Explore the region at a leisurely pace
Enjoy the Marlborough region with friends or loved ones as you indulge in a luxurious trip through the vineyards
Feel great as you glide uphill and through spectacular scenes on your E-bike
Fantastic views surround you wherever you go

Wine Trail Magic

Duration
5 days
Site savings
$23
From
$1,118 USD

Enjoy one of the great scenic New Zealand bike tours on a fantastic E-bike. Marlborough is one of the world’s top 10 wine destinations, with the world’s best Sauvignon Blancs and an amazing array of Chardonnays, Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. It’s a beautiful rural region, with quiet roads ideal for relaxed cycling and spectacular vistas as far as the eye can see. Indulge yourself on this wonderfully relaxing tour of a delightful and very special corner of New Zealand.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    59 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    14.8 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    5 days
  • Main Destination
    South Island
  • Distance
    59 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    14.8 miles
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Christchurch 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 you to your hotel, in the afternoon you are at your own leisure. Local tour operators offer the chance to watch whales, dolphins, sea-birds and many other species of marine life on a daily basis; by boat, flight and by land. With wetsuits provided, visitors can even join dolphins and seals in their ocean environment. Kaikoura boasts a great selection of restaurants, also offering you local seafood.


    • The White Morph Hotel
  2. Day 2Kaikoura 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 country town full of interesting shops and cafes. You will be met at the train station and transferred to Hotel d’Urville, which is a fine & elegant boutique hotel situated within the historic Public Trust Building. Your bike fitting will occur and you will be provided with a wine tour map for the next few days. The afternoon is at your own leisure. For an excellent evening meal in a delightful setting, try the d’Urville Wine Bar and Brasserie.

    • 15.5 miles
    • Hotel d’Urville, Blenheim
    • Breakfast
  3. Day 3Hotel d’Urville to French Fields Luxury Bed and Breakfast

    Your destination today is French Fields Bed and Breakfast, a luxury accommodation which rests in fields of lavender and olives amongst Marlborough's renowned vineyards and wineries. The suggested itinerary today is to bike North out of Blenheim to Makana Confections (the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch is to die for!) and then head out for some wine tasting at Saint Clair, Hunter's, Allan Scott and Cloudy Bay among many others on the North West side of Blenheim. Many of the wineries have wonderful restaurants on site for lunch options today. Arrive at French Fields in the afternoon for a beautiful relaxing evening among the vines.

    • 6.2 miles
    • French Fields Luxury Bed and Breakfast
    • Breakfast
  4. Day 4French Fields to The Peppertree Luxury Bed and Breakfast

    Prepare yourself for a day of quality wine tasting. For those keen on some longer riding today, a great first stop would be out at Spy Valley wines, and then you could wind your way back through Highfield winery, Brancott Estate (great restaurant with beautiful views for a nice lunch option), Villa Maria and Wither Hills. Your last evening can be spent relaxing in one of Peppertree's beautiful garden spots. Savour local produce from The Peppertree's own organic orchard and from the famous Marlborough area. A platter for two can be provided via prior arrangement (for an additional cost), to enjoy in the vineyard or on the verandah.

    • 8.1 miles
    • The Peppertree Luxury B&B
    • Breakfast
  5. Day 5Departure Day, Blenheim

    Enjoy a country-style breakfast in the elegant dining room and stroll around the lovely garden before your tour ends. A shuttle will collect you mid-morning and transfer you to the train station or airport, depending on your travel arrangements.

    You'll leave with wonderful memories of Marlborough, and perhaps a few bottles of Marlborough wines.

    • 9.3 miles
    • Breakfast