SOURCE: Bardessono Hotel
Cycling and Hiking Through the Country’s Most Beautiful Agricultural Land
YOUNTVILLE, CA–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) – Bardessono Hotel in California’s Napa Valley offers a perfect setting to get outdoors and into the countryside. With its miles of hiking trails and bike routes, Napa is a perfect place to get outdoors.
Many Napa Valley businesses are bike-friendly, providing bike racks outside for patrons. Bardessono Hotel, as part of its mission to blend luxury and energy-efficiency, offers complimentary bicycles to its guests. As part of the hotel’s commitment to the environment, Bardessono does not have a gym, encouraging guests to enjoy outdoor recreation. With eighteen bikes of all shapes and sizes, anyone can find the perfect ride whether it’s for pedaling in tandem through the town of Yountville and tasting the valley’s famed wines or traveling the many vineyard-lined roads on an ultra-light carbon racing bike.
Cycling is not the only way to get outdoors in Napa Valley. For those who prefer to experience the outdoors on foot, the Land Trust of Napa County offers guided hikes through some of the most beautiful places on the Trust’s 52,000 acres of protected land. Hikes range from leisurely one-mile family-friendly strolls to view wildflowers and take photographs to more strenuous day hikes into the hills that are appropriate for the avid hiking enthusiast.
Land Trust Members gain access to hike on private land, exploring places such as Linda Falls, experiencing local flora on guided walks with botanists and learning how a grape ranch operates while hiking through Mead Ranch in the hills northeast of Napa. Bardessono Hotel has partnered with the Land Trust in an effort to promote the enjoyment of the valley’s natural environment, and while staying at the hotel guests can join the Land Trust’s hikes, nature walks and farm dinners.
With summer just in full bloom, there’s no better time to get outdoors and into the countryside. And what better way to experience the countryside than on a bike or a hike through some of the country’s most beautiful agricultural land.
BARDESSONO was founded in February 2009. The 62-room hotel, spa and restaurant is located in Yountville, CA. www.bardessono.com