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Shenandoah Valley 4-Day Bike Tour

Weekend in Virginia’s Wine Country + Culinary Cradle

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price From: $3,495Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer a ride on Skyline Drive, the scenic route running along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park
  • Unpack once and spend three nights at the boutique Glen Gordon manor, a luxury estate in the heart of Virginia’s horse country
  • Discover the area’s booming culinary scene during visits to independent farms, farm-to-table lunches, and exclusive dinners prepared by local chefs
  • Sip Bordeaux-style wines during a private tasting at a sophisticated barn winery that’s earning Virginia wine country a world-class reputation

Eat

Country ham, mountain trout, heirloom apples, Wagyu beef, and organic vegetables

Drink

Ciders, craft micro-brews, and local Virginia wines like Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc and Bordeaux-style blends

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Washington, Virginia

    Meet your guides at the Dulles Airport or in Washington DC for a transfer to our hotel, an impeccable country manor at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll kick things off with a bike fitting and safety briefing in preparation for our first ride through the country: cycle past farmlands lined with sweetgum trees and horses roaming rolling pastures until we reach the village of Washington. Don’t let the tiny town square deceive you—Washington is incubating a major farm-to-table movement and has become the booming culinary capital of the Shenandoah Valley. Get your first taste of gourmet Virginia at a local lunch spot, then opt for a longer or shorter route back to our hotel. This evening, meet a local chef for a convivial and intimate dinner at his historic country estate.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Huntly, Washington, Massanova
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 1,391 feet / 424 meters
    Longer Option: 30 miles / 49 km, elevation gain: 2,276 feet / 694 meters
    Accommodations: Glen Gordon Manor

  • Day 2

    Virginia is for Foodies

    Today we ride east through a landscape that looks just like the 19th-century painter Sanford Gifford depicted it: wooden fences, wide-open sky, and the Blue Ridge Mountains bathed in golden light. You can almost see the fox hunts on Gilded Age estates and imagine horses galloping wildly through the rural idylls. Instead, we’re taking our steeds to an award-winning, hearth-inspired restaurant that occupies an elegant country home. After lunch, round out the gourmet day with an exclusive visit to Virginia’s top winery and sample Bordeaux-style blends that give French wines a run for their money. Tonight, choose the perfect charming restaurant for dinner on your own, or make a day of it with dinner at The Inn at Little Washington (advanced reservations required).

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Marshall, Delaplane, Markham
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 1,637 feet / 499 meters
    Longer Option: 51 miles / 83 km, elevation gain: 3,064 feet / 934 meters
    Accommodations: Glen Gordon Manor

  • Day 3

    Skyline Drive

    This morning, warm up on a ride over the Chester Gap into Front Royal, following the path Robert E. Lee took through the mountains while advancing into (and retreating from) Gettysburg. Nowadays, the town of Front Royal is better known as the entrance to Skyline Drive, a road that spans the entirety of Shenandoah National Park. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Skyline Drive traverses the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains and makes for some pretty hearty climbs—and just as many beautiful vantage points. Once we reach the heights of Hogback Overlook, begin a thrilling descent through Thornton Gap back to Glen Gordon Manor. Tonight’s dinner is prepared especially for us by the hotel’s chef.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Fort Royal, Skyline Drive, Sperryville
    Accomplished: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,526 feet / 770 meters
    Longer Option: 63 miles / 101 km, elevation gain: 5,592 feet / 1,705 meters
    Accommodations: Glen Gordon Manor

  • Day 4

    Farewell Farm Picnic

    Fit in one final ride after a laid-back breakfast. Our route is centered around the local farms that are pioneering a sustainability movement and bringing organic farming to the Valley—which in turn has nurtured a boom in innovative restaurants. For our last meal together, we’ll share a picnic at our friend’s farm that celebrates the bounty of ingredients grown in the area. We’ll send your on your way with a full heart and full stomach, returning to the hotel before we say our goodbyes.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Hume, Huntly
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 1,342 feet / 409 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Washington, DC Pick-Up Location: Dulles Airport, downtown DC, or Glen Gordon Manor Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Washington, DC Drop-Off Location: Dulles Airport or Glen Gordon Manor Drop-Off Time: 2:30 pm
Travelers Take Note

If you wish to dine at the three-Michelin-star restaurant at The Inn at Little Washington on Day 2, please inquire at time of booking. Advance reservations are required and may not be guaranteed. Optional dinner at The Inn is not included in the trip price.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

For the latest travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic⁠—including quarantine requirements—please review Virginia’s state travel guidelines.

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2021Single Supplement From: $550

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Weather by Month
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Average Temperature + Precipitation

 
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 2 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

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Type: Hybrid

Electric Assist

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