Sonoma County Offers New Outdoor Adventures

Sonoma County, a region predominantly known for its wine and culinary offerings, has announced new activities this summer, from guided vineyard bicycle tours to paddle boarding of the Petaluma River, and Green Music Center’s scheduled classical, jazz and world music presentations.

The bicycle tour through the Roche Vineyards allows visitors to travel through the Roche family’s vineyard and private estate on two wheels with a 90-minute guided bicycle tour alongside olive trees and rows of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah vines. Each tour is led by a professional guide and includes complimentary tastings following the ride at the Roche winery tasting room in downtown Sonoma. The tour is available to riders of all levels and ages.

The Petaluma stand up paddle is for water lovers who want to experience the Petaluma River from a different perspective through a growing sport where guests paddle through the water while standing on a surfboard. Visitors can choose from a variety of experiences with the boards ranging from lessons and eco-tours to yoga classes.

The newly launched Walk-a-Bout Healdsburg tours are guided by local resident and business owner Lori Moore. The 90-minute walking tour includes stops at a local bed and breakfast and the Healdsburg Museum.

Other attractions include: Sonoma Canopy Tours, offering visitors chance to zip-line through the California Coastal Redwoods; and “Wine Tasting with Horse Power”.