Southern Oregon Wine Country Bicycle Tour – Day 1
Bear Creek Greenway, chocolate tasting, orchards, vineyards, expansive valley views, Paschal Winery, wine pairing dinner, Ashland
Our Southern Oregon Wine Country Bicycle Tour begins with an early afternoon group get-together in the vibrant town of Ashland, Oregon. After brief introductions, a safety talk, and bike fitting, we start our tour with a ride along a bike path through Ashland to an optional stop at the Dagoba Organic Chocolate factory. Slide up the the free sampling bar to experience a wide variety of exceptionally tasty pure and exotic organic chocolates. If you decide to make a purchase, don’t fret about carrying it with you. Via Bike Tours will deliver your chocolate to your hotel room for you. This policy applies to any wine or food purchases at any point during our tour.
Energized from our chocolate experience, we ride out of town into rural farmland before looping back through Ashland’s quaint railroad district and onto the Bear Creek Greenway. We meander along this paved and shady path as we follow Bear Creek downstream out of Ashland. Before long, we leave the Greenway for our approach to Paschal Winery & Vineyard, our destination winery of the day. Those wishing to continue this blissful ride can opt for an 11-mile extension loop through rural farmland, orchards, and vineyards before reconnecting with the group at the winery.
Now it is time to relax and enjoy your wine and complementary hors d’oeuvres. Get to know your new companions while absorbing the breathtaking valley views. The Via Bike Tours shuttle will take you back to our hotel, the Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek, for a little downtime before we head out to a delicious wine pairing dinner.
Our day together concludes with dinner. However, if you still have the energy, Ashland has a number of great wine bars, brewpubs, cafes, theaters, and late night music venues to experience. Consider a stroll through delightful Lithia Park, visit an art gallery, or do some window shopping along the vibrant Plaza and Main Street strip. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by this charming mountain town.