Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Tasman Great Taste Trail's stunning coastline and inland rides
  • Enjoy a half day walk on the famous Abel Tasman track
  • Take a bicycle ferry from the beautiful town of Mapua to the Ruby Coast
  • Test your tastebuds at local wineries, breweries and orchards
  • Discover the city of Nelson - known for its sunshine, arts, wine and great food
  • Visit the World of Wearable Arts Museum (WOW)
  • Sail through the Abel Tasman National Park on a Catamaran
  • Make pancakes and billy tea on a perpetually burning fire hidden in native bush



  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on twin share basis
  • Professional qualified driver/guide
  • 2 professional guides/drivers on trips with 8 or more people
  • Private vehicle transport
  • Crossing on public cycle ferry from Rabbit Island to Mapua
  • Transfer by catamaran in the Abel Tasman NP
  • Wine tasting at two wineries
  • Entry to World of Wearable Arts & Classic Car Museum
  • The Natural Flames Experience
  • Water and snacks while cycling
  • Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Multi-day
Tour duration: 6 days
Fitness Level: Ultra Fit
Language(s): English
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Phone Number: Click to Call

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