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The Gentle Cycling Company

411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-929 5652
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Superb Trip

I can not recommend Rose Griffin and her team too highly. Our two day " I love Nelson Trip" was... read more

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hughestravels2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
Rose Did A Super Job Putting Together Our Mapua Trip! Thanks!

Background: After completing a 5 day hiking trip in Abel Tasman (going lodge to lodge versus hut to... read more

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Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and around the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Explore vineyards, craft breweries, cafes, historic villages, beaches and beautiful rural landscapes in Nelson, the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great taste” (27 reviews)
“wine trail” (4 reviews)
“cheese shop” (4 reviews)
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411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I can not recommend Rose Griffin and her team too highly. Our two day " I love Nelson Trip" was outstanding-Dunpuffin Lodge food and hospitality is excellent . We were most impressed with the Top 10 Motor Camp in Motueka. Our bokes were first class...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Background: After completing a 5 day hiking trip in Abel Tasman (going lodge to lodge versus hut to hut), we advance booked a 3 day bike trip with Gentle Cycling, who gave us a route, bikes, ferry tickets and booked us lodging in Mapua (Mapua...More

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Global Village, thanks for sharing your experience of cycling the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route to Mapua. It's great to hear you enjoyed your trip and your accommodation in the village. This route is great for a super-relaxed ride as the distances are very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner took pains to explain the Tasting Route and gave uh photographic visuals to help us fi d the way. A solid hours ride to Wakefield. Lunch at Rhubarb Cafe then a more gentle ride back

Thank sunny121UK
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review of riding the off-road Great Taste Trail route to Wakefield (22km). It's great to hear you enjoyed your day. Best wishes, Rose

Reviewed 1 week ago

just spent the day biking around nelson wineries with my 2 sisters, prompt pick up at our hotel. good instructions and maps provided, good quality bikes, we got an e bike for my older sister at the last minute, which was not a problem to...More

Thank travelbunny75
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your Great Taste Wine tour. Although the route is flat, the E Bike makes it easy for everyone to enjoy the day. The Cellar Door Cafe is a very popular destination and many...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hired an e-bike for a full day, and cycled along the Great Taste Trail. I was given an excellent map with highlights well-marked plus clear verbal instructions from the helpful, friendly owner (who also transported me to and from my Nelson hotel). The cycle...More

Thank Susan A
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. The electric bikes are very popular and are a fantastic to ride - and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The 22km distance from our office, out to Wakefield, is also a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good day out - prompt pick up from our hotel, lovely friendly staff, and comprehensive briefing and instructions/maps. Good choice of wineries and brewery to visit. Bikes comfortable to ride. Would definitely recommend.

Thank simonsch
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you enjoy a great day on the Great Taste Trail. Thanks for coming! Rose

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect cycle trip with excellent customer care from first contact. Helpful pre ride briefing on the route and the food and drink stops! Good bikes and trails. Excellent b&b in mapua and fantastic food + New Years eve entertainment in the mapua sprig &...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great service, great bikes and a wonderful day with grandchildren. I would highly recommend this company.

Thank Richard S
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for your review. It's lovely to hear we were able to help you enjoy our beautiful region. Best wishes, Rose

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We did the great taste trail. Our daughters are both 9 and they managed to get to the suspension bridge then back to the cellar door and berrylands for lunch. Fairly easy ride and nice scenery. Also did the Stoke brewery at the start, which...More

Thank MazLLondon
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It's berry season now so a good time to include a stop at Berrylands. Those brownies sound good too. Cheers, Rose

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I did a full day bike rental and wine tour with the shuttle option. It all worked out smoothly from the time I was promptly picked up at my accommodation until drop off at the end of the day. Rose was delightful! Answered questions, provided...More

Thank Rebecca F
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks for your review Rebecca, I'm glad you had such a good day. Cheers, Rose

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we are closed for day rides on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
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