Great Taste Freedom Cycling
Our bike range includes everything from single speed cruisers, 3 speed classics, 7 speed comforts, 24 speed hybrid comforts, ebikes and kids bikes. We make bike trips easy and when you arrive at Gentle Cycling we’ll help you decide which route to take. For the little people, we have an easy peasy half-day on-trail loop, which passes a bunch of playgrounds, a pretty pub and Pics Peanut Butter factory (open Monday – Friday). For a full day ride, the Coastal Route leads to Rabbit Island (32km return) and Mapua (44km return). Mapua Wharf is a great lunch destination and the trip includes taking a ferry built just for bikes. A more relaxed full day option is to take the Rail Route towards Brightwater (28km return) or Wakefield (44km return). Explore the wine country and visit foodie places on this route. For a half day, the first cluster of rural cafes and wineries is 6km from our base on the Rail Route and the breweries are even closer!
New: add our 9am Brightwater shuttle to a full day bike hire, for a transfer from our base to the village of Brightwater (14km). From here, follow the Great Taste Trail Rail Route back to base, stopping at tasty places on the way. You can also cycle further by taking the Rail Route from Brightwater to Wakefield (8km each way.)
Identification (Passport or NZ Drivers Licence) may be required at wineri
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We’re open 7 days from 9am – 5pm from 1 September 2017 till 27 April 2018. We are closed for Christmas 23 – 26 December 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.