Cycling & Mountain Biking in Nelson

The Great Taste Trail is a new multi-day cycleway in the Nelson region. Join any section for scenic day rides or organise a 3-4 day route with back-up from one of the local providers Pick-ups from the Lodge and guided and un-guided bike-hire options are available. Trips to Rabbit Island, Mapua and Ruby Bay coast and the Nelson wineries by bike are all popular choices.

The Rameka Track and the Dun Mountain tracks are challenging MTB trails and Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park a great network of trails of all grades.

The 43km Dun Mountain Trail is one of New Zealand's Great Rides, and one of the most accessible back country alpine cycle trails in the country.

On-site we have mountain bikes you can borrow to cycle our tracks or along the Riwaka Valley.

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Activities Nelson Abel Tasman

Bike Hire

Bike hire is available at Mapua Wharf, Motueka and Kaiteriteri.

Guided Cycling & Winery Tours

Pick-up from the Lodge for fully guided and supported day rides.

Mountain Biking

From bike hire at Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park to Heli Biking options.

The Great Taste Trail

This easy cycling trail takes a leisurely tour of 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.

$-$$$ $0-$149 / $$ $150-$249 / $$$ $250+

”Tasman Taste Trail“

Nelson cycle trail image by Dean McKenzie
Nelson cycle trail image by Dean McKenzie
Nelson cycle trail image by Dean McKenzie

bike hire $$

Drive to Mapua Wharf and get fitted out with a bike to fit you. Take the ferry to Rabbit Island or cycle the coastal track to Ruby Bay. Longer circuits and maps available.

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guided & fully supported $$

A private fully supported cycling experience on the bike of your choice, including e-bikes. Combo wine tasting and cycling tours.

mountain biking $-$$$

Kaiteri Mountain Bike Park, Rameka Track, Dun Mountain and more. From novice to extreme! Ask about heli-biking options.$-$$$.

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Tasman Taste Trail $$$

Ask about Tasman Taste Trail packages.