Discover one of California's best cycling trails, just 15 minutes outside of Napa as you explore the vine-covered hills of Carneros, celebrated for their award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Soak up incredible views through rolling hills and lush green vines as you breathe in fresh sea air, direct from San Francisco Bay. This is one of Napa Valley's best kept secrets and one of the most beautiful cycling spots in the area. Meander along quiet country lanes as you visit small family-owned wineries and savor the distinctive tastes of top-notch varietals in the company of an expert guide.
You'll experience wine country as never before on this back-to-nature vineyard tour showcasing the very best of Carneros. Learn about the area's local history and culture as you discover more about wine and the wine making process. Drink in breathtaking views over spectacular landscapes and on a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of San Francisco Bay.
You'll visit small, family-owned wineries and have the opportunity to taste some of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for which the Carneros region is famous, as well as some new and unusual varietals such as Syrah, Pinot Meunier, or Cabernet Franc. You'll also enjoy a delicious Wine Country picnic lunch stop among the vines.
This incredible half day adventure includes hybrid bike and helmet rental, unlimited water, Wine Country picnic lunch, and professional local guides. Tours take place on flat, easy roads and trails, avoiding traffic where possible. Tasting fees are not included. Wineries visited on each tour may change on a seasonal basis, however usually included are: Ceja, Bouchaine, Mckenzie Mueller, Cuvaison Carneros, Etude, and Domaine Carneros, among others.
You’ll discover the family-owned vineyards and picturesque views just 15 minutes from downtown Napa or downtown Sonoma. This unforgettable bike ride takes you through the relatively cool Carneros appellation where the breezes and evening temperatures from nearby San Francisco Bay create an ideal climate to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Much of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir tasted in Napa are in fact grown in Carneros, the only local appellation to straddle two counties (Napa and Sonoma). The scenery and quiet roads are reminiscent of Burgundy, France as you ride through rolling hills and wide open expanses of lush, green vineyards. In addition to your wine tastings, you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch among the vines at a picturesque winery.
The itinerary for this tour is subject to change, however wine-stops typically include a visit to a world-renowned sparkling wine producer, tastings of some unusual varietals such as Pinot Meunier as well as a tasting in a historic barn. An olive oil tasting can also be arranged for an additional $20.