Unique Inn-to-Inn Luxury Hiking Vacations Introduced in the San Francisco Bay Area

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A new company, Wine Country Trekking, LLC, offers wine country vacations for travelers who desire luxury as well as outdoor activity.

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We have designed vacations that we would love to take ourselves.

Wine Country Trekking, LLC, was recently launched to provide luxury inn-to-inn hiking vacations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Self-guided inn-to-inn hiking vacations are well known in Europe; however, Wine Country Trekking is the first to offer them in the United States. The vacations uniquely combine independent hiking with premiere lodging, fine dining, and wine tasting. The founders, Mary Guerrazzi, Greg Guerrazzi, and Sheila Taylor, all San Francisco Bay Area natives, saw the opportunity to build vacation packages that take advantage of the Bay Area's natural beauty and world class wine, food, and lodging.

Wine Country Trekking anticipates customers will come from two primary markets. Those who have enjoyed inn-to-inn hiking holidays in Europe and abroad can now enjoy them in the United States. "Also, baby boomers like us, who still want an active vacation but no longer want to rough-it, are a target audience," said Sheila Taylor. "We have designed vacations that we would love to take ourselves."

Although there are several companies offering Bay Area and Wine Country tours, including walking tours, Wine Country Trekking is the first to offer self-guided inn-to-inn hiking vacations. This format enables people to travel with their own family or friends, not strangers. Wine Country Trekking provides a complete itinerary with custom maps and trail notes, makes all arrangements, and transports luggage between inns. The travelers are free to enjoy their own flexible schedule without tour groups or buses.

The hiking vacations, or treks, as Wine Country Trekking has named them, are designed to take advantage of the world class food and wine in the Bay Area. "We share a passion for great food and wine, in addition to hiking," said Greg Guerrazzi, "and we want to make sure our customers can experience the best of the Bay Area and the Wine Country." Many wine tastings are at private estate wineries, an experience most wine country visitors don't get to enjoy. Two of the top five rated restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area Zagat survey are within walking distance of hotels that travelers stay in along the trek route.

"Our signature trek, San Francisco to the Wine Country, gives people the opportunity to experience all the best of the San Francisco Bay Area on foot. Over the course of ten days, trekkers walk from San Francisco to Glen Ellen in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Along the way they walk over the Golden Gate Bridge, and through Sausalito, Muir Woods, and Point Reyes. It is a one-of-a-kind experience," said Mary Guerrazzi.

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