If you know me you will know that I love a
glass bottle of wine! Now I am no wine connoisseur – I can’t tell you the difference between a Merlot and a Pinot Noir – but I do know that New Zealand makes some seriously amazing wine!
Marlborough is the home of New Zealand wine – the region is lined with vineyard after vineyard, so you really can’t come here without a day of wine tasting! Before booking our day, we looked at our options and found there were so many different forms of wine tasting! Many of the organised coach or mini bus tours we found were quite pricey and the nature of the day meant the visits we very structured. So we were super excited when we stumbled across ‘Bike2Wine’ and thought what better way to really experiences the individual wineries than cycling around them!
The pros to a self cycled bike tour…
-You can go at your own pace and enjoy each winery for as long (or as little) as you like!
-You can get as boozy as you like, (as long as you can cycle home!)
-It was a fraction of the cost of the organised tours – only $30 per bike for the whole day!
-You get some exercise cycling around!
– You can enjoy being outside in the sunshine!
– You can really take in the amazing views when cycling through the vineyards.
Bike2Wine was super easy and no fuss to book over the phone. We hadn’t done anything like this before so were really grateful when we were given lots of advice of what to expect at different wineries, and given a detailed map with all the key places highlighted. There were so many wineries to choose from, we couldn’t visit them all, but this is the route we took…