Yadkin Valley Wine Country Excursion
Proof positive that you don't have to travel far to taste 'la dolce vita'. Situated in the idyllic, rolling countryside outside Winston-Salem, NC, the Yadkin Valley is one of the Southeast's true hidden gems.
Recently granted a coveted viticultural appellation, the secret is out that the Yadkin Valley's wine is a good as the scenery is breathtaking. This is an outdoor enthusiast's heaven, with peaceful, winding country roads to explore by bicycle, and hiking trails yielding magnificent views in the area's state parks. Welcome to a place where life is measured in seasons and the sugar content of the grapes…life is sweet.
Our luxury vacations blend the region's best bicycling routes, hiking trails and waterways into one awe-inspiring, well-rounded leisure adventure.
Our weekend excursion leads us to many adventures in the rolling countryside just west of Winston-Salem, NC. We'll bicycle our way to three of North Carolina’s best vineyards, including the Westbend, Hanover Park and RayLen Vineyards, where we will meet the vintner and sample the fruits of their labors which have earned them the coveted viticultural appellation for the Yadkin Valley. We will explore historic Old Salem, historic Bethabara, and even have time to stop along the way to marvel at the grandiose Reynolda Estate. We'll hike to the summit of Pilot Mountain and explore Hanging Rock State Park and its magnificent hiking trails. And, you will enjoy many wine tasting events at renowned vineyards such as Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Shelton Vineyards.
Age range, type of group
We believe that active travel is for everyone! All of our tours have a multisport itinerary. Pre-trip conditioning is always recommended and training suggestions can be found in the Discover Adventures Trip Planner. This tour consists of rolling and mountainous terrain; both easy and moderate hiking exists; some challenging biking can be expected although optional distances can be considered that reduce portions of the climbing. Typically there is 15-35 miles biking, with longer options available, 3-8 miles of hiking. Minimum age is 15 years old; must be 21years old to participate in wine events.
Sleeping and meals
Eating well has never been a problem on our tours! You can eat as much or as little as you like. Some choose to snack all day, while others choose to work up their appetite for the fine cuisine later in the day. Either way, active travel is conducive to eating, because you can always pedal the extra mile! Our accommodations include an inn located in the Old Salem Historic District, on the National Historic Register, that has been meticulously and accurately restored to its mid-19th century appearance, and a bed and breakfast located at the base of Pilot Mountain State Park, which is nestled on 100 acres of woodland.
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This adventure is 4 days and 3 nights long, starting on a Sunday, and finishing on a Friday afternoon. You can choose an existing date, or you can create a custom tour dates with us. The trip cost is $1230 per person, and that's all-inclusive. You certainly can have your own room if you're traveling single, but the rates are based on double occupancy, and a single supplement will apply.
The Yadkin Valley Wine Country can be enjoyed year-round, although our favorite time of the year to travel there is in the summer and Fall. The activities on this tour include biking and hiking. A complete trip planner is delivered to you upon reserving a tour, and this includes tour specifics, packing ideas, transportation considerations and the like.
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