Guided tour

Virginia Capital Trail: Nature/History tour via bike w/ wine

Activity provider: Basket & Bike

Virginia Capital Trail: Nature/History tour via bike w/ wine

Activity provider: Basket & Bike

From US$ 145 per person

Guided bicycle tour along the Virginia Capital Trail filled with stories of Virginia and American history, nature, and viticulture. Includes snack, glass of wine, and donation to conservation fund.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the lesser-known history of early colonial days from different perspectives
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Virginia Capital bike trail along the James River
  • Celebrate at the end with wine at the picturesque Upper Shirley Vineyards
  • Support a local conservation organization with proceeds from your ticket purchase
Full description
Visit Charles City County and the beautiful James River, rightly called The River Where America Began. From the geological formations of the river, to the Native Americans of the Algonquin Nation who called this home some 15,000 years before Englishmen arrived, to the Africans who arrived in chains to carry the cotton and tobacco industries, face the inspiring and sometimes uncomfortable truths of history.  Next, reflect on the VCU’s Rice Rivers Center and their work on water quality and preserving the health of all rivers. Then bike on to Historic Westover Parish Church, established in 1613. After your tour along the trail the group will come together at Upper Shirley Vineyard for a glass of wine and an optional lunch. You will have wheeled through 400 years of history to a modern vineyard for wine with new friends.
Includes
  • Comfortable, chic Priority Bicycles fitted with Nantucket Bike Baskets
  • Stylish helmet and signature snack
  • Guided 14 mile bike tour at a leisure pace
  • Wine glass at Upper Shirley Vineyards (optional add on lunch)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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Holly was a fantastic guide! She absolutely enhanced the experience. Would absolutely recommend.

August 29, 2022

Product ID: 286550