What are the Roads Like?

All of our signature bicycling routes in the Napa Valley include a combination of lightly trafficked country roads as well as significant stretches along busier thoroughfares – including Hwy. 29 and Silverado Trail. We only recommend riding on sections of busier thoroughfares where there is a bike lane or shoulder.

We are sensitive to the fact that not everyone is comfortable riding in a bike lane alongside traffic. The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a dedicated bike path spanning more than 7 miles between Napa and Yountville. While the Vine Trail offers a scenic, relaxing and car-free bike ride, it should be noted that you cannot visit local wineries without leaving the bike bath and sharing local roads with traffic.

If you’re hoping to visit wineries and looking for a bicycling experience that is entirely on quieter country roads, we recommend considering our Sonoma Valley Bike Tours shop location, which is less than a 30-min drive from Napa.


While our recommended routes are frequented by local Napa Valley cyclists as well as our guests, not all roads have designated bike lanes. Choose a route with respect to your bike handling skills, your experience riding in traffic, the weather, road conditions and your own level of comfort and understand that you are choosing to ride at your own risk. Napa Valley Bike Tours disclaims all responsibility or liability for the safety, accuracy, content or completeness of the directions, maps, cue sheets and route information.

All Napa Valley Routes Include a Combination of the Following Roads:

SILVERADO TRAIL

One of the main thoroughfares in the valley

27 miles long from Napa to Calistoga

4-8 ft wide Bike Lane along the entire length!

Posted speed limits between 45-55mph

Flat to gently rolling topography

More rolling hills between St. Helena & Calistoga

Great access to local wineries

Panoramic views of the valley


THE CROSSROADS

Quieter roads connecting Silverado Trail & Hwy. 29

Many times, these roads DO NOT have a Bike Lane

Posted speed limits between 25-45mph

Access to local wineries


HWY. 29

One of the main thoroughfares in the valley

Significant stretches with wide shoulder

Posted speed limits between 45-55mph

Mostly flat topography, vineyard views

Great access to local wineries

Main thoroughfare for truck traffic

Pronounced truck traffic Sept-Oct (during Harvest)

Sections with limited shoulder NOT advised for biking