Nelson Tours
Self-guided E-bike cycle tour with private wine tasting
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Self-guided E-bike cycle tour with private wine tasting

By The Gentle Cycling Company
About
If you love wine and enjoy getting some exercise at the same time, this is the activity for you! We cater for groups, both large and small. This activity is unguided, but you will be briefed and have a map to show you the way. You can take your time and enjoy the tastes of Nelson at your leisure.
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£79.01
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 18-99
Duration: 6h
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  • Wine tasting
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 70 Beach Road, Tāhunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
    We have secure off-street parking so please drive in
Pickup details
  • We will get in contact with you to finalize the start time of your tour.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Nelson Airport, Nelson New Zealand
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Port Nelson Ltd - Security Gatehouse, Port Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • The Beachcomber Hotel, 23 Beach Road, Tāhunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Service animals allowed
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 360866P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 360866P2

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      • The Gentle Cycling Company
        252
        Nelson, New Zealand
        Joined in March 2010
      • fionab82
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome in Autumn
        Great service with drop off and pick up of bikes. Bikes great - loved the gel seats!! And important information given re Mapua Ferry Service not working on Mondays.....and who to phone to charter the crossing.
        Written 16 May 2024
      • 740PaulK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cycling in Northeast New Zealand
        We found this bicycle tour to be extraordinary. Bernie, Chris and Bridget were very helpful. They gave us great flexibility on picking up the bikes and also dropping them off a bit late. We found that the bikes were in great shape. We bite for two days and enjoyed the coastal route to rabbit Island to be very much fun. However, the trip to Spooner tunnel was extraordinary. We were climbing a hill. We were very glad to be using E bikes for this trip I would highly recommend you use gentle cycling company for your experience in the Nelson area. There’s no better way to see this part of New Zealand then on a bike. We were in New Zealand for two weeks. We found this to be our best adventure.
        Written 3 April 2024
      • rej5175
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice, gentle ride
        We were picked up in the morning by Bernie, the head of Gentle Cycling, who is very focused on her clients. The bikes were great and the day was a good one. The tour took us from Tahunanui to Ruby Bay via Rabbit Island and Mapua. After getting past the airport, we enjoyed the scenery and water views. This is an easy tour that most anyone can do.
        Written 2 April 2024
      • elanbush
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Waka and Wheels tour is fantastic!
        We did the Waka and Wheels tour. Everything was outstanding. The communication was prompt and professional throughout. The waka tour was one of the highlights of our trip, so fun and informative. Chris went out of his way to make sure the bike portion was suitable to our time and fitness.
        Written 2 April 2024
      • c0linval
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Great Day Out
        We biked from Tahunanui to Rabbit Island. An interesting ride that follows to estuaries until the bridge to cross to Rabbit Island. A mixture of surfaces and entirely flat. We had amazingly helpful friendly service from this company. It was 50k return which is the longest we have done. I can recommend it all.
        Written 14 March 2024
      • 561lesleyh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well organised and fun
        We did the 6 day "Loop the Loop' tour which covered the whole 200K Great Taste Trail and an extra day in Mapua (definitely recommend this extra day to explore this area and have a lovely winery lunch at one of the great venues in the area) This was a most fabulous tour and so well organised by the Gentle Cycle Company. The trip notes provided were excellent with lots of suggestions re where to stop to coffee/lunch etc and the accommodation booked for us at the end of each day was well chosen - very comfortable, clean and often quirky! Every night, Bernie checked in with us to make sure we had arrived safely and were happy with everything. The E bikes were brand new and perfect for the terrain. We loved everything about this trip from start to finish. We will be doing more tours in NZ thats for sure.
        Written 10 March 2024
      • Nomad04618299278
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Tuscan Tour...best cycling day possible!
        To say that I surprised myself today is something of an understatement! Having not ridden a bike in years and being only mildly fit, I happily managed over 30kms of terrain and I am still smiling! WHAT A DAY!!! The weather was superb and cycling was glorious. We also enjoyed an amazing brunch in the shadey gardens at 'The Grape Escape Cafe' in Nelson and a yummy home-made fruit ice-cream in downtown Mapua. Chris, the owner and main operator at Gentle Cycling, prepared us for a super successful day out. This started with him picking us up from our accomodation. Back at base, and the beginning of our ride, our strudy steeds were all ready to go. Chris armed us with all the necessary information, including maps, great tips and specific advice to ensure our safety and success. It struck me how passionate Chris was about ensuring our experience would be the best one for us. He willingly customised the tour information to suit our preferences. Although we were on the Tuscan Tour, we decided not to focus on wine this time, and that was fine too! Note that your day can be completely