Your tour group (limited to 8 guests) will be led by a local, knowledgeable Tour Guide who’s there to enhance your education of the “vineyard-to-bottle” process. Before you get rolling, your Tour Guide will ensure that you’re completely comfortable with the fit and handling of your bike. And within the first mile or so, you’ll find the pace of our guided bike tours is definitely catered to casual riders, not cyclists.
You’ll pedal an average of 3-6 miles between each winery visit. With a casual pace and frequent stops, the emphasis is on enjoying the scenery and discovering local wineries and tasting rooms along the way.
Following your second tasting, you’ll enjoy a wine country picnic served on the winery grounds overlooking the vineyards. The picnic, catered by our talented friends at the girl & the fig, includes a delicious assortment of artisan sandwiches including turkey & cheddar with apricot-fig chutney, salami, pear & red onion confit with brie, and niman ranch ham with comte cheese and dijon mustard – all on homemade baguette. Vegetarians enjoy a portabella mushroom with goat cheese and roasted red peppers on ciabatta. Sandwiches are accompanied by green salad, fresh fruit and assorted nibbles.
After lunch, you’ll pedal to one more local winery – or sometimes we’ll visit a boutique tasting room near the plaza for a seated tasting of limited production wines – before concluding back at our shop close to 4:00 p.m.
Note: On rare occasions when there are 4 or fewer guests signed up for the Classic Half-Day Bike Tour, those guests may be combined with the Full-Day Bike Tour for a total of up to 12 guests at the first two winery visits. Half-Day Bike Tour guests will depart after the tasting at second winery (before lunch). A maximum of 8 guests will stay on for the picnic lunch, followed by third winery visit.
Tour usually finishes close to 4:00 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
$144 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 8 guests! We HIGHLY recommend reserving at least 2 weeks prior to your desired tour date.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Late-model Specialized Sirrus or Vita hybrid rental bike & helmet
- Hosted by knowledgeable Tour Guide
- Wine tasting appointments scheduled for your tour group
- A delicious picnic lunch served at a local winery
- Van support, including wine-purchase pickup service
- Handlebar bag
- Bottled water
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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CLASSIC SONOMA HALF-DAY BIKE TOUR
The perfect option when you don’t want to commit to a full-day tour and prefer to leave your afternoon open for exploring on your own. You’ll pedal along scenic roads hosted by a local Tour Guide and visit two local wineries for tastings.