This trek begins in San Francisco, crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, and visits Sausalito and Muir Woods on beautiful Mount Tamalpais. The city nights provide an opportunity for sensational dining, while the days have lovely mountain hikes.
- 5 days/4 nights
- Hiking 9 miles (14 km) daily
- Elevation gain up to 2300 feet (700 m)
- 3 days hiking.
Day 1: San Francisco. Start your vacation in San Francisco, staying near the famous Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful city strolling along the waterfront or riding on an historic cable car. Lodge in a luxury boutique hotel and dine at a world class restaurant, recognized by both Michelin and Wine Spectator. Hiking today: No planned hikes. Your personal Trail Guide will suggest local walks and sights to see.
Day 2: San Francisco to Sausalito. Walk along the San Francisco waterfront, across the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and into the historic village of Sausalito. Along the way enjoy splendid views of the City and Bay of San Francisco, including Alcatraz and Angel Islands. Your luxury boutique hotel is on the waterfront in Sausalito, where you can enjoy the artists' studios, cafes, spas and restaurants of this charming town. Dinner this evening is at another Michelin recognized Wine Spectator restaurant. Hiking today: 9 miles (14 km) with 250 feet (75 m) elevation gain and loss.
Day 3: Sausalito to Muir Beach. Hike across the beautiful coastal hills in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the village of Muir Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco skyline. Take time to relax on the sandy beach when you arrive in town. Tonight's lodging is a classic English Tudor Inn with an elegant salon for guests and a Pub reminiscent of Stratford-on-Avon where you'll enjoy classic pub fare paired with excellent local and international wines. Hiking today: 9 miles (14 km) with 2300 feet (700 m) of elevation gain and loss.
Day 4: Muir Beach to Mount Tamalpais. Hike onto Mount Tamalpais taking in the dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Descend into Muir Woods National Monument enjoying the ancient and magical redwood forest. Ascend through fern and redwood canyons to your destination: a romantic inn with beautiful views from every room! Relax on the expansive deck with other hikers comparing hiking and nature notes. You'll enjoy a delicious three course California cuisine dinner right at your mountaintop inn. Hiking today: 9 miles (14 km) with 2100 feet (640 m) of elevation gain and 1100 feet (335 m) of elevation loss.
Day 5: Trek Conclusion. Your wine country trek comes to an end.
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