Mornington Peninsula Cycling & Wine Tour

1 days - Departing Arthurs Seat
Mornington Peninsula Cycling & Wine Tour

Itinerary

1 days - Departing Arthurs Seat
Level of Difficulty Introductory

About This Tour

The Mornington Peninsula is an absolute gem. Cradled on both sides by the sea it is a favourite summer escape of Melbournians. Although less well known than the Yarra Valley it boasts over 200 Vineyards and 60 cellar doors, set amongst some of the most idyllic scenery you could ever hope to pedal past on a bicycle! Mornington offers a wealth of sights, gourmet food producers, stunning scenery and vineyards that produce outstanding wines.

Cycling

Our day begins at the top of Arthurs Seat enjoying the incredible views from Port Phillip Bay to the city, approx one hour and a quarter drive from Melbourne CBD. This is where we start our cycling from and the road leads downhill through forest cover to Red Hill. Turning onto a side road we begin our food and wine trail and enjoy a leisurely cycle past vineyards on either side, berry farms and a speciality cheese maker - where of course we stop to taste some of the wares!

The riding here is idyllic as we pass through rolling countryside, with avenues of cedar trees providing shade from the sun and magnificent views across the Peninsula. After several km's we turn onto unsealed roads, where it seems there is a vineyard waiting around every corner. We call into a local strawberry farm for some sweet treats before continuing on our way.

The last section of our ride continues downhill on unsealed back roads with spectacular views over nearby Phillip and French Islands as we descend towards the coast of Westernport. Our ride finishes at the beach where we pack away our bikes, in total you will have cycled 17km from Arthur's seat to Shoreham beach.

Mornington Wine and Cheese

Next prepare to enjoy our gourmet picnic lunch outdoors as a reward for the exercise, with savoury and sweet delights, followed by excellent local cheeses. After lunch we have stop at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates for some sweet toothed indulgence! Then it's onto the wine tasting with stops at 3 exceptional vineyards, such as Montalto Wines and Olive Farm with it's art and Scupltured vineyards. Then on the same road we have the fabulous Red Hill Estate and Tuck's Ridge. The experience here is quite intimate and you'll have time to enjoy leisurely tastings with extraordinary views to match the wines. Enjoy some of the brilliant local Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that this area has become famous for and learn all about the distinctive terroir of the Peninsula's vineyards. (Please note Cellar door visits may vary depending on events and other factors)

After we have finished our wine tastings we wrap up a brilliant day and head back to Arthurís Seat to drop you back at your vehicle usually around 5.00 pm.

City pick up on request - $280 return (price is per vehicle, not per person and based on up to 4 people)

To see the full details of our trip please download the trip notes and see our dedicated website of Mornington Peninsula wine and food tours at:

www.morningtonpeninsulatours.com

For more details on the vineyards visited please follow these links ( Please note these may vary on the day)


www.montalto.com.au

www.tucksridge.com.au

www.redhillestate.com.au

The right people on the right trip
It's important that you select a trip that is suitable to your experience abilities and expectations. In order to help people assess whether a trip is the right one for you it's vital that you download and read our trip notes before booking. In the trip notes you'll find descriptions of the accommodation, food and difficulty rating for each trip.

Call 1 300 208 245 for more details or outside Australia +613 5976 3763

 
 
 
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Whats Included?

  • Small exclusive group, 10 people maximum
  • Central Melbourne pick up & drop off on request
  • Quality Wine & cheese tastings at boutique wineries
  • Morning tea
  • Delicious lunch of exquisite local produce
  • Knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Well maintained & comfortable bikes
  • Helmets & safety briefing
  • Complimentary Coffee, Tea & snacks
  • Comfortable support vehicle with bike trailer
  • Maps of the route & area

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