Tasman Explorer

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5 Day(s)
170 Km
avg 34 Km

Tour operator:  Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours

A Multi-Day Cycle Tour For Experienced Cyclists Seeking A Civilised Adventure

If you want to explore the area using the cycle trail and maybe some other cycling routes too and you enjoy planning your adventure but would like a little bit of help, then the Tasman Explorer is what you need.It is aimed at the experienced cyclist who likes to be a bit more independant. We can help you follow routes that bring the total tour distance to 200-300kms using The Great Taste Trail and Tasman backroads. You could choose to stay with The Great Taste Trail and cover just over 170kms. In our opinion, some of the best cycling routes are on the back roads, just off the cycle trail. 

This way of exploring the area is very different to our other tours. Using our local knowledge ( as a local tour operator, but especially as locals who are cyclists), we give you the building blocks ( route ideas and accommodation options) to build your own tour. We provide the basic logitsics to make it work. You won’t get the degree of itinerary organisation or booking services that are included in our other tours, but we will offer advice and provide information for you to be able to plan your cycle tour. We will meet you at your choosen start point and get you set up with your bikes before you cycle off on your adventure. It will be the same as other tours, in that, you will have the support of the Wheelie team, should you need to contact us or need any assistance during your tour.


Tour Location

New Zealand
South Island
Any location on the cycle trail
Any location on the cycle trail

Tour Information

Bike Included
5 Day(s)
Quiet roads, Cycle paths/trails, On-road (sealed), Off-road (dirt/gravel)
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
NZD 500
Single Supplement:

Tour Distance & Dates

170 Km
Riding Days:
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Additional Information


Hire of trail or gravel bike, helmet, handlebar map holder, bike lock and puncture repair kit.
A choice of one or two 20L waterproof rear pannier bags.
Bikes delivered to the start point and collected at your finish point.
E-maps provided of your route before you arrive. Paper maps also provided upon arrival
Extra luggage can be securely stored during the cycle tour, free of charge.
Free car parking avaialble
Discount vouchers for local restaurants and cafes


7 day tour $600 per person
Bike & rider transfers
Luggage transfers 
Airport pick up and drop off

Accommodation booked
A day or more in the Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise, walk and/or kayaking combinations are available - no cycling in the National Park.
Guided day ride with one of our experienced guides who can help you explore hidden gems of the region on a back road adventure
A Heli-cycle on gravel roads in the Marlborough Sounds

Group Information

Discounts available for larger groups (more than 6 people)

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