Many of the bicycling routes our rental and tour guests frequent include a combination of quieter country roads as well as stretches along busier thoroughfares – including Hwy. 29 and Silverado Trail. We only recommend riding on sections of these busier roadways where there is a designated Class II Bike Lane.

We understand that not every individual is comfortable riding in a bike lane alongside traffic. The Napa Valley Vine Trail is an awesome car-free (Class I) bike path spanning a total of 12.5 miles from southern Napa north to Yountville. While the Vine Trail offers a scenic, relaxing and car-free bike ride, it should be noted that you must leave the bike path and ride a short distance on local roads in order to reach wineries.

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. 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.


One of the main thoroughfares in the valley

27 miles long from Napa to Calistoga

Class II 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


Quieter roads connecting Silverado Trail & Hwy. 29

Some of these roads do not have a bike lane or shoulder

Posted speed limits between 25-55mph

Access to local wineries

HWY. 29

One of the main thoroughfares in the valley

Significant stretches with wide shoulder or Class II Bike Lane

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)