Great Taste Wine Cycle Tour
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. A wine cyclist transfer from our base to the village of Brightwater is included with this package, making it easy to go further and see more. And emergency support is included too. Available from 21 October 2017 – 31 March 2018. Identification (Passport or NZ Drivers Licence) required.
The Great Taste Wine season has now ended. Click here for a great alternative ride.
A great advantage of this trip is our wine cyclist transfer, taking you and your bikes to the village of Brightwater to start your cycling. But first, your day will start with a 9am 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. Arriving at Brightwater, you could cycle further on the trail to the village of Wakefield (16km return). For a gentler trip, relax a little before starting the ride from Brightwater back to base through the wine country (around 24km, approximately 2 hours of biking). 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. 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 the 5pm shuttle back to Nelson. Additional wine-tastings are available en route most days (tasting fees apply).
What’s the wine tour route like:
– Between 24 and 40 km (you choose). Flat. Mostly on off-road cycle trail. Some on-road cycling.
– Full day bike hire, helmet & map. To reserve a 24 speed bike please request when booking
– Great Taste Wine Tour Package:
Wine cyclist transfer from our base to Brightwater, wine-tastings at two vineyards, drink & snack at McCashins Kitchen Brewery & Bar, emergency vehicle support including wet weather bail out
Optional: Door-to-door return city shuttle. Depart Nelson city between 8.30 & 8.50 am, return 5.15 pm
Adult price: $95 includes door-to-door return city shuttle. E bike upgrade $45
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.