Yesterday, VinesseTODAY.com Editor Robert Johnson shared three unusual ways to see California’s North Coast wine country – by balloon, train and horse.
Today, we’re off to the nearby Livermore Valley (south and east of Napa and Sonoma) where many of the roads that wind through the vineyards feature bicycle lanes.
Frankly, we’ve never been strong advocates of seeing wine country by bike, mainly because most of the roads are fairly narrow and many of them are quite well traveled, particularly during the summer months.
But Livermore takes bicycling seriously – particularly along Tesla Road, Wetmore Road and Arroyo. All lead to wineries, most of which specialize in Chardonnay – a refreshing beverage when one is getting a workout.
For a more structured approach to a wine country getaway on two wheels, check out the excursions offered by Livermore Valley Wine & Cycle Tours. Last we checked, a $75 fee bought a tour that included stops at four wineries, a picnic lunch and even an olive oil tasting. You can bring your own bike or rent one.
Details and up-to-the-minute information is available at: www.livermorewineandcycletours.com