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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.

Day one (Grade one)

Nelson- Mapua

  • Fitted to your cycle, issued accessories, trail briefing and receive written route instructions and maps
  • Your ride starts at Nelson Airport, and today is about lots of experiences during your leisurely 26 km cycle on the Great Taste Trail through to Mapua (about 2 hours cycling) so we suggest planning to be on the way by 1030. Your only time constraint is the scheduled last sailing for the day of the Mapua ferry
  • 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 ice-creams, swim at a pristine white sand beach, and be blown away by the beautiful coastal wetlands along the route. Perhaps a wine-tasting followed by lunch at Nelson’s oldest established vineyard estate. 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 (40-42 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 ice-creams 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 (minimum 2 persons) and choice of Optional Extras:

  • Basic Tour Price : $520
  • Tour Including luggage transfer to Mapua and back to Nelson: $595
  • Upgrade to E Bike  $118 per person
  • Subject to accommodation availability
  • Single supplement applies

Tour includes:

  • Standard Cycle hire, (including helmet, locking cable, pump and puncture repair kit), panniers, hi vis vest
  • 1 night B&B accommodation
  • 1 breakfast
  • Transfer from Kaiteriteri back to Nelson