Wine Trail Magic E-bike Tour

5 Day Lifestyle Tour From Christchurch to Blenheim

Celebrate the sweet things in life: stunning scenery, Sauvignon Blanc, e-bikes and 5-star accommodation.

Marlborough is one of the world’s top 10 wine destinations, with the world’s best Sauvignon Blancs. There’s also very good Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. It’s a beautiful rural region, with quiet roads ideal for relaxed cycling. One of the great scenic New Zealand bike tours.

You’ll have ample time for wine tastings, and to take in other food and art destinations. At night, you’ll be spoiled for choice with superb dinner venues.

  • From NZ$2295 
  • Starts: Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Lifestyle Cycling
  • 1-2, Easy
  • NZ$985 single room supplement
  • E-Bike hire included

DATES

The Wine Trail Magic tour is available any day subject to availablity.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day One - Arrival Day, Blenheim

Blenheim, in the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough district is a busy country town full of interesting shops and cafes. An hour’s stroll will take you from historical buildings to modern architecture. Nearby Pollard Park has wonderful gardens, a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and fitness trail.
 
Hotel d’Urville is a fine & elegant boutique hotel situated within the historic Public Trust Building in the centre of Blenheim. For an excellent evening meal in a delightful setting, the d’Urville Wine Bar and Brasserie may be just the perfect place.

No Cycling

Day Two - From Hotel d’Urville to The Bell Tower Boutique Lodge

We suggest you start your first cycling day in a leisurely fashion. Your destination is ‘The Bell Tower’, a boutique lodge situated amid stunning scenery overlooking Marlborough`s vineyards. 

Visit Brancott Estate on Brancott Road, with its fabulous view over the Marlborough Region. You may want to have lunch in this beautiful spot or carry on to the Tuscan style Highfield Estate round the corner. Arrive at The Bell Tower Boutique Lodge early afternoon ready to be spoiled. 

Meals: Breakfast

Cycle Leg (approx. 25 km): Start: Hotel d’Urville, End: The Bell Tower Boutique Lodge

Day Three - From Bell Tower Boutique Lodge to Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Enjoy a delicious  breakfast and prepare yourself for a day of quality wine tasting. 
Visit the boutique Gibson Bridge Vineyard. The tasting room is a converted garage, where Julie & Howard love to share their passion for wine. Cycle through Forrest Wines and see Georges Michael Wine Estate. 
Perhaps call in at the family owned Wairau River Wines for lunch before heading to your accommodation. The Marlborough Vintners Hotel is a Heritage Boutique hide away amongst the vines and situated on the same road. Arrive early afternoon to be able to enjoy this setting.

Meals: Breakfast

Cycle Leg (approx. 25 km): Start: Bell Tower Boutique Lodge, End: Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Day Four - From Marlborough Vintners Hotel to The Peppertree luxury B&B

Your route today will offer at least four other vineyards of note. At the family owned Allan Scott Winery in Jackson Road, taste premium award-winning wines in a unique setting. 

Today’s destination is ‘The Peppertree’ - a gracious Edwardian Villa. We suggest you cycle there via the scenic route on a marked cycle track. Your last evening can be spent relaxing in one of Peppertree's beautiful garden spots, in the vineyard or on the veranda. Savour local produce from The Peppertree's own organic orchard and from the famous Marlborough area. 

Meals: Breakfast, light Dinner

Cycle Leg (approx. 30 km): Start: Old St Mary’s Convent, End:Peppertree B&B

Day Five - From The Peppertree to Blenheim and Departure

After breakfast, please make your own way back to central Blenheim, mostly via a cycle path and drop your bikes off at ‘Spokesman Cycles’ (before 4.30pm).
We have arranged for Marlborough Supershuttle to collect your luggage from ‘The Peppertree’ and to deliver it to Spokesman Cycles by early afternoon where they will store it until your arrival.

Meals: Breakfast

Cycle Leg (approx. 15 km): Start: Peppertree B&B, End: Blenheim Spokesman Cycle

Tour Inclusions & Exclusions

Tour Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation (in specially selected luxury boutique style houses)
  • Transfer to dinner restaurant and return taxi to Belltower
  • 4 breakfasts & 1 light evening meal at Peppertree or return taxi to town
  • Transfer to dinner restaurant and return taxi to Belltower
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation properties
  • Excellent quality e-bike hire with helmet and pannier
  • Suggested route notes, map and regional information

Tour Excludes:

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Drinks, phone calls and minibar expenses
  • Personal expenses (including any specific medical-related requirements)
 

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