Wine and Wheels: Tour Niagara’s Wine Country by Bicycle

August 23, 2016 11:15 am

farblog5Not only is bicycling a great way to stay fit, it’s also a wonderful way to explore a new region while on vacation. The simple fact that you slow down a little and pay more attention to the scenery around you means that you’ll take more in than you would if you were in a car.

The Niagara area is perfect for bicycling. The region is mostly flat so that makes it easier for those who are not used to biking regularly and the views are lovely. How could it get any better?

Wine. That’s how it gets better.

Niagara’s wine country is always a big hit with visitors and winery tours are not to be missed. However, you can now take your winery tour by bicycle which makes the experience much more fun than simply taking a van from winery to winery.

If a bicycle tour of the wineries in Niagara sounds like something you’d enjoy on your next trip to Niagara, these are just a few of the tours that are offered.

Sip ‘n Cycle

The name says it all here and the people behind Sip n Cycle are all about fun. They offer a number of tours that focus on different aspects of Niagara’s wine country. Some tours include lunch or cheese platters and some do not, but they all include wine.

For instance, their Taste Niagara tour includes stops at three boutique wineries and a three course lunch. They also have a design your own tour option so you can see and do whatever you’d like. All tours are guided by locals who know their fair share about wine.

Grape Escape Wine Tours

farblog6Another of the region’s popular bicycle tour outfits has the adorable name of Grape Escape. They offer tours to suit all ability levels and their tours take place at various times of the day. The offer one for early risers, tours in the mid afternoon with a picnic lunch, and all of their tours include cheeses to go with your wine.

All of their tours come complete with helmets, water, knowledgeable guides, and a behind the scenes tour of at least one of the wineries you visit. But rest assured; you’ll get wine tastings at every stop.

Mac’s Bikes and Tours

Different from the other companies on this list, Mac’s Bikes and Tours rents a bike to you and gives you several options of self-guided tours. Riding along the Niagara Parkway is the most popular of these tours and you’ll find wineries along the way so don’t worry about that.

Mac’s bikes are all in great condition, helmets are provided, maps are given out, and sightseeing options are suggested. They even offer roadside assistance if needed. This is a great option for those who prefer to travel at their own pace and not feel encumbered by a group.

Cycling and wine are a wonderful combination, and Niagara is the perfect place to do it. Get in touch with one of these companies and sign up for your tour today!