10 Tips for Great Adventures in Wine Country


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By Bike
Biking through a vineyard can be a great way to get a close-up view. Just be sure to bike before you taste!
Biking through a vineyard can be a great way to get a close-up view. Just be sure to bike before you taste!
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Exploring wine country on a bike is a great way to get an up-close look at the beauty of the countryside while still visiting vineyards for tastings. You can rent a bike and do a self-guided tour, or join a bike tour with a guide to show you around.

Don't worry if you're not in tip-top shape. There are wine country bike tours for every skill level. Just make sure you find one that you're comfortable with.

You can opt for a single- or a multi-day bike tour, depending on how much time and energy you have. Most tours include a service to take your baggage from your starting point to your destination, if you don't want to haul too much gear on your bike. Guided tours will also sometimes include your meals, but make sure you check in advance.

If you like things a bit slower-paced, you can ditch the wheels and check out some wine country hiking tours instead.