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“Scoot around the vineyards!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Book-A-Bike

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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.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Scoot around the vineyards!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2011

We rented a scooter from John and Paulette and spend a wonderful day scooting around the Marlborough and tasting fantastic wines!

I was a first time rider but immeadiately felt at ease when John showed me how simple it really is (and the scooters were practically brand new!). I can't think of a better way to explore the vineyards!

Visited April 2011
1 Thank Josh19851985
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“Wonderful Owners far exceeded expectations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2011

My boyfriend and I were driving our camper around the south island and came upon the homestay to rent bicycles. The owners were incredibly friendly and inviting. We rented the bikes and had a wonderful time hopping from vineyard to vineyard (free samples!), and upon returning them were invited into their living room for tea and homemade afghan cookies! The next morning, they invited us back for some tea and AMAZING freshly baked raspberry muffins. This was almost a year ago and I still remember all the details! New Zealand's south island is beyond beautiful and kiwis like this couple make the country even more special. Nostalgic for this day, we now almost exclusively buy marlborough sauvignon blanc... and we live in california so this says a lot!

Visited May 2010
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“Book-a-bike & get amongst the best Vineyards Malborough has to offer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

Book-a-bike was fantastic. Mountain Bikes to tour the vineyards would have been cheaper than other places in Blenheim had we used them, but decided to hire the scooters instead. By hiring scooters we were able to go further and see more than we thought we were going to. The scooters took only a minute to get the hang of and were great fun! With more vineyards to taste wine at, than you could visit in a weekend, within short distance from Stonehaven, it's in a prime location and thanks to John's great local knowledge he pointed us in the right direction to taste the wine varieties we prefer.

Because of the extra distance and speed we could travel on the scooters, it allowed us to visit other attractions we hadn't even considered like the aviation museum at Omaka.

We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend using the scooters and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting an enjoyable day touring Marlborough!!!

Thank MysteryMan6
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The perfect wine region biking experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Stonehaven during our honeymoon and also rented the bikes from John. It was great as John and Paulette gave us perfect information on which vineyards to visit and pointers on the best places to eat & shop during our biking trip. They also have adifferent sizes of bikes since I wanted a smaller one.

Would recommend this to everyone.

Thank kknp
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