Cycling the Vines

Take a free-wheeling journey through Hawke’s Bay’s wine country.

Using your own pedal power is a fun and eco-friendly way to explore a wine region. Within just a few minutes of Greenhill, you can be on your bike in the world-renowned Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District and the Gimblett Gravels appellation.

Choose from mountain bikes, tandems and then select a route to match your level of fitness. The terrain is flat and scenic, with some cycling ‘off-road’ through vineyards and an olive grove. Up to seven wineries can be visited on a self-guided tour using the map provided.

All offer the opportunity to taste the wines and have outside seating where cyclists can stop for a while to catch their breath and enjoy the superb settings before moving on. Wineries to visit include Ngatarawa Wines, Hatton Estate, Trinity Hill Wines, Sileni Estates and Alpha Domus.
The mobile phone supplied ensures that riders are always in range of back-up and support. This could be to arrange for collection of wine purchased en route, or to rescue a biker who may have “run out of puff”.

Greenhill Lodge is an intimate, tranquil and exclusive New Zealand lodge located in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country, a region with some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. We are within fifteen minutes of either Havelock North or Hastings, a comfortable two hour drive from Taupo and one hour flight from either Auckland or Wellington. Offering luxury accommodation and an extensive range of customised wine and food excursions designed to provide authentic and personal experiences, Greenhill offers the finest luxury lodge experience in Hawke's Bay.

Your package includes:

  • Cycling the Vines Wine Experience for two people with bikes,
  • Luxury accommodation in a lodge room or suite,
  • Choice of continental or full country breakfast
  • Safety helmets, baskets and/or backpacks and Visibility Flags
  • A complete lunch picnic including water bottle and fresh fruit
  • A detailed map and information on the wineries to be visited
  • Comprehensive back-up service.
  • Complimentary wireless internet access,
  • Use of all Lodge facilities.

Price based on double occupancy is from $1,495 per room per night or from $1,550 per suite per night for a King Suite. The Cottage based on double occupancy from - $1,920. These prices include GST.

Package is subject to availability.

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