Leisurely ride along the flat pathways taking in the scenery
Immerse yourself in this natural wonderland on day 4 as you spend the whole day exploring this beautiful landscape
Enjoy the tranquil riding through blissful surroundings
Relax as you pedal, taking in the wonderful vistas along the way
Lose yourself in the awe-inspiring scenery that New Zealand is famous for
Flat and smooth pathways with epic scenery abound on this tour - a superb combination
Ride through this lengthy and historic disused rail tunnel on your way to Kaiteriteri
Read the informative signage along the route as you are guided through this fantastic journey
Explore this beautiful land with new, and perhaps old, friends by your side
Discover the abundant local fare as you travel through this spectacular region
Visit and take the easy trail at the Mountain Bike Park, with a stunning backdrop

Tour de Great Taste Trail: Cycling Tour from Nelson

Duration
6 days
Site savings
$24
From
$1,171 USD

As the name suggests, this cycling tour of the Great Taste Trail is a journey into food and wine country on the south island of New Zealand. Starting and ending in the scenic, seaside town of Nelson, this tour will delight the senses with the array of wonderful local produce, including some incredible wines! This is a fully guided tour, and you will be looked after from start to finish. Quality accommodation, gourmet meals, all winery visits, transport and a guide are all included. Sit back, cycle a little and enjoy all the best of this beautiful and stunning region of New Zealand.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Destination
    South Island
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    98.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.7 miles
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Similar in climate (and wines), the Nelson region has been likened to the Mediterranean of the Pacific, and rightly so! Long, sunny summers and mild winters make this a year-round destination ideal for cycling. In addition, the New Zealand government has developed the incredible cycling trail referred to as the Great Taste Trail, and for good reason. The trail was completed in 2016 and is largely flat, easy, off-road and great fun to ride.

You will be cycling one of the great cycling trails of New Zealand. The Great Taste Trail, or Nga Haerenga, as it is known locally, is graded as easy to intermediate, with a couple of hill sections over the 4 days of cycling. The tour completes the full cycling loop of the trail, a total of 159 km (99 mi) over 5 nights and 6 days. You will visit a number of local cellar doors to taste some gorgeous wines, as well as enjoy majestic mountain and ocean vistas. Fully guided, fully supported and heaps of fun, this stress-free escape will have you feeling refreshed, revived and alive!

You will also take advantage of the pristine environment that surrounds you, with a full day visiting the absolutely stunning Abel Tasman National Park. This is a tour highlight with many optional activities, including cycling, kayaking, trekking and dolphin spotting. Join this exclusive tour in a beautiful part of New Zealand.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

This tour is a near-complete package, including gear, support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 x Dinners as specified in itinerary (2 x restaurant, two courses, 1 x local pub)
  • Fully guided with on call support/sag wagon never far away
  • All food and wine tastings and outlet visits
  • Boat transfers to and from Abel Tasman National Park, park entry, fully guided walk
  • Pick up and drop off transfers (airport or ferry or bus terminal)
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Lunches as indicated in the itinerary
  • 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

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available