Snowshoe the Wine Trail with Grand Traverse Bike Tours

Grand Traverse Bike Tours is a year-round activity-based tour company located in Suttons Bay, MI. Offering visitors unique wine tasting experiences through their popular Leelanau Wine Trail Bike Tour and Cycle the Vineyard Tour.

This winter, Grand Traverse Bike Tours is partnering with Big Little Wines, Ciccone Vineyards and Suttons Bay Ciders to offer guided snowshoe tours between the wineries along on a private trail through scenic vineyards and orchards.

“There is no such thing as an ‘off-season’ when you’re Up North”, says Grand Traverse Bike Tours Owner Nick Wierzba. “We’re hoping to inspire people to make a special trip out to visit our favorite wineries during the winter season.”

Snowshoe the Vineyards will take place on Saturdays: January 19, 2019, January 26, 2019, February 2, 2019, February 16, 2019, February 23, 2019 and March 2, 2019. The tour runs from 11 am – 4 pm. Tickets for the day-long guided tour are $55 per person. The tour includes: professionally guided tour on private vineyards and orchard trails between the wineries, snowshoe and pole rental, catered warm lunch of chili and soups overlooking the bay at Suttons Bay Ciders along with wine purchase pick up service.

The tour meets at Big Little Wines, once outfitted with snowshoes and poles, we head into the vineyards toward Ciccone Winery. Ciccone offers a cozy, chateau-like experience high on a hill with an indoor fireplace and a variety of estate grown, crisp whites and distinct reds. Next, the tour heads over to Suttons Bay Ciders, featuring apples grown on the property and offering a palette adventure with their unique flight tasting. Tour will warm up with chili or soup lunch while soaking in the panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay. Tour participants will finish the day at Big Little Wines, based in a treehouse like setting and serving up small batch, handcrafted white wines in their fun and modern tasting room.

Tickets for Snowshoe the Vineyards can be purchased online at, or by calling the store at (231) 421-6815.

This event is for adults ages 21 and older and will require ID verification at each winery. Tour attendees should wear comfortable winter boots, warm layers, gloves and expect to be outdoors in winter conditions for a combined total of 2 hours on the three-mile loop trail.

Grand Traverse Bike Tours is housed in the Suttons Bay Bike shop right off of M-22 in downtown Suttons Bay and is a year-round shop featuring a full line of retail and rental fat tire bikes, cross country skis and snowshoes as well as winter weather clothing and gear.

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