Why wait for a flight attendant to bring the beverage cart by your cramped middle seat? With a bike tour of Sonoma wine country, you go to the vino instead of waiting for the vino to come to you.
Packages are available in two- or three-day trips at a variety of cycling levels. If you don't have a bike of your own, you can rent one from the tour operator, and if you get worn out en route, a support van is just a phone call away.
Day One of the trip is a fully guided tour of Dry Creek Valley wineries, with a gourmet picnic lunch (think apple-smoked ham and brie, not PowerBars). You'll visit more wineries after lunch, returning to the Grape Leaf Inn, a restored Queen Anne Victorian house, in time for an afternoon massage and a wine tasting in the hotel's cellar.
Tour guides create a self-guided itinerary for a second day, keeping in mind your interests and ability. Riding distance is around 25 miles a trip, though you can do more or less the second day.
Length of trip Two or three days
Cost $750-$1,035 per person, depending on number of days and weekend surcharge
Web site winecountrybikes.com