The Napa Valley is celebrated worldwide for its wine and culinary mastery, but the 35-mile stretch also offers endless opportunities to adventure outside and experience the beauty of the landscape and the year-round temperate climate.

Visitors can take in the valley from above or below with active adventures for any age or fitness level, including:


Getaway Adventures offers an opportunity for guests to Sip ‘n Cycle in Calistoga or the Carneros region in Napa. The Calistoga tour is a six-hour, 10-12-mile bike ride that includes stops at three boutique wineries along the way. A picnic of artisanal breads, cheeses, meats, fruits, and salads will be provided at the second winery stop. The Carneros tour covers 8-10 miles, stopping at three wineries, with a wine country picnic lunch for the group at the second winery.
PR Contact: Randy Johnson,

Napa Native Tours offers both mountain bike and road bike tours, with the option for either a half-day or a full-day ride. Their Road Bike Wine Tour is a six-hour tour of the Carneros region in Napa, with stops at three small-production wineries and a picnic lunch.
PR Contact: Tyler Jackson,

Napa Valley Bike Tours offers their Cycling in the Vineyards Bike Tour, allowing visitors to go off-road and through vineyard routes not open to the general public. The tour ventures through the Carneros AVA, with a guide sharing details about the vineyard growth cycle. The total tour is less than 10 miles.
PR Contact: Mackenzie Magro, 

Hotel Bicycle Rentals


Carneros Resort and Spa offers guests complimentary use of their orange cruiser bicycles, available to pack with a wine country-inspired picnic from their gourmet general store, MARKET.
PR Contact:  Danielle Logan, 

Cottages of Napa Valley offers complimentary bicycle rentals to guests on a first-come-first-served basis. Located near the Napa Valley Vine Trail, the cottages are a short three-mile ride to downtown Yountville.
PR Contact: Kelsey Hamblin,

The Setting Inn offers electric bikes complimentary to guests. The Inn is conveniently located near the bike trail running parallel to Highway 29.
PR Contact: Ashley Hamik,


North Block Hotel offers guests the opportunity to explore the Napa Valley with their complimentary fleet of GenZe hybrid e-bikes. The hotel also provides guests a Road Less Traveled map, that includes local favorite spots throughout Yountville.
PR Contact: Christine Morairty,

Vintage House and Hotel Villagio at The Estate Yountville offer self-guided tours of either a 1.5-mile museum route, a two-mile Old Town loop or a five-mile Yount Mill loop trail. Bike use is complimentary for hotel guests.
PR Contact: Laura McGilley,


Calistoga Motor Lodge offers guests access to a fleet of priority bicycles to explore Calistoga. The first two hours of bike use are complimentary.
PR Contact: Eva McGarry,

Solage offers guests complimentary bike rentals for their Sip & Cycle program. Cyclists will also be provided recommendations for more than 15 wineries within a 20-minute self-paced ride of the resort.
PR Contact: Knarik Brewster,

The Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort offers guests bike rentals available on property. Guests can rent bikes by the hour and explore nearby wineries, restaurants, art galleries and trails.
PR Contact: Nancy Uber,


Active Wine Adventures offers three hike and wine tours of various lengths and difficulties, dependent on weather. The private tours guide adventurers through the surrounding hills, forests, and wilderness parks. All three tours conclude at a boutique winery with the option for lunch at a nearby restaurant or a picnic at the winery. For those looking for added difficulty, two Ultra Adventure tours are also offered to explore more secluded areas in the hills of Napa Valley, while still including a winery stop.
PR Contact: Sorel Klein,

Getaway Adventures offers custom-designed hiking tours, guiding visitors through popular hiking spots including Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Skyline Wilderness Park and Mt St. Helena. While no wineries are visited on these tours, guides will offer local picks of locations to visit post-hike. Tours vary from two to five hours.
PR Contact: Randy Johnson,

Napa Native Tours offers customized hiking tours dependent on hiking experience and preferences. With the option to choose between a half-day easy/moderate hike, about three hours, and a full-day moderate/hard hike, about six hours with lunch, these guides are experts in pairing visitors with the perfect Napa Valley trail.
PR Contact: Tyler Jackson,

Hotel Hike Offerings

Calistoga Ranch offers guests the opportunity to participate in Mindful Hikes. Visitors will hike past hundred-year-old oaks and towering cedars on our private trails of “Love,” “Hope,” and “Joy.” At each summit, hikers will find a custom bench built by the ranch’s Head Groundskeeper Juan Luis for taking in sweeping views of the valley. Guests will also find a special handmade leather journal (housed in a little wooden "library") to share thoughts on love, hope, and joy on each respective trail for future trail hikers and fellow friends of nature to read.
PR Contact: Knarik Brewster,


Enjoy Napa Valley offers kayak and paddleboard tours, including their popular Napa River History Tour, and a standup paddleboard Eco-Tour that educates visitors on the ecology of the river and how sustainable farming and land management has impacted the river and visiting species of birds. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are also available for self-guided use on the Napa River.
PR Contact: Justin Perkins,

