Bikes & Services

Bikes & Services

We have a comprehensive range of services for cycling on the Great Taste Trail. So what are you waiting for? Take time, come cycling.

Sleeping & Eating

Here is our summary of accommodation and eating places close to the Great Taste Trail.

LocationAccommodationMeals
StokeMotels, resort.
Maximum group size: flexible
Cafes, pubs, restaurants
RichmondHoliday park, motels. Maximum group size: flexibleCafes, pubs, restaurants
BrightwaterB&B. Maximum group size: 8One cafe
WakefieldCamping, B & B’s. Maximum group size: 14Choice of two cafes
MapuaCamping, motels, cabins, en-suite cabins, B & B’s. Maximum group size: flexibleChoice of cafes
Upper MoutereSimple pub rooms. Maximum group size: 4One pub
MotuekaHoliday park, motel. Maximum group size: flexibleChoice of cafes and pubs
RiwakaBackpacker lodge.
Maximum group size: 10
One pub, cafes
KaiteriteriCamping, resort, motel. Maximum group size: flexibleResort restaurant, cafe
WoodstockLimited accommodationNo cafes, restaurants or pubs

Gentle Cycling Shuttle

Gentle Cycling shuttle services are available 7 days in season. Bookings are required.

City shuttle

Departs fromTimeDestinationkm'sAdultChild
City*8.30 - 8.50amThe Gentle Cycling Company

Returns to city 5pm
8km$12$8

*Note: Contact us for more information on pick-up

Other things you should know

Abel Tasman National Park

Wilsons Abel Tasman provide walking, kayaking and cruising activities in the Abel Tasman National Park. Our multi-day itineraries are easily co-ordinated with their Kaiteriteri departure and arrival times and we can book these activities for you when making up your itinerary if required.

Below are just some of our favourite Wilsons Abel Tasman activities. For more information please visit wilsonsabeltasman.co.nz

Wilsons Abel Tasman TripFeaturesSchedule
(from Kaiteriteri)
Price
Beaches, Bays & Seals with WalkKayak, walk and explore the best of the parkDeparts 9.30am
Returns 5.50pm
Adult $170

Child $120
Kayak, Seals & WalkGuided kayak in the morning, then boat into the park to view seals and walk. A family-friendly optionDeparts 9.30am
Returns 5.50pm
Adult $155

Child $94
Open Day PassYour choice of any Cruise and Walk optionDeparts 9.30am
Returns 4.10 or 5.50pm
Adult $80

Child $40
3 Day Walking BreakStay 2 nights in the park in the Wilsons Lodges. Trip includes all meals and cruising. Walking distances flexible.

This trip also available as a Walk & Kayak option
Departs 1pm
Returns 4.10pm
Adult $1400

Child $980

Mapua Ferry

The Mapua Ferry links Rabbit Island and Mapua on the Coastal Route. For more information visit mapuaferry.co.nz

  • Get in touch

    We’re open 9am – 5pm  from 1 September 2017 till 27 April 2018. We are open 7 days a week, apart from these exceptions:  we are closed for Christmas from 23 – 26 December 2017 and open for multi day rides but closed for single day rides on New Years Day, Good Friday & Anzac Day. Bookings are essential.

      Phone: 0800 932 453  / +64 3 929 5652
      Email: info@gentlecycling.co.nz
      Address: 411 Nayland Rd, Stoke, Nelson, NZ.
    15 minutes south of Nelson city & 10 minutes from Nelson Airport.