Marlborough Wine E-bike Tour

Full Tour Itinerary

Day One - Christchurch to Kaikoura

An early start from the Christchurch Railway station begins a memorable journey via the rugged wild Pacific Coastline to Kaikoura. After a short transfer to your hotel, the afternoon is at your leisure. Local tour operators offer the chance to watch whales, dolphins, sea-birds, and many other species of marine life daily; by boat, flight, and by land. With wetsuits provided, visitors can even join dolphins and seals in their ocean environment. We can help make any pre-bookings required if requested. Kaikoura boasts a great selection of restaurants, also offering you local seafood.

Overnight: Kaikoura
Preferred Accommodation: The White Morph Hotel 
https://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/the-white-morph
Cycling: No Cycling 

Day Two - Kaikoura to Blenheim

After breakfast, you will continue your train journey to Blenheim. Blenheim is in the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough district and is a busy town full of interesting shops and cafes. You will be met at the train station and transferred to the Marlborough Vintners Hotel, which is in the heart of wine country.  Our local partner is based across the road, so you pop over for your bike fitting. It's time to head out on the bike for the first afternoon of wine tasting!  It's a great time to hit up the 'Golden Mile' of wineries and great food.  Some wineries you will pass by are Matua, Allan Scott, Cloudy Bay, Wairau River, and Nautilus Estate (which also has great cheese platters).  If you're ready for a pre-dinner drink that isn't wine, pop across the road to the Gin Room, opposite the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight:  Preferred accommodation: Marlborough Vintners Hotel
https://www.mvh.co.nz
Cycling: At your leisure, approx. 15 km

Day Three - Marlborough Vintners Hotel to French Fields Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim

Prepare yourself for another day of quality wine tasting.  Today would be a great day to take in tastings at Forrest, Framingham, Bladen, and Spy Valley. Stunning scenery, art, and wine – a perfect day in the vines!

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Preferred accommodation: French Fields Luxury Bed and Breakfast
https://www.frenchfields.co.nz
Cycling: At your leisure, approx. 20km

Day Four - French Fields Luxury Bed and Breakfast to Hotel D’Urville, Blenheim

It's the final day of wine tasting today and is the best riding day too! Suggested tastings are at Villa Maria, Wither Hills, and Lawsons.  There's a great chance to ride along the Wither Hills Farm park before cycling into town for your last night on the tour, staying at the Hotel D'Urville – set in the historic 1920's art deco Public Trust Building.  The hotel also houses a very popular restaurant and bar, for some final great food and wine!

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Preferred accommodation: Hotel D’Urville
 https://www.hoteldurville.co.nz
Cycling: At your leisure, approx. 20km

Day Five - Departure Day

After breakfast, take the chance to explore the town before heading home.  We can help arrange transport to the airport or train station depending on your travel arrangements. You'll leave with wonderful memories of Marlborough, and perhaps a few bottles of Marlborough wines.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation 
  • Train trip Christchurch to Kaikoura to Blenheim
  • Transfer to and from train station in Kaikoura and transfer from train station in Blenheim to hotel
  • 4 breakfasts 
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation properties
  • E-bike with pannier, helmet, safety vest and bike lock included
  • Maps provided
  • Free breakdown service 

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights and airport fees
  • Airport Transfers
  • Wine tasting costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses 

Bike Information

The Avanti Explorer Low Rise E-bike is perfect for the wine tour.  An all weather, comfortable and sporty E-Commuter, designed for enjoying trails or bike paths alike, this bike will be a very enjoyable ride.  

Please note that the accommodation listed is our preferred lodging, however this is subject to change based on availability.  Itinerary subject to change based on weather conditions and/or road closures.

Price: $1699 per person, twin share  
Single Room Supplement: $925

A $250 per person deposit is required at time of booking  

 

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