One-Day Wine Country Adventures From San Francisco

By bicycle, by train, by water — these are some of the more adventurous ways to visit Wine Country on a day trip from San Francisco. We love spending time among the vineyards north of the city and these are some pretty exciting ways of doing just that.

White water rafting and even a bike tour are certainly adventurous, but you don't have to be physically challenged to have a memorable vineyard experience. Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train and eat a leisurely 3-course meal as you chug-chug through miles and miles of vineyards and rolling hills.


Wine Country Bike Tour & Picnic Lunch

Wine Country Bike Tour

Cycle the Wine Country, sample local wine, take in the magnificent scenery, and stop for a delectable picnic lunch with charcuterie, local cheeses and fresh bread among the vineyards.

Depending on the day, you visit might visit Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley. Whatever the valley, you enjoy an easy, scenic bike ride from winery to winery. Best of all, a shuttle will follow you to carry any wine purchases and give you a lift when you need a break. Includes transportation to and from San Francisco.

American River Rafting Adventure and Wine Tour

American River Rafting Adventure and Wine Tour

Experience another side of California — see cattle & horses, ranches in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

On this whitewater rafting adventure you'll splash your way down the American River, navigating through the Meatgrinder, Racehorse Bend, Rock Garden and Triple Threat, ending with a mad dash through the famed Troublemaker Rapids.

Back on shore, relax and enjoy all the fixin's at an outdoor BBQ lunch, then end the day with a relaxing wine tasting at a local winery. This tour is seasonal and operates from May through September.


Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train + Gourmet Lunch

Ride the Napa Valley Wine Trai

This activity is a little less rambunctious! Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for a memorable dining experience!

Settle in your seat on the restored antique train, where you enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal with fresh, local ingredients while traveling through Napa Valley wine country — with endless views of rolling hills and vineyards outside the window. This relaxing tour includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco.

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