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Wine Trail Magic
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.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance59 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance14.8 miles
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Christchurch, a major transport hub with Christchurch International Airport (CHC) centrally located.
The tour ends in Blenheim, Marlborough. Marlborough Airport (Woodbourne Airport - BHE) is a 20-minute flight from Wellington International Airport and a five-minute drive to Blenheim. You can also fly into Koromiko Airport (PCN) halfway between Picton and Blenheim.
Interisland ferries from the North Island of New Zealand arrive regularly in Picton which is a 20-minute car ride from Blenheim. Buses and trains arrive regularly in Blenheim.
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
The tour is 5 days long with 4 days riding.
What's the tour like?
The tour is on mostly flat, quiet roads with a maximum of 30 kms (18.6 mi) of cycling per day. However, bear in mind that you will be using an E-bike and so will have the benefit of assisted pedalling on the tour.
Is a bike included?
Yes. A fantastic Kalkoff Voyager B8 E-bike is included in the tour price.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes, 18 is the minimum age for the tour.
If I'm traveling on my own, do I have to pay more?
If you wish to have your own room or are traveling alone then a single supplement is payable.
Are helmets required?
A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.
Are bag transfers included?
Yes. Your bags will be moved between accommodations daily and will be waiting for you at the final destination.
As the tour is self-guided, how will I know where to go?
Your arrival information will include detailed, daily riding instructions for your tour along with the map showing your route highlighted. Riding instructions will provide thorough information and give you the flexibility to travel at your own pace.