The best way to explore a new place is by bike, unless that place is underwater or in the sky. This land is your land with this Groupon.
$69 for Sip and Cycle Tour ($140 Value)
Tours meet at 9:15 a.m. at 106th Street and Central Park West in New York and at 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread at 977 Valley Road in Gillette, New Jersey, where a shuttle waits to trundle participants and their bikes beyond city and state limits to New Jersey wine country. Groups pedal along a converted railroad line over several historic train bridges to reach their first stop—a rustic country store replete with a deli. After eating lunch, tours continue along train tracks and glistening rivers to a vineyard and winery, where cyclists stop to peruse the grounds and savor samples of wine. At the conclusion of the tour, groups get back in the shuttle and return to the pickup location at around 7 p.m.
Customers should bring their own helmet, water bottle, and bicycle, though they have the option to rent a hybrid bike ($35) and purchase a reusable water bottle. Those who opt not to purchase lunch at the deli should bring a meal of their own. Click here for available tour dates.
Living Adventure Tours
As a lifelong resident and explorer of New Jersey, Vaughn Tiedeman possesses an intimate familiarity with the region’s natural beauty and hidden entertainment gems. He started Living Adventure Tours to get folks out of the city and exploring the natural majesty of the northeast. He and his guides lead an endless array of seasonal activities such as hiking, kayaking, and hot air balloon tours during the warmer months. As winter sets in, they lead snowshoeing journeys and wine- and beer-tasting tours of the vineyards and breweries nestled throughout the scenic countryside.