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A little disappointing

We were really looking forward to this ride. Looking at websites they explain it completely... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Caroline D
,
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Easy going bike route

This route is really easy to do and have so many beauty views! I've rented a bike in nelson and... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Felipe S
,
Porto Alegre, RS
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The Tasman Great Taste Trail is an easy cycling trail that takes a leisurely tour of Nelson/Tasman's most beautiful coastal and inland areas. Riders will pass vineyards, breweries, orchards and no end of places to stop and enjoy some quality cuisine. As a loop the trail is 174km long, but it can easily be broken down into bite sized portions just right for short morning rides and gentle afternoon cruises. It is one of New Zealand's Great Rides. For more information on the Trail and other off-road and mountain biking trails in Nelson/Tasman check out our website.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Richmond 7050, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this ride. Looking at websites they explain it completely different to the actual ride. We started in Nelson and rode to mapua. The first part of the ride through nelson to Richmond was ok. Then it was full on...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This route is really easy to do and have so many beauty views! I've rented a bike in nelson and biked until motuka, really good with bike paths in almost all the way.

Thank Felipe S
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

To suggest that the 40k or so from Mapua to Kaiteriteri is part of one of New Zealand's 22 Great Rides is an insult to the Central Otago Rail Trail, the Queen Charlotte Track, et al. Maybe it is just a work in progress and...More

1  Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I live in Nelson, but have only just started exploring the Great Taste Trail. I'm doing various sections of it and its great! Clearly marked tracks, but still feel like I'm going on an adventure, some really lovely views (and it's nice to see these...More

Thank onlynay
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We hired electric bikes in Nelson and spent a day on this trail. We were really impressed. The Nelson to Richmond leg is flat (mainly) and off road, and the e bikes meant that even though we haven't cycled for a few years we were...More

Thank SarahfromAKL
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We rode from Tahunanui to Mapua with an adult, 13 and 9 year olds. It was a really nice, but long, ride. We had to take food as there was nothing for sale on the route until mapua. We just got there for the final...More

Thank JohnWilliams201
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We hired e-bikes in Mapua for a day trip via Rabbit Island to Seifried winery and back again. The bikes were fantastic and the staff at the shop were very helpful, friendly and knowledgable. A short hop on the ferry over to Rabbit Island and...More

Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Our 4 day ride was very well organised by Trail Journeys. Accomodation and meals provided were excellent. We were transported over Pigeon hill. 2 of the team did ride it but it would have been too much for the rest of us. 2 members hired...More

Thank lizziemoo
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We biked the first part from Nelson to Mapua on a sunny, windless morning. This trail is very well made and marked, with information boards about the history of the area. It is almost flat, an easy ride that took us around 2.5 to 3...More

Thank ValAuckland
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This lovely trail is well marked and connects many fun spots to stop and check out. Some of the spots on the trail are a few km off the bicycle route, though, and that can make for a few kms of harrowing driving on the...More

1  Thank Benjamin B
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