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Change of Greenery Private Treks ‑ CLOSED

Napa, CA, USA
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platinumocean wrote a review Mar 2012
Seminole, Florida18 contributions7 helpful votes
We had so many options to choose from but thought the motorized bikes may be cool, and they were! You can pedal when you want to, but also use the motor, even when you're pedaling. They've negotiated great deals with select wineries for tasting which also made this a great value. The only reason we don't give this the highest rating was because the lock on one of our bikes had an issue and we couldn't get it unlocked toward the end our journey which means our excursion was cut short. The person working there did fix it for us after we waited a while but rather made us feel like it was our fault....THEIR lock breaking. We do think this was a unique issue for them and still stand by the Very Good rating for the whole experience.
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Date of experience: September 2011
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Evcarrigan wrote a review Nov 2011
Sunnyside, New York21 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a choice of bike rental places in Napa, but Carolyn's Change of Greenery was recommended to is by James at the nearby Chablis Inn. Carolyn, the owner, is entertainment herself, and she went out of her way to accommodate our last-minute rental. She has partnerships with many nice wineries, and we had a blast riding well over 20 miles around Napa on her electric bikes. I highly recommend doing this through Change of Greenery, as you will get personalized service with a big smile. Thanks Carolyn! Evelyn and Jeff from New York : ^ }
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enp0930 wrote a review Sep 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah26 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I were only staying in Napa 1 day and wanted to tour some wineries. Since we are not the best at planning ahead all the wine bus tours ect needed reservations. I called Change of Greenery the morning of wine tour departure and Carolyn had bikes ready for us without reservations! These electric bikes allowed us to see more of Napa because the ease of pedaling and the motor helping to propel. There was an easy to follow map on the bikes along with discounts (2 for 1 tastings ect) at different wineries for using these bikes! The best part was we had made multiple purchases along the way and all we had to do was call and Carolyn would come and pick up all our wine and drop it off at hotel room! We didn't have to lug around our wine all day! I loved being able to bike in/out of the vineyards and we were able to stop multiple places to take photos without having to hold up a group of people. It was our schedule, we chose the wineries, we chose where we got to eat, we had the freedom to do what we wanted and we got some exercise along the way. This is the best bike tour service offered in Napa in my opinion! Thanks Carolyn for making this the highlight of our trip!
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Date of experience: September 2011
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dan m wrote a review Aug 2011
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Renting the electric assist bicycle from Carolyn was a terrific experience from start to finish. Doing 28 miles and 6 wineries in one day would have been impossible for us without that little electric boost, especially when the hills were running the wrong way (uphill that is).! The staff of Change of Greenery are very helpful, the bikes are outfitted with every convenience you can think of, and Carolyn will pick up your wine at the end of the end of the day. We (Dora and Dan) are definitely hooked for a repeat visit to Napa.
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Date of experience: August 2011
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CalifTravelinsider wrote a review Jul 2011
Sacramento261 contributions99 helpful votes
Change of Greenery is the brainchild of Carolyn Nguyen. A one-woman show at the Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa. Her tagline, "Electric bikes and more!" And believe me, it's way more! First of all there's Carolyn! Woman-owned and operated electric bike business in the Napa Valley. That's bold. But in her second season, things are pedaling along famously. Too tired to pedal, these amazing bikes will do all the work for you. A variety of loop tours take you in an around Napa Valley. Don't think twice about the 25 miles. These electric wonders can do 18 MPH! Stop at wineries, shops, cafes...that some more of the "more"! Can't fit all your new Napa goods in the front basket, Carolyn will pick them up for you. What a girl! Bike helmets and locks provided. Brief introction to the wonders of these green-powered bikes and you're off on the adventure of a lifetime. Get around all the traffic in the Valley and reduce emissions along the way. Fantastic! I was on business and wasn't able to take an actual tour, but Carolyn was kind enough to give me the insider's lesson, tour around the lot, background info, and show me all the best of the tours. Oh, BTW, you getr discounts are partnering businesses. Ride on, right on!
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Date of experience: July 2011
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