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5 Day Great Taste Supported Bike Tour

Total minimum cycling distance 148 kms

Days
5

Pricing From
$1445

Difficulty

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Overview

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 area, means that we can create routes to help our guests find hidden gems and get to places that many tourists, who visit the area, don’t know exist.  Standard tours stay in comfortable motels and ensuite cabin accommodation. Our premium range of Tasman Great Taste Trail bike tours allows you to appreciate the diverse features of The Great Taste Trail and the Tasman region from Nelson, whilst staying at 4 and 4+ star boutique accommodation. Our Premium Great Taste Self-Guided Bike Tours are bespoke and can be modified to suit the needs of the participants. We don’t amalgamate groups, so each group gets to enjoy their rides at a pace that suits them. 

Upgrades to electric bikes (e-Bikes) are available at extra cost.

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Great Taste Cycle Trail

Itinerary

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Day 1Nelson to Wakefield35-40 kms

Nelson to Wakefield, including stop offs at cafes, the unique World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Collection, wineries, brewery and places of historical interest. (35-40kms). Beyond Wakefield is Spooner’s tunnel, which is the longest cycling tunnel in the southern hemisphere (and fifth longest in the world!). The trail is currently under construction to get to the tunnel from Wakefield.

Day 2Wakefield to Kaiteriteri35-45 kms

Enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful Motueka valley with its majestic river. Finish at the golden beach at Kaiteriteri.

Day 3Kaiteriteri to Mapua43 kms

Cycle from Kaiteriteri to Mapua. This is one of the favourite sections of the trail for both locals and tourists.  The many cafes and changing scenery along this 43 km section, provide a memorable day along the trail. The vibrant village of Mapua offers lots of options for sampling the flavours of the region, with cafes, restaurants, a brewery and wine bar in the village and the wharf area. 

Day 4Moutere Region

Cycle to the Moutere region, enjoying quiet country back roads, vineyards, orchards, hop gardens as well as stops at studios and galleries  as well as outstanding Nelson wineries and New Zealand’s oldest pub with a large selection of local craft beers. Return to Mapua and enjoy another easy evening around the wharf. 

Day 5Mapua to Nelson or Nelson Airport35 kms

Cycle from Mapua to Nelson (or the airport). Follow the coastal section of the trail, through Rabbit Island and along the edge of the Waimea estuary, towards the town of Richmond and then along a railway reserve to Nelson. (35kms). Alternatively you could do a circuit, finishing at Mapua, where we can arrange a late check out if that helps with your onward travel arrangements.

Cost per person twin share

October 2019 - March 2020

  • Standard: NZ$1,445
  • Premium: NZ$1,850

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Nelson to Wakefield35-40 kms

Nelson to Wakefield, including stop offs at cafes, the unique World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Collection, wineries, brewery and places of historical interest. (35-40kms). Beyond Wakefield is Spooner’s tunnel, which is the longest cycling tunnel in the southern hemisphere (and fifth longest in the world!). The trail is currently under construction to get to the tunnel from Wakefield.

Day 2Wakefield to Kaiteriteri35-45 kms

Enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful Motueka valley with its majestic river. Finish at the golden beach at Kaiteriteri.

Day 3Kaiteriteri to Mapua43 kms

Cycle from Kaiteriteri to Mapua. This is one of the favourite sections of the trail for both locals and tourists.  The many cafes and changing scenery along this 43 km section, provide a memorable day along the trail. The vibrant village of Mapua offers lots of options for sampling the flavours of the region, with cafes, restaurants, a brewery and wine bar in the village and the wharf area. 

Day 4Moutere Region

Cycle to the Moutere region, enjoying quiet country back roads, vineyards, orchards, hop gardens as well as stops at studios and galleries  as well as outstanding Nelson wineries and New Zealand’s oldest pub with a large selection of local craft beers. Return to Mapua and enjoy another easy evening around the wharf. 

Day 5Mapua to Nelson or Nelson Airport35 kms

Cycle from Mapua to Nelson (or the airport). Follow the coastal section of the trail, through Rabbit Island and along the edge of the Waimea estuary, towards the town of Richmond and then along a railway reserve to Nelson. (35kms). Alternatively you could do a circuit, finishing at Mapua, where we can arrange a late check out if that helps with your onward travel arrangements.

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