We’ve just completed an absolutely enchanting hike from San Francisco through Marin County and into the wine country of Sonoma. What a blast!
It’s a 10-day, self-guided luxury Wine Country Trek that takes in San Francisco and surrounds, the lovely village of Saucelito, up into the coastal ranges to Muir Beach, then Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Mill Valley, the Point Reyes Peninsula and Olema, Tamales Bay, then into that gorgeous Valley of the Moon, Sonoma.
It’s a changing landscape of great interest, which took us from dune scrub to coastal hills, oak woodlands, old-growth redwood forests, chaparral ridges, canyons, cliffs, estuaries and vineyards. Throw in fine food, excellent lodgings and wine and you have one fine trek.
It was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Travellers on January 23-24. Here it is:
The (somewhat easier-to-read) online version is here: http://www.traveller.com.au/hiking-san-franciscos-san-andreas-fault-gm6fp3#ixzz3yEjF3ASM