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From Vallejo to Napa, take the California Highway 29 (CA 29) North for 15.8 mi (25.4 km). The road here is straight, with a couple of big sweeping turns - but hell, you're in Napa. The Napa Valley is famous for its vineyards and a great stop over for wine connoisseurs. Here you're best to get off the motorcycle and take a bicycle tour of a couple of wine tastings. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Napa see: www.cityofnapa.org
From Napa to Calistoga continue on CA 29 for 25.6 mi (41.2 km). The highway is relatively straight forward, with the twisties coming up just North in to the mountains from Calistoga.
Calistoga is a cute town of 5,000 people in the Upper Napa Valley. The town prides itself on being biker friendly. Police here are nice to bikers and don't ticket loud bikes like in other Wine Country towns. A popular biker spot is Lincoln Avenue where you'll likely see Harleys dominating the street. Motorcyclists can find several friendly eateries like the old time dive bar called Susie's located at 1365 Lincoln Street, many riders enjoy a cold beer here. In Calistoga, you'll find a number of wineries, hot springs, mud bath's, biker friendly establishments. It's a biker's paradise. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Calistoga see: www.ci.calistoga.ca.us
From Calistoga head to Middletown and the Harbin Hot Springs, this is where the fun begins! The road here is spectacularly twisty. Continue North on CA 29 for 20.8 mi 33.5 km to reach the final destination. Along the way you will pass through Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, here you can see Mount Saint Helena: a large extinct volcano. But twisties is what you will enjoy most about this section of CA 29.
Before you hit Harbin Hot Springs, you'll roll through Middletown, seemingly located in the middle of nowhere and is the best place to get gas and food. Out of Middletown, take Road 107 then Harbin Springs Road, North for 3.2 mi (5.1 km) to reach Harbin Hot Springs.
The ride from San Francisco to Harbin Hot Springs in 94 miles (xx km). Depending on traffic give yourself 2 - 3 hours with lane splitting to arrive at the destination. From Calistoga on CA 29 you'll encounter one of the best motorcycle routes in the area: chock full of twisties and switchbacks on a relatively quite road. Enjoy the Ride! Eat Sleep RIDE.