Discover the sensational boutique wines of Dry Creek Valley on a bicycle tour to remember.
Cycle along quiet rural roads against the backdrop drop of scenic hills and valleys as you savor the region's award winning wines in breathtaking natural surroundings. Enjoy some of the area's best kept secrets and celebrated highlights as you visit the family-owned, vineyards for which Healdsburg is renowned. Dry Creek Valley is famous for its spicy red wines and crisp white wines, in particular the Zinfandel varietal and you'll enjoy an unforgettable voyage of discovery showcasing the very best of the area in the company of a knowledgable guide,
Your day starts in downtown Healdsburg where you'll be fitted with your Marin hybrid bike and comfortable gel-seat. After a short briefing session, covering the “Rules of the Road”, you'll be gliding down picturesque country roads, drinking in the emerald green beauty of the grape vines and olive trees. After tasting several local varietals, you'll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at one of the most picturesque vineyards in the area before rounding off your day with a selection of great-tasting wine stops.
This incredible half day adventure includes hybrid bike and helmet rental, unlimited water, Wine Country picnic lunch, and professional local guides. Tasting fees are not included. Wineries visited on each tour may change on a seasonal basis, however usually included are: Everett Ridge, Lambert Bridge, Michael Bernard, Quivira, Michel Schlumberger, Preston, Bella, Raymond Burr, Rued, and Kokomo, among others.
You'll meet at 10am at downtown Healdsburg for a bike fitting and quick safety talk before you hit the open road down quiet country lanes. Head out to the beautiful Dry Creek Valley where your guide will share with you fascinating wine facts and tell you more about the history of the area. You’ll will also learn more about the process of growing grapes and making wine.
Cycle down picturesque lanes and visit small, family owned wineries where you will taste some of the Zinfandel that the Dry Creek Valley is famous for and have the opportunity to experience something totally unique such as tasting wine directly from the barrel or going inside a genuine wine cave. The route is moderately hilly, taking you up and down along the rolling hills of the lush valley.
At Midday, you’ll be served a Wine Country picnic lunch at a scenic winery stops. After lunch you'll visit one or two more wineries, often stopping at an organic, biodynamic and sustainable winery that has a vegetable and herb garden on the property. After your final winery stop, you'll head back to Healdsburg where any wine purchases you have made during the day will be delivered back to your car.