800-730-4771 OR 802-425-4771

Sojourn Blog

Tales of the good life, by bike

Touring by Bicycle in Niagara Wine Country

Canada may not be the first country that comes to mind when considering world class wine or significant historical events but a visit to the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario might change that line of thinking. Featuring outstanding wine country accommodations and gourmet regional cuisine, the Niagara region has a decided edge over many of the world’s wine country bicycle tours. The network of bike paths and quiet country roads make the Niagara Wine Country of Ontario, Canada an extraordinary destination for exploration by bicycle.

Nestled between two of the five Great Lakes, the Niagara Peninsula was settled by Loyalists fleeing north during the American Revolution. The most visible evidence of British influence can be seen in the gardens, architecture and pubs of Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the prettiest town in Canada. Its charming main street is lined with unique shops, tasting rooms and restaurants.

Read the Full Post

Older Posts

Active Vacations – You Can Do It All!

Posted In: Active Vacations

Invigorate your senses, refresh your spirit, and feel the exhilaration of physical activity in the world’s most magnificent settings. On an active vacation, you will be immersed in the scenic beauty of nature. Visit places accessible only from the seat of a bicycle, by hiking footpaths, or by paddling a boat with a local guide. Experience the most incredible aspects of the world’s most magnificent places – those inaccessible by motorized vehicle.

Not only does physical activity heighten your connection and appreciation for natural wonders, it helps to firmly etch these experiences in your senses. The sights, the sounds, the smells, and the way your body physically adapts to getting to that special place all factor in creating incredible memories possible only during active vacations.

Read the Full Post

Insider Exclusive on California Wine Country Bike Tours

Cyclists are drawn to the Wine Country of northern California for its beautiful scenery, premiere accommodations and cuisine, and cycling friendly climate. Touring the region on the seat of a bicycle is quite simply the best way to fully appreciate the diverse landscapes and sensory pleasures that abound here. Sweeping rows of hillside vineyards, cathedral-like groves of giant redwood trees, and the magnificently wild Pacific Coast are reason enough to visit this captivating region but there’s more to discover than meets the eye. Gain an insider perspective into a respected wine family during a Sojourn California Wine Country Bike Tour.

Read the Full Post

Through the Lens on Arizona Bike Tours

Astonishing, mesmerizing, and other-worldly are not unusual reactions to first rides among the towering Saguaro cacti of southern Arizona. On what are typically brilliant blue sky days, the bright green hues of the Saguaro stand in stark contrast to a rugged and rocky landscape. From the seat of a bicycle, one often feels awestruck by the beauty and diversity of this extraordinary place, the sweet fragrance of desert flowers, and lilting sounds of myriad birds.

Even the most avid of cyclists can be slowed to a crawl by the compelling need to capture their experience through the lens of a camera. A 100′ Saguaro, a flowering Prickly Pear and a Jumping Cholla – snap, snap, snap. Hop back on the bike, pedal a few strokes, and there’s a mulit-armed Saguaro that looks like a long, tall Texan. Roadrunners dart from shadow to shadow, teasing a photographer to get a clear shot. Sometimes it’s easier to settle for evening photos!

Read the Full Post

The Ultimate Winter Bike Tour Oasis

If you’re like many folks living in Canada or the northern two-thirds of the US, the opportunity to escape winter’s cold for a warm, sunny destination is high on your list. Sojourn’s Arizona Bike Tours have attracted sun-seeking cyclists for the past decade to the region in and around Tucson.

Tucson has always been at the forefront of developing bicycling infrastructure and its devotion to completion of The Loop, which will soon total over 130 miles of bike paths, has not gone unnoticed by cyclists.  Sojourn has been touring guests to and from Sagauro National Park for years using paths that are part of The Loop.

Read the Full Post