A few months ago I received an email from Groupon for half off a Sip N Cycle tour. Jake and I had been wanting to do one for a while, but we never seriously looked into it. The Groupon was for HALF off the tour though and I could not pass it up. I was one of the first few to purchase the deal and anxiously waited for the remaining coupons to be sold so that the deal would go into effect. Luckily, the minimum number of tours were purchased. We happened to purchase the deal in the middle of summer when it was hot and biking and wine tasting didn't seem so appealing in 100 degree heat. Well the temps finally cooled and we went on our tour yesterday!
The tour was put on by Adventure Getaways and although I was pleased with the experience, I would never pay full price for this tour or any of the other ones that they offer. We had the option to do the Sip N Cycle in Napa, Calistoga, or Healdsburg. We chose Healdsburg because we like to pretend we live there.
The tour began at around 10 am (with 2 other couples) and was supposed to go until 3:30, but ours ended up going until 5:30! We went to 4 different wineries and they served us a really nice lunch outside at one of the tasting rooms.
The weather was gorgeous, the tour guide was fun, and the wine was obviously a plus. I was a little disappointed though because I felt like we did much more cycling than sipping. Next time we might just take our own bikes and do a self guided winery tour ;)