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Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure

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US$ 64.79
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Your adventure starts at the base in Nelson where you will be fitted to your bikes and briefed on your tour. From here you will start your cycle ride to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.  

    You may choose to explore Nelson City before following the blue Great Taste Trail markers and heading south out to the seaside village of Mapua. Along the way, take in the ‘World of Wearable Art’ (WOW) exhibition then enjoy the atmosphere of the Honest Lawyer, a country style pub. There are also many craft breweries and wineries to sample along the way.

    Continue on the Trail, take the coastal route and enjoy the views from the coastal boardwalks of the Waimea Estuary and fertile farmland (home to a range of internationally significant bird species including the white heron). Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge then on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole or the warm sea waters and sandy beaches of Rabbit Island.

    The trail takes you along the main beach of Rabbit Island where you will come to the Ferry landing. A short trip across the channel on the iconic Mapua Ferry lands you at the Mapua Wharf. Here you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. You will then be taken back to base in a vehicle.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Trail Journeys, Nelson City Depot
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Same as departure location.
    • Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, carrier bag, odometer and trail map.
    • Mapua Ferry crossing
    • 10% discount voucher at the Apple Shed Café or Jellyfish restaurant in Mapua
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Food (own cost)
    • Airport pick-up (additional costs apply)
    • Hotel pickup (additional costs apply)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We hired bikes for the day from Kiwi Journeys last week and had an awesome day exploring the area. The staff were extremely helpful and the bikes we had were comfortable and in great condition. We took the ferry across to Rabbit island then biked to Nelson and back again, the
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    Response from Kiwijourneysn, Office at Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks for your review Karenza and thrilled to hear you had a great ride on the Great Taste Trail. We are very lucky to have such a lovely trail and your ride from Mapua to Nelson is so pretty and all flat riding which makes for a pleasant day. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Nelson.
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    Beautiful stretch of coast and easy cycling. Lots of options for stop offs: I stopped at the WOW, Pic's peanut butter factory, a delicious lunch at the Grape Escape (with glass of wine of course) and for a swim off the beach on rabbit island. One of the best days of my trip.
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    Response from TrailJourneysN, Office at Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure
    Responded 30 Apr 2019
    Thrilled to hear you had a great day out riding part of the Great Taste Trail, visiting some of our "great taste" places on offer. We look forward to seeing you again.
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    We rode from Nelson to Mapua via the maps provided. The Ebikes are great. the staff were very informative and friendly. I would highly recommend the Ebikes as they make the ride super easy. Stop at all the places of any interest to you, there is plenty of time. The ride itself
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    Response from TrailJourneysN, Office at Self-Guided Nelson to Mapua Cycle Adventure
    Responded 30 Apr 2019
    Thanks for your review and pleased to hear you enjoyed your Nelson/Mapua day out on e-bikes. We are working closely with the governing bodies about improving the signage, which is why our team always go through the maps in detail with our guests. We look forward to seeing you back in Nelson
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    Kia Ora We took a self guided trip from Mapua to Richmond starting on the short ferry journey then pedaled our way along the very flat Great Taste Trail. See photo We loved the help and advice for getting set up with bikes. Friendly, helpful staff all along from phone to actual
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    My husband and I and our two teenage daughters loved this experience. We stopped at the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car exhibition and wandered around this fabulous exhibition for an hour. We then cycled to the Grape Escape for lunch. This place was recommended by Trail
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    • Duration: 4h
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