Great Taste Beer

Calling Craft Beer lovers. Of course you have come to Nelson because it is the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ, right? So you won’t want to miss NZ’s first beer cycling tour. Our famous Gentle Cycling Great Taste Beer tour featured recently on TV here in New Zealand. Click here to watch it now

Identification (NZ Drivers Licence or Passport) required


You will hardly get a sweat up during this super-relaxed day of beer cycling. This is a flat, urban route which starts and finishes at The Gentle Cycling Company and follows our custom-designed map. The self-guided ride includes morning tea at a pub on the trail, followed by tastings at two small breweries. We book these two tastings for you and there will be time to chat to the brewers for a personalised beer cycling experience.  In the afternoon, you will have time to visit two more breweries on the route. McCashins Brewery and Eddyline Brewery are both open 7 days – tastings are not included in the tour price. While you are in the area, why not follow the smell of the roasting peanuts to Pic’s Peanut Butter factory. The trail goes almost to the door, so you can swing by the factory Monday to Friday for a tasting (no appointment necessary) and pick up a jar of Pic’s famous Peanut Butter to take home. And finally, for the keen and eager types, there is one more Craft Beer pub sited on the trail. Bar 321 specialises in Harringtons beers and ciders, which are brewed in Christchurch. After that,  you just need to follow the trail back to The Gentle Cycling Company for the 5pm shuttle back to Nelson.  

What’s the route like:
– Available every day except Sunday
– 10 to 20 km. Flat & urban, mostly on a cycle trail

What’s included:
– Door-to-door return shuttle. Depart Nelson city 8.45am, return 5.15pm.
– Full day bike hire, helmet, map, emergency wet weather support
– Morning tea at a pub on the cycle trail
– Tastings at Bays Brewery and Lighthouse Brewery
– Souvenir bottle of Cycle Trail Ale

Price: $95 adult
Please email your booking enquiry and we will confirm availability at all the breweries on this trip

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    We’re open 9am – 5pm  from 1 September 2016 till 27 April 2017. We are open 7 days a week, apart from these exceptions:  we are closed for Christmas 23 – 26 December 2016 and open for multi day rides but closed for single day rides on New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday & Anzac Day. Bookings are essential.

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