tailored to your interests, carefully planned or equally left open, as you choose. If you're not sure, following Chris's suggestions is the way to go! No matter what, you will feel super safe and relaxed with the preparation Chris puts in to ensure you have a great day. The 'Tuscan Tour' we booked, took us along the well marked 'Taste Trail' and through Rabbit Island to beautiful Mapua. The crossing on the Mapua Ferry was a well appreciated rest before discovering the delights of Mapua. The vistas around Mapua, looking across the water to the mountains, were sublime. The countryside of gentle fertile hills, is dotted with wonderful galleries, wineries and historical points of interest. A highlight was our visit to the timber toys gallery and shop. The cycling is very doable for all levels of riders and the bikes are second to none. And to top it off, Chris picks you up wherever you decide to finish your ride. We ended at the Somerset Farm Historic Cottage and had the most comfortable and chatty trip back to our accomodation. Thank you Chris and Gentle Cycling Company for a most magnificent day.
        Written 27 February 2024
      • 855JohnG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        Was as good as I hoped. Bike was a bit heavier than I’m used to but did the job. Staff very helpful and cheerful. I made an error in my booking but they moved the date no problem
        Written 26 February 2024
      • Sightseer11827180154
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        4 Great Days
        An Amazing 4 days just the two of us all accommodation was sorted by Bernie at Gentle Cycling Company , well picked to suit what we did From Tanahuna beach camp to Kaiteritere . they shifted our luggage to the accommadation each time so great bikes were great ,we did it with standard bikes but they have the option of electric bikes if you want ,would we do it again yes with more of us
        Written 26 February 2024
      • linleys2020
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Rabbit Island, Nelson with Class of 1974, 50 years Reunion. School of Physical Education, Otago University
        Chris was helpful, totally professional and a great teacher for our 54 kilometres electric bike ride to Rabbit Island and back.
        Written 17 February 2024
      • Nick S
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bikes Beers and great fun!
        A great day out! We talked to Bernie about the ride before booking and she was really helpful explaining the type of bikes and terrain. Spent a bit more time next to busy roads than we'd have liked, but overall a great experience. The bikes were well maintained and good quality Bernie and her team were great.
        Written 9 February 2024
      • lynneb608
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Blissful biking!
        E bike was perfect. The company was relaxed and accomodating. And the ride was special. Rode 52km along the beautiful bike paths through the salt marshes.
        Written 24 January 2024
      • Cozzo00
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Watch out for the headwinds!
        Very helpful. Good setup. Everything went well on our trip from Tahahunui to Mapua. Couldn’t blame them for the strong headwind all the way or us getting lost in Richmond. Maps aren’t great so have your own and plan your stops. Takes longer than you think and worth. Getting the earlier ferry to Mapua.
        Written 22 January 2024
      • Quest58484525993
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ebike adventure
        Online booking very easy. Operators super friendly and helpful with guidance on use of bike and trails. Excellent quality bikes. Very views and lots of fun.
        Written 9 January 2024
      • lottiepip
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great day!
        The bikes were comfortable and well maintained. We were given everything we needed, including information and maps, a carry bag and even a first aid kit. The owners were really helpful and friendly and they looked after us really well. Thanks for a great day!
        Written 7 January 2024
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      Roam15702487645
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Family
      Family of 8 and we had the best time! Chris gave us amazing tour map and we had such a great day, we rented the E-Bikes which were definitely worth it and enjoyed the beautiful vineyards. There was something for everyone and was so easy to communicate with Chris pick up and drop off points. We will definitely be back for another tour next time we are in Nelson! Loved it!
      Written 30 January 2024
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      So pleased that you all had such a great time. Thanks for the kind words, Chris
      Written 3 March 2024
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      CazBar
      Aylesbury, UK15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2024 • Couples
      Outstanding service, really made for a very enjoyable experience. One of the best things you can do when you come to Nelson.
      We felt very looked after and had a great adventure!
      Written 3 June 2024
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      Were really pleased to hear you had a great time Caz. Please tell all your friends and call in again!
      Written 19 June 2024
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      Sian G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Beautiful and fun easy ride around the estuary. It's a good way to see plenty of sea birds. and Bernie were helpful and knowledgeable.
      The wine tasting was a little perfunctory but we enjoyed it, and had an excellent lunch at the winery.
      Written 29 February 2024
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      We're so pleased that you enjoyed the birds, wine and food. Many thanks for choosing to cycle with us!
      Written 3 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Heidimoe
      North Bend83 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Note - TA did not give the correct option to select - we did the self guided e-bike but we did not have the Gentle Cycling Company set anything up for us.

