Rural and Wine Tour

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Number of Days: 10
Destination: New Zealand
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  • The tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington, both fantastic cities to spend a couple of days before and after the tour. In between, we will visit the delightful towns of Cambridge, Taupo, Napier and Martinborough and from these bases scenic rides on quiet country roads have been scoped taking in rolling farmland, glittering lakes, volcanic fields, vineyards and coastal vistas. Both longer and more moderate rides have been developed for each day so all riding levels are catered for. We stay multiple nights in Cambridge and Napier, allowing time to also enjoy some of the many activities and attractions on offer including tours to thoroughbred horse studs or award winning wineries, visits to Hobbiton, a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series, Sanctuary Mountain, the largest ecological restoration project in New Zealand or to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony.

    Accommodation includes 3 and 4* lodges

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    Day 1 Cambridge

    Meet in Auckland, short bike fitting, a picnic in the park followed by a drive to the pretty country town of CAMBRIDGE

    Day 2 Cambridge

    Head south to Lake Karipiro. A picnic lunch at a picturesque park on the edge of town.

    Day 3 Cambridge

    Today we ride THE REV (the route for an annual cycle race), which is a must for any cycling enthusiast given it’s renowned for its undulating hills, tight corners and notable climbs.

    Day 4 Taupo

    We ride South through to Taupo staying right on the lakefront. Afternoon stroll along the lake, a soak in the hot pools or a visit to Huka Falls.

    Day 5 + 6 Napier

    Napier, a coastal city on New Zealand's North Island, is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. Rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake, the city is known for art deco landmarks

    Day 7 Napier

    Today we ride south following the coast with lovely views of Hawke’s Bay and Cape Kidnappers

    Day 8 Wallingford

    Today we ride through some of Hawke’s Bay’s most spectacular rolling farmland as well as towns and smaller settlements and stay in a historic homestead.

    Day 9 Martinborough

    Famous for its many vineyards, mostly within walking distance of the village square. Enjoy our final tour dinner in the charming Martinborough Hotel

    Day 10

    A short drive (1.5 hours) after breakfast to Wellington

     

  • Rural and Wine Tour

    Auckland to Wellington

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