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 choose either a return cycle ride from our base out into the wine country and back, or take our shuttle to the next village for a relaxed one way ride back to our base. And emergency support is included too.
Available from 21 October 2017 – 17 April 2018
Identification (Passport or NZ Drivers Licence) 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, two craft breweries and a berry garden (seasonal) with real fruit ice creams. The package includes two wine-tastings. Additional wine-tastings are available en route (tasting fees apply). Also included is afternoon tea at a stylish brewery cafe, 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:
– Between 24 and 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 McCashins Kitchen Brewery & Bar, emergency vehicle support including wet weather bail out
Adult price: $95
Get in touch
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.