See Wine Country By Bike

Up North's peninsula landscapes offer  relaxing, rolling-hill rides and mile after mile of stunning views.

Up North’s peninsula landscapes offer relaxing, rolling-hill rides and mile after mile of stunning views.

Lara Kueppers

Challenging or charming? You pick the style and pack your bike; the folks at Manitou Cycling Tours will plan and guide your multi-day ride around Leelanau or Old Mission Peninsula. They’ll also dish up some elegant mid-ride snacks, stops at wineries, art galleries — whatever puts air in your tires — and port your luggage to the waterfront resorts, historic inns and B&Bs that host you along the way. Bike and helmet rentals are available. Multi-day trips typically start at $550.

If you don’t have time for a weekend or more, single day guided trips ($79+) are available too. Try a leisurely vineyard and wine tasting tour or rugged mountain biking. Prefer to go your own way? Just tell the guides at Manitou Cycling Tours what you want in a bike trip — maybe a massage along the way, the chance to visit a CSA farm, some beautiful beaches or a sweet fishing hole — and they’ll help you customize and arrange a trip. 231-275-7786, manitoucyclingtours.com.

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