This is the perfect choice for those looking for a bike tour of California's beautiful back roads at a leisurely pace. As you cycle through the countryside, your local, professional guide will tell you about the history of the area and take you to wineries for wine tastings.
- 5.5-hour fully guided bike tour of California Wine Country
- Enjoy a picnic lunch among the vineyards
- Choice of three Sip 'n' Cycle tour locations: Carneros, Calistoga or Healdsburg
- Easy, relaxing bike ride through the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma or Napa counties
- Stop at local wineries for wine tastings
- All necessary equipment included, including hybrid bike and helmet
The Carneros region in Napa Valley is known for its small-batch, family-owned wineries, which are comparable to that of Burgundy, France. You will begin in Carneros and visit one-two wineries along the mostly flat biking terrain. This leisurely route is made up of beautiful, lush vineyards, and nature welcomes you with open arms. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife while you enjoy a Wine Country picnic lunch at a magnificent winery with a lovely view. After your final wine tasting, you will bike back to Carneros.
Calistoga Sip 'n' Cycle Bike Tour
Take an off-the-beaten-path bike tour of the quaint resort town of Calistoga, located in upper Napa Valley. As you travel 10 to 17 miles (16 to 27 km) along country lanes, you'll take in the Palisades Mountains on one side and the grape vines on the other side. Enjoy tastings at approximately three wineries, along with your rest stop for a scenic picnic lunch. The winery that you will stop at for lunch contains an extensive collection of artwork and antiques, and you will admire the wares before hopping back on your bike and heading to your final wine tasting, then back to Calistoga.
Healdsburg Sip 'n' Cycle Bike Tour
This is your chance for a tour of Sonoma County, known for its white wine varietals and spicy reds. On this moderate bike tour, you will ride approximately 18-20 miles (29 to 32 km) in picturesque Dry Creek Valley, home to the town of Healdsburg. Many wineries and fun shops reside in Healdsburg, and you will have the opportunity to have a few wine tastings before your lunch stop at a charming winery. After lunch and maybe a game of bocce ball, you will be off to one-two more wineries, and then your trip will conclude in Healdsburg Plaza. Make a complete day of it and shop the boutiques, browse the antique stores and visit local art galleries, all within walking distance.
Reviewed by Andrew R T, April 2013
Casual pace. Great company! Great wine! Great value! Will do it again in the future, but this time will wait until late April when the vines are greener and everything is in bloom. However, don't let that stop you from doing this anytime. The weather was perfect for cycling in March.
Reviewed by Lloyd J, March 2013
I was a little disappointed in that I was told we would ride 5 or so miles and stop at a vineyard and do tastings. Then repeat for 20 miles. Trip was 26. We rode 13 miles before stopping! Didn't get pics along the way due to keeping up with the other 4 people. :( Lunch was great. Guide was ok.:(