Napa valley cycle camping | April 4 - 5
Usually Trail Mavens put major miles on their legs by hiking fantastic trails. This time, we're switching things up by cycling Napa's loveliest roads. Don't worry about carrying your gear - we'll take care of that for you. You'll need the extra energy for wine tasting.
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Hang, laugh, and learn with a posse of inspiring women.
- Relax. Unplug. No emails, no cell phones (except for taking lovely pictures).
- Teach and learn camp set-up and break-down, map reading, camp cooking, water treatment, fire-building, and Leave No Trace principles.
- Explore the trails of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, featuring coastal redwoods and 1,100 ft.-high Coyote Peak.
- Cycle the famed Silverado Trail, where valley vistas and vines abound.
- Sample some of Napa's most award-winning grapes at V. Sattui Winery.
Friday evening/Saturday morning gear drop-off; late morning ferry from the SF Ferry Building to Vallejo. Lunch and group riding best practices aboard the ferry; 40-mile ride from the Vallejo ferry terminal to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Afternoon campsite set-up, outdoor skills 'office hours,' dinner, wine, campfires, and revelry.
Morning hike (weather pending), leisurely breakfast, flat-fixing workshop, and camp break-down. Cycle to V. Sattui Winery to taste Napa's finest grapes, picnic lunch, and return ride to Vallejo. Late afternoon ferry ride to the SF Ferry Building; closing ceremonies aboard the ship.
- Meals (Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast/lunch), snacks, and wine around the campfire.
- All campsite fees/permits, round-trip ferry transfer, and supply transfer between SF and Napa.
- Guided, hands-on instruction.
- Shared items: tents, stoves, cookware, toilet paper, soap, firewood, lanterns, and basic First Aid from WFR-certified guide.
- Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, camp plates/cups/utensils, and camp chairs are provided at no additional cost for any woman who can't bring her own.
Each trip participant must provide her own road bike, helmet, and spare tire tube in case of a flat. (Don't own them? Quality road bikes and helmets are available for rent at Sports Basement [not included in trip investment].) This adventure is appropriate for women who feel confident in their ability to ride 40+ miles on consecutive days. Bike shorts are mandatory to reduce bum soreness.
Trip participants should plan to bring Saturday lunch to eat on the ferry.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park has hot showers! If you want to rinse off after our cycle, bring quarters.