6 Day Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

Tour Code: GT038

Discover breathtaking landscapes that incorporate both coastal and mountainous vistas while exploring the Great Taste Cycle Trail in the renowned Nelson / Tasman region.



Explore the dedicated cycle trails of the Tasman Great Taste Trail. Cycle the coastal trail to Mapua and take a bicycle ferry to the Ruby Coast. Test your tastebuds at local wineries, breweries and orchards. Discover the city of Nelson - known for its sunshine, arts, wine and great food. Enjoy a half day walk on the famous Abel Tasman track. Sail through the Abel Tasman National Park on a Catamaran. Visit the World of Wearable arts Museum (WOW). Make pancakes and billy tea on a perpetually burning fire hidden in native bush.

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Tour Detail

This itinerary has all the trademarks of a great introductory cycling journey ‑ inspiring scenery, quiet back country roads, flat cycle trails and long easy downhill runs. The region is well known for its crafts, wine and great food. The best time to visit is autumn, when the weather is settled and the local harvest is in full swing. This tour allows exploration of the coast and hinterland alike, by both bike and foot, as well as time to visit craft galleries, breweries, cottage industries, wineries and a very unusual themed museum.


Meals as listed, guide and support vehicle, accommodation, DOC Fees, Crossing on public cycle ferry from Rabbit Island to Mapua, Transfer by catamaran in the Abel Tasman NP, Wine tasting at two wineries, Entry to World of Wearable Arts & Classic Car Museum, The Natural Flames Experience. Please Note: a $50 surcharge is added to tours with a public holiday.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
22 Sep 2019-27 Sep 2019, 17 Nov 2019-22 Nov 2019, 15 Dec 2019-20 Dec 2019, 29 Dec 2019-03 Jan 2020, 19 Jan 2020-24 Jan 2020, 16 Feb 2020-21 Feb 2020, 15 Mar 2020-20 Mar 2020, 19 Apr 2020-24 Apr 2020

Cost:$2395.00 NZD

No. of Days:6

Tour Type:,

Support Level:



Kms Per Day:18-38

Grade:1 – Easy

Single Supplement:$635.00 NZD

Bike Hire:From $180

Meals:5B, 4L, 4D

Accommodation:5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation