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.
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?
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.
GOOD TO KNOW
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.