Why Choose Us?

Why choose us?

Explore Marlborough is the only company in Marlborough providing guided bike tours of the wine region, with tours kept small and personal so everyone gets personal attention. Our guides are passionate about wine and Marlborough, which is reflected in the feedback from our satisfied clients.

"Our bike trip exceeded our expectations. From the time Karen picked us up from our accommodation at Nik's Shed (also amazing) until the time she returned us there at the end of the day, it was a first class ride. We tasted the region's Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs at mostly small family vineyards, had a fabulous lunch and got to learn about the area from a local. What more could we have wanted?" Pamela 2014

"We had a delightful tour of the vineyards led by the terrific Hamish Beard. This is a great way to combine a variety of wine tastings with exercise matched to your ability. Hamish is a knowledgable, entertaining, informative and friendly guide. We have taken wine tours of Napa, Sonoma, Santa Ynez, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, Barcelona and Provence, but this was among the best. We visited four wineries and an excellent lunch among the vineyards also was included. It was a wonderful education in New Zealand wines, about which we knew little in advance. Highly recommended." Enroute 2014



"While most of the guides we used on our 21 day trip to New Zealand were good...Norm was the best! He was from Blenheim so knew the history of the area and could share what it was like going up in this small town. The bike riding in the open dirt roads were so great to experience. Judy and I lived in the San Francisco bay area for 20 years and have visited Napa and Sonoma often. We kept looking at each other and saying "where is everybody?". Norm was able to pace the day to use with ease. Would highly recommend this tour." Brian 2014

 What others have to say

  • "The cycling was not at all difficult and an excellent way to explore this FLAT region with so many wineries to visit all within a short pedal of each other! The bikes are good quality and well maintained. Any purchases along the way are collected by Explore Marlborough and delivered to your hotel. There was no obligation to purchase any wines - each winery seemed genuinely pleased to see us without expectation that wine would be purchased from the cellar door there and then. It was a great way to get out and explore this fabulous region. I really enjoyed being out of a vehicle for the day (although the tour is supported by a vehicle in inclement weather!)."

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