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Tour de Great Taste Trail: Cycling Tour from Nelson
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.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- DestinationSouth Island
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance98.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance24.7 miles
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.