Tour Dates: May 13 and October 20
Tour Price: $175 plus NYS Sales Tax
Private tours can be done on any available day
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!
Take the Metro-North Hudson Line train to Poughkeepsie with your bike (bikes are allowed on the train) and meet us there to start your ride. The train leaves Grand Central at 8:48 a.m. and Harlem-125th Street at 8:59 a.m. And arrives at Poughkeepsie at 10:47 a.m. (If you are not coming from NYC, you can also drive to the Poughkeepsie train station where you can park for free and meet the group at 10:47 a.m.) We will meet you at the station and we will hook 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 bicycle to the Poughkeepsie train station for the train ride back. Exact train times back cannot be guaranteed. However, the trains leave hourly and take approximately 2 hours to reach Grand Central.
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!
PRICE: $175 plus NYS sales tax. Add discounted rail fare for $29.75 (rail fare must be purchased at least 7 days in advance to allow for shipping).
Price includes Metro-North rail fare (optional), snacks, lunch, tastings at all three stops, a tour of Tuthilltown Distillery, and transportation of you and your bicycle back to the Poughkeepsie train station.
Want to do this ride on a different date? Contact us to schedule a private ride for a group of 5 or more!
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!