General FAQs

There are plenty of great accommodation options in the Marlborough area. Below you’ll find a selection of our favourites.

Marlborough Vintners Hotel – this boutique hotel is the only hotel accommodation situated in the heart of the wine region about 10 km from central Blenheim. Lovely apartment style accommodation with an onsite restaurant. Check out their site here.

Chateau Marlborough – situated within a 5 min walk of central Blenheim as well as the Taylor river walk. Modern rooms with a pool and on site restaurant and bar.

Scenic Hotel – across from the lovely Seymour Square gardens, only minutes from town and across the road from the river. Onsite pool, restaurant and bar.

Blenheim Palms – located approximately 100 metres to the central Blenheim restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarket and shops and only 5 minutes from the start of the vineyards.

171 on High – centrally located motel accommodation on High Street, Blenheim. Comfortable, clean and economical option. Book your stay here

Knightsbridge – this is a simple but comfortable motel option, conveniently located on the road out of Blenheim towards Renwick. Great value. Check out their website here.

Peppertree – a lovely old wooden villa on the outskirts of Blenheim run by Heidi and Werner surrounded by gardens and olive trees.

St Leonards – A lovely property with quaint cottages, big old trees and beautiful gardens. Each cottage differs from the other and has it’s own unique charm. The owners, Michele and Marcus, are lovely hosts. Check them out here.

Laurella – luxury, self-contained boutique cottage nestled in the grounds of luxurious Upton Oaks Garden. A charming and meticulously restored 1850s cottage retreat. Check them out here.

Luckily, it doesn’t rain here very often. If it does rain on the day you have booked your biking wine tour, we’ll switch you to a driving tour so you don’t miss out. If this is not possible, you will be given a full refund.

If cancellation is more than 48 hours before the booking, there is no charge and a full refund is given. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours of the booking will receive no refund. If it is raining on the day of your bike tour, we will endeavour to switch you to a driving wine tour and only if this is not possible will a full refund be given.

The terrain we bike over is very flat and the pace is leisurely. There is a bit of gravel and grass through the vineyards but it is easy to handle. Most of our clients come from cities where they don’t get to ride much and they easily cope with the biking.

We normally do a 10km circuit of flat and easy riding in our full day tour and less in our half day tour. But don’t worry: we make sure the route is suited to to the skill and fitness level of the group.

We have a number of different types of bikes. For adults, we offer mountain bikes and recreational step through bikes with comfortable seats and baskets.

We have a range of bike options for visitors of all ages. We can set you up with kids and tandem bikes as well as baby seats and toddler buggies.

We’d be disappointed if you didn’t! If it is just a bottle or two, we can carry them in the baskets on the bike. If it is more than that, we just leave the wine at the winery and pick it up on the way home in the car.

It depends what tour you are on as to what wineries you visit. We can normally accommodate most requests so if you have a particular winery that you would like to visit, please let us know and we will try to incorporate it into the tour. The starting point of our bike tours has over a dozen wineries within three kilometers.

Yes we do. We do charge extra for a Picton pick up due to the distance. We offer a door to door pick up for only $40 per person ($20 each way) which is only marginally more than the bus you would otherwise take.

We offer free pick up from accommodation in Blenheim and Renwick townships.

We also pick up from Picton township for $40pp (minimum 2 pax). Subject to availability. Pick up time will be confirmed on receipt of the booking.

Pick up from Havelock township is possible at $50pp (minimum 2 pax) but subject to availability.

Pick up from outside these locations maybe possible but also subject to availability.

Pick up time is normally 9.30 am – 4.30 pm but may vary during the peak season or if pick up is required outside of Blenheim or Renwick.

We welcome bookings for singles. In fact, we think our guided tours are the perfect way for the solo traveller to get to know Marlborough and its locals. The minimum group size is 2. You’ll join a group with a minimum size of two and a maximum of 8.

We have over 60 bikes and can cater for groups of up to 20+. Most wineries in the region can only accommodate groups up to 20 people at one time, so if your group is larger than 20, we might need to break you into smaller groups. But don’t worry: we’re here to make it work!