The Great Taste Trail Coastal Route is an off-road cycle trail running from Nelson city, to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. Below are some photos taken along this section of the trail.
This 2 km section of the Great Taste Trail follows the Easy Rider trail in the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.
A view from the trail to the Abel Tasman National Park
There are two sets of tight corners in the mountain bike park and less confident cyclists might want to dismount here
A view of the trail near Riwaka
The trail runs along the estuary at Motueka, with views across to the sandspit
Near Lower Moutere, the views are across farmland to the Western Ranges which are snow-clad in winter
A view of the trail along the hilly section between Tasman village and Lower Moutere
Another view along the trail. The coast of the Abel Tasman National Park is visible in the far distance
The trail near Tasman village. The Jester House Cafe is just around the corner
The Jester House Cafe (winner, Cafe of the Year 2013) has a fabulous rambling garden which is heaven for children. And there are tame eels too!
In the garden at the Jester House Cafe, Tasman village
Great Taste Trail
The trail runs past Riverside Community, one of the oldest alternative communities in New Zealand
A view of Riverside Community
Near the Riverside Community Cafe
In the garden beside the Riverside Community Cafe
A trail-side fruit stall
Plum trees planted alongside the trail near Tasman village
A view from the trail across apple orchards between Tasman village and Lower Moutere
Simon, the friendly brewer at Hop Federation Brewery, Riwaka
On the beach, Kaiteriteri
The distances and elevations along the Great Taste Trail from Stoke to Kaiteriteri are illustrated above. For a full description of this section of the trail go to “More about the Great Taste Trail” at http://gentlecycling.co.nz/multi-day/