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Half Day Guided with Half Day Self-Guided Marlborough Wine Region Bike Tour

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    If you can't decide between going guided or self guided then what about a tour that does both! Our half and half full day biking wine tour provides you with a guide for the morning but then allows you to go it alone for the afternoon and do a bit of exploring by yourself. Spend the morning on our half day guided biking wine tour. Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will talk to you about the history of the area and the background to growing and producing wine, but the highlight will be the visit to three of our favorite Marlborough wineries to taste some of the best wines of the region.You will visit three wineries in the morning and then you are free to go it alone for the afternoon. Your guide will give you a map and be able to give you some pointers on where to cycle and even better what wines to try based on what you have enjoyed tasting on the morning tour. Enjoy your afternoon cycling the vineyards by yourself and then meet us back at our base at the end of the afternoon and we take you back to your accommodation.

    Peddle along flat, easy terrain that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  All morning winery tasting fees included.

    Free hotel pickup and drop-off from Blenheim and Renwick hotels. Picton pick up is available but incurs a $40 pick up per person charge. Up to 8 people per guided tour.Your guide will plan the route ensuring you bike from winery to winery past stunning vineyards, allowing you to take your time and enjoy the beauty of the Marlborough wine region.

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    You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level.

    We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 4.30pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full.

    Don't worry about the weather. We have some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand but if it does rain we will just switch you to a driving wine tour for no additional cost and ensure you still have a full day of fun in the Marlborough wine region.
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    Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

    Our family of six took a half day guided tour that included visits to three wineries and lunch at one as well. It was the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful countryside and sample some very delicious wines! They selected three very different wineries which...More

    Thank LarchFoodie
    Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

    Hi Thanks for the great review. I am glad you great day out with us and I hope the rest of your NZ trip went well. Kind Regards Karen

    Reviewed December 21, 2018

    We had half a day free and Andy picked us up from our motel and took us out to the bike depot where we were fitted out with bikes, helmets, safety vest, bike lock, map and recommendations for our self guided tour. Bikes were good...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Liz C
    Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

    Hi Thanks for the great review. I hope the rest of your trip went well. The sunblock recommendation is a good one as we have been having a great summer so far and it has been pretty easy to get burnt with very little sun...More

    Reviewed June 8, 2018

    Hamish was full of information for us on the local area, both wine related and otherwise. Comfy bikes, excellent area for biking with flat terrain. First half took us to 3 lovely locally owned wineries who greeted us like long lost friends and excellent tasting...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank T0m_J44
    Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

    Me and my girlfriend did the half day guided / half day self guided bike tour and would highly recommend to anyone. Our guide for the morning was Hamish who was great. He took us to 3 wineries whilst explaining a bit about the local...More

    Thank Brennan719
    Reviewed March 20, 2018

    We arrived in Marlborough the day after Cyclone Gita hit so it was a bit up in the air regarding out tour. Owners assured me the day before that we'd be taken care of regardless. We woke to blue skies and our friendly driver picking...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Robert Y
    Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

    Great - thanks so much for the review. The lovely Tim has just started working for us so I will forward this onto him as I am sure he will be thrilled to get your feedback. Glad you had a great day. Kind Regards Karen

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