“Had the best time on our trip all arranged by Nicky from Wheelie Fantastic .
Nicky’s organisational skills ,excellent communication and humour made for a seamless journey and we felt very taken care of .
Nicky was always contactable to answer any queries and provided detailed maps and guidance along the way.
By living locally she knows the area well and this clearly shows in her thorough planning.
We were a group of 10 ranging in age from 57-72 and found the great taste trail to be a thoroughly enjoyable and manageable trip.
We did a 5 night trip with two nights in Mapua and two in Kaiteriteri and this enabled us to explore those areas more thoroughly, finally staying near Kohatu on our final night.
I would highly recommend this or any trip organised through wheelie fantastic.
Bary & Marg N
Multi-day tours along the great taste trail
Explore the Mapua, Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park areas at your own pace. You tell us what you want, and we make it happen.
Local knowledge of the region gives you an unforgettable experience
Our Great Taste Trail tours have been curated to give you a unique trip. Our specialist local knowledge means we tell you all the off-the-beaten-path recommendations and give you an insight into the beautiful Nelson region.
If you wish to explore the incredible Abel Tasman National Park, we can suggest a tour to suit. As the seasons change, so do the things to do in Nelson. We give suggestions because we know what the best options for you are. Popular isn’t always the best; we understand the unique area and can provide you with the most unforgettable experience.
“The trip was great (fantastic) your help especially on the rainy day was brilliant, we could not have asked for more. When I saw the text offering to bail us out it was just great. The whole experience was great, the accommodation each night was more than I had anticipated; lovely people. So all in all 11 out of 10.”
Rod and Margi, Blenheim
Great Taste Trail Multi-day tours
For someone who wants something a bit unique, we offer a range of carefully designed Great Taste Trail multi-day tours. These are ready to ride tours, but armed with our local knowledge, you’ll find out-of-the-way places that will delight. If you want it tailored to suit your timeframe or interests, we can easily adapt an itinerary to suit your requests
Our bespoke tours can include non-cycling days such as a sky wire ride, vehicle based guided day tours, and of course a range of options to enjoy the Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay or Marlborough Sounds. If that sounds like your type of holiday, check out our Tasman Explorer page
We can also offer our ‘Explore More’ cycle experiences that can be incorporated into a Great Taste Trail Cycle tour. If you like more out of the way, gravel roads, we can add them to your tour.
We have carefully selected gravel routes (a mix of sealed and unsealed back roads) that take you to beautiful locations that are not on the local cycle trail.
What is the best way to ride The Great Taste Trail?
People are not one-size-fits-all, so why should your Nelson cycle tour be? We believe that our up-to-date, local knowledge counts for a lot when you’re planning a cycle tour. The Great Taste Trail can be ridden in different directions and in different order of segments. Our itineraries are well thought out, offering you the best experiences that we know you’ll love.
Cyclists will enjoy the varied nature of The Great Taste Trail and the landscapes it passes through, however many ‘tastes’ of the region are off the trail. We can help you find these other locations, even if you choose a self-guided option. Our comprehensive route notes and maps will help you to explore along the way, confident in the knowledge that you won’t cycle past the best coffee stop or scone on your route.
Do It Your Way
Our tours are adaptable, so we can accommodate all abilities, and particular interests within a group. We can even put together itineraries for groups made up of non-cyclists as well as cyclists.
We appreciate that your chosen cycle tour is yours to enjoy, in a way that best suits you, therefore we do not amalgamate groups. We also allocate each group their own tour manager, to take care of any questions and requests the group may have when on tour.