The Tasman Explorer Cycle Tour - for experienced cyclists seeking a civilised adventure

You’re fit (ish), comfortable on a bike, and ready for an adventure. But, you like a glass of wine, a hot bath and a gourmet meal at the end of the day.

The Great Taste Trail and  the Tasman area for experienced cyclists

You are comfortable on a bike, and regularly get out on your wheels. You are happy with longer distance rides, as long as there is a cold beverage at the end. And, you want to explore the incredible landscape, food and drink that Mapua, Nelson and the Tasman areas have to offer.

If this is you, our Tasman Explorer options are your perfect holiday.

We use the Great Taste Trail as well as local cycle routes, and using our local knowledge, can help you plan an epic adventure. We have a feast of routes that give you 200-300km of ground to cover and let you do it all independently.

We are keen local cyclists, and believe some of the best cycling routes are on the back roads, off the main trails. We give you the building blocks (route ideas and accommodation options) to build your own tour. We provide the basic logistics to make it work. You won’t get the degree of itinerary organisation or booking services that are included in our other tours, but we offer advice and provide information for you to be able to plan your cycle tour.

We meet you at your chosen start point and get you set up with your hire bikes before you cycle off on your adventure. You will have the full support of the Wheelie team, should you need to contact us or need any assistance during your tour.

What's Included

The Details

  • Hire of trail or gravel bike, helmet, handlebar map holder, bike lock and puncture repair kit.
  • A choice of one or two 20L waterproof rear pannier bags.
  • Start and finish your tour at any location on the cycle trail.
  • Bikes delivered to the start point and collected at your finish point.
  • E-maps provided of your route before you arrive. Paper maps also provided upon arrival
  • Extra luggage can be securely stored during the cycle tour, free of charge.
  • Free car parking avaialble
  • Discount vouchers for local restaurants and cafes
  • Price: 5 days $500, 7 days $600 per person ( minimum two people) Solo traveller POA. Discounts available for larger groups (more than 6 people)

other upgrades you could enjoy

  • Bike & rider transfers as required.
  • Luggage transfers
  • Airport pick up and drop off if you want your tour to start or finish at the airport
  • A day or more in the Abel Tasman National Park. This can be added in to your itinerary. Cruise, walk and/or kayaking combinations are available - no cycling in the National Park.
  • Enjoy a guided day ride with one of our experienced guides who can help you explore hidden gems of the region on a back road adventure
  • A Heli-cycle on gravel roads in the Marlborough Sounds

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