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“A great experience”
Review of Wine Country Bikes

Wine Country Bikes
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

After much internet trawling we decided to book our cycling adventure with Wine Country Bikes. Communication was excellent throughout, even if we were on another continent, which really put our minds at ease.

On the day of our tour we were met by a member of the team who took us through the bikes as well as sitting down with us both and taking us through the first few days of the tour. As I did not own a US cellphone they offered to drive me to Walmart so I could buy one for use during our adventure. Nothing seem to much, and we were left with an overall feeling that if something went wrong, they would be there to help us out.

At the half way point we called in at their shop for a quick tune up on the bikes and also to receive some description about the later part of the tour. Again nothing was left unanswered and they offered to pick up any wine we would purchase as we visited a few vineyards. This service proved excellent as we were no longer limited to what the bikes could carry. The final day was a flexible option and they gave us loads of ideas on what was available to do.

Overall I could not have asked for a better organization to arrange a biking holiday.

Visited September 2012
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Poinciana, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great way to see wine country”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Went on a one day bike tour yesterday. Met at Wine Country Bikes at 9:30 and soon after we were off. Our guide, Taylor was wonderful. He was friendly, full of information and fun to ride with. We stopped at several wineries along the way for tastings. At Martorana Winery we had a great tour with Evan, who let us see and taste the grapes that had just been picked and were starting fermentation. The wine there is awesome, some of the best we have tasted. We also got to talk with Gio, the wine maker.
The ride was not too strenuous, some rolling hills. It was beautiful, the food was good , the bikes were in excellent condition and easy to ride. It was just a wonderful way to spend the day. Would highly recommend.

Visited October 2012
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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“Tailored Sonoma Cycle Tour”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Although a self guided small group of 3, Andy and his colleagues gave us all the attension required. From bike fitting to meticulous tour notes, the attention to detail was superb. The accommodations, luggage transfers, wine pickups, restaurant and cafe suggestions were 'spot-on'. The Hot Air Balloon sightings (and landing next to our route), the winery stops, Diavolo Pizza... Jimtown General Store added to our delightful 4 1/2 days of perfect weather. The rides had some climbs and panoramic vistas making them all worthwhile. Andy and the staff are fun, good humoured, patient and attentive ("I want his job"). Camilia Inn (breakfast is not to be missed) and Bodega Bay Lodge were excellent... all good.

Visited October 2012
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Broomfield
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“BEST EVER!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We just returned from a 4 day tour organized by Wine Country Bikes. They did an outstanding job! The bikes were ready for us each morning, mechanically sound and requested changes to pedals, etc. made as were needed. The maps were easy to read and were well explained so that everyone in our large group was able to ride the distance and difficulty that they wanted. The staff was helpful and very nice and encouraging. I would recommend this company to anyone doing a tour in the area.

Janis

Visited September 2012
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Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
“Group Trip”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were a group of 23 and could not have had better support, great bikes and a staff that made the entire trip outstanding. We rode for 4 days and the staff gave our varied bike riding talents exactly the routes that fit their capabilities. To have gotten rave reviews from all riders is a testament to the staff's capabilities.

In addition to the rides the staff put together special wine tastings every day that were the best.

We could not have asked for anything more - we highly recommend this experience. Bill K

Visited September 2012
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