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The Gentle Cycling Company

411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-929 5652
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Great trip! Thank you

After riding the Otago Rail Trail last year, we thought we would combine a bike ride, walk and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Michelle B
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Brisbane, Australia
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Great way to see north end of NZ,

My husband and I did a 5 day cycling trip from Nelson to Kaiteriteri on bikes with panniers. The... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Carmel P
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“great taste” (23 reviews)
“wine trail” (4 reviews)
“bike ride” (7 reviews)
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411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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+64 3-929 5652
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

After riding the Otago Rail Trail last year, we thought we would combine a bike ride, walk and kayak in Nelson. The Gentle Cycling Company planned us our own 3 day customised journey. They took the time to answer all of our questions and we...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to put up a review on your 3 day self-guided trip on the Great Taste Trail. We are very happy that everything went to plan and you were able to enjoy the trail at it's best. Cheers, Rose at Gentle...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and I did a 5 day cycling trip from Nelson to Kaiteriteri on bikes with panniers. The Gentle Cycling Co provided bikes, panniers and maps. Some of the terrain is easy and other areas require intermediate "Bike" fitness. This is one suggestion I...More

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

Hi Carmel Thanks for your review of your independent cycling trip, riding the Great Taste Trail Rail Route to Brightwater, followed by the Coastal Route to Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri. In terms of the extra charge to pick up your bikes, we did agree to...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We phoned up about 10mins away, Rose took a few details. By the time we showed up everything was ready for us, including the correct size bikes with our name tags on! Bikes were well serviced and great quality and an amazing attention to detail,...More

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

Thanks for your review - we take a lot of pleasure in helping people get the most out of their time on the trail. I do hope you get a chance to come back again and ride a different route, perhaps taking the Rail Route...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

Well organized, well serviced bikes with everything you need. The full day wine tasting tour was well paced with opportunities to visit wineries and cafes. We took the shuttle to Brightwater and cycled back to Stoke which was a good thing cause the wind was...More

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

Thanks for your review. At the time you came, we were having quite a bit of wind which was unusual for early January. Having the option to spend the day cycling with the wind behind you certainly turns the wind into your friend! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great activity if you want some exercise *and* wine! Very organized (though the directions were sort of hard to follow). The bikes and helmets were great. Would have liked to have been riding on the road less and the bike path more,...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The Great Taste Wine trip does include some cycling on the roads. The Great Taste Trail is off-road, but of course you do have to go off the trail to visit the wineries. For those wanting...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Such a well organised trip - Rose picked us up from our accomodation, made us feel so welcome & tailored our cycle for us! Great standard of bike - absolutely beautiful scenery & gorgeous wine! Amazing day! A bucket list visit to Nelson NZ

1  Thank Janine B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Rose was the nicest and most accomodating person our group met in Nelson. She ensured each person in our group was provided a bike suitable for us and explained in detail all the bike safey precautions, bike routes, attractions and scenery, and restaurants we could...More

Thank Kyle_Perps
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have had many Great Taste Trail cyclists staying with us at Mapua41south , in Mapua, who are on bicycle tours arranged by the Gentle Cycling company. Uniformly they appreciate the personal attention to details that Rose and Wendy provide.

Thank John Lynne F
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Rose was warmly welcoming to us and provided us with lovely bikes, maps, and coupons for our trip on the Great Taste Trail. We had a great time and suggest this company to explore it. She was the first!

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Each of the three days was an adventure with great coffee and lunch stops and magnificient views especially the second day with 360deg views sweeping from the sea to inland. The weather was perfect - well what else can we expect from Nelson region but...More

Thank Macefield
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Peter N
What are you open on Easter?
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Response from StokeRosie | Property representative |
we are closed for day rides on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
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