At Nelson Cycle Hire we’re passionate about cycling and enjoying our wonderful region packed with spectacular scenery and fantastic tastes. We love to share these whether you’re hiring a bike for a day or want us to design a multi-day tour customised to suit you.
Moutere E-bike Wine Tour
This self-guided tour is a great way to enjoy the Great Taste Trail’s coastal and wetland scenery, and experience the flavours of the Moutere. Leave from Nelson Airport, cycle through the cute waterside village of Mapua and the gently rolling landscape of the Moutere with its world-class wineries and arts & crafts. Top things off with a late lunch at a winery or New Zealand’s oldest pub, and we’ll transport you back at the end.
Cost: $160 adult (min. 2 people)
Duration: 1 day
The Great Spooners Tunnel Experience
This partly guided tour is an opportunity to have a real blast as you cycle with your guide downhill through a 1400m decommissioned rail tunnel, the longest in the southern hemisphere, then continue independently, gently downhill for 10 km towards Wakefield township. There’s a bit of everything on this ride, including wine and beer tasting opportunities, great pies and pastoral scenery lined with hops and vineyards.
Cost: from $110 adult; e-bike upgrade $40 (min. 2 people)
Duration: from 1 day
Great Taste Trail Grand Experience
This self-guided tour takes in the whole trail, with options for extra days in Kaiteriteri, and a cruise or kayak in Abel Tasman National Park. Luggage transfers, upgrades to e-bikes and the whole tour can be customised to suit your needs. Includes accommodation (B&B where available), comfortable bikes and panniers, and personal briefing with trail notes and maps. Majestic scenery abounds!
Cost: from $940 adult; e-bike upgrade $210 (min. 2 people)
Duration: from 6 days/5 nights