Explore a 10-mile roadway that winds through towering redwoods, gorgeous pastures, and charming townships: Freestone, Occidental, and Monte Rio.
Monte Rio joins the north end of the Bohemian Highway to the Russian River. It lies 20 minutes from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, and is a perfect place to get away and enjoy Sonoma County living. Monte Rio boasts a theater, golf course, tennis courts, fishing, charming inns and eateries, and the Russian River's largest public beach. True to its historic sign, Monte Rio is a Vacation Wonderland. Occidental, originally the last stop west for the Pacific Railroad, is now home to Sonoma County’s most exciting attractions: Sonoma Canopy Tours , a two-plus hour zip line experience that will have you flying through the trees. Spend the night in excellent lodging near a myriad of shops and restaurants. The area is sought out by cycling and car clubs for its central location and challenging routes between the coast and the redwoods. Freestone is Sonoma County's first historic district, home to a number of classic western-style buildings and situated in a scenic valley with pastoral vistas and rolling hills. Freestone is home to Wild Flour Bread Bakery, which produces breads that are wildly delicious. Pair a loaf with a bottle from neighbor Joseph Phelps Vineyards for an impromptu picnic. Nearby, relax in Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary’s cedar enzyme bath, a Japanese-style treatment. Such rich choices, scenic Bohemian Highway attracts those who want to explore the road less traveled.