Grape Ride, Marlborough

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Road cycling in the top of the South Island takes you through wine-filled valleys, and along the weaving Queen Charlotte Drive, one of the most scenic roads in the country. A great way to do this ride is as a loop, although a trip from Picton to Havelock and back won't disappoint you either!

For a 100 km Grape Ride loop, you can start from either Blenheim, Havelock or Picton and circle in either direction. For the simplest route, from Picton follow SH1 south to Blenheim, then follow SH6 through to Havelock before finishing down the scenic route (via Linkwater) back to Picton. However, there are some nice alternative route options through Marlborough, that could either shorten or extend your ride. For example, SH62 can take around 7 km off your journey.

If you want company, consider joining the Grape Ride race held in Autumn each year!

Aldan Lodge Motel
Heather and Doug invite you to enjoy the comforts of Aldan Lodge Motel, situated only metres from Picton waterfront, ferry terminal and railway station. We offer a range of motel accommodation options: king and queen studio units, spacious split-level family units and modern two-bedroom units, all fully self-contained.
Historic Sennen House Accommodation
Our unique self- contained style allows guests the privacy, comfort and facilities they require, together with the convenience of delicious breakfast provisions, allowing you to start your day exactly when you wish.
Phone Number: 035735216
Essons Valley Bed and Breakfast
Phone Number:
SHED 1700
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Wine Tours By Bike
Hop on a bike and explore the superb country side of the Marlborough wine region. Enjoy the wineries, vineyard restaurants and cafes set in stunning scenery.
Phone Number: 035776954
Beachcomber Cruises
At Beachcomber Cruises we take great pleasure in offering a selection of boat trips through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds.
Phone Number: 03 5736175 or 0800624526 (NZ only)
Endeavour Express Limitied
Use the only carbon neutral water transport operator to Ship Cove to offer the full Queen Charlotte Track experience, bring your mountain bike and have us transfer luggage to your overnight stops, choose a option to get boat transfer back to Picton or ride the road back. Departing every day.
Phone Number: 03 5735456

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