      We decided to just rent the e-bikes and go it on our own with regards to wineries etc. We booked a table for lunch at Seifried winery and before we went there, we rode out to the beach at Rabbit Island - we didn't stay long, just a quick look and then did a bit of back tracking to Seifried. We had a nice wine tasting and lunch there. My husband had the muscles and really enjoyed them, and I had the chicken sandwich and thought it was okay. After lunch we cycled to Te Mania for another wine tasting. Another nice tasting although they were very busy and it took a bit of time. We were told that there was an excellent place to taste/buy cheese just another 500 M down the road but we didn't do that.

      In total we rode about 50K and using e-bikes was excellent as a more relaxing option, no sweat involved :-). The Great Taste Trail was fun and beautiful.

      I am a cyclist and had never tried an e-bike but for this type of thing (meaning I'm not looking for a workout), I absolutely loved it.

      The company was easy to work with and efficient. They told us that when they open at 9 AM they get a big rush, so we held off and showed up a bit before 10
      Written 26 February 2024
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      I'm glad you enjoyed our E-bike, and that you had such a fun day. Many thanks for your lovely review!
      Written 3 March 2024
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      Eve M
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The guide who picked us up was very friendly, organized and informative. We had clear instructions. We went to the winery and had lunch and a tasting then cycled back. The bikes were excellent. The scenery and the trail were wonderful!
      Written 25 February 2024
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      Thank you for your kind words. Safe travels!
      Written 3 March 2024
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      Shelley W
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Had a wonderful afternoon cycling the beginning of the Great Taste Trail. My e-bike made it so easy and enjoyable - can’t wait to go back and do some more of this great ride.
      Written 10 January 2024
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      Thanks Shelley, glad you had a wonderful time!
      Written 3 March 2024
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      Pmof
      Nelson, New Zealand15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      We were looked after so well from the moment we booked to the end of the ride.
      No stone left unturned. We all agreed that the cost was very reasonable considering the standard of the e-bikes.
      Written 12 October 2023
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      You're very welcome!
      Written 3 March 2024
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      Esmee E
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Couples
      Excellent experience. Friendly and prompt service offering great local advice. Our e-bikes made all the difference on a windy day! Highly recommend!
      Written 10 October 2023
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      Thanks for your kind words!
      Written 3 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Self-guided E-bike cycle tour with private wine tasting provided by The Gentle Cycling Company

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