Experience this fantastic combination bike & kayak tour through the beautiful Green Valley.
Enjoy wine tasting as you bike to wineries in the morning, followed by a delicious Wine Country picnic lunch. Then, climb into your kayak for a fantastic afternoon paddle along the Russian River!
Tour includes all bike and kayak equipment, lunch, and bottled water throughout the day. Wineries you may visit include Taft Street, Cahill, and Iron Horse Winery, among others.Please Note: Wine tasting fees are not included ($5 to $10 per person, per winery, subject to change). This tour departs from Sebastapol, CA. Sebastapol is located approximately 7 miles west of Santa Rosa and 55 miles northwest of San Francisco.
10:30 am daily (mid-March through mid-October)
Experience this fantastic combination bike & kayak tour through the beautiful Green Valley. Enjoy wine tasting as you bike to wineries in the morning, followed by a delicious Wine Country picnic lunch. Then, climb into your kayak for a fantastic afternoon paddle along the Russian River!
Please Note: Wine tasting fees are not included ($5 to $10 per person, per winery, subject to change). This tour departs from Sebastapol, CA. Sebastapol is located approximately 7 miles west of Santa Rosa and 55 miles northwest of San Francisco.
You will meet your guide in Sebastapol at 10:30 am, then be fitted on a Marin Hybrid bike along with your helmet, bag, and comfortable gel-seat. Your guide will go over the “Rules of the Road” as well as how to operate the bike.
You’re off at about 10:45 am, and you'll ride down into the Green Valley, passing Graton, where you'll turn onto the bike path. Quiet, peaceful, and virtually traffic-free, this enchanting road will take us to Taft Street, your first winery stop, where you will have a chance to sample some of their fine wines.
Getting back on your bikes, you'll continue riding while enjoying the views of the vineyards and surrounding hills. At your next stop, Cahill Winery, you will try their wines and then enjoy your Wine Country picnic lunch on the scenic covered patio!
After lunch, you'll climb into your kayaks for a leisurely paddle along this picturesque, slow-moving river. The river winds through Wine Country, and is filled with birds and wildlife along the banks. There will be a few opportunities for some excitement as you go through easy Class I rapids. You'll finish your trip at approximately 3:30 pm at Odd Fellows bridge. Here , your guide will transport you back to your vehicles at Sebastapol and then bid you farewell!
Kayaks are generally tandems unless a single is specifically requested.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance I will ride? -- Normally you will travel a distance of 15-20 miles. This is spread out over the course of the whole tour, with many stops at wineries in between.
What is the distance I will paddle? -- Most kayaking routes are between 5-7 miles.
What is the difficulty of the bike tours? -- The routes are geared towards “Enthusiastic Beginners” and are mainly flat, with only a few bumps here and there. If you want a higher level of difficulty and more miles, and it can be fitted into the day, please request so in the Customer Comments section when booking your reservations.
Are there wine tasting fees and how much do they cost? -- Recently more and more wineries are charging wine tasting fees. Your guides try to choose wineries that do not charge, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Wine tasting fees vary from $5-10 per person per winery. In most cases if you purchase wine from a winery you are reimbursed the tasting fee.
What is the weather like? -- Beautiful! It normally does not rain from the beginning of May to the end of October or November. The mornings can be foggy, but not cold. Summer highs vary from the 70's to 90's with low humidity. Tours operate rain or shine because it is usually expected to be sunny.
What should I wear for biking? -- Wear comfortable, breathing clothes you can ride in. Layers are best as the mornings can be cooler than the rest of the day. Tennis shoes or similar shoes are great. If you decide to wear pants, please be aware that your right leg will need to be rolled up or cinched about the pants leg to make sure the bike chain does not eat your pants. Don’t forget your sunglasses, sun block and camera!
What should I wear for kayaking? -- Wear clothes you do not mind getting wet in. Bathing suits, shorts and t-shirts are best. River shoes or sandals like Tevas are perfect. Don’t forget a strap for your sunglasses, a hat, and sun block!
What is for lunch? -- You will be provided a delicious gourmet Wine Country style picnic. Pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, pesto and artichoke hearts, tossed green salads with in season vegetables, local artisan cheeses, and fresh baked bread are just a few of the items that are typically served. The menu varies by what is fresh in season locally.
How many people will be on the tour? -- Group sizes are typically 8 to 10 people, the maximum is always limited to 12 people.
Is there van support for the tour in case I do not want to ride the whole day? -- Van support is available. On most tours, the group is self-sufficient and van support is not necessary. The support van will be nearby for wine purchases, unlimited bottled water, or extra support.
What type of bike will I be using? -- You will use hybrid, upright bikes from Marin. Road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers and tandems are also available – let your guide know if you would prefer to use one of the other bikes. Clip-less pedals are not offered, but you may take the pedals off to attach your own.
Minimum tour age is 8. Minimum age to sample wine is 21. Minimum 4 persons per order. Maximum 12 persons per order. Hotel pick-up not included.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
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