6 Day Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail
Tour Code: GT038
Discover the food, wine, great walks and cycle rides in the stunning Nelson & Tasman regions
Explore the Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail’s stunning coastline and inland rides. Experience the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds with a scenic bush walk. Take a bicycle ferry from the beautiful town of Mapua 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. Sail through the Abel Tasman National Park on a Catamaran. Enjoy a half day walk on the famous Abel Tasman track. Make pancakes and billy tea on a perpetually burning fire hidden in native bush.
Tour Route Map
Explore the best of Marlborough and Tasman at the top of the South Island on the ultimate bike, walk and sailing holiday. Walk through pristine native forest on the Queen Charlotte track, cycle along Nelson’s Great Taste Trail and sail a catamaran in the famous Abel Tasman National Park. Relax and enjoy the many local galleries, craft breweries, boutique stores, wineries and the renowned World of Wearable Arts that these regions are known for.
The journey begins by visiting the breathtaking Marlborough Sounds before heading towards the golden sandy beaches of the Abel Tasman. Riding along flat or gently rolling terrain, through vineyards and along coastal tracks, we arrive at the stunning Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park surrounded by high mountain peaks. Our final day returns us to Christchurch over the scenic Lewis Pass after the unique Natural Flames experience. This is a fun and active adventure which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike and is suited to beginner cyclists.
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.
The Detail Stuff
15 Dec 2019-20 Dec 2019, 19 Jan 2020-24 Jan 2020, 16 Feb 2020-21 Feb 2020, 15 Mar 2020-20 Mar 2020, 19 Apr 2020-24 Apr 2020
No. of Days:6
Support Level:Guided Tour
Kms Per Day:18-38
Grade:1 – Easy
Single Supplement:$525.00 NZD
Bike Hire:From $180
Meals:5B, 4L, 4D
Accommodation:5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation