E-Bike Vineyard Tour, Rye, East Sussex TN31

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We meet at 10:00 on a Friday at Rye railway station (postcode TN31 7AB where car parking is generally available). You will be met by our wine tour guide along with the respective e-bike hire company (Rye Bay E-Bikes).

Important: Before placing your chosen “Rye Friday” date booking, please ensure it is done before or by the respective “booking closure date”; see our Booking Date page.

# For groups of 10 or more people – please apply for our special discounted rate of £175 per person, by email to Nicholas directly: ncollis@winesandtours.co.uk.

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Booking footnotes for information:

Once booked – we will email your “E-bike vineyard tour Booking Confirmation”, which includes meeting point details, start and finish timings, the name of our wine tour leader and his or her mobile number for your information.

Our form notes details on insurance, liabilities, and indemnity – for the booker (on behalf of everyone) to agree and add their signature. Upon completion, just take a copy & return it to us, by email to admin@winesandtours.co.uk

Ideas on what to expect on our “Rye Friday” e-bike vineyard tour:

E-Bike in the vineyard

E-Bike in the vineyard


You will be paired-off with a hired e-bike for the day. The first 15 minutes is reserved for firm instructions on e-bike capabilities. If you have not ridden an E-Bike before then, for safety sake it is worth taking a test ride to familiarise yourself, before leaving.

In due consideration of the English weather pattern and the English vine growing season, we have planned twenty-three guided e-bike vineyard tour dates on our Rye route during our 2023 season, running weekly every Friday from 21 April through to 22 September.

All our UK single weekday guided vineyard tours normally start at 10:00 and finish at 17:00 hours; the respective seven-hour day includes two wine producer visits and lunch in a vineyard setting.

Once everyone is ready, we head off on a circuitous route initially in a north westerly direction cross-country (keeping away from main roads whenever possible) to the Oxney Organic Estate, our first wine producer venue, near Beckley.

Our visit starting at 11:00 hrs. lasts ninety minutes and cover’s a vineyard tour, winery visit followed by a tutored wine tasting. Soon afterwards, we can enjoy a picnic lunch with a glass of wine overlooking their vineyards, prior to departing at 14:00 hrs.


As carrying away any number of bottles you decide to buy from a wine producer is unsafe or prohibitive on an E-Bike, we would encourage you to place an order for home delivery!

Our onward journey (for about eleven miles) to our next wine producer venue at Charles Palmer Vineyards near Winchelsea covers a more challenging route of cross-country tracks with some bridleway paths – so being quite fit is a key element on this particular-journey (even with E-Bike power assistance)!

On arrival at Charles Palmer Vineyards at 15:10 hrs., we will meet Chantal Palmer who will talk about their family history, overlooking a panoramic view of their vineyards. Afterwards you will be presented with a tutored tasting of three wines (still and sparkling).

Our return journey to Rye railway station follows a gentle north easterly route.

What are the highlights?

    • From Rye rail station, we cycle in a north-westerly direction (mainly off-road) on a cross-country route for about 7 miles (about 45 minutes) to Oxney Organic Estate.
    • Meet the owner and experience a hosted 90-minute tour.
    • Vineyard tour, Winery visit and Tutored Wine Tasting.
    • Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch with wine on the terrace or in the meadow.
    • Depart Oxney Organic Estate to cycle 11 miles (about 70 minutes) on country lanes to visit Charles Palmer Vineyards, near Winchelsea.
    • Relax overlooking the Brede Valley & their vineyards prior to a tasting of 4 wines.
    • Depart on a 4-mile cycle route back to Rye station (about 25 minutes).

    Before you continue to your next destination, we recommend a visit to Rye Fine Wines in Cinque Ports Street, near Rye station.           

 

Included are: 

E-Bike hire transport, our knowledgeable wine tour guide, all winery and other visits, lunch, and wine tastings.

Before you continue to your next destination or home, we recommend you make time to visit Rye Fine Wines, Cinque Ports Street, near Rye railway station.

Included are: 

E-Bike hire transport, our knowledgeable wine tour guide, all winery and other visits, lunch, and wine tastings.

 Not included are:

Any form of travel insurance or insurance particular to any individual participant. Any form of transport to our meeting or starting point or from our finishing point.

E-Bike Riding Experience:

For some useful Information – please click on our “Day-tours Information” page.

 

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