Needs a date
Needs a location
I'm thinking about organising a Tastour, complete with hiking, vineyard tours and the best beach dinning you will ever experience. We have a great group and I know we'd have a great time.
(Picture: this is the best vineyard in England, Camel Valley, and has an amazing veranda for drinking wine after a hike)
RSVP if you are interested, if enough people sign up, I will organise.
Estimated: 4-5 days (it's a 5 hour drive)
2-3 days of holiday allowance.
Thinking May or September
Cost: Expensive. lol... although it's no joke. Exploring England is not a cheap holiday. I don't want to go down the hostel route, and Bed n Breakfast hotels are expensive - around £80-100+ per night. I will do my best to make it as cost effective as possible. I've been here test running the event - sourcing the best beach-front restaurants, a coast line open air theatre, and activities and I want to make this a once-in-a-life-time holiday.
We're likely to go to Nathan Outlaw Restaurant - it's a Two Star Michelin fish & seafood restaurant in Rock, better than Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver - and the set meal is £85 per person. I would think you would need at least £500 for this trip including food and wine, transport and accommdation.
I will put an option in the questions for people who would like to go, but would like me to make it more budget friendly, like eating at fish and chip restaurants.
Am I in England? You woudn't guess by the photos. Cornwall offers some of the best wine, seafood coastlines and historical interest in the world.
Thanks to everyone who filled in the questions - Love this answer - willing to share? “yes, but only with someone who smells nice and doesn't snore!”
It looks like most people want to have a good dining experience, which is one of the reasons I created the group - So we'll go full dining experience - £100ish, if a few people don't want to join us that's fine, but I will need to know when booking. I will look into hotel options and throw out a few dates once this is decided. Very excited!
0 · July 16
Thanks John. Yes we did a lot of tasting, don't think there were 6 still wines though. I'm looking into various routes around the vineyard. I'd like the group to enjoy the time at the vineyard, and I'm not sure if my insurance covers BUI (biking under the influence.) So am looking at biking to the vineyard and getting picked up - more expensive but better for everyone. So much to think about!
0 · July 16
Hi Kelly, I just did this trip myself (7-10 July). It was great - did you try all 6 sparkling and 6 still wines at Camel Valley? I lined them all up and spend 2 hours "exploring" - someone else drove! You can also Cycle there on a disused railway track from Bodmin, Wadebridge or if really fit Padstow (ca. 20 miles round trip). Watch out for the bit around Wadebridge, it is on the road for about half a mile. Thoroughly recommend that as a way of getting there for £12 rental. Cheers, John
0 · July 16