Only 15 minutes outside of Napa, you will think you are a world away as you cycle along the vine-covered hills of Carneros. With a cool afternoon breeze from the San Francisco Bay, this region is perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
We’ve discovered one of the quietest and most beautiful cycling spots in the Napa Valley – quiet, little traffic, and small family-owned wineries with top-notch wines. You will ride along rolling hills teeming with vineyards. On a clear day you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the San Francisco Bay. Your guide will talk about local history and will help you understand the process of growing grapes and making wine. You cycle along quiet country lanes to visit small, family-owned wineries in this area reminiscent of Burgundy. You will 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. The route takes us along rolling hills through wide open spaces surrounded by lush green vineyards. Our Wine Country picnic lunch stop is at one of our favorite scenic wineries.
After lunch, we will visit one or two more wineries, keeping an eye out for birds of prey and other local wildlife. After our final winery stop, we head back to Moore’s Landing at about 3:30pm, where you can use the bathroom or grab a bite to eat. Here we bid you a fond farewell and thank you for riding with us!
If you are interested in visiting an olive oil specialist please let us know before your tour so we can set this up for you. There is a $20 tasting fee, and you will go home with a complimentary bottle of artisan olive oil.
10:00am to 3:30pm
6 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa (Moore’s Landing)
Hybrid bike and helmet rental, unlimited water, Wine Country picnic lunch, and professional local guides. Tasting fees and guide gratuity is not included.
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Price: $149 per person (Discounts available for groups of 4 or more).