The Four Day Cycle Tour will let you enjoy biking the best parts of the Awatere Valley and Molesworth Station in the beautiful Marlborough high country. Bike through the Maruia Trail native bush and off-road cycling to stay at Nelson Lakes and experience cycling through the Spooners Tunnel, at 1.35km, it is the Southern Hemisphere’s longest tunnel used exclusively by cyclists and walkers. Enjoy meeting local farmers, good food and comfortable accommodation.
Between 8.00 and 8.30am pickup from accommodation in Blenheim, short briefing and introductions. Your biking starts 20kms south of Blenheim at the start of the Awatere Valley Road, bike 8kms then rest with refreshments and our famous Biker Biscuits, bike another 17kms then a relaxing ride to the high country station where we will have lunch with the owners. Enjoy a ride further up the valley then cycle 9kms to your overnight farm accommodation in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley arriving about 5.00pm. A hot shower a few drinks and off for a traditional roast meal at the homestead. LD
After a hearty farm style breakfast we will drive you up to the top of Upcot Saddle so you can enjoy a mainly downhill ride of 10kms to Castle Creek with a break here, then enjoy the picturesque cycle ride to the start of Molesworth Station for lunch. We will let you ride all the best downhill sections, a 10km afternoon ride along the Acheron River followed by a ride into Hanmer Springs for a hot pool soak. Hanmer Springs approximately 5.30pm. Time to relax in the thermal pools before dinner tonight. BLD
Departing Hanmer Springs in your support vehicle we drive westward to the Lewis Pass saddle to start your ride on the Maruia trail an off road forty km ride to Murchison through native bush. A good variety of safe biking today with overnight accommodation in St Arnaud. BLD
Drive from St Arnaud to the Tasman district to the start of the Spooners Tunnel cycleway. Enjoy a gentle downhill run through the tunnel (1.4 KM long) riding through the small township of Belgrove, take a break over a cuppa then bike onto to Wai-iti. We will have a lunch break at small township of Brightwater before re-joining the trail to ride to Monaco in outer Nelson. Enjoy a celebration drink before returning by bus to Blenheim by 5.30pm. BL
Twin/share room $1495 PP
First night is staying in classic shearer’s accommodation on a high country station in the Awatere Valley. Individual bedrooms sleeping two people, bathroom facilities are shared and there is a large kitchen, dining room and lounge for us to use. The second night is at Glenalvon Lodge in Hanmer Springs ensuite rooms; it is situated approximately 100 metres across the road from the thermal pool complex. The third night is in St Arnaud, private rooms.
Most of the Blenheim motels we recommend could store your vehicle or contact us to discuss other options for you.
You will need a moderate level of fitness with some off road experience biking on shingle surfaces.
The tour starts at 8.00am from Blenheim so we recommend spending the night before your tour in Blenheim. The tour returns to Blenheim approximately 5.30pm on day four.
We will have plenty of storage space but we urge you to keep your luggage to a minimum. Please limit yourself to 18 kgs; two smaller bags are better than one large heavy bag. Travel packs, sports bags or soft sided suitcases are the easiest way to store and access your luggage.
Hi Geoff and Lee,
I found the Molesworth Heritage tour excellent. I expected impressive scenery and to learn more about the history of the area but what I experienced well exceeded my expectations. The tour was very well planned giving our small group time to enjoy our surroundings and to absorb that which our excellent driver/guide,Trevor, had to tell us about the fauna and flora and the history of the area. I learnt a great deal.
There where many highlight but one which I particularly enjoyed was to meet with the Stevenson family, of Upcot Station, and to chat over a mug of genuine billy tea. That’s kind of encounter is probably only possible if travelling in a small group.
I have been recommending your company to friends and acquaintances.
Kind regards from a well satisfied customer.- Ann Warner
Thankyou so much for the cd of our trip. It was marvelous. Trevor was very informative about the families that had settled on Molesworth. South Island hospitality is alive and well. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip- Carrolyn Waugh
Just wanted to say we have really had a fabulous time on your cycle trip It's been the most awesome cycling ( despite us being being rather slow) And we have really appreciated the great people that Geoff and Peter are and are grateful for their care, stories and humour. It's also been illuminating and quite amazing meeting the people who live and work in the valleys : totally eye opening
Please convey all our thanks to Geoff and Peter and also to you for organizing
I seriously will be back next year with the family.- Chern. Four Day Cycle TourFour Day Molesworth Cycle Tour
My Mum & I thoroughly enjoyed our recent tour with you. We loved the variety. You packed so much into those 4 days but it was still very relaxing. The food was fabulous. Loved the two restaurants we went to in Hanmer & Kaikoura – both top quality.
It was great being able to meet locals like Bill (outstanding morning tea! ), Roza at Paripuma and the Secret garden couple in Blenheim. The High tea was an awesome way to end the trip.
We were blown away by Peter Yealands property. The scenery was inspirational. What a beautiful part of the country you live in.
I have recommended the trip to some work colleagues who are keen to go on it.
We thought it was the best tour we’d ever been on. We couldn’t fault it and Geoff was amazing. His enthusiasm, great driving and local knowledge really made it enjoyable.
Thanks again- Claire
Our second trip with your company was even better than the first because we took the 4 day trip and we would recommend it as a wonderful holiday.
The countryside was rugged and spectacular and our guide really knew the history of the area and was able to point out to us exciting things we could never have imagined.
The accommodation and all the meals were excellent and we stayed in country homes we would have had no access to.
It was a lot of fun, very well organised and we felt it was a great privilege to experience the life in this very rugged and wonderful areas. Thank you very much - I recommend the trip to one and all.- Jackie NicollFour Day Molesworth Heritage Tour
Top trip. Great company. Awesome- Jim & Winsome
We would like to thank you again for the great tour.
The thoughtfulness that has gone into the tour as far as the variety of sites, accommodation, riding and scenery is brilliant. Geoff’s knowledge of the area made for every step being so interesting.
We cannot speak highly enough of the experience – a great way to see a part of the country most New Zealanders have never seen. Thanks again.- John. Molesworth Four Day Cycle TourMolesworth Four Day Cycle Tour
Thank you for another fantastic trip!. Your extensive knowledge and obvious love of the South Island's beauty made for a most informative and enjoyable trip.- Lee Fayerman
Scheduled private car and driver online before starting cruise. I requested specific wineries to visit and to include lunch.
Driver, Geoff arrived at Dock in Picton right at noon for half-day tour. He was very knowledgeable about Marlborough wineries and the industry. Lunch was wonderful and we enjoyed visiting 4 wineries. Cost was very reasonable and the knowledge of Geoff made for a wonderful afternoon.
Would highly recommend Molesworth Wine Tours.
Thanks- Pat Lundeen