10 Tips for Great Adventures in Wine Country


On Foot

Novice or experienced hikers can get in touch with nature and take in the wine country on foot. There are hikes available for every skill level, starting as short as a mile (1.6 kilometers) and ranging up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) or more. You can hike ambling trails or tackle some of the mountains around the area that offer stunning vistas after a more strenuous climb.

Some wine country hikes include llamas! Sorry, you can't ride the animals, but the llamas come along to carry your pack, leaving you unburdened by a heavy load as you explore. Llama hikes usually include a picnic lunch, and a llama hike is a great way to get your kids excited about walking the countryside.

Do you prefer rapids to roads? A kayak trip through wine country might be the adventure for you.