Coastal Pacific Train, Kaikoura & Self-guided Bike Wine Tour

The scenic Rail trip will take you astonishingly close to the ruggedly beautiful coastlines of the surging Pacific Ocean and the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges. Kaikoura, world famous for its abundant sealife including Whales, dolphins and seals.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.

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.
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Day 1

Wineries and viticulture

Marlborough is internationally recognized for its distinctive, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc and is New Zealand’s largest wine making region with about 65 wineries, 290 grape growers and over 4,000 hectares planted in grapes, mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Marlborough is also establishing a strong reputation for its methode traditionelle wines.

Day 2

New Zealand’s sunniest region

Marlborough is located on New Zealand’s east coast with mountains to the west and is one of the country’s sunniest and driest regions. In these sunny yet comparatively cool conditions the grapes benefit from a long slow, flavour intensifying ripening period. Enjoy a leisurely cycle each day (20-30 kms), while your luggage is transported ahead to your next accommodation. The wineries you visit will be happy to deliver any bottles you purchase throughout the day to your accommodation.

Day 3

Stay in comfort

Our accommodation caters for the discerning traveller in boutique or ‘character’ lodges and resorts with excellent cuisine in comfortable surroundings. Experience a choice of superb dinner venues each evening.