Seeing the world by bike beats seeing the world by bus, as bus tours are often ruined by engine exhaust, construction detours, and guides who deliver facts by honking them in Morse code. Enjoy the calm of a two-wheeled trek with this Groupon.
$119 for a Winery Bike Tour for Two ($240 Value)
A seasoned bike-mechanic guide leads cycling pairs on a 15- to 22-mile custom winery tour with one or two other couples. Groups hit two to three local wineries during ride past verdant scenery, stopping along the way to refuel with a "picnic" lunch from Magnolias at the Mill. Each tour includes bicycle and helmet rental for those without their own.
Trail’s End Cycling Co
Named for its location at the western end of the W&OD Trail, Trail's End Cycling Co welcomes cyclists of all stripes with a hefty inventory of gear and bikes alongside mechanical services. Each of the store's experienced staffers is also a mechanic qualified to fit bikes to riders' proportions or the gaudiness of racing stripes to their egos. When not training for the bicycle Iditarod, lead mechanic James Hodges channels 20 years of bike-industry experience into his tune-up tasks, and pro wrencher Bill McCarrick specializes in triathlete bike repair and prep.
The same able staffers also lead custom tours of wineries, fall foliage, and other seasonal sights in warm weather. During the winter, riders can pedal out of hibernation with indoor training rides atop their own bikes, which are secured on special mounts to keep them from zipping away.