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The Gentle Cycling Company
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+64 3 9295652
NZ Toll free 0800 932 453

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The Gentle Cycling Company

When Rose Griffin launched The Gentle Cycling Company in a rather nice old shearing shed in Stoke, Nelson in 2009, the Great Taste Trail and the NZ Cycle Trails project was just a gleam in the eye. Now, the Great Taste Trail is one of many new trails around NZ providing locals and visitors alike with lots more reasons to get on a bike.

Gentle Cycling is all about savouring the journey rather than rushing from place to place. Sounds, smells and sights are intensified when travelling by bike. And while the off-road trail is fabulous it’s often the detours which are the icing on the cake, providing a much richer Nelson Tasman experience. We have been cycling in this area for longer than we care to remember and we have taken care to choose detours that give you a beautiful ride whilst also taking you to the best bits along the way. Our maps will let you know which roads you might want to avoid (like State Highways and roads with no shoulder) and which ones you really should include to see some special things (such as interesting farm buildings, a historic site or another great cafe.) Our tips, maps and route advice will make sure you don’t miss anything. And we will share our tips for great foodie things along the way too – such as the latest news for award-winning wines, a chef receiving accolades, or a new craft beer to taste (these brewers are such a creative bunch!)

So whether you are new to cycling, or have done lots before, there is something for you here on the Great Taste Trail. Just be prepared to stop – often.
Their Tours

Great Taste Wine

1 Days Easy 34 Km
We’ll spend time with you before you set out, so you can have a worry-free day. Visit a cheese shop, pick berries (in season) or stop for a real fruit icecream along the way. And McCashins Brewery Café makes a perfect spot to rest at the end of your ride (it’s just across our back paddock) so we ...
Updated by CTG on 22 Jun 2015

Great Taste Beer

5 Hours Easy 7 Km
Calling Craft Beer lovers. Of course you have come to Nelson because it is the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ, right? So you won’t want to miss NZ’s only beer-lovers bike tour. With just 7 kilometres of cycling (all flat and mostly on a cycle trail) you will hardly get a sweat up. This is an ...
Updated by CTG on 22 Jun 2015

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