A couple of years ago we stayed here at Spring Creek and Managers, Andy and Christine had recently arrived from the Orere Point Top 10 and were just getting started.
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On our way to the ferry and wanting to check out the vineyards around Blenheim on the bikes, we thought this would be a perfect spot to stay. It was also good to catch up with Andy and Christine and see the changes they’ve made to their campground.
We rocked in fresh from the Kaikoura Coast so it was nice to be able switch off, plug in and open a bottle of wine.
The next day we were up earlyish and got the bikes ready for the loop around Blenheim.
Our first stop was at the Ritual Cafe in the centre of Blenheim and the food was amazing. We’ve been here before and the Coffee and food never fails!
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After having lunch there we set off westward towards Allan Scotts Vineyard. I’m not sure of the distance biut probably an easy 10k’s or so, so the Chardy in their open Veranda was very well received. From there we headed to the Raukaura Shops and then back to the camp after a quick stop at the Chocolate factory.
The round trip was about 32k’s and I felt like I’d done some riding too.
Last time we did much the same ride two or so years ago on Huff and Puff bikes, it took a whole morning. This time on Electric bikes, it took less than 1.5 hours. A big difference but I still felt the 32k’s !!
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