Climbing by bike and cycling the Wine Country. Top rated bike climbs in Napa County, and the towns of Napa, Yountville, Saint Helena and Calistoga - the Hwy 29 Corridor. These climbs can be viewed via the map below (scroll in to view climbs in particular areas), or by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in Napa County), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. You can also view the Top 10 in the county. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb.
Napa is a wonderful area for bike riding and climbing. Located in the heart of California Wine Country, there are wonderful vineyard rides in the Napa Valley, but also some challenging and scenic climbs up and away, from both the western and eastern sides of the Valley.
THE ONLY 360 DEGREE VIEWS IN NAPA VALLEY
View of Napa Valley from Mt. St. Helena.
Mt. St. Helena is the most difficult bike climb in the Northern Bay Area and offers 360 degree views from the top. Note however, that, while we have navigated the rugged second half of the climb on a road bike with 28mm tires, this climb is best attempted on a gravel bike with knobby tires, or even a mountain bike.
SECOND HARDEST CLIMB IN NAPA VALLEY
Surrounded by hillside vineyards on this climb.
Spring Mountain Road is our favorite route to and from Napa and Sonoma Counties. This climb passes through beautiful mountainside vineyards while challenging us with extremely steep grades, particularly over that last 1.7 miles which average 12.2%.
STEEPEST 1 MILE IN NAPA COUNTY
Ride from Oakville through pleasant vineyards to the start of one of the steepest mile segments in California (#1 Napa County, #6 California, #19 US).