Gears and Grapes Getaways, Inc. is a unique wine and bicycle tour operator. We have been transporting San Francisco locals and visitors to wine country and setting them up with bikes since 2009. We provide top notch bikes and introduce guests to beautiful wineries where they have the opportunity to taste some of California’s best wines. We take care of the planning to ensure an unforgettable, stress-free wine country experience. The bicycling is suitable for all levels of fitness and can be tailored to suit individual needs. A support vehicle is always present to help anyone who would rather be driven. Our hand-selected vineyards produce some of the highest quality wine in the area.
Our experienced tour guides are cyclists and sommeliers. They will be available to educate you on the wines you taste as well as the region. We are an environmentally conscious company dedicated to working in ways that promote sustainability by visiting sustainable wineries, hotels, and restaurants whenever possible and through encouraging the use of bicycles as a form of transportation and exercise. We love to get out there and create experiences for our guests. At gears and grapes we consider ourselves xperience junkies. We use whatever means necessary to create an experience worth talking about. In 2011 we expanded our service to meet popular demand. We now include San Francisco tours of both urban wineries as well as craft breweries.
Our leaders are tried and true. Not only are they whizzes in customer service, they are also bicycle touring experts and can answer any questions you might have about the wine or beer you are tasting or the wine growing region you are visiting. Their in depth knowledge, passion and charisma guarantee an incredible trip. Our exceptional guides anticipate your needs and do their utmost to provide an experience of a lifetime.
Arianne Goodman is the Founder of Gears and Grapes Getaways, Inc. She started bicycle touring at the age of 16. Since then she has led tours across the country, north to south and east to west. She has led tours in Europe as well as through Mexico and Central America. Arianne has also spent time living in both Chile and France and is fluent in French and Spanish. Her time in France gave her an incredible appreciation for the culture and joys of wine—something that she has since tried to share with first her family, then her friends, and now her guests. After completing her undergraduate studies Ari became a certified sommelier and started working in the wine industry in San Francisco. A lover of adventure, and all things outdoors, Ari is a wine loving triathlete with expertise that enriches and educates her guests. Her goal is to share her love for bicycle adventures with all who are willing to partake!