The Kent Vine & Dine e-bike cycling experience
This circular route via Goudhurst where we recommend you stay at the Star and Eagle (*please book independently). The acclaimed Poet restaurant in Matfield and guided wine tasting tours at the amazing Balfour Winery are both short distances away if you want to add those to your trip. The following day you return via Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water. Great food, wine, scenery and lovely cycling. Your countryside adventure awaits…
What we provide:
- Meet at Tunbridge Wells train station
- 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
- Route map and suggested itinerary
Please note accommodation or tickets to restaurants, vineyards, castles or houses that you may want to visit during your trip are not included in the price and its is up to you where you decide to stay and what you may want to visit. We are however more than happy to recommend places to stay and things to do during your trip that fall close to the route we have suggested.
We can also provide luggage transfer and a guide to cycle with you for 4 hours each day of your trip (subject availability) for £200 extra on top of the total trip price. Please let us know if wanted also and we can confirm availability.
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. 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.
The basic trip is not guided although we may be able to provide a guide along with luggage transfer for an additional fee that we list as an extra (specific for each trip) above. We provide a carefully curated cycle route to follow but it is down to you how closely you follow it. Do note however that 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 during 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.