Exclusive Luxury on The Great Taste Trail

2 days / 3 nights

Combine the best of both worlds by staying

in the private villa at Clifftops Retreat while enjoying a two day private guided tour of the Tasman Great Taste Trail.

Exclusive Luxury Options

  • 2 days / 3 nights at Clifftops-Retreat

This bespoke tour allows our guests to enjoy sections of The Great Taste Trail at a pace that suits them. Our knowledgeable guides can also find, off trail, quiet country back roads that take our guests to places most people don’t know exist. Experience the tranquillity of the countryside, hop gardens, vineyards, orchards, majestic rivers, with a stunning backdrop of Kahurangi National Park. All this and yet never too far away from a coffee stop!

Clifftops Retreat Luxury Accommodation

The accommodation at Clifftops Retreat is a 1,100 sq ft self-contained villa perched high on the cliffs near Nelson, overlooking sandy beaches, the glittering Tasman Sea and the sparkling lights of Nelson. It is a spectacular location. Quiet and private, it is still within 10 minutes of some excellent restaurants if you wish to eat out in the evenings during your stay.

This secluded jewel was architecturally designed and encompasses all the modern conveniences. The kitchen is fully stocked with local produce and Nelson regional wines, the lounge has a CD and Video player (and a great collection of CD's and videos), a laptop with high speed wireless Internet and Sky TV. The bathroom is a show-stopper with its shower only separated from the lush garden and pond by a glass wall. A spa pool set right on the cliff edge offers you breathtaking views while you relax.

Cycling Options

Before we set off, we will discuss the type of cycling and routes you would prefer to do. As this is a private tour, we can alter the distances and routes you would like to cycle.

Of course, your bikes will be brought to the door and will be sized and adjusted to fit your particular needs. We provide all you need for a great day’s cycling. If you make any purchases at the many local galleries or wineries, we can arrange to collect them and have them delivered back to Clifftops Retreat.

This package will be a 'stand out' experience for anyone visiting the region, whether from overseas or New Zealand.

Two Base Luxury Tour

Our two base tour allows our guests to enjoy both the coastal location of Clifftops Retreat with additional nights at ‘Edenhouse’, the boutique luxury lodge in the heart of the countryside.

Edenhouse is considered to be in ‘the 101 best hotels in the world’. It is set in 48 acres of private grounds and surrounded by quiet country roads. The Great Taste Trail is only a couple of Kms away from its door. This provides a perfect location to cycle to or from. The luxurious surroundings, the exceptional cuisine, and the legendary hospitality of your hosts, Peter and Bobbie Martin, make this a wonderful location to return to after your day’s cycling.

Other activities can be arranged that are within easy reach of Edenhouse, so a day away from cycling could include a private boat trip into the Abel Tasman National Park, or a scenic heli trip over Kahurangi National Park.

What's Included:

Clifftops Retreat
Exclusive Luxury

Top of the range trail bikes, helmet, pannier day bag, hi-vis vest, water bottle (local spring water) and snacks.  Breakfast pantry provisions and café lunches.  Private guided tour with transfers as required for selected routes.

Duration: 2 days/3 nights

Distances: 10 – 45+Km per day

Fitness level: A basic to moderate level of fitness required.

Trail Grade: Easy to Moderate

Group Size: 2 people

Options: Premium guided (bike and vehicle guide), Self-guided, 3 or more days cycling, a private boat trip into the Abel Tasman National Park.

Prices: Guided $3275 for 2 people. Self-guided or premium guided POA

What's Included:

Two Base Luxury Tour

Top of the range trail bikes, helmet, pannier day bag, hi-vis vest, water bottle (local spring water) and snacks.  Breakfast and dinner at Edenhouse, café lunches on cycle routes.
Private guided tour with transfers as required for selected routes.
Options: Premium guided (bike and vehicle guides) or guided (vehicle guide)
Price: POA


Clifftops Retreat and Edenhouse are both popular with visitors and so we recommend you book either package as early as possible to guarantee availability.

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