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We're located at 2543 State Highway 50, Hastings, Hawke's Bay.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours offers a fun one-day cycling experience, giving you the opportunity to enjoy tasting some of Hawkes Bay's finest wines and food, while at the same time taking in the superb scenery of the Gimblett Gravels and Ngatarawa Triangle wine growing regions.
The terrain is flat and very easy cycling. Scenery includes vineyards, olive groves, horse studs, orchards and farmland. Some cycling is off-road through local vineyards.
The longest ride is around 20km and several alternate smaller distance route options to choose from to the wineries you wish to visit. Enjoy a more leisurely pace, soak up the sun and enjoy the ambiance of the wineries and surrounding countryside.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours offers accessible adventure tourism for adults aged 18 to 80.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours is a small friendly business based on State Highway 50, 7 km South of Hastings. We operate bicycle-based Hawke's Bay wine tours from an established base in an olive grove, near some of the regions leading vineyards.
Phil and Chris Wilcock took over the business recently from Mike and Julie Russell who successfully operated On Yer Bike for twelve years from their woolshed. Phil and Chris are passionate about Hawke's Bay and can offer flexible tour packages so you cna enjoy a unique and 'different' experience. From its new location on State Highway 50, cyclists have access to a number of internationally reknown wineries within a few kilometres.
On Yer Bike is the oldest bicycle winery tour in Hawke's Bay, and has enjoyed very positive feedback from enthusiastic visitors from around the world - including being recommended by Lonely Planet.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours is the "original" bike wine tour company.
Wineries included on the cycle tour are:
All our 21 gear Mountain Bikes are fitted with comfortable cycle seats.
All bike hires include safety helmets (which are compulsory for all cycle riders in New Zealand), baskets and/or backpacks (for your provisions), and visibility flags (to enhance visibility on the road).
All bikes are fitted with stands and there are facilities at the wineries for cycle parking in bike racks.
A fun way for two to get around the countryside. If you have never tried one then here is your chance. Test one out before you choose your bike.
We would recommend that you mark the wine tour as a whole day activity. Depending on the number of wineries you visit and time spent at each winery it may take you a few hours to a whole day.
The packed lunch we provide includes a chicken salad sandwich, cheese and biscuits, cake, fruit and water. We can offer a vegetarian and gluten-free option but we do need plenty of notice when booking.
We do not take deposits due to the vagaries of the weather. Closer to the time we would look to reconfirm the booking and let you know how the weather forecast looks for your proposed day.
There is a cafe at Ash Ridge Wines - our base - which offers Tea, Coffee, various platters and lunches. Te Awa has a restaurant, but you need to book in advance. A few of the other wineries also offer a limited selection of cheese platters. There are no dairys or farmers fruit outlets on the route.
On the full route you can visit 9 wineries on the weekend and 7 wineries during the week, due to a couple been open only weekends. You can also do a shorter 5km loop and visit up to 5 wineries (depending on the day).
We do not offer a pick-up or drop-off service so you will have to make your way to the On Yer Bike Base at 2543 State Highway 50. It is 15 minutes drive from Havelock North and Hastings and 25 minutes from Napier There are no bus routes this way so taxi would be the preferred option if you do not have your own transport.
Best time to arrive is about 10.00 we can get you on your way fairly quickly. The wineries are fairly close and are open from 10am.
We have decided to concentrate and provide the best service in the Gimblett Gravels / Bridge Pa Triangle area. As a result we do not take the bikes or riders to other winery areas.
No we do not. It takes a lot more staff and commitment to manage larger groups. We put a lot of effort into the service and hospitality to ensure you have a wonderful experience.
There is Cardoness Lodge - a 5-star lodge is situated in the Ash Ridge vineyard and right next to On Yer Bike.
In addition there is Grand Vue Country Stays which is situated just down the road from where we are located.
There are also several good lodges in Havelock North to consider which is only a 15 minute drive away. Go to www.hawkesbaynz.com for listings.
Of the 9 wineries you can visit in the area, currently four wineries charge a tasting fee of between $3 - $5 per person which are refundable against any purchases you make. The other wineries will charge a tasting fee of between $3 - $5 per person when the group is larger than 10 people - which are non-refundable.
We will let you know what the weather will be like. If it is not suitable for cycling, we will see if there is another day you can do the tour. If this is not possible we can recommend a guided winery tour to join.
The cycling trails are generally quite flat; you can choose a wine tour route to match your level of fitness. 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 Hawkes Bay.
Whether you want to go for a couple of hours or a whole day, we’ve got the trail for you. Up to nine 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. Some cycling is 'off-road' through vineyards, and an olive grove.
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 “you run out of puff” or would like wine collected.
The distance from home base at Ash Ridge Wines, to the next winery is 10 – 15 minutes by cycle. The wineries are well spaced from there on, for the perfect balance between exercise, scenery and wine tasting.
Summer Opening Days (December to April)
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It takes a bit of time to taste wine by bike so hire is for the day. On Yer Bike Winery Tours will provide you with a complete picnic lunch to eat en route.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours is ideal for couples enjoying time together, groups wanting a day out, conference groups, team building exercises, and visitors looking for the best in Hawkes Bay activities
Bookings are essential.
NZ$60.00 per person per day for our standard tour routes, including a delicious packed lunch. To confirm your booking a deposit of 30% is required.
Tasting charges may apply at some wineries
Payment accepted by Cash, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.
We understand that sometimes, plans can go awry. However from the time that you make your booking your bikes are held for you. We ask you to please understand that, should you cancel your tour, you may be charged a cancellation fee.
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2543 State Highway 50, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Tel: (06) 650 4627
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