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Address: 411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and...

Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and around the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Explore vineyards, craft breweries, cafes, historic villages, beaches and beautiful rural landscapes in Nelson, the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ.

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Fabulous day out

Many thanks Rose for providing us with all we needed for a perfect days cycling, including good quality bikes, child seat, helmets, maps and local knowledge/advice.

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Ken A
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Many thanks Rose for providing us with all we needed for a perfect days cycling, including good quality bikes, child seat, helmets, maps and local knowledge/advice.

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your day on the trail. Rose at Gentle Cycling More 

Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We just returned to Canada from New Zealand where we had a fantastic time touring the Nelson and Tasman areas by bike, in kayaks and on foot. Rose at the Gentle Cycling Company set two of us up with efficient and comfortable bikes, well-marked maps, and clean and comfortable accommodations each night of our self-guided bike tour. I can't thank... More 

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Hi Susan & Doug Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences of our "Art & Food" self-guided cycling trip followed by the Wilsons Abel Tasman 3 day Guided Kayak & Walk. You certainly packed a lot into your time here for a really immersive Nelson Tasman experience! The food & drink is always a highlight and... More 

Gladstone, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend the Great Taste Trail for families, friends and couples. The tour was well organised with options for different trails. Rose and her team provided a wonderful service. The Wakefield Hotel was clean, comfortable and restful with options for ensuite. The local cafe Chateau Rhubarb provided a welcoming, friendly and very tasty meal (with beer on tap).... More 

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Hi Lisa & Cate Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences of our "We Love Nelson" self-guided cycling trip. The hills are challenging for some people, and having plenty of time so you don't have to rush that section is the key really. It's great to hear you discovered one of the Sprig and Fern pubs... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were a group of 5 adults - 4 siblings and one partner. This was our second bike ride over a period of 4 nights 5 days having done the Otago Rail Trail in 2016. I enjoyed this immensely, probably more than the the ORT. The scenery, food and accommodation was excellent and a thoroughly enjoyable trip was had by... More 

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed our "We Love Nelson" trip. Thanks for sharing your feedback. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband and I did the "We Love Nelson" multi day trip late Jan/early Feb. And it was fantastic! Within the first 2 or 3 kms (couldn't have been much more than that) we had 2 breweries to stop at. Great wineries a couple of kms after that. There is so much to stop at along the way, I imagine... More 

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. There were some challenges during your trip, but your positive attitude is a real credit to you! The hill section, in the rain, would definitely have been unpleasant and the alternative route may have been a better option (less steep and no clay) but as it is a little... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were looking for a leisurely way to check out the new cycling routes in Nelson and found this company. What's not to like about the word 'gentle'? The booking service was excellent. The day we had selected to ride was the day a massive summer storm hit the region, downing trees and flooding rivers. It was absolutely no problem... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a wine tour with the Gentle Cycling Company with our 18 month old daughter in a child's seat. We had a great day, visiting a number of vineyards and having lunch at La Capilla (which was great and has a small children's playground in the garden). Pretty much all the vineyards we visited were pleased to accommodate... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Rose at Gentle Cycle Co organised a one week bike ride together with accommodation for a group of 6 adults. Everything went very smoothly with pick up and drop off of bags completed without a hitch. The maps and recommendations for wineries, coffee shops and restaurants were great, as too was the accommodation that Rose had booked for us. The... More 

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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your self-guided multi day cycling trip on the Great Taste Trail. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle Cycling More 

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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the full day tour but ended up arriving at midday and therefore only being able to do half of the trip. This was our fault as we left our previous hotel very late. The cycling company will organise all of your hotel pick ups, provide you with the vouchers to complete the Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, peanut factories,... More 

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Thank christopherf847
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your single day (or half day in your case!) Great Taste Wine trip. The Great Taste Trail is especially good in January, when the berries are at their best and the weather is usually cycle-friendly. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle Cycling More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very helpful and well organised bike hire company. Door-to-door pick-up service. Provides photographs of critical junctions to make sure you take the right turnings to get on to the Great Taste Trail. Our tour price included vouchers for more wineries than we could comfortably sample so might have been better only hiring bikes and paying our way at those Cellar... More 

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Thank Peanuts109
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments about our company. Yes you can choose either the Great Taste Freedom option or the Great Taste Wine. The Great Taste Freedom does not include the vouchers, or the extra support. It's great that you had a beautiful day and were here when the berries were at their summer best! Cheers, Rose More 

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