You’d think if you booked a “vineyard safari” with an outfit called Napa Valley Bike Tours you’d be heading into the trellised rows on two wheels, not six. And you could be if you prefer two wheels to six. But if you prefer to go off-road with a little more protection from who knows what might be out there, you just know you can count on the Swiss Army. Or at least on their vehicle, the rugged and reliable Pinzgauer.
Yountville’s Napa Valley Bike Tours invites you to hop aboard an authentic Swiss Army Pinzgauer and get ready for an adventure that allows you to experience the vineyards from a totally unique vantage point. You’ll cruise past rows of rolling vineyards in an open-air jeep which can accommodate up to 9 passengers. You’ll have trouble deciding which you enjoy more–the ride itself or the stops at three boutique wineries for tastings. Altogether, a vineyard safari tour promises to be an unforgettable way to experience wine country.
Your excursion will be hosted by a knowledgeable, local guide who will discuss the vineyard growth cycle and the myriad farming methods practiced throughout the valley. You’ll come away from this day with a true “vineyard-to-glass” education. The tour also includes a catered picnic lunch, served at a winery overlooking the vineyards, and wine tasting appointments made in advance for your tour group.
Napa Valley Bike Tours’ vineyard safari tours are available every day, seven days a week. But, especially if you’re wanting to tour during the summer months when the vines are lush with greenery and heavy with grapes, or during the busy harvest months of September and October, we recommend advance reservations. Here’s who to contact: Napa Valley Bike Tours, 6795 Washington Street, Building B, Yountville. You can reserve online at www.napavalleybiketours.com or by phone at (707) 944-2953.
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