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  1. New Zealand
  2. Tasman Region
  3. Nelson

Nelson to Mapua: Full-Day Cycling Self-Guided Adventure

Product ID: 229772
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Enjoy a full-day, guided cycling adventure and experience some the stunning scenery along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Stop by award-winning wineries, craft breweries, and the World of Wearable Art museum.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cycle along the picturesque Coastal Route to Rabbit Island and Mapua
  • Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge
  • Enjoy the views from coastal boardwalks
  • Stop at the many wineries and breweries along the way
Full description
Begin your adventure in Nelson where you’ll be fitted for your bikes and briefed on your tour. From there, cycle to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Explore Nelson City before following the blue Great Taste Trail markers which lead south to the seaside village of Mapua. Stop along the way at the World of Wearable Art exhibition. Visit the Honest Lawyer and enjoy the atmosphere of a country-style pub. Take a break from cycling and check out some of the many craft breweries and wineries along the way.

Enjoy the trail’s coastal route. Take in phenomenal views from the Waimea Estuary and Farmland’s coastal boardwalks. Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge and then continue on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole, or take a dip in the warm sea waters of Rabbit Island.

Journey across the channel on the iconic Mapua Ferry. Land at Mapua Wharf and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. After a day of exploring, sit down for dinner on the Mapua Wharf. Afterward, jump on the Trail Hopper transport and return to Nelson.
  • All Cycle equipment: including trail comfort bike, helmet, repair kit, panniers or carrier bag, odometer and trail documentation.
  • Bottled water
  • Souvenir Map
  • Transport from Mapua Wharf to Nelson
  • Mapua Ferry crossing
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

37-39 Halifax St E, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand. Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of you activity.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• Please note, this is not a guided tour. The local partner opens at 9:00 am and your departure time is flexible.
Organized by

Kiwi Journeys

Product ID: 229772