Check out our Top Three Family-Friendly Bike Routes.
We do not have a way to safely bring pets along on a bike ride. Pets are not allowed in the child trailers that we rent.
We do not recommend bringing your dog or pet along for a bike ride.
Starting from the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, you can take the San Francisco Bay Ferry to Vallejo, then use Lyft/Uber for the final 25-mile drive to Napa/Yountville.
As of May 2022, the Ferry fare is $4.50-11.25 each way and estimated Lyft/Uber fare for the one-way trip from Vallejo to Napa/Yountville is $45-65.
RECOMMENDED: Warm layers for cool mornings, shorts or capris, longer pants with tapered/slim fitted legs, flat-soled shoes, sunglasses, sandals as long as they are securely strapped on your feet - also, sunscreen!
NOT RECOMMENDED: Denim (heavy seams can become uncomfortable), maxi dresses or wide-legged pants (can get caught in the chain or spokes which will not only ruin your garment but may also cause you to crash), wedge heels, flip flops, mules.
The wineries generally don't have a dress code, but we understand you want to blend with other guests. We advise dressing "smart active" like you would for a round of golf.
We recommend riding our bikes in the spirit of camaraderie with your fellow tour guests, and we do not offer a discount for guests joining a guided tour and bringing their own bike.
If you have your own bike and decide a guided tour isn't the best fit for you, we’re happy to act as your “touring center” and provide free maps and advice. Yountville is the best place in wine country to start your ride!
Our guided tours are adult-oriented and wine-focused and many of the roads we ride on are not appropriate for younger riders; also, many of the wineries we visit cannot allow visitors under 21. For these reasons, children are not allowed on our guided bike tours.
We find that families with children prefer the flexibility of Bike Rentals, since you can choose your route and decide whether a winery visit is the right fit for your family.
Be sure to check out for favorite Family-Friendly Bike Routes.
Self-Guided Bike Tours include two enhancements over a Bike Rental:
The value of these features depends upon whether you’d like to enjoy a picnic at a winery (especially when you realize that wineries are not permitted to sell/serve food themselves) and whether you plan to purchase wine and might benefit from the wine purchase pickup service.
When you reserve either a Bike Rental or a Self-Guided Bike Tour, your email confirmation will include a link to our super helpful Planning Guide!
Not only does the Planning Guide outline our most popular routes, but it also shows you which wineries require appointments, which wineries allow picnicking and even provides a sample timeline to guide you.
Once you’ve had a chance to review the Planning Guide, we welcome your call if you need further advice or want to run your plans by someone.
If you’re planning to get workout ride in, definitely pack your shoes and let us know what type of pedal system you have so we can equip your bike with the matching pedal system.
If you’re planning to visit wineries by bike, keep in mind that cycling shoes with cleats can be awkward for walking around at the wineries.