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The Moutere Hills Wine & Food Spectacular ebike Tour

Available daily from mid September to mid May, and weekends and school holidays only from mid May to mid September


This supported E Bike full day Tour starts at Nelson Airport and ends 35Km later at the Moutere Hills Winery. There you and your friends can sample the wines and indulge in a Gourmet Lunch before being transferred back to Nelson by our Courtesy Van.

You will have a morning start, (recommended between 0830 -0900), at our Airport Base and during your ride you will:

  • Ride on the Great Taste Trail along the scenic Coastal cycle route to Rabbit Island through the Waimea Estuary and wetlands, across the Waimea River on a swing bridge
  • Follow the Great Taste Trail through the Pine Forests of Rabbit Island with its pristine white sands and beautiful beach to meet the Ferry to take you across the inlet to Mapua township.
  • Cycle through Mapua Village (perhaps take time for a coffee, ice-cream, wine tasting or other refreshment before heading for the Moutere Hills). From here you leave the Great Taste Trail and are riding on quiet back country roads. Your E Bike will ensure a pleasurable ride along the ridgelines so you can enjoy the spectacular views in every direction.
  • Riding to Old Sarau Village and visiting Heaphy and Gravity Wineries along the way to check out their latest vintage.
  • Then it is time to take a brief ride to Moutere Hills Winery where you can indulge yourselves in the finest cuisine at Forster’s Restaurant

Please note that Forsters are closed on Mondays throughout the year however Wine Tastings and Platters and other great food can be enjoyed at both Gravity Winery and Heaphy Winery and excellent meals are also available at the old Moutere Inn, NZ’s oldest pub.

Note: During the winter season, May to October, this tour is only available on Saturday and Sunday and during school holidays.

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For this E Bike Excursion your tour package will include:

  • A super comfortable E Bike for your riding pleasure
  • Helmet, Repair Kit, Pump and security lock, Hi-Vis Vest
  • One wine tasting
  • Trail maps and a briefing
  • Complimentary Parking and storage of excess baggage at our Office
  • Pick up at the Moutere Hills Winery and return to Nelson at a pre-arranged time
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Forsters Cafe, where the tour ends for lunch.

Note: The Tour Package does not include food and beverages consumed on the ride, other than as specified.

Minimum number for a tour is two persons, maximum is 8. Please contact us if there is a requirement to accommodate larger parties.

  • Price for 2 persons: $210 per person
  • Price for 3 or more persons: $185 per person
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What previous customers have said about our one day tours

Highly recommend Nelson Cycle Hire

Thanks so much for an awesome day out on the trails. Highly recommend Nelson Cycle Hire – excellent communication and Tess was super helpful with our changing plans, including flexible pickup and dropoff which was greatly appreciated! Will definitely use these guys again, thanks heaps. Thanks again, especially for the drop off, we had the Read more “Highly recommend Nelson Cycle Hire”

One Day Tour

That was an amazing ride

That was an amazing ride, thank you for the bikes, they were great! The wind was fine (we lived in Dunedin for 2 years so that was a light breeze😅 compared to what we are used too!). We will definitely recommend you to others travelling your way and use you guys for our next Read more “That was an amazing ride”

Felicity, Greg, Oli and Neave
One Day Tour

We had a wonderful time!

We had a wonderful time! Got loads of great photos. Thank you for all of your help with Read more “We had a wonderful time!”

Melissa Gentle
One Day Tour

We had great experience biking

We had great experience biking there at Nelson. You’re Mapua trail were biker friendly. The view is majestic and exciting. One of our best bike ride so Read more “We had great experience biking”

One Day Tour

Thank you both for doing what you do so well

We truly were impressed at the way our trip was managed from enquiry, planning to execution – going well beyond expectations to ensure our visit to Nelson was an experience to remember. Loved JRs wit and humor! Thank you both for doing what you do so well and yes it was a shame we missed Read more “Thank you both for doing what you do so well”

Heather Borland
GTT, One Day Tour

We had an enjoyable trip and think that your company provides outstanding service.

Thank you for letting us experience The Great Tunnel Experience with Nelson Cycle Hire. It is much appreciated. We enjoyed our biking trip with your company last Thursday. It helped us to get a close impression of the excellent taste trail (Spooners Tunnel to Nelson), it was a fantastic route, and we enjoy the estuary Read more “We had an enjoyable trip and think that your company provides outstanding service.”

Nelson I-Site
One Day Tour

Great bikes and panniers

Thanks so much for those photos but also so much for  the cycle hire and shuttle service which was much appreciated.
Read more “Great bikes and panniers”

Jane and Bob and 6 friends!! - April 2018
Group, One Day Tour

Bikes were fabulous and the whole day seamless

Jim was wonderful and made the whole day seamless. We appreciate your efforts.
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Anne and Mark - March 2018
Couples, GTT, One Day Tour

Wonderful bike trip on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

Many thanks Anita, Because of your kindly help and good arrangement, we have a wonderful bike trip on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.  We do Read more “Wonderful bike trip on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail”

Charlie and Jane
Couples, One Day Tour

Fantastic experience, Fabulous Day Trip

Nelson Cycle Hire provided transport to our location, Hi Viz safety gear and most importantly a very safe and comfortable bike at a most reasonable rate.
Read more “Fantastic experience, Fabulous Day Trip”

Couples, One Day Tour

Great Service and Good Bikes

Hired bike for the day. Convenient location at the airport. Flexible return arrangements. Good rate. Biked to Mapua and return.
Read more “Great Service and Good Bikes”

Bike Hire, GTT, One Day Tour

Great Location and Friendly Staff

The bikes were super comfortable. Anita gave us an excellent set of trail notes to follow, booked our accommodation, provided a lunch and organised Kayak hire at Kaiteriteri.
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Group, One Day Tour