Great Taste Wine
Explore the wine country of Nelson with our wine tour by bike. Take a day to cycle in a flat, rural landscape among vineyards, apple orchards and farms. Ride self-guided following our map – there are six wineries nearby. Not all are open every day. With this package, you can choose either a return cycle ride from our base out into the wine country and back, or you can take our shuttle to the next village for a one way ride back to our base, allowing time to linger at the vineyards. And emergency support is included too.
Available from 22 October 2016 – 17 April 2017
Identification (NZ Drivers Licence or Passport) required
Your day will start with a briefing, when we will explain your route and the location of the wineries and other tasty places you can visit. Not all the wineries are open every day. Starting at our base, if you choose the longer ride “out and back” ride, the cycling distance is around 38km. For a shorter “one way” ride, take our shuttle to the next village and the distance is around 24km. Also on the wine tour route are cafes, a cheese shop, a berry garden (seasonal) with real fruit ice creams, two craft breweries and a country pub. The package includes two wine-tastings. Additional wine-tastings are available en route (tasting fees apply). The package also includes afternoon tea at a country pub, where you can relax at the end of the day before cycling the short distance back to our base. For more details see our list of places to visit on a tasty day ride here http://gentlecycling.co.nz/blog/
What’s the wine tour route like:
– From 24 to 38 km (you choose). Flat. Mostly on off-road cycle trail. Some on-road cycling. First winery is 6km from our base (cycling time approximately 20 minutes).
What’s included in the wine tour:
– Full day bike hire, helmet & map. To reserve a 21 speed bike please request when booking
– Door-to-door return shuttle. Depart Nelson city between 8.30 & 8.50 am, return 5.15 pm
– Great Taste Wine extras package:
Optional shuttle to the next village, wine-tastings at two vineyards, drink & snack at the Honest Lawyer Country Pub, emergency vehicle support including wet weather bail out
Adult price: $95
Get in touch
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.