Explore Marlborough runs guided biking and driving wine Tours of the Marlborough wine region.
A guided Marlborough wine tour will give you unique insights into Marlborough wine. Explore the roads (and rows) less travelled, visit cellar doors with remarkable stories, and try sublime wines amid the vines.
Take a gentle wine tour by bike through Marlborough vineyards, learning from our expert guides about how our landscapes, climate and people forge the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc, along with stunning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris.
Join a wine tour by car to explore boutique wineries off the beaten track, as well as iconic cellar doors known to wine lovers worldwide.
Our wonderful guides are passionate about Marlborough and its wine, and will create an experience that’s perfectly suited to your fitness and favourites. You will have a huge amount of fun while learning a huge amount along the way. When we drop you back at your accommodation in Picton or Blenheim, it will be with lifelong memories of Marlborough and its wine.
Visit three of our favourite wineries with our knowledgeable guides. The Deluxe half day bike tour is the ultimate in small group touring with a maximum of four people ensuring that you get personal attention. It also includes a delicious winery lunch with a glass of wine, all bike gear and an Explore Marlborough drink bottle.
Our full day guided biking wine tour allows you to truely experience the beauty of the Marlborough wine region. Discover the best trails and the stunning views with your friendly and experienced guide while learning about the wines and the history of the area. Enjoy tasting Marlborough's distinctive wines from at least 5 different wineries as well as having a delicious lunch at one of them.
A half day guided biking wine tour where you spend the morning touring the wineries and learning about the Marlborough wine region and its wines from our knowledgeable guide.
Spend the morning with us on our guided bike tour. Once the tour has finished you can keep the bikes for the afternoon and do a an afternnon on self guided biking around the vineyards. Ideal for people that want to visit Cloudy Bay Winery.
Spend two days and two nights in sunny Marlborough biking our world famous wine region. This all inclusive package gives you two nights accomodation with breakfast, all your biking gear and one booked tasting or tour and light lunch per day of touring.
Spend a day with a knowledgeable local guide being driven around a selection of the regions best wineries. Our tours are interesting and informative and we visit behind the scenes at a number of wineries enjoying private barrel tastings or views of the wineries not accessable to all. Our tours are tailored to your needs on the the day.
Runs Daily - 9.30am to 3.30pm
Our mission is to make your day as enjoyable as possible. We will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and take you to our starting point. After ensuring that you are set up with bikes and helmets we set off for a relaxing day of touring the local wineries. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding. The off road riding through the vineyards and along the stop-banks is across hard packed earth covered with grass or gravel and is easy to bike by all skill levels.
Along the way we visit:
• Grove Mill Winery - The first carboNZero winery in the world. They not only have a great selection of wines but also a stunning wetland which has become a haven for native bird life as well as one of the region's best contemporary art galleries
•Seresin Estate - an organic winery and olive oil producer owned by renowned NZ cinematographer Michael Seresin
•Wairau River Winery where we enjoy a long slow lunch in their award-winning restaurant
•Bladen Winery - a small boutique family run winery.
•After lunch we visit Nautilus winery for a winery tour and barrel tasting.If the winemaker is too busy at Nautilus we have other great options with the small boutique family run Huia Winery or we head to Herzog winery where we get a tour of the winery and their world class restaurant
The tour finishes around 3.30pm and we drive you back to your accommodation.
Price includes bikes, transport to and from accommodation, an Explore Marlborough drink bottle, morning tea and winery restaurant lunch.
My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed this informative and highly enjoyable tour. We were picked up and delivered back to and from our accommodation so allowing us to example the wines without worrying about driving home. Our guide was both knowledgeable and professional. To top it all we were able to buy and have delivered the wines we wanted to our home. I cannot praise our experience more highly.
Karen really catered to our background with wine and took us some fantastic places!!
We learn a lot of de Nz Wine
Customer focused - it was 'our day' and where possible our preferences were always met. Basil was a very professional guide; not only an experienced cyclist but has personal knowledge of viticulture and wine making. The 'wine exam' was great fun, the results of which were rather sobering!! My Party and I can thoroughly recommend Explore Marlborough's Cycle Wine Tour.
Karen took the three of us on a wonderful tour and crafted it to suit our varied tastes such that each of us felt that we had the tour customised to our tastes alone! We squeezed in a visit to the Farmer's Market, tastings at Seresin, Gibson Bridge, Fromm, lunch at Herzog and Framingham at which point we had to throw in the towel! Karen was very knowledgeable and make the day feel very special.
If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of arrival day, loss of 25% of the total booking price.