Napa Valley bicycle tours are an ideal way to spin your way through the region. Want to get up close to the vineyards, enjoy scenic backroads and visit a few wineries along the way? Bike tours can make it happen.
Your options for exploring Napa Valley on a bike are practically limitless. Bike rental companies offer a range of bikes -- from electric, hybrid and tandem for breezing through flat towns to mountain bikes for a vigorous haul through the hills. You can make your excursion as ambitious or leisurely as you like.
Not much of a cyclist? You don't need to worry. Most Napa Valley bicycle tours routes have two to five miles between wineries and are on gently rolling terrain. Some guided tours are just a couple hours and some are day-long excursions.
If you like to go at your own pace, choose a self-guided tour. That way, you can make plenty of stops at memorable small-town cafes, off-the-beaten-path wineries, delightful boutiques, bakeries and other hidden gems you might otherwise miss.
6500 Washington Street, Yountville * 707-944-2953 * NapaValleyBikeTours.com
Whether you want to pedal the backroads on your own, or on a guided tour, this company has you covered. Planners are on hand to customize the perfect Napa Valley bike tour for you or your group. Want to start from your hotel? Ask ahead and they'll drop off bikes for your group at just about any hotel in the region. Rentals start at $45 for two hours.
1318 Lincoln Avenue * Calistoga * 707-942-9687 * CalistogaBikeShop.com
If you're the independent-spirit sort, the self-guided Calistoga Cool Wine Tour package ($109.99) is what you need to explore on your own.
Let their pros set you up with a bike, a map of the wineries, and a wristband entitling you to free wine tastings along the route. The friendly staff will tell you the best local places to grab a bite, too. Want the commemorative t-shirt? It's here at the bike shop, along with cycling gear.
1156 Main Street, St. Helena * 707-963-7736 * StHelenaCyclery.com
Serious cyclists will want to check out the hybrid and road bikes here. This well-established bike shop boasts the best fleet in the valley, as well as competitive rental rates that start at $45 for the day. No need for hybrid bike reservations unless you have a group of 10 or more. Want a road bike? Call ahead.