Experience Nelson the gentle cycling way. Choose a guided city ride, or take a day to indulge yourself in the most beautiful landscapes of the region.
GUIDED CITY RIDE
The must-do of Nelson, our very easy culture-vulture tour is the perfect introduction to the cityís art & design, culture and heritage. Hear stories of early settlement, cycle the dress-circle streets, discover some architectural gems of the past and the present and find out where the stylish galleries, funkiest vintage shops and coolest little cafes are hiding. And to wrap it all up, join us for a cold one in a pub that used to be a church before you head off for dinner at your favourite Nelson eatery.
- Highlights: Just the best way to see all Nelsonís best bits with a friendly local!
- Price: $35.00 (includes a convivial drink at the end of the ride)
Departs: 5.30pm daily Monday to Saturday (weather permitting) from the Church Steps, top of Trafalgar St, Nelson city.
FREEDOM HIRE FROM OUR BASE
Hire a bike for some independent exploring away from the city. Weíve got maps and heaps of local knowledge to help you design your own route on the network of cycleways, quiet streets and country roads near our base. Cycle the sleepy seaside Monaco Peninsula, visit Broadgreen Historic House and WOW World of Wearable Arts and Classic Car Museum, or just get some fresh air and ride to the beach for a swim. Stay on the cycleways or take some quiet roads, either way itís gentle cycling - as it should be.
- Highlights: Choose your own highlights!
- Terrain: Flat (hills can be included if required!)
Price: $45 full day, $30 half day, Multi-day bike hire for 3 days or more $35 / day
Kids bikes from $30/day
Child seats $15/day
MOUTERE BEER COUNTRY RIDE
Get right in amongst the hops on our famous Moutere Beer Country Ride. We pick you up from your city accommodation and drive out to the village of Upper Moutere, 32 km from Nelson city, for the cycling. The cycling day begins with a guided visit to a private hop garden to look inside a working hop kiln and walk amongst the hops in the field. The rest of the day is self-guided cycling, exploring the heritage landscape dotted with hop gardens and beautiful old hop kilns. Relax with a picnic in the gardens at the Buddhist retreat, visit a winery and stop at the pantry store in the village. The village pub (serving local craft beer) is our meeting place at the end of the day and we can also stop for a tasting at a brewery on the way back into the city.
- Highlights: Private hop garden tour. Beautiful cycling route passing many historic hop kilns. Historic Upper Moutere village, including pantry store, pottery gallery, historic church and The Moutere Inn, the oldest pub in NZ. Beer tasting at a brewery.
- Cycling distance: 5km - 17 km
- Terrain: Gently rolling. Cycling is on quiet country roads
Price: $145pp (min 2). Includes bike, helmet and door-to-door transport.
Price does not include beer tastings.
Please contact us to arrange start time.