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Hire a bike from On Yer Bike Winery Tours and have a fun one-day cycling experience exploring wineries in the region by bike. Discover some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries and taste delicious wines from the Bridge Pa Triangle and Gimblett Gravels wine growing regions.
Wine tasting could not be easier
FULL DAY HIRE: $50 per person/bike
You’ll get a bike, helmet, route map, roadside support, wine collection from wineries (summer only). Don’t bring your own bike.
LUNCH: Bring your own picnic or enjoy a platter at either Abbey Estates or Te Awa Restaurant. Call them first to confirm availability.
Wear comfortable clothing. Don’t forget a raincoat if the weather looks unsettled – it is an outdoor activity! Pack suntan lotion, a hat and sunglasses.
What we don’t include: Transport to and from our office, tasting fees at the wineries.
Wineries to Visit
On Yer Bike Winery Tours is a fun and healthy way to see and enjoy the countryside that is the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle grape growing regions on the scenic Heretaunga Plains in Hawke’s Bay.
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 a visitor can enjoy the superb settings before moving on. All the cycling is ‘off-road’ using the cycle trails that run parallel with the roads.
Arrive at our base at 2543 State Highway 50, Roys Hill, Hastings in the morning and we will get you set up with bikes, helmets, a map of the area and get you on your way. The distance from our base at Ash Ridge Wines, to the next winery is 10 to 15 minutes by bike. The wineries are well spaced from there on, for the perfect balance between exercise, scenery and wine tasting.
You start the tour at Ash Ridge Wines from where you can cycle to:
• Abbey Estate
• Alpha Domus
• Ash Ridge Wines
• Ngatarawa Estate
• Sileni Estates
• Te Awa
• Trinity Hill
The terrain is flat and very easy cycling. Scenery includes vineyards, olive groves, horse studs, orchards and farmland. Follow the wineries trail track – you are off-road most of the way. This makes up around a 20Km circuit and you can comfortably do it in around 4-5 hours depending on how long you stay for tasting wine at each winery. The routes are all clearly marked and with a number of wineries nearby you won’t get lost. Vehicle back-up and support are just a phone call away for when get a flat tyre or would like wine collected.
Enjoy a leisurely pace, choose the wineries you wish to visit, soak up the sun and enjoy the experience and surrounding countryside.
Summer (October to April): 7 days – 10 am to 4 pm
Winter (May to September) Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Queens Birthday.
Payment accepted by Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.
North Island ▷ Hawkes Bay ▷ Hastings
Operating Season And Hours
Oct- Apr: 7 days, 10am - 4pm
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Great bikes, great wineries, great staff, great wine bottle pickup service.
Really nice area to bike around and both the wineries and their wines are beautiful. Hiring the bikes was completely overpriced and got nothing but the bikes. Most wineries charged for tasting.
Best way of visiting wineries in Hastings. Very friendly people all along the route (map given when you start the tour!). Easy and secure access between wineries (bike trail). Make sure you start early and bring water and sunscreen!
A great fun way of visiting the wineries in the Hastings area. The guy was super friendly , gave us a great little map as well as lots of tips. Very comfortable bikes. A bit pricey but worth it.
Fantastic tours of some of the best New Zealand has to offer. I enjoyed the unique experience I don't see often which makes On Yer Bike Winery Tours such as gem. I highly recommend to both local and foreigners who like a down to earth experience with warm hospitality and support.
Good company to go with - they have decent bikes and helmets, give you a great packed lunch and it is a fantastic way to see the wineries. 7 out of 9 visited in a day - try for 9. Company could improve by providing pick-up from local accommodation (even at nominal fee) as taxis are $35 per trip.
Great wineries nearby and excellent to visit by bike. Excellent packed lunch provided to soak up the wine.
Bikes not very well maintained, however.
Asked on the telephone whether they would provide a pick-up and drop off service so that we could taste wine without worrying about having to drive back to Havelock North and was given a lecture - "this is wine tasting not wine drinking" (to me this is the same thing as it is especially difficult to judge measures/ quantities when tasting). A simple no would've sufficed...
All in all a good experience & worth doing.
Great initiative to visit wineries by bike! Good bikes, very good picnic box. Also very well organised and it is safer to taste (and mostly drink) wine while driving a bike than a car.