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A Taste of Northern California

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  • Northern California; known for its laid back lifestyle. Also known for the most progressive farm to table food scene in the nation. And then there’s the scenery; from soaring snow-capped mountain peaks to dramatic cliffs offering stunning views of the Pacific to the tallest trees in the world. This trip is a nice blend of outdoor hiking adventure and appreciation of the amazing food producers, breweries and wineries the region is world famous for. Immerse yourself in nature and all the amazing food and breweries Northern California has to offer on this exciting journey through one of the most magical regions of the USA.
  • San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Learn cheese making techniques and sample cheeses right on the farm
  • Brewery visits to some of the most famous breweries in America
  • Driving along the stunning coastal California Highway 1
  • Walk amongst the tallest trees in the world
  • Hike and take in the smells and the sounds of an active volcano
  • Try your luck in the casinos of “The Biggest Little City in the World!”
  • Be mesmerised by the beauty of Yosemite
  • Wine tasting in some of the most famous vineyards in the world

Additional Information

Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Company

The Crafted Trail

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Destinations

Southern California, Yosemite National Park

The Crafted Trail

We offer small group adventure travel tours that explore regional cuisines, farm based breweries, distilleries and wineries. We could not be more delighted that the farm to table artisanal food movement in America has become part of the modern collective conscious. To us, knowing the origins of our food has always been a way of life. We are excited to offer road trips and active travel tours that celebrate local food and support farmlands to sustain them for the next generation. Our team has over 20 years experience each working for the biggest names in the small group adventure travel market in the US, leading guests from all over the world throughout the USA, Canada and tours to Mexico.

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Day 1: Meet and greet in hotel lobby at 8am.
After meeting your guide and new tour mates, we depart the city this morning and head across the Golden Gate Bridge towards Point Reyes. We wll make a stop at a viewpoint to photograph this landmark bridge and the outstanding views surrounding it.
We then head to the Point Reyes National Seashore; an area renowned for its cheesemakers thanks to fertile coastal grasslands and ocean mists. We will spend the afternoon touring and tasting local cheeses from two different dairy farms; learning cheese making techniques and sampling different varieties of cheeses produced on the farms. After the two cheese tours, we will visit an oyster farm on the bay where you will have an opportunity to purchase fresh oysters. We later stop for a picnic lunch where the group can enjoy our freshly purchased cheeses and oysters with a view.
After lunch we head inland to Petaluma to visit the lively Lagunitas Brewery, where you will have an opportunity to sample the current selections of this classic West Coast style brewery.
We then head to Santa Rosa; one of the top “beer cities” in America, where we will check into our hotel and get ready for dinner in one of the outstanding restaurants the city has to offer. Free time in the evening to check out local breweries on your own, including Russian River Brewing; home of the most sought after beer in America; Pliny the Elder.
Overnight in Santa Rosa.

Day 2: We head up the coast and enjoy dramatic coastal views as we drive the California Highway 1.
We will stop in the laid back village of Mendocino, a seaside picturesque Victorian village with spectacular views. Free time to stroll the village and to hike in the Mendocino Headlands State Park. The parks unique blend of gentle trails, rugged coastline, secluded beaches and miles of trails wind along the cliffs, offering spectacular views of sea arches and hidden grottos.
After our hike, we will continue further north heading towards the Avenue of the Giants; a 31 mile scenic drive offering the most outstanding display of giant Redwoods in the entire area. We will make multiple stops along the route visiting ancient trees, drive-thru tunnel trees and short photogenic walks.
We work our way to the historic city of Eureka for the evening. After checking into the hotel, free time in the evening to enjoy the fine restaurants and breweries in Old Town, one of the nation’s best preserved original Victorian era commercial districts.
Overnight in Eureka.

Day 3: Early morning start to spend the day hiking the great Redwoods National Park; home to the tallest trees on Earth.
We will hike one of the many park trails exploring old growth trees, lush coastal vegetation and the abundant wildlife in the area. Later in the afternoon we drive inland, heading away from the coast towards Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Overnight in Redding

Day 4: A great day of mountain adventure awaits us today at Lassen Volcanic National Park as we hike the dramatic peaks and cinder cones and explore bubbling mudpots, fumeroles and hot springs of this active volcano.

Later in the afternoon we will continue on to Reno, NV where we will check into our hotel and get ready for a night on the town in “The Biggest Little City in the World”. Free time this evening to either try your luck in the many casinos or explore wonderful food and brewery options.
Overnight in Reno

Day 5: A beautiful drive in the Sierra Nevada Mountains today.
We will make a brief visit to Lake Tahoe; one of the deepest lakes in the world known for its water clarity and beauty framed by the surrounding mountains. We continue on to Yosemite National Park and an exciting climb 3,000 feet up Tioga Pass (subject to snow closures); the highest mountain pass in California that is only accessible a few months out of the year. We will explore the high country of Yosemite as we traverse the length of the park eventually reaching our hotel for the evening.
Overnight Yosemite area

Day 6: We drive into the Yosemite Valley for a full day to hike and explore the incredible rock formations and waterfalls of the park.
With hikes ranging from easy to strenuous, bike rental options or a float on the river, your guide will help you plan your visit to the park according to your abilities and interests.
Overnight Yosemite area

Day 7: Heading back to the Bay area, we spend the afternoon touring the world famous Napa Valley region.
After visiting the city of Napa in the heart of wine country, we will make wine tasting stops at various vineyards and wineries in the valley.
We later head back to San Francisco where we will enjoy our last dinner and drinks as a group before saying goodbye to our new friends and tour family.
Overnight San Francisco

Day 8: San Francisco departure
Depart for home on your own or extend your stay to explore the attractions of San Francisco.

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What’s Included:

  • Round trip transport from San Francisco by air-conditioned tour van
  • Professional services of a CPR certified guide/driver
  • Overnight accommodations for 7 nights in comfortable tourist-class hotels
  • All entrance fees to State and National parks
  • Tours at two cheesemaking dairy farms

What’s Excluded:

  • Any meals (some hotels may offer breakfast)
  • Your guide will collect an optional $50 to operate a “food kitty” during the tour so the group can have picnic lunches together in beautiful spots. The food kitty helps bring down food costs while traveling as well as allow for some gourmet group meals outdoors in beautiful places.
  • Tips for the guide/driver
  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • Airfare to/from San Francisco

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Company Information

We offer small group adventure travel tours that explore regional cuisines, farm based breweries, distilleries and wineries. We could not be more delighted that the farm to table artisanal food movement in America has become part of the modern...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    San Francisco
  • Maximum Altitude
    2195 Metres
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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