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Great Taste Trail Bespoke Tour with Family Activities
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.
- CategoryFor Families
- Duration7 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance28 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance7 miles
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.