Getaway Adventures also offers adventures on the water, following the same itinerary as the Sip ‘n Cycle for the first two hours, before adventurers set out on the Napa River in kayaks to explore the marshlands, wildlife and historic buildings that line the banks of the river. The kayak experience includes stops at two wineries and a picnic lunch.
PR Contact: Randy Johnson,

Napa Valley Gondola offers an option for those looking for a more relaxed way to explore the waterways. The gondola sightseeing cruises can seat up to six guests in an authentic Venetian gondola, and include wine, a serenade from the gondolier and the opportunity to leisurely enjoy the Napa River.
PR Contact: Sean O’Malley,

Napa Valley Paddle offers both guided and self-guided trips of various lengths along the Napa River. Group tours include a Downtown Napa Oxbow Adventure for beginner level explorers, with basic paddleboard and kayak lessons included, a kayak fishing experience in the South Napa Estuary and a Carneros Wildlife Preserve Adventure that explores the San Pablo Bay. Self-guided trips include a three-hour rental of either a kayak or paddleboard.
PR Contact: Andrew Dickson,

Wombat Charters offers riverboat cruises through the Napa Valley Wetlands, San Pablo Bay and the Napa River. Daytime scenic tours, sunset tours, guided fishing charters, and extended sightseeing tours are all available.
PR Contact: Bob Fisher,

Hot Air Ballooning

A hot air balloon experience is one of the most iconic Napa Valley experiences. Check out Balloons Above the Valley, Napa Valley Aloft, and Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. to take in the Napa Valley from above. Flights typically last about one hour, but options to add brunch are often available. Most balloon companies can accommodate 8 to 20 passengers in one basket, with private flights also available.

Hiking, Parks and Open Space

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grassroots nonprofit with the vision to complete a walking/biking trail system connecting the entire Napa Valley. Beginning at the northernmost tip of the San Francisco Bay, the Vine Trail will continue north for 47 miles through the world-renowned vineyards and towns of Napa Valley to its northern gateway in Calistoga at the Oat Hill Mine Trail near the foot of Mount St. Helena. Ten separate sections, each named for a Napa Valley town, city or vineyard AVA (American Viticulture Area) are in various stages of design or construction, with portions of the trail already open to the public. When completed, the Vine Trail will provide a safe and sustainable, 47-mile linear park perfect for walking, biking, running, and appreciating the Napa Valley. Follow the progress of the Vine Trail by visiting

American Canyon:

Newell Open Space Preserve offers 642 acres of open space and wildlife habitat, including an important raptor migration resting area, in the hills east of American Canyon. Dogs are not permitted in the preserve. Address: 4381 Broadway Street, American Canyon


Alston Park covers 158 acres in the unobstructed rolling hills of northwest Napa. The open-space park, owned by the city of Napa, was made public in 1991. Alston Park features three miles of meandering trails that are open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and dog walkers. Redwood Creek, a tributary of the Napa River, forms the park’s western boundary. Trails climb to the upper area known as Canine Commons, a popular off-leash dog area. Address: 2099 Dry Creek Road, Napa

Skyline Wilderness Park boasts 850 acres and has something for everyone. From hiking, camping, picnicking and horseback riding, Skyline includes more than 25 miles of trails and a short main trail (just over 2 miles) that leads to Lake Marie. Most trails are not strenuous, and, on a clear day, the ridge trail offers views all the way across the bay to Mt. Tamalpais. There is a nominal daily visitors fee and additional fees associated with camping or bringing bikes, horses or recreational vehicles. Address: 2201 Imola Avenue, Napa

Located in north Napa, Trancas Crossing Park was donated to the Land Trust of Napa County by Hall of Fame golfer Johnny and his wife, Linda Miller, in 2001. This 33-acre open space park features trails, interpretive signs, restrooms, and pedestrian access for hand boat launching into the Napa River. Park hours are from sunrise to sunset. The park is a beautiful urban oasis for bikers, runners and dog walkers alike. Address: 610 Trancas Street, Napa

Westwood Hills is a quaint park with three miles of diversely forested trails. From open meadows to dense woods, this hike offers views of Napa, lovely picnic spots and even a small museum that showcases many of the plants and animals found in the area. Address: 3107 Browns Valley Rd., approximately one mile west of Highway 29, Napa

St. Helena:

Bothe Napa Valley State Park is located in the northern end of the valley between St. Helena and Calistoga, and at nearly 2,000 acres, has trails that run along creeks and through redwoods, and offers plenty of campsites and other available activities. There are many family-based activities nearby and trails for hiking, biking and horseback. A trail connects Bothe to the Bale Grist Mill, a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846. It was once the center of social activity as Napa Valley settlers gathered to have their corn and wheat ground into meal or flour. The mill and its 36-foot water wheel are protected as a state historic landmark and have been partially restored. Address: North St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), 5 Miles North of St. Helena


Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, a 5,000-acre park, hosts Mt. St. Helena as well as a statue of the famous author for which the park was named. There is a five-mile hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena, which provides a view of much of the San Francisco Bay Area. On clear days the top of Mt. Shasta may be seen, 192 miles to the north. To protect the park's wildlife and other natural resources, dogs are not permitted in this park. Address: 3801 North St. Helena Highway, Calistoga



About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official destination management organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as an attractive travel destination and enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work.

The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.   

The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley magazines, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.

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