Hot-Air Balloon & Full-Day Bike Tour

Our Balloon & Full-Day Bike Tour package is offered seasonally from April 1st to Sept 30th.

TOUR OVERVIEW

Two of Napa Valley’s most invigorating sensory experiences are combined here in one incredible tour package that promises to be the most unforgettable day of your wine country trip!

You’ll begin your morning sipping coffee and admiring the inflating kaleidoscope of colors as your flight crew prepares your balloon for an airborne adventure unlike any other. As you soar above the vineyards, you’ll marvel at the quiet stillness of this form of flight – punctuated by the thrilling blast of the burner.

After your flight, your adventure will continue on two wheels with Napa Valley Bike Tours Your tour group (limited to 8 guests) will be led by a local, knowledgeable Tour Guide who’s there to enhance your education of the “vineyard-to-bottle” process.

You’ll pedal an average of 3-6 miles between stops at local wineries and tasting rooms. With a casual pace and frequent stops, the emphasis is on enjoying the scenery and discovering great locally made wines along the way.

Following your second tasting, you’ll enjoy a wine country picnic served on the winery grounds overlooking the vineyards. Lunch includes a delicious assortment of artisan sandwiches including turkey-brie, Sonoma chicken salad and roast beef with tomato chutney, accompanied by green salad, fresh fruit, olives, baguette and garlic dip.

Discover One of Yountville’s Unique Tasting Rooms

On the Full-Day Tour, our third wine-tasting stop often (though not always) features one of our favorite tasting rooms in the town of Yountville. The tasting rooms we visit not only have great wines, but also offer our guests a personally hosted seated tasting experience – making it a relaxing way to finish the day.

Hill Family EstatePriest Ranch WinesStewart Cellars

Experience the best of Napa Valley… By AIR and by LAND! There aren’t many things to do in Napa Valley we can think of that would come close to topping this unique adventure!


Note: On rare occasions when there are 4 or fewer guests signed up for the Classic Half-Day Bike Tour, those guests may be combined with the Full-Day Bike Tour for a total of up to 12 guests at the first two winery visits. Half-Day Bike Tour guests will depart after the tasting at second winery (before lunch). A maximum of 8 guests will stay on for the picnic lunch, followed by third tasting at a winery or a tasting room in Yountville.

BALLOON FLIGHT DETAILS

SEASONAL BALLOON MEET TIMES
APR
MAY-AUG
SEPT
6:00 a.m.
5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
Post-Flight Brunch

Your balloon experience includes a post-flight brunch – complete with sparkling wine – served on the terrace at Domaine Chandon.

BALLOON MEET LOCATION

Domaine Chandon Balloon Meet Location

Domaine Chandon
1 California Drive
Yountville, CA

FULL-DAY BIKE TOUR DETAILS

DURATION

~10:00 a.m. to ~4:00 p.m.*

Tour meets in Yountville at 9:30 a.m. and usually finishes between 4-4:30 p.m. Let your Tour Guide know if you need to finish by a certain time.

BEST SUITED FOR

Casual riders interested in visiting local wineries in a fun, recreational way.

HOW MANY WINERIES?

You will visit THREE wineries and/or tasting rooms on this tour. Wine tasting fees are not included. Fees average $30-40 at most wineries; your fees may be waived with minimum purchase (varies by winery).

BIKE TOUR MEET LOCATION

Napa Valley Bike Tours shop in Yountville

6500 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

Between Ranch Market & Bistro Jeanty

Less than 1 mile from Domaine Chandon »

PACKAGE PRICE

$398 per person

$159 per person for Full-Day Bike Tour is charged in full when you confirm your reservation.

$239 per person balloon fare is charged separately by Napa Valley Balloons on the morning of your flight.

Wine tasting fees are not included. Fees average $30-40 at most wineries; your fees may be waived with minimum purchase (varies by winery).

CANCELLATION POLICY

BIKE TOUR

Full pre-payment is required to confirm your reservation. Cancellations for any reason will incur a $25 per person cancellation fee before refund.  A minimum 24 hours notice is required in order to receive partial refund; reservations are strictly non-refundable within 24 hours.

BALLOON FLIGHT

Napa Valley Balloons requires 72 hours notice for all cancellations.

GOOD TO KNOW

Please take a moment to learn about and ensure you’re comfortable with the existing bicycling infrastructure here in Napa Valley.


BALLOON FLIGHT INCLUDES

  • Pre-flight coffee, tea, juice, pastries & fruit
  • Approximately 40-60 min flight
  • Post-flight breakfast buffet at Domaine Chandon
  • Certificate of Ascension available upon request
  • In-flight photos and commemorative champagne flutes available for additional charge

BIKE TOUR INCLUDES

  • Late-model Specialized hybrid rental bike & helmet
  • Hosted by knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • Wine tasting appointments scheduled for your tour group
  • A delicious picnic lunch served at a local winery
  • Van support, including wine-purchase pickup service
  • Handlebar bag
  • Bottled water

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING

  • Wear casual, comfortable clothing.
  • Shorts or cropped pants are ideal; long pant legs should be tapered or we can provide a pant-leg strap.
  • Warm layers are often a good call for cool mornings
  • Comfortable shoes; covered toes highly recommended
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

ABOUT THE WINERIES

When you’re looking for world-class wines, the Napa Valley boasts an embarrassment of riches. But when it comes to finding a wine tasting experience that stands apart, a warm and welcoming tasting room team who exude a sincere eagerness to share their knowledge makes all the difference.

In this spirit, the overall tasting room experience – and especially the people you’ll meet there – predominantly determines which wineries or tasting rooms you’ll visit on tour with us.

Tasting appointments are finalized 5-6 days ahead of your bike tour.

If you are concerned about duplicating visits, please let us know about any existing appointments you have made, so we can avoid those wineries on your bike tour: info@napavalleybiketours.com

Napa Valley wine tasting
» VIEW THE WINERIES WE FREQUENTLY VISIT

Andretti WineryBell Wine CellarsBenessereDomaine ChandonChimney RockCliff Lede VineyardsClos Du ValConn Creek WineryElizabeth SpencerFoley-JohnsonGoosecross CellarsGrgich HillsGroth VineyardsHagafen CellarsHill Family EstateHonig VineyardsLaird FamilyLunaMarkhamMiner Family WineryMonticello VineyardsMumm Napa ValleyNapa Wine Co.Odette EstateParaduxxPeju ProvincePine Ridge WineryPlumpjack WineryRegusciRutherford Hill WineryRutherford Ranch WinerySaddleback CellarsSequoia GroveSilenus Vintners CollectiveSilveradoSilver Oak CellarsRobert Sinskey WineryStag's Leap Wine CellarsSt. SuperyTrefethen Family VineyardsTudalTwomeyTurnbull Wine CellarsZD Wines


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FULL-DAY NAPA VALLEY BIKE TOUR

Spend a day pedaling along Napa Valley’s scenic roads, visiting a total of three local wineries for tastings. You’ll be hosted by a knowledgeable, local Tour Guide. Includes a delicious catered picnic lunch served at a winery picnic area with a vineyard view.