Russian River to Jenner-by-the-Sea

A four-day, three-night river to ocean tour that takes you from the beautiful Russian River to the Sonoma coast. The adventure begins at the historic Village Inn, a well-appointed historic lodge overlooking the Russian River set among the redwoods. Bicycle a portion of the historic North Pacific Coast Railroad, the 19th century narrow gauge steam train that began both the logging and tourist industry in Sonoma County. Then kayak the lazy Russian River to Jenner by the Sea.  See the harbor seals at Goat Rock Beach and walk the Coastal Trail along the sea cliffs while enjoying spectacular views of the coast and the Pacific Ocean.


This environmentally responsible itinerary uses green certified B&Bs and inns and low-carbon transportation and activities.




First Day: We take the Bohemian Highway through the villages of Freestone and Occidental. Enjoy an enzyme bath at Osmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary in Freestone or take a zip line tour with Canopy Tours high in the redwoods by Camp Meeker.  Arrive at the Village Inn in Monte Rio for dinner and lodgings at the site where Bing Crosby’s Holiday Inn was made.


Second Day: Breakfast at the Village Inn. Bicycle with Getaway Adventures to the railroad village of Duncans Mills.  After lunch at Casini Ranch take WaterTreks kayaks and paddle and float down the Russian River to Jenner. Check in at the Jenner Inn or Casa Panama and enjoy a short walk to dinner at River’s End.


Third Day: Breakfast at the Jenner Inn, kayak with WaterTreks across the river to the Seal Haulout. Walk Goat Rock Beach and the Coastal Trail to the “rubbing rocks” (where woolly Mammoths once rubbed the mud from their coats leaving the rocks polished!) View the Pacific surf from high atop the coastal bluffs. Walk back to Goat Rock Beach for the return paddle to Jenner for dinner and lodging.


Fourth Day: Breakfast at Jenner followed by a visit to Fort Ross, a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status . Lunch in Occidental or Guerneville and van back to vehicles at the Village Inn.

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