Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,637

    What are some good Napa/Wine country loops?

    A friend is coming in from out of town and wants to ride wine country.

    We are looking for something about 65 mi or so with around 5000 ft of climbing. It can be less, but not too much more.

    A good view of vineyards or other landscape is nice.

    We would also like to have roads that are a bit bike friendly, like a shoulder.

    Maybe also point out good places to refill water.

    He will have his GPS with him. So, if you have a link to a nice ride you did that we can download or look at, that would be great.

    Thanks
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    79
    Google "Tour or Napa" event and follow thier route. It's pretty good route.

  3. #3
    12 strings, no waiting
    Reputation: mohair_chair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    20,885
    Chiles Pope Valley Road and Ink Grade is the best loop in Napa. It's a classic ride. Not a lot of vineyards out there, but you'll see plenty on Howell Mountain and in Napa Valley on the return trip down Silverado Trail.

    Another loop I love is to start in Yountville and go over Mt. Veeder Road, coming back via Dry Creek.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,622
    Like this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails What are some good Napa/Wine country loops?-pope-valley.jpg  

  5. #5
    12 strings, no waiting
    Reputation: mohair_chair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    20,885
    No, I wouldn't start in Napa, and I wouldn't go up to Lake Berryessa. Take 128 off of Silverado, up the hill, just past Lake Hennesey, then pick up Chiles Pope Valley Road.

    I don't know how long this loop would be. If you start in Yountville, and ride the cross roads, you could get close to 60 miles.

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,622
    Quote Originally Posted by mohair_chair View Post
    No, I wouldn't start in Napa, and I wouldn't go up to Lake Berryessa. Take 128 off of Silverado, up the hill, just past Lake Hennesey, then pick up Chiles Pope Valley Road.

    I don't know how long this loop would be. If you start in Yountville, and ride the cross roads, you could get close to 60 miles.
    Like this then?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails What are some good Napa/Wine country loops?-pope-valley-2.jpg  

  7. #7
    12 strings, no waiting
    Reputation: mohair_chair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    20,885
    That's it. Great ride.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,637
    Thanks,
    That Tour de Napa ride looks promising
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    7
    Don't have the post count for the link, but if you search the web for 7x7 Cycling Napa Valley you should get their "6 great rides" page. Followed some of the routes last week when on vacation in the area, and they were really nice.

Similar Threads

  1. Wine Country Century GPS Data
    By zon in forum Northern California
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-16-2010, 08:17 PM
  2. First! Ride Through Wine Country
    By 180 in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-02-2009, 05:52 AM
  3. One Ride In The Wine Country
    By crashbowman in forum Northern California
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 10:26 AM
  4. some wine country TOC details...
    By ukiahb in forum Northern California
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-06-2008, 01:51 PM
  5. A ride through Bay Area wine country
    By nachomc in forum Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2007, 09:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Sea Otter Classic

Hot Deals

Contest


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook