What are the Roads Like?

Our Sonoma shop is surrounded by a network of lightly trafficked country roads that are ideal for bicycling. While there are some busier thoroughfares (with bike lanes), these roads are easily avoided if you’re not particular about which wineries you will visit.

While our recommended routes are frequented by local Sonoma cyclists as well as our guests, not all roads have designated bike lanes. Choose a route with respect to your bike handling skills, your experience riding in traffic, the weather, road conditions and your own level of comfort and ride at your own risk.

All of our Signature Sonoma Routes Follow Quiet Country Roads:

TYPICAL ROADS ALONG OUR POPULAR “WINERY LOOP”

Lightly trafficked rural roads

No bike lane or shoulder – Ride single-file

Posted speed limits between 25-30mph

Varying pavement conditions

Flat to gently rolling topography

Great access to local wineries

Ride alongside picturesque vineyards

RAMAL & LAS AMIGAS ROADS (CARNEROS)

Lightly trafficked rural roads

No bike lane or shoulder – Ride single-file

Prevailing traffic speeds 40-50mph+

Varying pavement conditions

This area can be very windy

Flat to rolling topography

Access to local wineries

Panoramic vineyard views


Busier Roads with Shoulder/Bike Lane (Easily Avoided):

NAPA ROAD & ARNOLD DRIVE

Two of the main thoroughfares in Sonoma Valley

Generally not recommended for recreational riders

Easily avoided by following our recommended routes

Significant stretches with wide shoulder

Prevailing traffic speeds 50+mph

Mostly flat topography, vineyard views

Access to a few wineries

Main thoroughfare for truck traffic