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When you ask someone about Little Washington, Virginia, they immediately think of The Inn at Little Washington. And, as one of America’s most celebrated country inns and restaurants, it’s no surprise. But there are other gems in Little Washington that shine as brightly.

Tour d’Epicure and the Foster Harris House offer many of the same amenities as The Inn at Little Washington. Luxurious accommodations, five-star dining and personalized service. But they throw in bike touring of Virginia’s bucolic wine country, wine tastings at award-winning wineries, and the camaraderie of like-minded food, wine and bike enthusiasts.

On a Tour d’Epicure vacation, you only unpack once. The Foster Harris serves as your retreat after each exhilarating day in the countryside. Accommodations with opulent private baths, and views of the surrounding countryside are welcome amenities after a day of biking.

A sumptuous four-course breakfast starts each day at the inn , with lunch being served overlooking the vineyard of that day’s destination. Dinners are served at various restaurants in nearby towns, with the extravagant farewell dinner at The Inn at Little Washington.

You spend the days riding at your own pace, enjoying the sights, sounds, and countryside of Virginia. With guides and a support vehicle nearby, you are always in good company.

Being wine and food enthusiasts ourselves, we found the combination, from the vantage point of a bike seat in the Shenandoah Mountains, to be ideal.