Even diehard ÔøΩdo-it-yourselfersÔøΩ should consider a few important logistics before deciding to rent bikes and tour totally unsupported.For starters, Napa Valley is a protected Agricultural Preserve and as such, the wineries within this pristine area are prohibited from serving or selling food outside of the context of an educational food-and-wine pairing experience. You will also find that delis and markets are few and far between once youÔøΩre out bicycling within the Ag Preserve. On any one of our signature routes, there is generally just one deli along the way; as you can imagine, itÔøΩs not unusual to encounter a 30-minute wait (or longer) to have sandwiches made-to-order at these relative oases.And if youÔøΩre planning to purchase wine during your bike ride, carrying it while biking can pose another obstacle. Even if you bring a backpack, youÔøΩll risk damaging your prized finds by exposing them to heat.With all this in mind, you can improve your experience exponentially by choosing a Self-Guided Bike Tour. YouÔøΩll still pedal at your own pace, stopping at wineries youÔøΩve chosen to visit (we can help if you need suggestions!); but, youÔøΩll enjoy the added conveniences of having your wine purchases picked up for you and a delicious box picnic lunch delivered to a winery* with a picnic area along your route or a local park with shaded picnic tables. *Wine tasting appointment required when you will be picnicking onsite at a winery.ItÔøΩs the fool-proof way to pull off a perfect day of biking to wineries ÔøΩon your ownÔøΩ ÔøΩ with just the right amount of support!
Self-Guided US$ 108
Our exclusive Bike to Wineries Map and Planning Guide will be emailed to you when you confirm your reservation ÔøΩ we provide all of the tools, information and advice you need to plan an awesome day!
Late-model Specialized Sirrus or Vita hybrid rental bike & helmet
Delicious box picnic lunch optionally delivered to a winery along your route (you must have a confirmed tasting appointment at the winery where you plan to picnic)
Van support, including wine-purchase pickup service
Souvenir water bottle
Wine tasting fees are not included. Fees average $25-40 at most wineries; your fees may be waived with minimum purchase (varies by winery).