Tours offered every day for private groups starting at $895 plus NYS Sales Tax
The Hudson Valley is the perfect destination for a one-day getaway on a bike. This ride has it all: beautiful scenery mixed with delicious locally produced wine, spirits and gourmet food. This bike ride packs a lot of highlights into only 20 miles of riding. Vault across the Hudson River on the Walkway Over the Hudson, then experience two beautiful rail trails on a mostly car-free ride to the town of Gardiner, where your bicycling adventure takes a turn to explore the local flavors of the Hudson Valley.
Stop #1 is Gardiner Liquid Mercantile where you will receive an overview of the region’s wine, spirit and cider industry along with a sampling of a few local ciders, while you enjoy a fabulous lunch featuring food from local farms.
Stop #2 is the charming Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery and Restaurant where you can take a tour of the distillery and have a tasting of their award winning whisky or other spirits!
Stop #3 is the beautiful Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery which you will approach using local roads with beautiful views of the Shawgunk Ridge. End your ride here with a tasting in a beautiful surrounding before being shuttled back (with your bike) to the train or your car.
At each of the stops, buy whatever you like and we will transport it for you. No need to carry it on your bike!
This ride starts at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station, which offers you a choice to take a train to the ride. (Discount rail fare is also available). You can also drive to the station, which has free parking on weekends and holidays (with a nominal fee on other days). We will meet you at the station to set you up with energy bars, snacks and water before sending you on your way.
It’s 15.5 miles to Stop #1 at the Gardiner Liquid Mercantile for lunch and the first tasting. From there it’s an additional 1.8 miles to Stop #2 at Tuthilltown Spirits where you do your second tasting and the distillery tour. Then it’s 2.6 miles more Stop #3 where you’ll get to explore Whitecliff Vineyards and have another tasting. After you are done, we will shuttle you and your bicycles back to the Poughkeepsie train station where trains leave hourly and take approximately 2 hours to reach Grand Central. If you drove to the ride, your car will be parked here and you can drive home from the station.
As you go through the various stops on this tour, we will transport any wines or spirits that you buy in our support vehicle so that you do not have to carry them on your bike while you ride.
As with all of our tours, we offer vehicle support on this ride. That means we are there for you if you can’t finish the ride or experience a breakdown with your bike. We can come pick you up!
Base package price is for up to 4 people and includes snacks, lunch, tastings at all three stops, a tour of Tuthilltown Distillery, and transportation of riders and bicycles back to the Poughkeepsie train station. Discount rail fare and bike rental are available for an extra charge.
Thank you both for an amazing trip! The ride was beautiful, and at just the right intensity (challenging, yet doable). Your organization and planning were spectacular…it couldn’t have been a better experience!