East Sussex TN31 E-Bike Wine Tour
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 your wine tour guide along with the respective e-bike hire company (Rye Bay E-Bikes). You will be paired-off with a hired e-bike for the day, The first 20 minutes or so, is reserved for firm instructions on the capabilities of an e-bike and if you have not ridden an e-bike before, for safety’s sake it is worth taking a test ride to familiarise yourself, before leaving.
Like all our UK single-day wine tours, we can only operate with a minimum of six (6) adult participants, normally starting at 10:00 and finishing at 17:00 hours, at the latest.
In considering the English weather pattern and the English vine growing season, we have planned to conduct ten separate single-day e-Bike wine tours on our TN31 route, starting on Friday 13th May which continue fortnightly up to Friday 23rd September 2022.
Once everyone is ready, we head off on a circuitous route initially in a north westerly direction (keeping away from main roads whenever possible) to the Oxney Organic Estate, our first wine producer venue, near Beckley for a vineyard tour, winery tour and tutored tasting afterwards.
After a picnic lunch with a glass of wine overlooking the Oxney Organic Estate, our next cycle route is quite challenging with more hills than the morning’s run together with some bridleway paths and cross-country tracks, so being quite fit is a key element on this particular-journey (even with e-bike power assistance)! Initially we head in a south westerly direction and later south to Charles Palmer Vineyards, near Winchelsea, where you will experience a vineyard tour followed a tasting of three wine styles.
As carrying away any number of bottles you decide to buy from a wine producer or winery is unsafe or prohibitive on an e-bike, we would encourage you to place an order for home delivery!
Our return journey to Rye railway station follows a gentle north easterly route. Before you leave to travel home or on to your next destination, we recommend that you visit Rye Fine Wines, (near Rye station) who stock several English still and sparkling wines.
Your tour guide, e-bike transport, 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.
Each single-day wine tour is bookable with a £100 non-refundable deposit per person to enable us to firmly secure e-bike hire transport, venue visit timings and your guide. The deposit cost of this wine tour and later remaining balance will be payable by bank transfer.
Wine Tour Cost in GBP (£)
To book the TN31 e-Bike wine tour with a £100 non-refundable deposit per person, simply choose your preferred Friday date (from the 2022-year list, shown in our “Day-tours Information page”), by ensuring it is done well before the specified Booking Date.
Thereafter, please click on the “Book Now” button (below) – when an email form will appear for you (whether as an individual or group leader) to advise us, the following:
Your name | Your email address | Your full postal address | Your mobile number | Your chosen TN31 E-Bike Wine Tour Date | The number of participants in your group (minimum of 6) and their names, please.
We will then create your TN31 booking form and simply email it to you to add your signature. Please scan it & return it to us, afterwards.
Upon completion, we will confirm your wine tour guide & e-bike transport arrangements by email, along with details of our business bank account and sort-code, as the payment of your non-refundable deposit of £100 per person will then be due to us, by “bank transfer” please.
Five days before your specified wine tour start date, we will invoice the respective remaining balance per person, by email, which we will also require by bank transfer, please.