5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Wine Country Bike Tour and Picnic Lunch with Transport from San Francisco

Spend a relaxing day outside of San Francisco on this Wine Country bike tour! After pickup from the James Lick Memorial Statue in the morning, head to Wine Country to explore the gorgeous wine-making region Northern California is famous for. Depending on the day, you’ll visit Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley and enjoy an easy, scenic bike ride from winery to winery – a fun and unique way to experience this beautiful region. Sample exquisite local wine, take in the magnificent scenery, and stop for a gourmet picnic lunch among the vineyards.


  • Day trip from San Francisco to the beautiful California Wine Country
  • Tour several wineries with a local sommelier
  • Take a scenic bike ride from winery to winery, a total of 10-15 miles (16-20 km)
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch among the vineyards
  • Biking equipment and helmet included
  • A shuttle will follow to assist anyone who needs a rest

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What You Can Expect

Wine Country Bike Tour and Picnic Lunch with Transport from San Francisco

Enjoy a picnic lunch on a wine country bike tour from San Francisco.

Experience California Wine Country in a fun and exciting way – by bicycle! After complimentary pickup from the James Lick Memorial Statue , escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on a scenic drive to Northern California’s famous wine-making region, where you’ll tour several wineries by bike and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

Explore Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley, depending on the day, and let your local sommelier guide teach you about the unique characteristics of the various regions. Dry Creek includes the town of Healdsburg and is known for its Zinfandel, while Russian River is near Santa Rosa and is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Napa Valley includes the hot springs of Calistoga and is a world-renown region for producing several types of premium wines. Take a scenic bicycle tour of the beautiful area and visit hand-selected wineries known to produce some of the highest- quality wine in Northern California.

At each winery, taste a variety of local wines and enjoy expert commentary from your sommelier guide. Follow charming roads and enjoy the breathtaking landscape of the California Wine Country as you cycle from winery to winery. Stop between wineries and indulge in a delicious picnic lunch (see itinerary section below for sample menu) among the vineyards. See the Itinerary section below for sample menu to whet your appetite! A shuttle will follow you to carry any wine purchases and assist any riders who would like to be driven. The total mileage ranges between 10 and 15 miles (16 and 20 km). Biking the whole way is optional and, at any point, guests may choose to ride in the shuttle.


Sample Menu
• Selection of cheeses (e.g. French Brie, local goat cheese and Spanish Manchego)
• Charcuterie selection (e.g. prosciutto, salami, coppa)
• Fresh assortment of locally baked bread
• Green salad (e.g. wild arugula with fresh figs, roasted asparagus, and pine nuts in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette).
• Legume salad (e.g. toasted garbanzo beans with roasted Brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms in a sundried tomato rémoulade)
• Grain/starch salad (e.g. arborio rice with roasted butternut squash, charred broccoli and dried cranberries served with shaved parmigiana)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I had a wonderful day with the bike company. We cycled round beautiful wine country to a good selection of wineries - both small and large. The distances weren't too taxing at all, though we could have taken the bus for a break if needed. Our picnic lunch was delicious! Our hosts were great fun and knowledgeable about the area. Definitely recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

totally enjoyed this trip, seemed a bit disorganized in the office with the booking and pickup but once we were there it was great - nice bikes, good guides, good assortment of wineries and enough cycling to be comfortable- worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was the best part of our vacation. The guide was incredibly helpful and my fellow bikers were interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great selection of wines tasted, great company, great guide, great picnic = great trip. Would do it again and can highly recommend it. All was as promised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide was specacularly multi-talented. A great driver, knowledgeable about the local area and wine.

The scenery was spectacular. I shall always cherish this unique experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a fantastic time, the guides took us to 4 amazing vineyards and allowed plenty of time at each. Lunch provided was very good. The whole trip was amazing and it really is a beautiful part of the country. Would recommend it to anyone considering this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Fantastic tour. Great size group (10 people) who were all fabulous!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

My boyfriend and I had a great time during the wine and bike tour. It was great being active, outdoors, enjoying the sun, and tasting great wines from Northern California. The bike ride has been scenic and I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone new or familiar with wine tasting. We're both from Amsterdam the Netherlands (24 and 28 years old) and used to biking, so we enjoyed being on a bike again during our vacation.

This was my first wine tasting, and it was great. The wine tasting at each winery started from white, rose, to red wines. Some are complimentary and others ask for ten dollars wine tasting fee per person. The lunch was also lovely, and it was very interesting to have a look behind the scenes from making wine. My boyfriend doesn't even drink wine, but he also had a good time and I could see him enjoying the mountain bike rides and wine tastings. After five years, we found out that we have very similar taste in wine.

We visited on September 16th, 2013 and sunscreen was definitely needed! We also had a great tour guide and a lovely group. Beforehand, we didn't know what to except, what type of people etcetera. But we got to know new people, exchange travel stories, and share great tips for our upcoming holidays! Besides, as I forgot my driver's license it was a great solution, as we were picked up at downtown San Francisco with a van driving 4 couples. So in total 8 persons only, which is much more fun compared to a big touristic bus driving at least 30 persons.

During the lunch and inbetween we got to know each other, sharing life stories and learning more about wine. See attached pictures for a visual interpretation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Ari and Brian were great. Bike riding thru Napa is the best way to see it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Enjoyed the tour very much. The guides were great and the logistics associated with the trip went off without a hitch. It was very warm in Napa, but still had fun tasting some very good wine and biking between several wineries. Some traffic to contend with in places, but mostly very pastoral and relaxing.

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