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Book-A-Bike

414 Rapaura Rd, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
03 5729730
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Ranked #13 of 36 Activities in Blenheim
Type: Biking Trails
Owner description: For a day of fun, cycle the wine trail or explore the region by scooter for a 'taste of Marlborough'. Book-A-Bike, Marlborough for Cycle and Scooter... more » Owner description: For a day of fun, cycle the wine trail or explore the region by scooter for a 'taste of Marlborough'. Book-A-Bike, Marlborough for Cycle and Scooter hire operates from Stonehaven Vineyard Homestay and is located in the heart of the wine country within 6kms of many iconic wineries. Included in hireage: helmet, hi-viz jerkin, map, water bottle, instruction,& recommendations plus fuel & insurance for scooters (conditions apply, Drivers license required). In the interests of safety the use of scooters is not recommended for wine-tasting. « less
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We rented out a bike, which was quite old. For 40 NZL Dollars you would expect something better. During handover the process was quite complicated including the instruction, on which side to hang the helmet during breaks. Also not flexible, when we asked to bring back the bike by car... ;-/

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the successes of our holiday. John was great when emailing to arrange, picked us up exactly on time and gave good advice. He was also there when we returned, giving us a prompt lift home. The bikes were in great condition and easy to get around on. I would definitely recommend.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was a great way to visit the wineries. John picked us up at our hotel in Blenheim and took us on a short tour of a neighbouring vineyard. We picked three different types of grapes off the vine and tasted them...absolutely delicious. We then went to pick up the bicycles, and he gave us a map and spent time... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

booked this day out to tour the vineyards by bike the hosts were just lovely they were are great help in helping us plan our day they had maps for us and even had some hot tips on which winery’s to go to, they even gave us bottled water which was fantastic as it is tiring work in 30+ degrees.... More

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Perth Australia
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15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Was a bit wary as my wife had never ridden a scooter before but she was given the chance to ride in the grounds before heading out. The roads close by have cycle lanes adjacent to the road so are pretty safe. John the owner gave us some great pointers for places to see and we had a super 4-5... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Guys from BookaBike picked us up at our B&B, and bought us back at the end of the day. For us, it was the best way to explore the wineries around! We received a map with all the wineries, and some personal recommendations. You'll see the exact same places as the organised tours offer, but on your own pace and... More

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Duncan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We were picked up and taken to the bike pick up location. We were given a map and good, friendly recommendations on where to go. The bikes were comfortable (unlike others we had in different cities on this trip). The starting location is much closer to wineries than other bike tours we looked at, which is why we selected this... More

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Dublin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great service - John picked us up in town and brought us out to their house where we picked up the bikes, and dropped us home after. Good bikes and a great way to explore the wine region! Nice location in the wine region with plenty of vineyards close by or some further for the avid cyclist!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We used book-a-bike to tour around Marlborough for a day in February. They were incredibly accommodating and picked us up and returned us to our hotel. Their location is perfect, the bikes in great shape, and they gave good recommendations on wineries to check out. We had a really fun day!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My partner and I couldn't agree on who should drive the wineries so the next best thing was to cycle. We has such a great time. Starting at Rapaura Rd puts you in the center of the action as there are plenty of wineries around, we really didn't have to cycle far before a pit-stop. Bells Rd on the other... More

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