The Gentle Cycling Company

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In a region renowned for food, landscape and climate, we offer bike hire and self-guided trips on the Great Taste Trail. Our attention to detail, developed over ten years of operation, ensures you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Great Taste Wine Day Trip

This tour is one example of our self-guided day rides, door-to-door from Nelson city. This trip includes a transfer to the village of Brightwater, the first village on the Great Taste Trail Rail Route. Ride the trail following our map – there are five wineries nearby which offer wine-tastings, plus cafes and breweries.

Cost: $95 adult; e-bike surcharge $45

Duration: 1 day

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Coastal Classic Multi-day Trip

This 3-day/2-night trip is one example of our self-guided, multi-day tours on the Great Taste Trail. Trips include all transfers, bike hire and accommodation. We provide a personalised pre-departure briefing so you can circle all the cafes and swimming spots on our legendary topographic trail maps. As the trail route includes Kaiteriteri (the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park) day trips in the park can easily be added to these itineraries.

Cost: from $495 adult; e-bike surcharge $165

Duration: from 3 days, 2 nights

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Great Taste Trio Multi-day Combo Trip

This special trip, in conjunction with Wilsons Abel Tasman, combines the 2.5 days of cycling the Great Taste Trail followed by 2.5 days in the Abel Tasman National Park, with all the details taken care of. In the park, you will stay at the Wilsons beachfront lodges, with either walking or kayaking options available.

Cost: from $670 adult for 2.5 days cycling plus $1320 for 2.5 days in Abel Tasman National Park

Duration: from 5 days

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Contact The Gentle Cycling Company
P 0800 932 453 or +64 3 929 5652