Check Out Our Three Favorite Family-Friendly Bike Routes in Napa Valley

A young child rides a bike ahead of his parents in a rural setting

When you’re looking for things to do in Napa Valley with kids, it’s hard to beat a family adventure on two wheels! Of course, when you’re visiting from out-of-town, it can be challenging to figure out the best place for a family-friendly bike ride. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top-three family-friendly Napa Valley bike rides here for you!

These tried-and-tested routes have proven over and again to be the perfect distance while also being scenic and entertaining for most families. Both our Yountville and Downtown Napa shop locations rent kids bikes (20″ and 24″ sizes), as well as tag-alongs and trailers that seat two toddlers up to 80lbs total. Our inventory of kids bikes is limited, so reservations are highly recommended.

Visit a Family-Friendly Winery Along the Vine Trail

Distance: 8 miles
Start & Finish: Napa Valley Bike Tours, 6500 Washington Street, Yountville

Why your family will love this ride: If you’re trying to figure out the best way to visit a winery with your kids in tow, we’ve got you! The Vine Trail is entirely flat and car-free bike path, making for a relaxed bike ride that’s perfect for families. What’s more, there are two great family-friendly wineries located along the Vine Trail within 4 miles of Yountville: Silenus Winery and Laird Family Estate. Appointments are required for tastings, so plan ahead. Also good to know: both wineries allow picnicking; just be sure to mention your desire to picnic during your visit when you make your tasting appointment.

Take a Scenic Ride Along Yount Mill Road

Distance: 7 miles
Start & Finish: Napa Valley Bike Tours, 6500 Washington Street, Yountville

Two people walk along a quiet country road bordered by oak trees and vineyards

Why your family will love this ride: Yount Mill Road is a bit of a local’s secret. With no wineries open to the public along this road, it’s well off the radar for any tourists navigating with GoogleMaps. Although this road is open to traffic, you’ll encounter very few cars. For this reason, we find many families are comfortable riding this road. Yount Mill Road is also frequented by locals who enjoy this route for a morning or afternoon stroll along the vineyards. Along Yount Mill Road, you’ll pass by a historic pole barn and may even come across a herd of resident longhorns. If you choose to ride Yount Mill Road with your family, remember that you will be sharing the road with any cars. It’s important to obey traffic laws, ride single file and keep to on the right side of the road. Also, be respectful of private property, including vineyards.

Venture South of Downtown Along the Napa River

Distance: 7 miles
Start & Finish: Napa Valley Bike Shop, 950 Pearl Street, Napa

Why your family will love this ride: Try this family-friendly bike ride from Downtown Napa. Start by cruising south along the Napa’s scenic Riverfront and continue on a loop through Kennedy Park. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Oxbow Market for upscale pizza, burgers, milkshakes and more.

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