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Great Taste Trail Snapshot

Great Taste Trail Snapshot
2 Days 1 Night Self-Guided 75 km for the keen cyclist short on time
Nelson – Mapua – Kaiteriteri




You will be met by the Nelson Cycle Hire Team, fitted to your cycle & issued accessories, your Route instructions & Maps and be briefed.

Day one (Grade one)

Nelson- Mapua

  • Be issued with your cycle & accessories, receive route instructions & maps and a briefing
  • Start at Nelson Airport , leisurely cycle through to Mapua(cycling time excluding stops about 2 hours) 26km
  • On the way visit medal winning wineries, cafes, restaurants, taste some cheeses at the cheese shop, swim at white sand beaches, visit glass blowing studio, indulge in scrumptious real berry fruit icecreams, swim at a pristine white sand beach, enjoy beautiful wetlands. There’s something for everyone.
  • Cross from Rabbit Island to Mapua on the bike ferry
  • Stay overnight at a delightful B&B in Mapua
  • Dinner – own arrangements

Day Two (Grade one and two)

Mapua to Kaiteriteri

  • Cycle to Kaiteriteri (49 km) at times following the scenic coastline, at others viewing it from the heights, bypassing the fishing township of Motueka, commercial heart of this fruit growing region.
  • Lots of quirky places to enjoy refreshment stops along the way, including boutique breweries, community enterprises, great cafes, yummy berry icecreams etc.
  • You will cycle past citrus orchards, vineyards, through apple and kiwifruit orchards and hops, finishing up with a short ride through the bush on a very easy mountain bike trail into Kaiteriteri.
  • There should be time for a swim or a kayak at Kaiteriteri before you are picked up by Nelson Cycle Hire for your return to Nelson

Price per person incl GST and choice of Optional Extras:

  • Basic Tour Price : $395
  • Tour Including luggage transfer to Mapua and back to Nelson: $450
  • Upgrade to E Bike  $88 per person
Courtesy Coach and transport services Arrange Now
Customise your tour - to budget, group size, time or fitness level. Ask How
Nelson Enjoy Craft Beers, Boutique Wines or Kayak the Abel Tasman. Nelson add-ons
For Kids We have Kids' bikes, trailers, buggies and seats. Family Options
Cycle & E-bike hire / cycle rentals - cycle hire options. Bike Hire Only
Qualmark Rated Activity, Sustainable Tourism COVID Safe