Hunter Valley Deluxe Short Break.from $745.00pp
Various Dates | Self-Guided Cycle Tour | Deluxe Accommodation Plus Breakfast & Bike Hire
The Hunter Valley is where wine-making started in Australia. In 1832, armed with 20,000 cuttings from Spain and France, James Busby established the first vineyards in Australia. This is a perfect area to be explored during an extended weekend or short mid week break. The focus is to explore the Hermitage cycle trail allowing you to experience some of the best of what the region has on offer in a three day period. In this self guided cycle you are free to set your own pace, with time to enjoy a long lunch, sample local delicacies or stop for a wine tasting en route. Staying in deluxe accommodation, in the heart of Pokolbin, you can easily cycle along the cycleway and then relax at the end of each day, delighting in the surrounding vineyard views.
- Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
- Delight in the local wines and food of the Hunter Valley region
- Cycle through the countryside, passing vineyards and farms en route
- Cycle past world heritage wilderness and classic Australian countryside
- Staying in deluxe accommodation in Pokolbin in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley
Arrive Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley
Make your own way to Pokolbin, located right in the heart of the Hunter Valley and the perfect place to base our self and explore the stunning surrounds. This afternoon check in to your accommodation. The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's most important wine regions with a history dating back to the early 1800's. It is a stunning area with ancient rain forest and areas of world heritage wilderness. You can spend the afternoon strolling through the charming streets of town and it's surrounds. Overnight Pokollbin
Vineyard cycle along the Hermitage Road Cycle Path (15-26km)
After breakfast we pick up our bikes and head off towards the cycle-way. The beauty about the self guided cycling journeys is that you can stop where you want and for how long you like, perfect for a short stay cycling adventure. It gives you the opportunity to focus on what you like! We start our journey by joining the Hermitage Road Cycle Path. We don't have to cycle too far before we reach our first point of interest, the Mistletoe Wines & Sculpture garden. This is a beautiful family run winery, with classic Hunter wines and fabulous sculpture garden. The cellar door is a great place for both tasting and purchasing of the local produce and the Pokolbin Fine Art Gallery and the Mistletoe Sculpture Garden is not to be missed. Back on the bike we continue through forest and farming community to reach Tintilla Estate & Olive Grove and Pigs Peake Winery. They have an eclectic range of wines and are great fun. You can dine in style at Yellow Billy (Wed-Sun) or have a more relaxed lunch at the Iron Bark Hill Brewery where you can enjoy a cleansing ale. The final stop of the day is the iconic De luliis Wines, which has exceptional Semillons and if you are still hungry you can pair it with local cheeses. We then cycle back to our deluxe accommodation after our days adventure in the glorious Hunter Valley. The cycling distances vary depending on the day of the week, as different wineries/restaurants have varying opening hours. You will receive route notes that detail the places which will be open on the day you're visiting. Sat-Sun cycling distance: 26.3km, ascent: 250m, descent: 250m Mon-Tues cycling distance: 21.2km, ascent: 202m, descent: 202m Wed-Fri cycling distance: 21.2km, ascent: 202m, descent: 202m
Trip concludes in Pokolbin
The trip concludes this morning and you are free to explore Pokolbin and surrounds.
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