If you’re looking for a different way to experience Napa Valley, it could be that you need to swap your four-wheeled transportation for two wheels. And whether you’re a novice or experienced cyclist, Napa Valley bike tours offer outdoor enthusiasts, who also happen to be wine lovers, the opportunity to immerse themselves in this region in a whole new way.
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While you’re on a bike, you’ll have a greater appreciation for your surroundings as you explore Napa’s rolling green hills, its farm fields with grazing livestock, and, of course, the miles of vineyards. Rather than speeding past in your vehicle, you’ll be able to engage all of your senses; breath in the air, touch the earth and drink in the unimaginable number of views from each vantage point.
There’s no need to worry if you’re not an avid or regular cyclist because you’ll find plenty of Napa Valley bike tours that are leisurely and meandering, with lots of stops for wine and otherwise. However, if you’re looking for a more intense ride you’ll find that also. There’s no better way to explore the valley than atop a bicycle, especially if you can head back to Churchill Manor to relax with a bath and a sit by the fire in one of the beautiful rooms.
This company out of Yountville, CA, just 9 miles north of downtown Napa, offers a variety of bicycle packages depending on what kind of ride you’re looking for. All tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will educate you on the vineyard-to-bottle stories behind different Napa wines. The Full-Day Napa Valley Bike Tour is their most popular option. It offers a group ride lasting most of the day that includes biking three to six miles between each vineyard. You could also opt for their Hot Air Balloon Ride and Bike Tour excursion, which is a unique and beautiful ride. Groups can book private bike tours, and rentals are available for those who prefer to explore on their own.
The Calistoga Sip ‘N Cycle is the most popular ride by this company, taking cyclist on a day-long tour of the northern end of Napa Valley wineries. The Carneros Sip ‘N Cycle offers a quieter view of Napa Valley by way of smaller family-owned vineyards on a ride that will give you the chance to glimpse views of the San Francisco Bay. The Vélo ‘n Vino tour is for advanced cyclists looking for a challenging ride. The morning begins with a 30-35 mile ride, followed by a picnic lunch and winery tours in the afternoon. For anyone interested in exploring the valley by both bike and boat, the Green Valley Pedal ‘N Paddle is the tour for you.
You’ll probably hear about the Napa Valley Vine Trail during your stay. This is a grass-roots effort to ensure the safety of cyclists with the construction of a 47-mile off-road paved trail called the Napa Valley Vine Trail. It’s perfect for runners, walkers, and cyclists. Check out the Vine Trail map to see which sections are already open!
Napa Valley bike tours are an experience worth having when you visit the area. You’ll enjoy getting out in the fresh air and sunshine, meeting other Napa Valley travelers, and getting a unique take on vineyard tours. Napa Valley by bicycle also offers a local’s view of the area, as cycling is a popular pastime.
If you’re staying with us at Churchill Manor our gourmet breakfasts will set you up for a day of winding down vineyard lanes and sipping the country’s rarest vintages. Even if you don’t have a day of cycling planned, you can take our complimentary tandem bikes out for a spin to visit local shops, tasting rooms or restaurants right here in downtown Napa.