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Full-Day Private Bike Tour of Mickelson Trail and Winery

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Rapid City, US
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Experience the true beauty of the Black Hills with a full-day private bike tour of the Mickelson Trail and winery. Leave the crowded tourist spots behind and venture onto the quieter paths where locals ride. This tour offers a perfect balance of effort and reward as you pedal through the stunning Black Hills countryside, surrounded by majestic aspen groves and birch trees. The 18-mile ride is accessible for all fitness levels, with a gentle downhill slope. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will be there to support you, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. After the ride, indulge in a delicious lunch and wine tasting at the acclaimed Prairie Berry Winery, offering a true taste of South Dakota produce. As the day comes to an end, visit a local brewery or winery for a final taste of the region. From start to finish, this full-day private bike tour promises adventure, breathtaking views, and unforgettable memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 2-14 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Explore the beautiful and secluded Mickelson Trail
  • Experience a taste of South Dakota produce
  • Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the Black Hills
  • Indulge in wine tasting at Prairie Berry Winery
  • Visit a local winery/brewery in the afternoon
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gravel bike rental & helmet
  • Mickelson trail fee
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Ebike rental ($30 per bike)
  • Destination pick up outside of rapid city

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Introduction

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Black Hills on a full-day private bike tour of the Mickelson Trail and winery. Leave the beaten path behind and embark on a journey through the quieter and most picturesque areas of this incredible trail, known as a local favorite. With a perfect balance of effort and reward, this tour promises an unforgettable day out in nature's paradise.

What to expect?

During this full-day adventure, you can anticipate a total duration of 360 to 420 minutes packed with awe-inspiring sights, invigorating exercise, captivating scenery, and delectable wine and produce. The tour begins with convenient hotel pick-up within Rapid City, ensuring a hassle-free start to your day. Your friendly guides will provide bike rentals and trail passes, allowing you to jump right into the action. The ride to the trailhead takes approximately one hour, adding an extra element of anticipation to your journey. The main highlight of this tour is an 18-mile ride along the Mickelson Trail, offering a gentle downhill route suitable for all fitness levels. Traverse the stunning Black Hills countryside, aspen groves, and birch-framed paths. Along the way, meandering streams enhance the tranquility of the ride, making it a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. Your guide will support you throughout the ride, meeting you at the end.

Who is this for?

This full-day private bike tour is perfect for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and wine enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, this tour caters to varying fitness levels, making it accessible to everyone. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will find enjoyment in exploring the hidden gems of the Mickelson Trail and indulging in the local South Dakotan produce.

Why book this?

Book this tour to discover the hidden beauty of the Black Hills and experience the thrill of biking through stunning landscapes. Unlike crowded tourist attractions, this tour takes you off the beaten path, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. The carefully selected routes and expert guides ensure an optimal riding experience. Alongside the biking adventure, you'll have the opportunity to visit Prairie Berry Winery for a delightful lunch and wine tasting, further enhancing your journey with locally sourced and award-winning produce.

Good to know

While embarking on this biking adventure, it's worth mentioning that gravel bike rentals are provided, and e-bikes are available for an additional charge. The tour includes hotel pick-up within Rapid City's city limits, and there may be a nominal destination fee for pick-ups in other areas of the Black Hills. For those with a desire for a longer ride, options can be discussed at the time of booking. After the exhilarating ride, the return drive from the Hill City Winery area takes approximately 45 minutes, providing ample time to reflect on the unforgettable memories created. Reviews: Overall, individuals who have experienced this tour rave about its breathtaking beauty, stunning scenery, and attentive guides. Many highlight how the tour caters to different fitness levels, making it suitable for families and groups with varying abilities. Travelers especially appreciate the opportunity to explore hidden gems off the tourist trail while also indulging in the local wine and produce. This tour consistently receives high praise for its outstanding organization, knowledgeable guides, and unforgettable experiences in nature's playground.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Rapid City

Start the day with hotel pick up. Our guides will come prepared with your bike rentals and trail passes to begin the day. Depending on your location, the ride to the trailhead is about 1 hour. We offer complimentary hotel pick up within Rapid City, city limits. A destination fee may apply for pick up in other areas of the Black Hills. We supply gravel bike rentals, and e-bikes are available at an additional charge.

George S. Mickelson Trail

Kick start one of the best day trips in the Black Hills! From the Mickelson trailhead (we typically start north of Hill City), we spend some time preparing each rider on their bike and outlining the day's ride. Our ride is 18mi of the Mickelson Trail, which traverses through the stunning Black Hills countryside. The 18mi ride is all very slightly downhill and very accessible for all fitness levels. We ride the most scenic part of the Mickelson; aspen groves and birch frame the trail with meandering streams flowing along the way. Our guide will leapfrog riders along the trail, meeting you at the end of the ride. (There may be options for longer rides which can be discussed at booking).

Admission Included

Prairie Berry Winery

A quick drive after our ride leads us to local Prairie Berry Winery for lunch and wine tasting. Award winning Prairie Berry offers a taste of South Dakota produce and wine making.

Miner Brewing Company

Our second stop for the afternoon is either Firehouse Smoke Jumper Station, which is a winery/brewery. OR Miner Brewery. Both are in close proximity to Prairie Berry Winery.

Firehouse Smokejumper Station

Our second stop for the afternoon is either Firehouse Smoke Jumper Station, which is a winery/brewery. OR Miner Brewery. Both are in close proximity to Prairie Berry Winery.

Rapid City

Return drive from the Hill City Winery area approx 45 minutes.

Reviews

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Kathleen_M

Enjoyed our day with Randy exploring the downhill portion of the Mickelson trail. Easy ride at your own pace. He explained what we would see and encounter as we did the two sections of the trail chosen. We went to the winery but the kitchen is closed on Tues and Wed so he drove us to another lunch location. Kids 9 and 14 had fun!
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