Extraordinary Tours on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

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Extraordinary Tours on Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Trail Journeys Nelson offer a full range of services and products including day and multi day packages, making it easy to explore Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.

Whether you’re looking to spend two, three or four days cycling, Trail Journeys have a number of packages to suit your needs. The choice is yours as to whether you book one of the ‘off the shelf’ tours, or they can get creative and come up with something totally tailored to your needs.

If you’re planning a summer adventure to the Top of the South, there are two new multi day tours which are guaranteed to deliver. Both offer riders the perfect trip to experience stunning natural landscapes, arts and artisans, wineries and local cuisine on a fully guided bike tour.

The Extraordinary Great Taste Trail

This fully guided cycling tour guides you to the tastiest spots in Nelson and Tasman, where you can sample some of New Zealand’s award winning wines and local gourmet cuisine. The tour includes a cruise and fully guided tour of the Abel Tasman National Park. For an exclusive experience this tour is limited to 10 people only.

5 Days, 5 Nights, Grade 1/2 (moderate) 160km. Includes – Guide, Airport / Bus Transfers for arrival, Standard Bike Hire (including helmet, lock, maps and panniers), All accommodation (5 nights), All breakfast, Three lunches (2 x packed lunches and including one winery lunch), Three restaurant dinners, All wine tastings, All bag transfers, Mapua Ferry tickets. Optional E-bike $52 per day upgrade.

$1799 (single supplement $500)

Tour dates: 2nd to 7th December 2018 / 10th to 15th February 2019

The Abel Tasman Coaster

This Great Taste Trail and Abel Tasman National Park adventure is a four-day, three-night independent tour with a touch of luxury. Staying in one of the only lodges in the Abel Tasman National Park – Awaroa Lodge – the ideal place to unwind and relax.

You will cycle between three to five hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy to moderate gradient. During your ride you will be able to visit award winning wineries, craft breweries and cafés, enjoying local produce and the buzzing atmosphere of Mapua Wharf.

Adding to your Great Taste Trail experience, day two of your itinerary includes a memorable cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park to the secluded Awaroa Lodge. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy two nights of absolute bliss and relaxation in a comfortable, architecturally designed ‘superior suite’ built over the wetlands. Unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility for two nights, in this magical location. You can choose to Sail, Kayak or Cruise back out of the Park.

$1499 ($1399pp for 4 or more)

4 Days, 3 Nights, Grade 1/2 (Easy/Moderate) 73km

More itineraries can be found on the Trail Journeys website, and you can read full details for itineraries and inclusions via the Tour headings above.

Happy summertime adventures.