In 2018, we introduced an exclusive series “Ride with Raja.” As an explorer beyond the saddle, the Sojourn president is a passionate chef, a wine connoisseur, and a fanatic golfer. He chooses to share his love of food ( Did we tell you he is an amateur experimental chef?), golf, wine, and wanderlust on trips that are a part of this series. Expect to indulge and be pampered with experiences that are other-wise hard to include on a regular trip including special pairings, destination stops, signature lunches, and private receptions.
Here are the Special “Ride with Raja Trips” for 2019:
Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Revel in Savannah’s fascinating mysteries and Victorian gems on an afternoon guided walking tour
Kayak the sleepy Ebenezer Creek
Explore numerous historical sites, including Wormsloe Plantation, Fort Sumter National Monument, and St. Helena Island, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his timeless “I Have a Dream” speech.
Enjoy an authentic and extravagant low country boil Gullah Geechee dinner.
Canada: Ottawa to Montreal
Scenic rural riding book-ended by two fabulous cities, offering an international experience without leaving North America.
Two nights at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, the world’s largest log structure and 5-star luxury resort.
100% traffic free riding within the Gatineau Conservation Park.
Oregon: Columbia Gorge
Visit a remote Alpine lake fed by glaciers with imposing views of Mt. Hood.
Raft the White Salmon River, designated a Wild and Scenic River.
Cycle routes named by Bicycling Magazine calls some of the “Top Rides in the US.”
Southern Vermont Bike Tour
Manchester to Woodstock, Vermont
Visit the glassblowing studio of legendary artist Simon Pearce.
Ride past the Quechee Gorge and along the stunning Ottauquechee River.
Tour the Billings Farm and Museum, one of the finest outdoor history museums.
France: Annecy, Chamonix and the Rhone Alps
Annecy, France / Chamonix, France
Ride along the west shore of Lake Annecy.
Pedal part of the 2018 Stage 10 of the Tour de France from Bluffy to La Clusaz.
Ride through the chic farming villages of Flumet and Megève.
Stay at the majestic Imperial Hotel.
Spain: Basque Country and Rioja Wine Region
Basque Country & Rioja
Visit the Vivanco Winery & Museum for a tasting.
Enjoy a special dinner at Hotel Viura.
Savor a unique Pintxos tour in San Sebastian.
Indulge in a special dinner in San Sebastian.