Self-Guided Winery Tours

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$119 FOR AN EXCLUSIVE NIAGARA ON THE LAKE BIKE WINE TOUR FOR 2 PEOPLE - PARKWAY ROUTE

Enjoy sipping award winning wine from 3 of the most prestigious Niagara on the Lake Wineries. Whether you are a red or a white wine lover, you will be sure to have your taste buds delighted while you take in the beautiful scenery of the Niagara on the Lake Parkway

This tour is self-guided and it starts from Vino Velo in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This means that you get to experience Niagara on the Lake without anyone telling you what to do. Because who likes being told that they can't take a little stroll down a back road to do some sight-seeing? Pick up the bike form Vino Velo when you want and as long as its back before closing we don't have to know where your adventure took you. Unless you want to tell us about it, of-course! 

Marynissen and Frog Pond will be offering 3 select wine samples per person. Inniskillen will be offering 1 premium ice wine sample per person.

Marynissen - 1208 Concession 1 Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Frog Pond - 1385 Larkin Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Inniskillen - 1499 Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

 

 

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$119 FOR AN EXCLUSIVE NIAGARA ON THE LAKE SELF-GUIDED BIKE WINE TOUR FOR 2 PEOPLE - CENTRAL NOTL ROUTE

Enjoy sipping award winning wine from 3 of the most prestigious Niagara on the Lake Wineries. Whether you are a red or a white wine lover, you will be sure to have your taste buds delighted while you take in the beautiful scenery of Niagara on the Lake. 

This tour is self-guided. This means that you get to experience Niagara on the Lake without anyone telling you what to do. Because who likes being told that they can't take a little stroll down a back road to do some sight-seeing? Pick up the bike when you want and as long as its back before closing we don't have to know where your adventure took you. Unless you want to tell us about it, of-course! 

Enjoy 3 select wine samples per person at each of the following wineries:

Pondview - 25 Line 2 Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Konzelmann - 1096 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Nomad at Hinterbrook - 1181 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Route 

 

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$119 FOR AN EXCLUSIVE BENCH REGION BIKE WINE TOUR FOR 2 PEOPLE (ONLY BIKE WINE TOUR IN THE BENCH REGION)

Enjoy sipping award winning wine from 4 of the most prestigious Bench Region Wineries. Whether you are a red or a white wine lover there you will be sure to have your taste buds delighted while you take in the beautiful scenery of the Bench Region.

Your day starts out at 11:00 am from Sue-Ann Staff Winery where you will be checked in and will receive your bike fitted to you along with your wine passport that will act as your wine currency. We will then send you off to the first winery where you will start your amazing adventure of wine tasting.

Each of the following wineries will be offering 3 select wine samples each, for 2 people. 

Sue-Ann Staff  - 3210 Staff Ave, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Flat Rock Cellars - 2727 Seventh Ave, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Calamus Estate Winery - 3100 Glen Rd, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Westcott Vineyards - 3180 Seventeenth St, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Guided Winery Tours

Our intimate, guided winery tours are perfect for a couple’s weekend, an afternoon with the girls, or other special occasion. You’ll have the chance to safely explore distinctly different areas of Niagara, from the lush vineyards and quiet country roads of Four Mile Creek to the hilly areas of the St. David’s Bench.

A typical tour includes visits to four of the region’s most renowned wineries (from the small boutiques to internationally recognized brands), and tastings to delight your palette. You’ll also enjoy a full picnic featuring a delicious meal, with a selection of snacks and locally grown, seasonal fruits, on our Lunch Tour, and a Cheese Pairing on our Afternoon Tour.

 

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$100 for a Guided Niagara-on-the-Lake

Picnic Bike Wine Tour

 

This tour ranges around 20 kms in distance and approximately 6 hours (11am - 5pm) to complete. This experience calls to the true wine connoisseur and the person who just want to enjoy some wine, alike. A delicious gourmet picnic lunch menu is provided in your itinerary 48 hours before the tour. Please notify us if you have any food limitations. 

