"Wine Country" New Zealand

New Zealand’s Marlborough region has long been known for the breathtaking beauty of the Marlborough Sounds and its world class Sauvignon Blanc. With its rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains, intricate waterways and thriving aviation and aquaculture, Marlborough has a lot to offer from its water, wilderness and wine. Add to that some of the prettiest cycling in the whole of New Zealand and it’s not difficult to understand why this is one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations.


  • the Boutiques of Blenheim
  • beautiful shoreline and Vineyard rides
  • Sample the famaous Marlbourough Sauvignon Blancs & Pinot Noirs
  • Visit Picton and Kaikoua

DAY 1 | Whites Bay

  • Breakfast from 6.00am - Ride Departure 8.00am
  • Approx. 57kms – Total Climb 141m
  • Estimated Time 3 Hours                                          
  • Today’s Ride is rated

This ride takes us to the outskirts of Blenheim before we turn north and east to our turn around point at Whites Bay. From here we cycle back to our home base via an alternate route in time for lunch (perhaps at Geisen Winery just a few hundred yards from your Villa). This afternoon laze by the pool, or venture out on an afternoon of discovery either alone or with our tour staff


DAY 2 | Kaikoura Way

  • Breakfast from 6.00am - Ride Departure 8.00am
  • Approx. 85kms – Total Vertical Climb to 984M
  • Estimated Time 6 Hours (Stopping Blenheim)       
  • Today’s Ride is rated

A longer journey today and a couple of sharp climbs to boot, but firstly nice and flat to Blenheim before we turn south toward Kaikoura. Travelling though these beautiful mountains with Cloudy Bay and Big Lagoon on our left we eventually descend on to the long flats beside the Awatere River before again turning north to climb again before a fast run back into Blenheim where we will stop for lunch. Then on Home

DAY 3 | Villa Maria

  • Breakfast from 6.00am - Ride Departure 8.00am

  • Approx. 35kms – Total Vertical Climb to 179M    

  • Estimated Time 2Hours

  • Today’s Ride is rated

Some very pleasant riding through the myriad of Vineyards – most with very familiar names to those seasoned Sauvignon Blanc connoisseurs. (Including Villa Maria for which the ride is named)

A short, frisky ride leaving much of Sunday free for adventures of all types. Shopping, Whale Watching …..the list goes on….and on…..and….

DAY 4 | Rest Day

A lay day for your own personal local discovery or speak to your tour staff who can suggest some group activities. 

DAY 5 | Picton & Queen Charlotte Road


  • Breakfast from 6.00am - Ride Departure 8.00am
  • Approx. 95kms - Total Climb 3.17km
  • Estimated Time Full Day (Break in Picton)            
  • Today’s Full Ride is rated

Pack some comforatbale walking shoes and shorts today.

The Jewel in the Crown. Our longest and absolutely most spectacular day. We head North across the Wairau River then through the mountains en route to the entry to the Marlborough Sounds, Coffee stop in Havelock. From here we cycle on through picturesque countryside before some climbs alongside Thompson Bay and Grove Arm before dropping in to Picton. Time to slip on those comfy shoes and change of clothes for some exploring of the town followed by lunch. Then, back on the bikes as we turn South following the valley floor before climbing Mount Pleasant and then back across the Wairau before our final run home.


Day 6 | Travel to Christchurch

Sadly it’s time to leave the Marlborough Region so our Coach will leave at 9.00am for Christchurch. On arrival we will check in to the Hotel and the remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the recently devastated but still very beautiful City Of Churches.

Discover at your own pace or tag along with your staff as they seek out some familiar haunts.

Day 7 | IChristchurch

Perhaps a well-deserved sleep in before again exploring the best that Christchurch and the local region have to offer.

Day 8 | Depart Christchurch

Pororporoaki  ("Farewell")

Coach transfer to the Airport for our departure. Tonight you sleep in your own beds,