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Coastal Classic Cycle
The Coastal Classic is a great self-guided cycle tour suitable for families with keen and confident junior cyclists, or anyone looking for a leisurely paced scenic tour. Priced as a 3-day tour, there are options to extend the trip to a 4-day tour by choosing to stay longer in the charming coastal village of Mapua or by adding an extra night onto the end of the tour and perhaps exploring glorious Abel Tasman National Park.
- CategoryFor Families
- Duration3 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance40.4 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance13.7 miles
Starting from Nelson, on this ride, you will follow the Coastal Route of the Great Taste Trail from the Waimea Plains to the golden beach at Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Take a ferry built for bikes, cycle through apple and kiwifruit orchards and stop off at the funky cafes. And while you are here (in the heartland of NZ hops) make time to taste the beers at the craft breweries along the trail. There are some hills on this route but nothing much over 100 metres and the views and downhills make it all worthwhile.
Ending in Kaiteriteri, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, the tour includes a return transfer back to Nelson.
A highly customizable tour, you can opt to have additional nights in Mapua or Kaiteriteri, go on a day trip to Abel Tasman National Park or have the whole family* on tour. Contact us to arrange any of these add-ons.
See Day 1 itinerary for Mapua additional night and Day 3 itinerary for Kaiteriteri additional night and Abel Tasman National Park day tour.
*Family price is based on 2 adults and 2 children (on child bikes).