Sip Magazine-The Ultimate Weekend Getaway to Boise


Bikes, Brews and Wine

Borrow a bike at the Inn at 500, and bike around the Boise River Greenbelt, a 25-mile paved pedestrian and bicycle route that runs alongside the Boise River. Along this strip, there are many breweries, wineries and other worthy stops along the way. Lost Grove Brewing and Payette Brewing are both about a block from the Greenbelt, both with large outdoor spaces to enjoy the sunshine. And if you want to venture off the Greenbelt a few blocks more, you’ll find breweries like Mother Earth, Boise Brewing, Woodland Empire and Clairvoyant are all within striking distance.

As the Greenbelt stretches west from downtown it arrives at Garden City, a funky-urban municipality that is completely enclosed by Boise. Here, there is a bustling pocket of urban wineries also reachable by foot or bike. A few recommendations: Telaya sits right on the Greenbelt and is known for bold and beautiful reds; Split Rail has a playful approach to winemaking — and lively wines to match — is also nearby. Also a few blocks from the Greenbelt is Cinder and its excellent Viognier that is a true expression of the Snake River Valley.