Winter Cycling Escape
Weekend Winter Cycling Escape - 2 days, 2 nights exploring the region and 5 of the best wineries Hawke's Bay has to offer. This can be tailored to your desires and abilities - each day you can ride 20km, or much more. Side trips to Weleda Health and Beauty is an option.
Start your day with a ride along a concrete trail on the beautiful waterfront before heading inland through farmland and wetlands, which are home to a large variety of bird life. Visit New Zealand’s oldest winery Mission Estate for wine tasting and a walk in their lovely grounds, before heading a short distance along the road to Church Road Winery. At Church Road their Behind the Scenes Tour will have you sampling wine directly form their cellars whilst gaining a technical insight into the crafting of Church Road wines, finishing with a tutored wine tasting from their Prestige Tasting Menu. After a platter style lunch, you can continue cycling or take our shuttle back to your accomodation and enjoy a leisurely afternoon
Our shuttle will take you to Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North to start your ride. Take a side trip to Weleda health and beauty products if you wish, before heading out on what is one of our prettiest rides. Ride alongside the Tuki Tuki river before heading to the coast and a stop at Elephant Hill and Clearview wineries. Stay for lunch if you wish and ride or take the shuttle back to your accomodation.
Each day your have the option of riding 20km or much more if you wish.
Included: Motel accomodation, 2 nights on a share twin basis; bike hire with helmet, maps and trip notes; Behind the Scenes Tour and platter lunch on day 1; shuttle on each day.
Not included: meals except as stated above on day 1; wine tasting fees, wine
Optional extras: guide, airport transfers, additional days
Prices based on 4 persons riding and share twin accomodation. For other options please ask.
This is a suggested itinerary only, changes can easily be made on request. Available any day of the week.