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Nelson Cycle Hire and Tours

Winter Special – Great Taste Trail Double Dip

(2 x 1 day tours and 1 night accommodation at the Grand Mercure Monaco)

Taste Mapua (One day tour Nelson to Mapua) – self-guided

  • Hop on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail at Nelson Airport; enjoy a leisurely 26 km cycle through the coastal wetlands to Mapua (about 2 hours excluding stops) Grade1 easy. On the way visit award winning wineries, cafes, restaurants, cheese shop, visit an art glass blowing studio, spot some of the estuary’s myriad of migratory and native birds. Cross from Rabbit Island on the cycle ferry to Mapua. Transport from Mapua back to your accommodation at the Grand Mercure hotel at Monaco
  • Tour Special – On arrival at Mapua enjoy a shared pizza and a well-deserved glass of wine each at Rimu Grove WineBar.
    Overnight stay at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco includes great value breakfast 2 for one deal.

Spooners Tunnel (one Day tour Nelson to Spooners tunnel) Self-guided

  • Nelson Cycle Hire will pick you up from the Grand Mercure and transport you to the far end of the Spooners Tunnel (the longest disused rail tunnel in the southern hemisphere) Cycle back on the Great Taste Trail through the tunnel (headlamps provided) and enjoy a mighty 10 km downhill blast. Enjoy a world famous pie at Wakefield’s bakery, visit wineries, one free wine-tasting included.
  • Cycle back to the airport where your luggage will await you.

Price: $320 per person (min 2 people) single supplement applies

Includes: Cycle hire for 2 days ∞ helmet, lock, pump and repair kit ∞ ferry ticket ∞ map and guide notes ∞ return transport each day ∞ a shared pizza ∞ one glass of wine per person ∞ one nights accommodation at Grand Mercure including breakfast ∞ one wine tasting
Guided Option (subject to availability)

Tours available:

Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday due to operation of the Mapua ferry

Bookings and enquiries to email: or phone +64 (0)3 539 4193
Or use the enquiries form here:

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