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$80 for a Guided Afternoon Tour

Departs daily at 1:00 p.m.

This tour ranges around 15 kms in distance and approximately 4 hours (1am - 5pm) to complete. A gourmet cheese pairing is included at a select winery. A perfect way to spend the afternoon........... and have time to enjoy your purchases before dinner! 

On all tours and rentals, Vino Velo will pick up all of your purchases and have them conveniently waiting for you, or delivered to your accommodations.

Have a special request or specific requirements? We can:

Adapt any of tours or arrange an entirely customized itinerary to suit your comfort and fitness level

Modify our routes for seasonal conditions and rider safety and fitness.

Routes for Guided Wine Tours

Niagara River Terroir

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Length: 12 to 15 km

The easiest and most visually appealing tour on our list also infuses history into our travels. The route we’ll follow from Queenston to Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake is the very same one British soldiers marched in the War of 1812 in a pivotal battle to defend Fort George from an imminent American invasion. Take your pick from many wineries to visit on this path, including The Ice House Winery, Riverview Cellars, Inniskillin Wines, Reif Estate Winery, Lailey Winery, Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant and Two Sisters Vineyards.

The Niagara River Terroir tour takes us along a smooth, paved bike path away from the bustling traffic, making it an attractive route for beginner riders due to the slower, controlled speed. With fruit orchard blossoms providing a magnificent backdrop throughout the spring, there’s also ample opportunity for photography and a private picnic with food from Walker’s Farm Market. The route has even seen many wedding proposals, so if you’re thinking of popping the question, this is the one to take!

Four Mile Creek

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Length: 10 to 12 kilometres

This scenic, leisurely ride departs from Vino Velo and ventures up Four Mile Creek Road, into farm country that was once dotted with fruit orchards and later converted to lush vineyards. We’ll visit Lakeview Diamond Wine Company, Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery, Pondview Estate winery, and Trius Winery & Restaurant to taste some savory selections. The smooth, flat terrain makes this a popular route for riders of any level ranging from beginner to advanced and presents a great opportunity for roadies to get out and burn off some steam before digging into a delicious bar lunch at Wayne Gretzky Estates (included with price).

Niagara Lakeshore

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Length: Approx. 20 km

This peaceful ride along the lakeshore takes us deep into the heart of traditional Niagara fruit country, where peach and cherry trees abound and a variety of types of grapes grow in lush vineyards.

We’ll enjoy a farm fiesta at Small Talk Vineyards, which has some of Niagara’s best food trucks visit from spring through fall. Savour a tasty bite of gourmet fare from Red Nex food truck on weekends with your wine of choice before moving on to Konzelmann Estate, Niagara’s only lakefront winery on the shores of Lake Ontario. Then it’s on to Hinterbrook, where you can share your adventure with the world by designing your very own custom NOMAD wine label and enjoy a catered picnic lunch featuring food from selected local vendors. Our last stop is at Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery, where you’ll be offered some of the most delicious ironwood cider that will ever pass your lips.

The lakeshore tour also takes us along quiet country roads on flat terrain. We recommend the full 20-kilometre route to intermediate riders looking for a distance challenge, but the route can be adjusted to cater to beginners, replacing the jaunt to Konzelmann with a visit to Niagara Oast House Brewers on Niagara Stone Road.

 

St. David’s Bench

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Length: 4 - 6 hours

A tour along the bench is popular with photographers and explorers alike, as it’s a stunningly beautiful in the fall, when the expansive 150-foot escarpment explodes with colour as the leaves turn.

Departing from the former Fire Hall on York Road and traveling along the base of the escarpment past Chocolate F/X (where chocolate lovers will have an opportunity to purchase some decadent treats), then to Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, Chateau Des Charmes, Colaneri Estate Winery, and Coyote’s Run to sample some enticing selections. The picturesque views of the escarpment, a stop at a well-known chocolate lover’s paradise and diverse selection of renowned wines make this a can’t-miss tour if you’d like to see an unforgettable area of Niagara.