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The Great Taste Cycle Trail in New Zealand

The Great Taste Trail is one of the Great Bike Rides of New Zealand. Commencing in Nelson the 175km cycle trail follows a route with magnificent coastal views of Waimea Estuary, the Tasman Bay and the peaks of Mt Owen, the Crusaders and Mt Arthur in the rugged Western Ranges.

Whilst cycling around Waimea Estuary, look out for the many migratory birds in the area including the royal spoonbill, white heron, bar-tailed godwit, Australasian bittern and little egret. At Mapua there are many small artisan shops to browse, as well as excellent small cafes and restaurants. The route takes you through many small wineries, past Abel Tasman National Park, and along a long abandoned railway track.

1 Day Abel Tasman Cycle and Sail Adventure
1 Day Abel Tasman Cycle and Sail Adventure
South Island
Admire some of the most inspiring scenery found on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, and embark on a fantastic sailing experience in Tasman Bay on th...
1 Day Guided Moutere Hills E-bike Winery Tour
1 Day Guided Moutere Hills E-bike Winery Tour
South Island
This one day Guided Moutere Hills E-bike Winery Tour adventure has us exploring the rolling and picturesque countryside with stunning views of t...
1 Day Mapua Magic Bike Tour Along the Great Taste Trail
1 Day Mapua Magic Bike Tour Along the Great Taste Trail
South Island
Ride sections of the Great Taste Trail, one of the official “Great Rides” of New Zealand, on the 1 Day Mapua Magic Bike Tour to get ...
1 Day Moutere Winery and Artisans Bike Tour
1 Day Moutere Winery and Artisans Bike Tour
South Island
For a unique cycling experience not far from the heart of Nelson, join this guided day bike tour of the most scenic winery in the region along with o...
1 Day One Way Rides along the Great Taste Trail
1 Day One Way Rides along the Great Taste Trail
South Island
We can take you to the start of your self-guided day ride and you can cycle one way to your finish point. One of the most popular one day one wa...
1 Day Tasmans Great Taste Bike Trail and Back Road Adventures
1 Day Tasmans Great Taste Bike Trail and Back Road Adventures
South Island
Explore portions of the Great Taste Trail and then go off trail to immerse yourself in countryside scenery on a 1 Day Tasmans Great Taste Bike Trail ...
2 Day Great Taste Trail Mini Supported Bike Tour
2 Day Great Taste Trail Mini Supported Bike Tour
South Island
The Great Taste Cycle Trail in New Zealand runs for a little more than 100 miles from Nelson and is best explored over a spread of several days. If y...
3 Day Coastal Combo Great Taste Trail Supported Bike Tour
3 Day Coastal Combo Great Taste Trail Supported Bike Tour
South Island
Embark on a 3 day/2 night Coastal Combo Great Taste Trail Bike Tour on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail on this independent cycle and Abel Tasma...
3 Day Great Taste Trail with Backroad Supported Bike Adventure
3 Day Great Taste Trail with Backroad Supported Bike Adventure
South Island
From Nelson, this 3 Day Great Taste Trail with Backroad Bike Adventure cycling tour in New Zealand gives you a real taste of the region. The ...
4 Day The Loop Great Taste Trail Supported Bike Tour
4 Day The Loop Great Taste Trail Supported Bike Tour
South Island
Saddle up and experience New Zealand like never before in this 4-day The Loop Great Taste Trail cycle tour that takes you along the completed stages ...
5 Day Great Taste Supported Bike Tour
5 Day Great Taste Supported Bike Tour
South Island
The Great Taste Trail in Tasman offers a chance to explore both coast and countryside. Our local knowledge and personal experiences of cycling in the...
6 Day Nelson Great Taste Guided Cycle Trails
6 Day Nelson Great Taste Guided Cycle Trails
South Island
Explore the Great Taste Cycle trail and visit the local wineries, breweries, craft outlets and unique museums in the area, while staying in some amaz...