The Kent Vine & Dine e-bike cycling experience

This circular route includes a nights stay in one Kents famous Hurst villages and includes transfers from your accommodation at the Star & Eagle hotel (dating back to the 14th century) to the amazing Hush Heath estate for a guided tour and wine tasting experience. The following day you return via Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water. Great food, wine, scenery and lovely cycling. Your countryside adventure awaits…

Day 1

  • 10am – Meet and greet at Tunbridge Wells train station with e-bikes (orientation)
  • Guided cycle to Goudhurst via Matfield
  • Meet with luggage transferred from station at the Star & Eagle Hotel
  • Transfer by car to Hush Heath estate 
  • Vineyard guided tour and wine tasting 
  • Taxi (not included) back to The Star & Eagle

Day 2

  • Breakfast included at The Star & Eagle Hotel
  • Meet cycle guide
  • Guided cycle back to Tunbridge Wells station via Begdebury Pinetum and Bewl Water
  • Meet at station at 4pm

2 Bosch mid drive e-bikes with fully charged batteries and locking key

2 battery charging kits 

2 Helmets (head size – 55 to 61 cm)

10mm security cable and combination d lock (1 per group)

Rear Pannier racks and pannier bags

2 Tickets for Hush Heath guided tour and wine tasting experience

Pre-booked hotel double ensuite room – bed and breakfast at the Star & Eagle Hotel in Goudhurst

Luggage transfer to and from station to accommodation

Qualified cycling guide / mobile mechanic to accompany and support you for up to 4 hours each day (timings pre-set)

Dates for 2022

We operate on a first come, first serve basis and and bookings are done against pre-selected set dates across the year. Dates and availability of this experience are listed below. Click the enquire now button to submit your interest. Note bookings are confirmed once full payment is received.

Dates: Sat 24th September 2022 to Sun 26th September

Availability: Still available

Total price: £694 based on 2 people sharing a room

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Dates: Sat 19th November 2022 to Sun 20th November 2022

Availability: Still available

Total price: £694 based on 2 people sharing a room

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FAQs

The e-bikes don’t do all the work and you still have to pedal but they do make it so much easier to cope any hills you may encounter. Your don’t need to be super fit but a base level of fitness will help you enjoy the experience all the more. 

You should expect to do around 15miles of cycling at a minimum each day depending on how exact you follow our route. Your guide will be happy to work with you in extending that distance for the period you have available with them. The batteries of the bikes are designed to last for about twice that distance (depending on weight, hills and setting) and so you should have plenty of juice in the tank to be supported by the motor the whole route if you charge the batteries again after the first day cycle ride at your accommodation.

It is in part guided. You will have access to a cycle guide to accompany you to your accommodation on your first day and then part of the way back to the station on the 2nd day (details as noted in itinerary).  We provide tickets to the main places to see that are listed and a suggested route. During unguided stages of the trip you are free to do as you wish as long as you look after the bikes, respect the countryside and cycle with care. Do note however time and thought goes into choosing the route we have recommended to avoid where possible the more challenging roads and hills in the area and also pick up the best scenery and sights along the way.

If you get a puncture or encounter another problem with your bikes during the guided stage of you trip then your guide will assist you in fixing the problem. The guide is also a trained mobile mechanic. If you encounter a problem during the unguided stages of your trip then get in touch and we will come to your assistance. If you are confident with fixing punctures yourself then great. Our bikes will come with a puncture repair kit and spare inner tube for you to fix the puncture yourself if you wish. Please ensure to let us know of the incident too, avoid using the e-assistance on the bike and we will meet you at the next convenient planned stop to give the bike a proper check over.