Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Wine Country Bike Tour and Picnic Lunch with Transport from San Francisco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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
This was the best part of our vacation. The guide was incredibly helpful and my fellow bikers were interesting.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic tour. Great size group (10 people) who were all fabulous!
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.
Ari and Brian were great. Bike riding thru Napa is the best way to see it.
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.
Totally recommend this intimate and wonderful day trip - we had a fabulous, interesting and delicious tour in Sonoma / Russian River, stopping at a hand picked group of very different types of vineyards. The tour guide was amazing and organised, and kept the day flowing perfectly - thanks so much!
This was the most awesome tour of our vaca to SF. Ari is wonderful host and the tour is very intimate. So much fun and a decent ride as well. Beautiful views.
This was one of the most fun experiences we have ever had traveling. Our tour host, Ari, was a wonderful, knowledgeable companion for the day. Even though the weather was not great (very cool), we had a wonderful time.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time on the Russian River Valley wine tour – it was the perfect way to celebrate our birthdays. Our guide, Ari, was super personable, fun, and helpful, and the wineries we visited offered pretty generous tastings. We loved the gorgeous scenery on our bike ride, and enjoyed the challenge of riding from winery to winery, though the other two people in our group found it a bit burdensome. That said, the round-trip shuttle transportation was very convenient. Under a shaded tree at one of the wineries, we had a gourmet picnic, which was amazing! The food was delicious and the spread itself was equally impressive. Overall, our day was the perfect mix of fun, relaxation, exercise, amazing scenery, excellent wine, and great service.
Excellent trip with good guides. Picnic was especially enjoyable and gave an opportunity to talk with the other participants.
We had a such a great time! The bike riding was just perfect, not too long, not too short and we went to 4 wineries, all different. The best part was the catered lunch by Gears and Grapes. It was delicious! My husband and I are vegetarians and we were pleasantly surprised with the high quality and variety of the food. Our tour guide was fun and made us all feel comfortable. Overall, we had a WONDERFUL day and I highly recommend this tour to anyone (as long as they don't mind biking 10 miles between 4 stops). Thank you.
This is the best way to see Wine Country. Our guide (Ari) was great. Highly recommend.
Very enjoyable way to tour wine country! If you want an escape from the city, this is the way to go. Tour guides were well versed, countryside beautiful and lunch delicious. A wonderful way to spend the day.
I really recommend this tour. Friendly guides, biking on a quiet road with beautiful scenery, good vineyard and wine, wonderful lunch, nice atmosphere...Just go and you will love it :-)
The tour itself was really great. The biking was not too strenuous even with a few drinks under my belt. Very few hills to navigate and the back roads were really great. Ari and Rim were our guides and they were extremely personable and patient with us. They answered all our questions and tolerated our ridiculousness. Lunch was absolutely amazing with fresh green salad, edamame, pasta salad, and fresh bread with wonderful cheese to spread on the bread. We really enjoyed the two lesser known wineries: Judd's Hill and Goose Cross. The only complaint I would give this tour, and why I gave it four stars instead of five, is the price. I certainly don't mind the $150 price tag, but what was hard to swallow was the additional $50-$60 we had to spend in tasting fees. I would have expected for the $150 price tag that a couple of tasting fees would be included. Other than that, the tour was really everything we expected.
A very pleasant trip, combining my two favourite passtimes. Lunch was superb, the guides very good. The vinyards were more about wine drinking (in small quantities) than tasting, and quite expensive - 4 places, $92 spent, per person, it would've been nice to get a bit of 'wine knowledge' from the experience.
What could be better than sun, cycling, and wine tasting? Our guide was very personable without dominating our day. The picnic lunch was delicious. There is a fair amount of traffic on some of the routes we travelled, but it is always an option to hop back into the van if need be.