Classic Half-Day Sonoma Bike Tour

TOUR OVERVIEW

Our Classic Half-Day Bike Tour is popular for good reason: You’ll enjoy the unique experience of bicycling through wine country – visiting two local wineries for tastings – and still finish early enough to make other plans for your afternoon!

You’ll join a small group (limited to 12 guests) led by a local, knowledgeable Tour Guide who’s there to enhance your education of the “vine-to-bottle” process. You’ll average just 3-6 miles of pedaling between winery visits.

Within the first mile or so, you’ll relax as you discover the pace is definitely catered to tourists, not cyclists. With a casual pace and frequent stops, the emphasis is on enjoying the scenery and discovering boutique and family-owned wineries along the way.

Don’t let the beautiful Sonoma Valley scenery pass you by while you sit inside a car, van or limo. Get out and experience the vineyards up close, engaging all five of your senses to create memories you’ll never forget.

Keep Rolling After Your Tour

After your bike tour concludes, you’re welcome to keep your bikes if you want to do some additional riding on your own. Be sure to ask your Tour Guide to recommend a scenic country backroad to explore or for a winery to visit within 2-3 miles of our shop. Bikes must be returned by shop close at 5:00 p.m.

Post-Tour Lunch Options

After your bike tour concludes at our shop, there are a number of great spots nearby to grab a casual lunch. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations:



Note: On rare occasions when there are 4 or fewer guests signed up for the Classic Half-Day Bike Tour, this tour may be combined with the Full-Day Sonoma Valley Bike Tour for the first two winery visits. Following the tasting at second winery, Half-Day Bike Tour guests will be given the option to ride back self-guided or a complimentary van shuttle will be provided back to our shop.

BASIC DETAILS

DURATION

10:00 a.m. to ~2:00 p.m.*

Tour usually finishes between 2-2:30 p.m. Let your Tour Guide know if you need to finish by a certain time.

BEST SUITED FOR

Casual riders interested in visiting local wineries in a fun, recreational way. Adults age 21+. Sorry, this tour is not appropriate for children.

HOW MANY WINERIES?

You will visit TWO wineries on this tour. Wine tasting fees are not included. Fees average $20-30 at most wineries; your fees may be waived with minimum purchase (varies by winery).

MEET LOCATION

Sonoma Valley Bike Tours shop

1254 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476

One mile south of Sonoma Plaza

~15 min from Glen Ellen
~20 min from Kenwood
~20 min from Downtown Napa
~30 min from Yountville
~60 min from San Francisco

BIKE TOUR PRICE

$108 per person

Wine tasting fees are not included. Fees average $20-30 at most wineries; your fees may be waived with minimum purchase (varies by winery).

Adults age 21+. Sorry, this tour is not appropriate for children.

Limited to just 12 guests! We HIGHLY recommend reserving at least 2 weeks prior to your desired tour date.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full pre-payment is required to confirm your reservation. Cancellations for any reason will incur a $25 per person cancellation fee before refund.  A minimum 24 hours notice is required in order to receive partial refund; reservations are strictly non-refundable within 24 hours.

GOOD TO KNOW

Our guests enjoy riding Sonoma’s quieter country roads. Click here to learn more about the roads we ride and the bicycling infrastructure here in Sonoma.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Late-model Specialized hybrid rental bike & helmet
  • Hosted by knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • Wine tasting appointments scheduled for your tour group
  • Van support, including wine-purchase pickup service
  • Handlebar bag
  • Bottled water
  • Clif MOJO Bar (light snack)
  • Option to keep bikes out on rental for the rest of the day (bikes must be returned by 5:00pm)

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING

  • Wear casual, comfortable clothing.
  • Shorts or cropped pants are ideal; long pant legs should be tapered or we can provide a pant-leg strap.
  • Warm layers are often a good call for cool mornings
  • Comfortable shoes; covered toes highly recommended
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

ABOUT THE WINERIES

When you’re looking for world-class wines, the Sonoma Valley boasts an embarrassment of riches. But when it comes to finding a wine tasting experience that stands apart, a warm and welcoming tasting room team who exude a sincere eagerness to share their knowledge makes all the difference.

In this spirit, the overall tasting room experience – and especially the people you’ll meet there – predominantly determines which wineries you’ll visit on tour with us.

Tasting appointments are finalized 5-6 days ahead of your bike tour.

If you are concerned about duplicating visits, please let us know about any existing appointments you have made, so we can avoid those wineries on your bike tour: info@sonomavalleybiketours.com

Sonoma wine tasting
» VIEW THE WINERIES WE FREQUENTLY VISIT

Bartholomew ParkBuena VistaCeja VineyardsGundlach-BundschuHomewood WineryRavenswoodSebastiani


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Get the gear before you get here! Find the perfect gift to say, “Surprise, we’re going on a Sonoma Valley Bike Tour!” Choose from our popular “Will Bike for Wine” t-shirts, cycling socks, wine glasses and custom cycling jerseys by PrimalWear.

FULL-DAY SONOMA VALLEY BIKE TOUR

Spend a day pedaling along Sonoma’s scenic roads, visiting a total of three local wineries for tastings. You’ll be hosted by a knowledgeable, local Tour Guide. Includes a delicious catered picnic lunch served at a winery picnic area with a vineyard view.