5 tips for Biking In Wine Country
Looking for a new, distinctly local experience to try this weekend? Wine country bike tours are one of California’s best kept secrets. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or casual peddler – here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your wine country bike tour experience.
- Be comfortable.
Saddles sores can really ruin an otherwise really awesome day trip. Make sure you are properly and comfortably dressed for the occasion. Athletic shoes, sensible shorts and proper sun protection depending on the season.
- Be prepared.
Even if you’re heading out on a guided wine country bike tour – it’s a good idea to make sure you have a backpack outfitted with the proper essentials. Some things to include: a helmet, lip balm, sun protection and plenty of water.
- Know your limits.
This goes for both your drinking and your cycling. It’s quite simple, don’t drink too much and don’t push yourself too hard physically. The fastest way to ruin a great day trip is over-exerting yourself or over indulging. Always enjoy yourself responsibly.
- Don’t carry the bottles.
For this reason, Gears and Grapes includes a shuttle service in all our guided day trips. A shuttle will follow the group to carry any purchases or assist any riders who decide they would rather be driven. We’re here to make sure you have the best wine country bike tour experience possible. Learn more here.
- Relax and enjoy.
The most important thing any cyclist can do on a wine country bike tour is, relax and enjoy yourself. Cycling through wine country will allow you to experience Napa Valley from a whole new perspective. Have fun, be present, take pictures. We hope to see you soon.