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, GTBT has a line up of fun winter adventures as well!

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

“We love sharing our winter wonderland here,” says Grand Traverse Bike Tours Owner Nick Wierzba. “Snow transforms this area into such a magical place, I can’t wait to get outside and explore from one winery to the another, it is like snowshoeing through a snow globe!”

The Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tours will take place every Saturday throughout winter (12-23-23, 12-30-23, 1-6-24, 1-13-24, 1-20-24, 1-27-24, 2-03-24, 2-10-24, 2-17-24, 2-24-24, 3-02-24). The tour runs from 11:30 am - 4 pm. Tickets for the day-long guided tour are $79 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, along with wine purchase pick up service.

Guests can choose from a full, round trip tour (5.5 miles) or a point to point (3 miles). The point to point tour provides a shuttle service back to the start. Tours alternate meeting spots, and will either start at Big Little Wines or Ciccone Vineyard & Winery. Guests are outfitted with snowshoes and poles, and head into the vineyards on foot. Expect 30-40 minutes of snowshoeing between each winery as you pass through coastal woodlands, wind swept bluffs and snow covered vineyards and orchards.

Guests will stop at Ciccone Vineyards & Winery and enjoy a cozy, chateau-like experience high on a hill with an indoor fireplace and a variety of estate grown, crisp whites, and distinct reds. The tour also visits Suttons Bay Ciders, featuring apples grown on the property and offering a palette adventure with their unique flight tasting. Their view is remarkable! Soak in a stunning panorama of Grand Traverse Bay–you might even see some eagles from the tasting room. Guests will also enjoy Big Little Wines, based in a treehouse like setting and serving up small batch, handcrafted wines in their fun and modern tasting room. BigLittle is housed in Mawby’s original location! Their property overlooks rolling hills dotted with vines and fruit trees.

Tickets for the Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tour 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 2-2.5 hours on either the three-mile or five-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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