvenate you on all levels, but there will be time to sit on your sun deck, take a dip in the pool and relax in the Jacuzzi. Don’t miss our excursion to the Calistoga Hot Springs. If you are looking for a weekend getaway that packs a great vintage, this Wine Country tour will exceed your expectations!

INVESTMENT:
$1,100 Double and $1,300 Single

AMAZING SAVINGS!!

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ITINERARY

Day 1 – Friday, September 2, 2011
Afternoon:
11:00am Meet the group depart San Francisco Airport
12:30pm Arrive Westerbeke Ranch
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Hike in The Bartholomew Park and Yoga Practice
3:00pm Visit Bartholomew Park Winery and tasting room and museum
4:00pm Winery tours and tastings

Evening:
6:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Restorative Yoga Practice
9:00pm Social and Dharma Talk

Day 2 – Saturday, September 3, 2011
Morning:
7:00am Yoga Practice
8:00am Breakfast
10am Cycling to Wineries (Ravenswood, Scribe Winery, Tin Barn Wineries, and more!)

Afternoon:
12:30pm Picnic Lunch
2:00pm Gundlach Bundshu Cave Tasting

Evening:
5:00pm Yoga Practice
6:30pm Dinner and Dharma Talk

Day 3 – Sunday, September 4, 2011
Morning:
7:00am Yoga Practice
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Cycling
12:00pm Meet in Historic Sonoma Plaza

Afternoon:
12:00pm Ride or Shuttle to Calistoga mineral spas (enjoy the mineral baths, optional spa appointments)
Lunch on your own in Calistoga
5:00pm Depart for Westerbeke Ranch

Evening:
6:30pm Yoga Practice
8:00pm Final Dinner at one of Sonoma’s finest restaurants
9:00pm Social and Dharma Talk

Day 4 – Monday, September 5, 2011 (Labor Day)
Morning:
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Yoga Practice
11:00am Check out

Afternoon:
12:00pm Depart for San Francisco Airport
1:00pm Picnic Lunch in transit (Not purchased from Westerbeke)
1:30pm Arrive San Francisco Airport for departures


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AND WHEN WILL I DEPART?
ARRIVAL LOCATION:

You will need to arrive by 11:00am on Thursday, Day 1 of trip to Sonoma Wine Country at San Francisco Airport (SFO) where we will meet you and bring you to Westerbeke Ranch.
DEPARTURE LOCATION:
At the end of your trip, you will be shuttled back to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. We will arrive at the airport between 1pm-2pm on March 4th.

HOW DO I GET TO WESTERBEKE RANCH?
Upon arriving at SFO airport we have organized group transportation to and from wine country. If you choose to you can get to Westerbeke Ranch on your own.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE?
Warm sunny days (70F-75F) and cooler evenings, with temperatures at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler. Bring layers for the cooler morning and hotter midday differentials and a rain shell is a good idea.

WHAT ARE THE RIDES LIKE?
The activity level for this trip is Moderate. The average daily ride is about 25 miles, with 2,200 feet of climbing. The terrain is generally rolling, with a few flat stretches on quiet, but sometimes narrow roads. For those seeking more challenging rides, the hills to the east or west of the valley are sure to please even the most avid cyclist. Options are available for riding more or fewer miles. Please speak with your guides if you require additional ride options or activities.

WHAT OTHER LOCAL WINERIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Winery tours and tasting available at Benziger Family Vineyards, Ravenswood Winery, The Hess Collection, Cakebread Cellars, Opus One, Summit Lake Vineyards, Mumms, Hanna Winery, Simi, Gary Ferrel, Arista, C. Donatiello, and Sbragia to name a few

 

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