Experience Ecotourism that is truly responsible and fun-filled, using low-carbon transportation – including hiking, biking, kayaking, (even ziplining!) while staying in certified green lodging, sampling healthy food and organic wine and supporting locally owned business agriculture.
The emphasis is on adventure, fun and discovery! Tours through Northern California include stops at San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf, travels through Marin and Sonoma counties, following historic railroad routes and scenic byways. Along the way you will travel through quaint villages and rolling farmland; sample internationally acclaimed wines of Sonoma County and visit organic markets, restaurants and farms; stroll through old growth redwood forests and experience the spectacular beaches of the Sonoma Coast.
On guided tours you can learn about the ecology, geology, history and pre-history of the area. Spend each night in locally owned and green certified historic hotels and inns and elegant B&Bs, with spectacular bay, river, ocean, forest or vineyard views. Most lunches, breakfasts and dinners will be provided and will feature local organic food and wines. All transportation on our tours is provided by professional, insured vendors.
Use our directory to contact tour providers throughout the North Bay for bicycle tours, kayak and canoe tours, and other exciting fun.
- Bike Partners: http://www.bikepartners.net
- Getaway Adventures: http://getawayadventures.com
- Backroads: https://www.backroads.com/trips/BWCI/california-wine-country-biking-tour
- Wine Country Bikes: www.winecountrybikes.com
- Spoke Folk: www.spokefolk.com
- Undiscovered Country: www.udctours.com
On your self-guided EcoTours, you can hike, use bicycles and electric bikes to explore scenic trails, back roads, marshes and esteros rich with bird life. Kayak the Russian River, the Petaluma River and Tomales Bay and take a thrilling optional zip line trip in the redwoods. Hike along creeks, exquisite beaches and coastal bluffs, and ride in an old fashioned wagon drawn by Belgian draft horses.