Tasman Explorer - A multi-day cycle tour for experienced cyclists seeking a civilised adventure.

If you want to explore the area using the cycle trail and maybe some other cycling routes too and you enjoy planning your adventure but would like a little bit of help, then the Tasman Explorer is what you need.It is aimed at the experienced cyclist who likes to be a bit more independant. We can help you follow routes that bring the total tour distance to 200-300kms using The Great Taste Trail and Tasman backroads. You could choose to stay with The Great Taste Trail and cover just over 170kms. In our opinion, some of the best cycling routes are on the back roads, just off the cycle trail. 

This way of exploring the area is very different to our other tours. Using our local knowledge ( as a local tour operator, but especially as locals who are cyclists), we give you the building blocks ( route ideas and accommodation options) to build your own tour. We provide the basic logitsics 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 will offer advice and provide information for you to be able to plan your cycle tour. We will meet you at your choosen start point and get you set up with your bikes before you cycle off on your adventure. It will be the same as other tours, in that, you will have the 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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