Take an exhilarating ride with Sidecar Tours

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Sidecar Tours San Luis Obispo

Make memories in a vintage-style motorcycle sidecar on the Central Coast

— Enjoy a unique tour through wine country in a vintage-looking motorcycle sidecar! Sidecar Tours sports a fleet of motorcycles with sidecars and knowledgeable friendly guides dressed to the nines in dapper vintage attire, ready to show you to some of the most gorgeous spots in the heart of California’s wine country.

Seeing a sidecar is rare and so is the opportunity to take a ride and experience the thrill of the road with the wind in your hair. There are many ways to get out and about to see the sights in San Luis Obispo County. Breathtaking landscapes of open spaces, ranch and farmlands, back roads to travel, farm stands, wineries, and distilleries to visit; why not experience it all through adventures in a sidecar?

The sidecar first appeared in 1893 when French army officer, Jean Bertoux, created it in response to a competition put on by his local newspaper. The winning design created a way for an additional passenger to comfortable ride along next to a motorcycle. After 1903, American companies started producing sidecars straight into the hands of people who needed them. Currently, Sidecar Tours, Inc. is the only tandem sidecar tour in the world.

Sidecar Tours takes pride in delivering an intimate, distinguished and luxurious experience. The team’s focus is on creating an immersive tour that is perfectly suited for smaller groups. Riding in a sidecar along the backroads is perfect for a special adventure, celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a special date. What an exciting way to pop the question!

The motorcycles are Ural WWII-inspired bikes that maintain an eccentric vintage style and give passengers an idea of how the first sidecar passengers must have felt. The drivers can handle groups as small as two and up to twenty for a fun and relaxing time.

The company, founded a little over three years ago, started with 10 bikes in Temecula, California and quickly expanded through southern California and into Baja. Today the company can be found in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, other locations in California, Honolulu and into the Pacific Northwest.

Co-Owner A.J. Mara shared, “What makes our tours so appealing is that it’s a new unique way to not only experience wine country, but enjoy the breathtaking views of the local area. Our ultimate goal is to elevate the customer experience, whisk them away on an unforgettable adventure, and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Sidecar Tours loves to preserve the fun and also offers add-ons that make it a more memorable experience. The drivers take pictures and video throughout the two to three-hour tours and weaves them into a video montage highlighting the special moments. They also offer fun character drawings of the passengers as a memento.

See what the excitement is about and schedule a day on the road to experience some of the area’s greatest treasures. The bike will whisk you on an unforgettable adventure through the most scenic and tranquil surroundings.

Sidecar Tours’ home base is at Wolff Vineyards. To book a tour and for more information visit Sidecar Tours at sidecartoursinc.com or call (951) 840-0931.

Cassandra Frey


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