Embrace the relaxation on this lovely tour along the Great Taste Trail
Spend a glorious day exploring the delights of Abel Tasman
Enjoy the tranquil riding and easy pace
Enjoy the stunning scenery, the blissful beaches and the special atmosphere of this wonderful coast
Cruise along the route lapping up the idyllic views that pass you by
Explore captivating landscapes and have some fun adventures
Discover the timeless beauty of Rabbit Island and even ride round it, stopping to soak up the views, have some fun, and perhaps a picnic

Great Taste Trail Bespoke Tour with Family Activities

7 days
$1,432 USD

Discover the delightful coastal paths, quaint villages and relaxed cycling along the Great Taste Trail on New Zealand's South Island. This family-friendly bespoke tour has been tailored to appeal to those who would like to dip their toe into a cycling holiday. With a total of 45 km (27 mi) cycled over the whole week, you can be assured of experiencing a true vacation with some leisurely biking thrown in here and there, to explore the wonderful local trails but with plenty of other activities and options on offer too. Or you can choose to simply soak up the breathtaking surroundings, enjoying the natural landscapes, the clear blue sea and the lush vegetation in between short and pleasurable cycling excursions.

  • Category
    For Families
  • Type
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    28 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    7 miles
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Starting and ending in Nelson on the north coast of the South Island, this easy-paced tour takes you out on sections of the Great Taste Trail in bite-sized chunks, often with a transfer included one way, that will give you the luxury of cycling the best part of the trail (usually the downhill bit) back to your accommodation. Particularly suitable for families, especially those with younger children, this tour really encourages quality time out in the great outdoors, but without any hard slogs. There's also a host of activities on offer and a fantastic day included in the sublime Abel Tasman National Park, where you will enjoy a short cruise, and have the option of taking a bush walk and exploring the many deserted beaches.

Other highlights of the tour include a day's adventure discovering the nearby Rabbit Island where you can take your bikes and truly get back to nature, with no shops or commercial activity on the island you can enjoy the peaceful beauty, fabulous beaches and quiet, safe riding including a mini MTB track. There are some unique and fun-filled cafes, playgrounds and adventure parks options lined up in the rest of the itinerary, with giant games to play and tame eels to feed. All in all, a magical week spent discovering the endless delights of this captivating region.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation included (usually self-catered)
  • Vehicle transfers (cable bay transfer and activities extra)
  • Bike hire/helmet/pannier bag/hi-viz vest
  • Tour pack with route notes and map
  • Discount vouchers for local cafes and restaurants
  • Water bottle and goody welcome bag
  • A days cruise, entry and optional walk in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Back up support
  • Rabbit Island ferry ticket for family
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Food and drinks

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available