Tasman Great Taste Trail
with Back Road Adventures - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Enjoy sections of The Great Taste Trail and then go off trail to quiet country back roads. Allow us to take you to places most people don’t know exist. Experience the tranquility of the countryside, hop gardens, vineyards, orchards, majestic rivers, with a stunning backdrop of Kahurangi National Park. Many of our routes also pass wineries as well as artisans' studios and galleries.

All this and yet never too far away from a coffee stop!  This tour can give you a real flavour of the area.

Possible itinerary – day 1 Nelson to Mapua (35kms), day 2 Kaiteriteri to Mapua (up to 43kms),
day 3 Mahana and Moutere winery route (25 – 37kms).

What’s included

Premium Tour

• Two night’s accommodation in 4 and 4+ star boutique accommodation with breakfasts
• Three days trail bike, helmet, puncture repair kit and hi viz vest hire
• A souvenir water bottle and a welcome goody bag with a 'taste of the region'
• A choice of day pannier bags or touring pannier bag
• Luggage transfers with baggage allowance of up to 2 bags per person (max weight 15Kgs per bag)
• Route maps and bespoke route notes to help you discover hidden gems and other places of interest
• One way ferry ticket to Rabbit Island
• Bike transfers as required
• Wine tastings
• Discount vouchers for local restaurants and cafés
• 10% discount of any Wheelie Fantastic cycle clothing
• A dedicated tour manager and support service throughout the duration of your tour
• Airport pick up and drop off if you want your tour to start or finish at the airport
Price:  From $695 per person. Solo traveller and children under 12 POA. Discounts available for  larger groups (more than 6 people)
Prices are per person based on two people sharing, with 3 days self-guided rides

See also what other upgrades you could enjoy

• Exclusive luxury accommodation (package from $975pp)  
• Premium Plus - Accommodation in unique locations and high quality accommodation
• A day or more in the Abel Tasman National Park. This can be added in to your itinerary as an extra day or it can replace a cycling day. Cruise, walk and/or kayaking combinations available.
• Gourmet rendezvous picnic lunches or packed lunches can be arranged
• Private wine tastings
• Extra cycling days
• 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
• Heli- tours with our without cycling
• E-maps, load your personalised tour onto your phone or tablet

Booking Conditions

Standard Tour

• Two night’s accommodation in ensuite motel/cabins or equivalent
• Three days trail bike, helmet, pannier bag, puncture repair kit and hi viz vest hire
• A water bottle
• Luggage transfers with baggage allowance of one bag per person (max weight 15Kgs per bag)
• Bike transfers as required
• Route maps and bespoke route notes to help you discover hidden gems and other places of interest
• One way ferry ticket to Rabbit Island
• Discount vouchers for local restaurants and cafés
• 10% discount of any Wheelie Fantastic cycle clothing
• A dedicated tour manager and support service throughout the duration of your tour
• Airport pick up and drop off if you want your tour to start or finish at the airport
• Group discount available (more than 6 people)
Price: From $445 per person. Solo traveller and children under 12 POA. Discounts available for  larger groups (more than 6 people)
Prices are per person based on two people sharing, with 3 days self-guided rides.

See also what other upgrades you could enjoy

• A day or more in the Abel Tasman National Park. This can be added in to your itinerary as an extra day or it can replace a cycling day. Cruise, walk and/or kayaking combinations are available
• Extra cycling days
• 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
• Heli- tours with our without cycling
• E-maps, load your personalised tour onto your phone or tablet
• Extra baggage transfer

Booking Conditions

Email us to book or call 0800 2 cycle


Client Comments

3 Day Cycling Tour was the stand-out of trip -
Thank you for the wonderful experience you put together for us when we recently visited Nelson.
We spent 2 weeks in New Zealand with many amazing experiences from jet boats, bungy jumping,
para-sailing, island hopping and lots of stunning walks. Yet the one experience my 3 children (aged 12, 13 and 15) believed was the best was the 3 day cycling tour you organised for us. I actually got in trouble from them as it was not long enough!
— Michelle Wickens, Australia