What happens if it rains?
Bicycling is an outdoor event, and it may be windy or raining during the winery tour. We don’t generally cancel for unsettled weather unless we consider it to be too wet or windy to cycle during our operation hours.
For this to occur we would have a weather forecast for Hastings district showing rain in excess of 1.5mm per hour for two or more hours or winds in excess of 30 km/h during the period of 11am to 4pm on the booked date. These readings are taken from the MetService website: http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/hastings. Please note, Napier and Hastings have different forecasts and can experience different weather on the day.
If the weather doesn’t look enticing for a bike ride, please call us first to confirm the forecast. Weather is rarely as bad as it looks, so give us a call first if you don’t intend to come or you may lose your deposit or be charged the full amount.
If the winery tour cannot go ahead we will either try to accommodate you on another day (subject to availability) or give a refund.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Most of the time during the week you can turn up and we will have bikes available.
We will always try to accommodate where we can, but don’t be surprised if you turn up without a booking and we have no bikes available.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Cancelling more than a week ahead of your booking.
If you cancel more than 5 days out from your booked date, we will give you a refund less any transaction fees we have incured from the bank to process your initial payment.
Cancelling within a week of your booking
If you are cancelling within a week but not less than 24 hours of your booking, we reserve the right to retain 50% of the money paid to us. The other option is that you can move your booking to another date without penalty – we would prefer that you came, even if it was later in the season.
Cancelling within 24 hours of your booking.
If you cancel within 24 hours of your booking, we reserve the right to keep all money paid. If you don’t show up by 12 noon on the booking day (unless by prior arrangement) your booking will be cancelled and we will retain all money paid.
If you considering cancelling due to weather, talk to us first or we will expect you to go out.
If your cancellation is due to bereavement or health reasons will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
If On Yer Bike cancel the day’s tour for any reason, we will return the deposit or give a refund. See section on cancellation for details.
Cancellation once you’ve taken the bikes
You will receive no refund once you have turned up and taken the bike out.
Do you have a group discount?
Can I bring my own bike?
Do you have child seats?
Yes, we have one child seat for infants from 11 months old – they need to be sitting up independantly to use this. We do not have anything for younger infants. These will work for children upto 15Kg in weight.
Do you have bikes for children?
Yes, we have one child trailer for 2-7 yr olds, a weehoo tagalong for 3-6 year olds, one bike for 7-9 year olds, and one for 9-11 year olds. Older children generally fit onto our range of small to medium framed bikes. Adult bikes are suitable for children over the age of 14 years.
How can I get to you?
Most of our customers drive to us and are responsible in using a desingated driver for the trip home.
You can use Hastings Taxi. Approximate prices for 2-11 people are from $50-$55 per shuttle (one-way) from Hastings, $55-$60 per shuttle (one-way) from Havelock North Village and from $90-$110 per shuttle (one-way) from Napier CBD or $100 per shuttle (one-way) from Ahuriri/Westshore. Please call the taxi companies directly for a quote and to book a time.
We do not provide transport.
If you’re concerned about drinking see this article
Can you come and pick me up?
No, we don’t have a pick-up service. We have negotiated great rates with local taxis. Call Hastings Taxi on 0800 875 055 if you are coming from Hastings or Havelock North or from Napier. If you make your way to the On Yer Bike Base it is 15 minutes drive from Havelock North and Hastings and 25 minutes from Napier.
There are no bus routes to our rural location.
What is the best time to start?
How long will it take?
How many wineries can we visit?
This very much depends which day you come on and we cannot guarantee that you will get to all of them. Generally during the summer months (Oct to Easter) you can visit 7 wineries on the weekends and 5-6 wineries on weekdays. Over the winter months (from easter to October) this is reduced to 3-5 wineries from Wednesday to Sunday. We publish a chart on the front page of current wineries that are open.
Do I pay tasting fees?
All wineries charge tasting fees of between $10 – $15 per person. At some wineries tasting fees can be waived against any wine purchased.
If your group is larger than 10 people then tasting fees may be non-refundable.
Am I riding on the roads?
Can we ride in other areas?
Do I have to wear a helmet?
What happens if something happens to my bike?
What happens if my bike gets stolen?
What happens if I have an accident?
Are there places to stay nearby?
Can I camp anywhere?
We do not allow overnight camping in our car park.
Where can I eat nearby?
What time do I have to return the bike?
All hires, regardless of what time you started, finish at 5pm. Please bring back your bicycles to our base on or before 5pm.
If you fail to do so, we reserve the right to charge you $5 per person for every half hour you are late. If this is not paid by the individual on return, we will recover it from the person who made the initial booking.
If you leave or abandon your bike at any of the wineries and do not return the bike to our base we will charge $30 per bicycle recovery fee. You will be liable for the cost of any bike(s) if stolen before we can recover it. If this is not paid by the individual on return, we will recover it from the person who made the initial booking.
If we haven’t managed to answer your questions about our winery tour?
Before contact, please check out our frequently asked questions above first. If you cannot find the answer you are looking form then, by all means, contact us your question and we will add it to our help section.
Group bookings: Are the same as regular bookings – just with more people. You can choose if you want to book for everyone or get people to make their own bookings.
Quotes: We have an online quote form if you just want to know prices. Click this link here. You can also use the booking form to put this together. You can add several different types of bikes by clicking on “add another booking”.
Pick-up: We don’t have facilities to organize pick up and drop off from people’s accommodation, please use local taxis, shuttles or Uber to arrange transport.
Please use one of the booking forms on this website – we have gone to a lot of effort to add them. We do not take bookings by email or telephone.
Phone: 021 292 8080
Winter – Wed-Sun: 11am – 4pm
Summer – Mon-Sun: 10am – 4pm