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“The Ultimate Hunter Valley Experience”

Grapemobile Bicycle Hire & Tours
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Owner description: Grapemobile is the Hunter Valley's most popular and longest established bicycle hire facility. Situated on our own vineyard, sample our Grapemobile wines whilst we guide you with friendly local knowledge on the most favoured private bicycle trails, wine tour tasting & food options of the Hunter Valley Vineyard Wine Region. Visit our centrally located vineyard & hire shop in Pokolbin, or utilise our unique bus pick-up & return service from your local acommodation or meeting place. Grapemobile bicycle hire includes mountain bikes and tandems, helmets, sunscreen, bottled water, Grapemobile wine tasting and vineyard visit, maps and guided tour options.
Boston, MA
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“The Ultimate Hunter Valley Experience”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

There is no other way to experience Hunter Valley than with the Grapemobile Bicycle Hire. It's very inexpensive, and the experience is priceless! Driving from vineyard to vineyard, you would lose the spirit of the vineyards. In addition to the bike and necessary supplies (including a much-needed blanket for the midday nap!), you are given a map so you can easily see and ride to the local vineyards. Each one is different and beautiful, giving you a well-rounded experience.

Bonus: Glen and Ron are incredibly nice and charming! You must hear Glen talk about learning Japanese -- he's a great story-teller! And the Moscato is the perfect start and end to your afternoon in the sun.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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“BEST way to see the Hunter! Best wine tour I've ever done!!!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I saw that this place had great reviews and now I know why - what an amazing way to check out the Hunter! $25 will get you a bike rental (with the helmet fitting and use of a basket if you want), wine tastings at 6 amazing locations (with 2-3 tastings at each location), a bottle of water to bring along the way, and a blanket for picnicking. Glen and Ron make it all so easy, and were so helpful, very knowledgable of the area and wines. I would go back again - I'm actually looking forward to bringing visitors there so they can experience it, too. Don't miss this! Great deal, great fun!!

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Best ever wine tour!!”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently went to the Hunter Valley with both sets of parents and wanted to do something a bit different. We found Grapemobile run by Glen and had the best day. Right from the off Glen was fantastic, very knowledgable abt the area, wines and people. He gave us tasting both before and after our day long cycle and recommended where to have our yummy picnic lunch. The bikes were top notch and we were off road most of the time which suited the more nervous members if our group. All in all it was a fab day which I would recommend to anyone and which I think we will defo do again :) thanks heaps Glen!

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Aachen, Germany
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“Best way to experience the Hunter Valley”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Best way to explore the Hunter Valley and great coffee. One of the best coffees I had so far in Australia!

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Wakefield UK
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“Great day, great places, great people”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Bikes are a great way to get around the wineries at Hunter Valley.

Our friends had used Grapemobile before and highly recommend them. We were collected by Glen from our campsite and he took us to the starting point at their winery (Pokolbin Brothers). While we were fitted up with helmets and bikes we tried the gorgeous coffee and sampled a few of their wines.

Glen was such a good laugh and set us up for what was a fantastic day.
He recommended trying the Scarborough Vineyard. It isn’t the most straightforward place to find…look out for the green wire circle on the fence post, but well worth it.

We were shown to a table and presented with platters of cheeses, crackers and chutneys. We then sampled around 9 wines. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and were very knowledgeable about the wine we tried.

The majority of the vineyards will delivery any wine you purchase back to the Grapemobile or if your staying locally, to your accommodation. It is worth asking before you buy as you don’t want to be carrying wine around with you on your bikes!

I would also recommend the picnic boxes that are advertised at Grapemobile. You can get them from Calais Estate Vineyard and there is plenty for a lovely lunch while overlooking the beautiful scenery.

Moorebank is also well worth a visit. The lady who runs the vineyard is extremely interesting and gave us lots of information about the vineyard, the history and the creation of the wine. It is also nice to purchase a bottle of their wine and enjoy outside in the lovely surroundings. Make sure you go say hello to the sheep!

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