3 Day Self Guided Waiheke Island Cycle Tour
Tour Code: SG025
Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, the beautiful, laid-back island of Waiheke offers picturesque bays, rolling hills and vineyards aplenty. Quiet country roads, fabulous restaurants and cellar-door tastings beckon.
Ambury Farm Park Vineyards scenic island views quiet roads.
After collecting your bike from our Auckland Airport Depot, you head off along the Mangere Coastal Walkway which is a relaxing introduction to cycling. You then pass through Ambury Farm Park where you will see sheep, goats, cows, chickens and horses on your way to the train station in Onehunga.
A short train journey takes you to the terminal in downtown Auckland where you board the ferry for the scenic 45 minute trip to Waiheke Island. The afternoon pedal takes you through laid-back villages on quiet roads to your accommodation for the evening. Time should allow for visiting one or two of Waihekeâ€™s 30 vineyards.
Day Two is one of many options. You may choose to spend it wine-tasting at any of the 30 vineyards on the island or you might head off on the bike to explore the far end of the island, passing through Stoney Batter, Man oâ€™ War Bay and Orapiu. This loop takes in beautiful beaches, native bush, farmland, rolling hills and of course more vineyards.
Bike hire of either the Specialized Crosstrail Sport hybrid or Specialized Hardrock Sport mountain bike, pannier hire, helmet, computer, map, self-guided notes and route information. Upgrade to a Garmin Edge 810 GPS computer for an additional $70. The Garmin is among the best computers on the market and will come pre-loaded with day-to-day route navigation to follow, and with live tracking you can even share your amazing riding experience to your friends and family!
The Detail Stuff
No. of Days:3
Kms Per Day:30 - 40
Grade:1 – Easy