Great Taste Freedom
We make bike hire easy and our detailed maps and advice will ensure you have a brilliant day on the trail. When you arrive at Gentle Cycling we’ll help you decide which route to take. For the family, we have an easy peasey on-trail loop, which passes a bunch of playgrounds, a pretty pub and Pics Peanut Butter factory (open Monday – Friday). For a half or full day on-trail ride there are two great options: the Rail Route leads to Brightwater or Wakefield, with plenty of foodie places along the way. The Coastal Route leads to Rabbit Island (a great swimming beach) and Mapua. For confident cyclists, Mapua is a great destination for a day ride with lots of cafes, a brewery and galleries. The trip includes taking a ferry built just for bikes. Whatever you choose, we provide detailed route maps and our bikes have handy tote boxes on the back for all the tasty treats you might buy along the way.
Identification (NZ Drivers Licence or Passport) may be required at wineries & breweries
Get in touch
We’re open 9am – 5pm from 1 September 2017 till 27 April 2018. We are open 7 days a week, with these exceptions: we are closed for Christmas from 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.