Waipara Wine Tour
Tour Code: ODW001
Uncork the pleasures of the Waipara Valley, a region well-known for its award-winning aromatic wines and spectacular views of the Southern Alps.
Easy, fun, sociable riding. Taste some of Canterbury's greatest food and wines on offer.
Spend a relaxed sunny day cycling through some of New Zealand’s world-class vineyards. The Waipara Valley is known for its spicy and rich Pinot Noirs, Rieslings and other aromatic varieties and now boasts a new, off-road bicycle trail linking together some of the region’s finest wineries. This easy, fully-guided tour is perfect for all wine and food fanatics.
You’ll be picked up and driven north to your first cellar door for morning coffee and your first sampling experience. After another wine tasting in the quaint little town of Waipara it’ll be time to get on your bikes. You’ll cycle along quiet country roads to join the wine trail which will take you to lunch. You’ll learn about the rich history of the region, while tasting and selecting the perfect wine to accompany your delicious antipasto platter. After a lazy lunch, you’ll hop back on the bikes and ride through rolling vineyards to your final winery destination. A final tasting may be followed by coffee and cake ending your Waipara Tour and after the bikes are loaded up, you’ll be chauffeured back to Christchurch. Price as follows:
$275 per person for 1-2 people.
$240 per person for groups of 3 or more.
Hybrid bike and helmet, hotel pick up and transport to and from Waipara. Morning coffee, wine tastings at any of 4 cellar doors (which could include Pegasus Bay, Torlesse, Waipara Springs, Greystone and Black Estate), and a delicious lunch platter. 10am pick up from your central Christchurch accommodation, drop off by 5.30pm. Please Note: a $50 surcharge is added to tours with a public holiday. You can hire a Garmin Edge 810 GPS cycle computer for an extra $30, with live tracking so you can make your friends at home envious while you ride (and drink!) the great NZ!