Adventure South New Zealand Bicycle Tours, Hiking Vacations & Adventure Travel New Zealand
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"NEW ZEALAND. Cycling and Hiking Adventures"

Adventure South operates a range of guided cycling, hiking and multi-adventure holidays to suit all levels of fitness. Our itineraries explore New Zealand’s scenic South Island and the cultural North Island. Small Groups, Great Guides, Superb Holidays ...

5 Day trip | 5 Day cycling | Introductory grad

Cycle the Great Taste Cycle trail and explore the craft outlets, wineries, breweries and unusual museums of the area, while staying in unique lodgings. On this new tour we ride on quiet back country roads and completed sections of the Great Taste Cycle trail, with a feature being the flat cycling and long easy downhill runs. Accommodation ranges from a Mediterranean themed motel by a yacht harbour, to a health resort above a beautiful golden sands beach and an alpine lodge. There are options for short early morning hikes in the Nelson Lakes National Park to listen to the “dawn chorus” in a protected forest sanctuary and also to cycle a personal best on a long downhill ride to the Marlborough wineries. The tour starts and finishes in Nelson with its easy flight access & is timed so that you can also visit the very famous Nelson Saturday markets after your tour.
  • Explore the cycle trails of Nelson
  • Visit a coffee roastery, brewery, Wearable Arts Gallery & Classic Cars Museum
  • Take a dusk boat trip to visit the historic lighthouse on Nelson’s natural bolder banks
  • Cycle the coastal trail to Mapua and take a bicycle ferry to the Ruby coast
  • Overnight at a health spa resort above spectacular Kaiteriteri beach
  • Spend 2 nights in the Alpine village of St Arnaud with afternoon & “dawn chorus” walk options
  • Visit Sir Peter Jacksons famous air museum at Omaka
  • Enjoy a final celebration lunch at the beautiful Nuedorf winery
DAY 1 Join Nelson, bike setup, explore the cycle trails of Nelson and visit the Wearable Art Gallery DAY 2 Cycle trail to Mapua, overnight at a health spa resort DAYS 3 Cycle quiet back roads to Lake Rotoroa, transfer to St Arnaud, afternoon walk options DAY 4 Downhill run to wineries, visit Sir Peter Jacksons famous air museum at Omaka DAY 5 Dawn chorus walk, more downhill riding, celebration lunch at Nuedorf winery, return to Nelson. 
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Professional guides
  • 3 nights motels/lodges, 1 night resort
  • Wearable Arts Gallery & Classic Cars Museum entry fee
  • Brewery tour
  • 2 ferry journeys
  • Omaka Air Museum
  • 2 winery lunches 
Rental of our Trek 7500 hybrid bikes is available at NZD $155pp / AU$150pp these bikes are perfectly suited to the surfaces you will encounter
*A NZ$50/AU$48 surcharge will apply for tours during Easter, Christmas & New Year holidays where additional costs may be levied to meet statutory obligations. We will advise clients of any cost, prior to departure.
Trip Notes
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Nov 16th Nelson A
Dec 8th Nelson A
Feb 21st Nelson A
Mar 7th Nelson A
Apr 11th Nelson A
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