Pontiac Adventures Road Tours for 2021
The number of Pontiacs in each tour will be limited to 20. In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description, as we have done in the past. For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops.
Staging for all Pontiac Adventure road tours will be in the road adjacent to the registration area 15 minutes before launching. As is our policy, we will launch all tours on time. You will receive a route map of all tours you have signed up for in your welcome packet.
Please also remember that most brewery and winery tours require closed toe shoes. We can’t emphasize this enough. . . every year someone forgets – please don’t be the one.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside. Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manor.
“SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Pontiacs in a more aggressive manor as the opportunity presents itself on a tour. Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Tour 1 – 8:00am -Scenic - 4 hours driving time, 176 miles- Central Wisconsin Craft Collective –Great Northern Distilling, Mikey's Bar & Grill, Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery - Led by Ken & Chase Boyd
If you like to SIP a little and eat at a fantastic restaurant, this is the tour for you!
You will head north to the Stevens Point area for your first stop, Great Northern Distilling to taste handcrafted spirits made from local ingredients. This is Central Wisconsin’s first small-batch distillery making handcrafted spirits from local ingredients featuring award winning vodka, gin, rum and whiskies.
Then it is on to Mikey’s Bar & Grill with seafood, steaks & pub fare, plus 67 draft beers, in a funky tavern with patio seating.
After a relaxing lunch it will be time to visit two more stops of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective-Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery.
Stevens Point Brewery is established in 1857 one of America’s longest-running breweries. Home to Point Special Lager, Point Craft Beers, Ciderboys Hard Ciders, Whole Hog Brews, Point Sodas, and now Tea Runner Hard Iced Tea. You are going to love this brewery.
Before leaving Stevens Point, you will head over to Stevens Point Winery and when you step into our tasting room they want you to relax. You should feel like your living room away from home. Stevens Point Winery carries products for everyone; you don’t need to love wine to enjoy the atmosphere and the 2nd story view of the river and city.
Tour 2 – 8:30am - – The “Brian Bettinger Memorial TourScenic – 4 hours driving time, 177 miles – Driftless River Run - The Ultimate Driving Tour - with a lunch stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen - Led by Jeff & Heather Fiess
It’s all about the Drive!! The Driftless River Run is one of the most beautiful roads in the Midwest. This route was designed to weave through the Driftless region with its many scenic areas including rivers, ponds and amazing rock formations and great views.
To start the drive, you will first stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen for a great lunch. The restaurant has a cozy open concept restaurant with a full bar, huge fireplace and a comfortable lounge. Our food is old world and home food with a modern twist and full flavors.
Then you will enjoy a scenic ride along the lower Wisconsin State Riverway before heading north on the back roads to Dells Raceway Park.
Tour 3 - Noon – Noon - –Scenic - 1 ½ hours driving time, 155 miles - Monks, Balanced Rock Winery, Hidden Valley Mushrooms - Led by Tom & Nancy McVary
This is the perfect tour for those who want to sleep in or are arriving late!! You will first take a quick trip south to Monks in Lake Delton. After the success of their restaurant in Wisconsin Dells, they built this bigger, new restaurant in Lake Delton.
Then you will travel south on some great roads to sample some great wines at Balanced Rock Winery. This winery is a family owned, boutique winery located on the doorstep of Devils Lake State Park, within the city limits of Baraboo.
If you like mushrooms, you will be amazed at Hidden Valley Mushrooms. The owners Ed & Mary will be happy to show you around and explain the various types of mushrooms that they grow every day. They feature White Button, Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, and Oyster mushrooms. These mushrooms are featured in Kaminski’s Chop House and they are very good!!
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Dells Raceway Park
All Friday Tours 1 & 2 will stop at Dells Raceway Park for hot laps between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
We are going to the movies. Join us Friday night at the Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater.
Big Sky Drive-In Theatre is one of the last drive-in theatres in Wisconsin. It is a twin screen drvie-in just east of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 16.
Big Sky offers 2 full-sized outdoor screens playing double features of first run movies. You get TWO movies for the price of ONE at Big Sky.
There is also a concession stand with a variety of food and snacks, including their Mamaburger and homeade sloppy joes.
We will parade from Chula Vista Resort early in the evening.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Tour 4 – 1:30pm - Scenic -Mystery Tour - For Classic Pontiacs (1989 and older only) - Led by Deb Stebane and Chris Wachel
For those of you who own a classic Pontiac from 1985 and older, this is the tour for you. Deb and Chris have designed this new tour just for you and your classic Pontiac to be driven on some wonderful scenic roads in lower Wisconsin.
Tour 5 – 2:00pm - Spirited - 2 ¾ hours driving time, 96 miles –Scenic - Bluffs of Baraboo and The Broadway Diner - Led by Joe Morgan
This tour starts with a quick trip south to The Broadway Diner in Baraboo for a great lunch. This diner is a 1954 fully restored vintage Silk City Diner with a retro feel & outdoor seating whipping up familiar American comfort food.
Then the driving fun begins with a trip to the Baraboo Bluffs, home to some amazing views and scenery, a great way to see all they have to offer is to do this scenic loop.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Tour 6 – 8:30am - Spirited - 1 ½ hours driving time, 62 miles All right turns but one as you go west – this will be fun!! Led by Joe Morgan
This is a spirited ride on routes we have never used before to enjoy the drive and sights of Wisconsin. You will arrive back at Chula Vista Resort in plenty of time for the awards brunch.
10:30am – Noon – Awards Brunch