Guided Biking Wine Tour and Lunch

4.5 hours | Picton | P C N - 3 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Winery
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Guided Biking Wine Tour
Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine-growing region and is responsible for 79 percent of New Zealand's wine production. Vines Village, in the heart of the region, offers flat, easy biking trails that meander past beautiful scenery and lush vineyards. The tour allows for several stops at welcoming wineries for a chance to sip from the cellar door. The route is approximately four miles, with a number of stops along the way. Bikes are recreational-style with comfortable seats and helmets provided. The ride is suitable for all fitness levels.

What you will see along the way:
With its quintessential vineyards, windswept hills and breathtaking coastal scenery, Marlborough is best explored on a cycling tour, a wonderful way to be at one with nature, get a little exercise and experience the best of the region. The area's cool climate and sandy loam soils are ideally suited for fine Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Pedal along quiet country roads lined with olive groves and boutique wineries.

Tastings and Lunch:
Enjoy several tastings during your ride, an opportunity to sip and savor the full range of Marlborough's wine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In a private room at the last winery, you'll be served a light lunch of delicious locally sourced foods. This tour will visit any three of the following wineries based on availability: Whitehaven, Nautilus, Wairau River, Mahi, Giesen, Forrest and Framingham.

Special Notes:

The terrain for biking is flat. Easy cycling is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You will bike approximately four miles, with a number of stops along the way. Bikes are recreational-style bikes with comfortable seats and suspension seatposts. In case of inclement weather a driving wine tour will be substituted.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer from wharf to Vines Village

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:30

Wine Tasting at Whitehaven Wine (at Vines Village) followed by bike fitting

Time at site:
01:15

Bike from Vines Village to Second Winery

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:15

Wine tasting at Second Winery

Time at site:
00:30

Bike to third winery

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:15

Light platter lunch at third winery

Time at site:
01:15

Transfer back to ship

Transport type:
Van
Travel time:
00:30