Kick off your Napa Valley cycling adventure at the Clif Family Tasting Room. Choose between a Cruiser or a Performance Bike. Your package starts with an espresso and a Clif Bar while your host walks you through our favorite Napa Valley cycling routes. We won’t let you forget to wear your helmet! Then take a tour through the picturesque Napa Valley followed by a delicious food and wine experience or lunch from our Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck.
Tour de Chef
Cruiser or Performance Road Bike Package
$95/$135 per person
Clif Family Winery, known for its organic and sustainable farming practices, was founded in 2004 by owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford – inspired by their mutual love for cycling adventures that inevitably end in good food and of course, good wine.
To share that tradition with visitors, Clif Family Winery has teamed up with Visit Napa Valley and Calistoga Bike Shop to launch new Tour de Chef cycling experiences in April 2021 with routes created by local chefs who are just at home on the saddle as they are in the kitchen. The routes – which are self-guided – begin at Clif Family Winery and end back at their tasting room’s outdoor patio for a glass of vino and a specialty bruschetta featuring toppings chosen by the chefs of the cycling routes themselves.
Three journeys include Chef Philip Tessier of PRESS Restaurant (resume includes the likes of French Laundry and Le Bernardin), whose journey takes cyclists on a scenic route including a quick break at Bouchon Bakery for a handmade pastry or quiche – and ending with Clif Family Cacao Solar Grown Honey spread, hazelnut and seasonal fruit bruschetta back at Clif.
Chef Chris Kollar of Kollar Chocolates over in Yountville designed his route to take tourists through a picturesque journey on the east side of Napa Valley, then returning to Clif Family for fromaggio and farm veggie bruschetta.
And last but not least, Executive Chef John McConnell of Clif Family Winery, whose favorite 22-mile loop includes sweeping views of both vineyards and mountains – with his favorite funghi bruschetta and a glass of Cab Sauv at the finish line. Feel free to mix and match routes and food bites - we'll confirm upon booking which food you're keyed in on, and you can ride wherever you prefer while on the bikes.
Bikes are provided by Calistoga Bike Shop and available for 21 and older. The Tour de Chef self-guided experiences include bike rentals and bruschetta and wine tasting. Routes range from beginner to intermediate. Experiences available Wednesday-Sunday. To book, contact Calistoga Bike Shop at 707-942-9687 and mention the Clif Family - Tour de Chef package.
The White Road
Performance Road Bike Package
$135 per person
The White Road is the intersection where the spirit of adventure meets the passion for travel. Enjoy a day of cycling in the Napa Valley, Clif Family style, on a carbon fiber road bike. We'll share our favorite Napa Valley Routes with you and assist in planning your self-guided adventure.
Note: Bicycles will be available at Clif Family at 10am on the day of your reservation. Your bike can be returned alongside your scheduled tasting experience at 12pm or 2pm. Each bike comes with helmet and lock. We also have rental shoes and pedals available for these bikes, or your can bring your own clip-in shoes - give us a call to dial in those details.
Tour de St. Helena
'Comfortable Cruise' Bike Package
$95 per person
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the highway by exploring the back streets of scenic St. Helena on a self-guided bike tour with the comfortable bike. Weave your way through vineyard lanes while soaking in the serene valley views and dramatic Mayacamas Mountain Range.
Note: Bicycles will be available at Clif Family at 10am on the day of your reservation. Your bike can be returned alongside your scheduled tasting experience at 12pm or 2pm. Each bike comes with helmet and lock, as well as a rack and basket to hold personal belongings while you ride.
Please call us at 707-942-9687 or click here to make your reservation.
Note: Clif Family bike packages must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance, and are subject to availability. If you are inside of 24 hours, call Calistoga Bikeshop at the number above and we'll see if we can still make some magic happen.