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Biking Calistoga's Wineries

Cycle through California wine country.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 6.4 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  A two-hour drive from the city is Napa Valley’s northernmost town, Calistoga, a low-key spa-town alternative to its tony neighbors, St... more »

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Points of Interest

Friendly staffers can arrange packages that include bike rentals, maps, wine-tasting appointments, lunch reservations, and (if you need it) roadside assistance, for around $80 per person. Ride two miles south to the kitschily impressive Castello di Amorosa winery, housed in a vast “medieval” castle.

1318 Lincoln Ave.,
Calistoga, CA 94515... More

After 15 years under construction, Castello di Amorosa opened to guests in 2007. The structure resembles a 12th-century-style Italian castle with 107-rooms and such features as underground cellars, a dungeon with torture devises, escape tunnels, frescos by Italian painters, a wooden draw bridge, and moat. Under the leadership of Dario Sattui,... More

3. August Briggs Winery

Another great option: The family-run August Briggs, housed within a simple barnlike building on the south edge of town, offers free tastings.

333 Silverado Trl.,
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-4912

Join the locals for a cup of house-roasted java (Clean Teeth Murray’s is a favorite blend).

1426 Lincoln Ave.,
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-5757

Located within the Mount View Hotel in downtown Calistoga, Barolo is a small restaurant with red leather booths, a marble bar and tabletops, and varied artistic light fixtures. Mostly red artwork adorns the walls, some with pictures of pasta; apropos as the menu is rooted in traditional Italian fare utilizing local suppliers. Pasta specials are... More