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Cycle and Sail for Sustainability

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You may have seen some our bikes featured on Seven Sharp on Wednesday night. We’re proud to be part of the Nelson Tasman Zero Carbon Itinerary; a four day tour of the Top of the South, using our E-bikes and other like minded operators who offset our carbon footprint. We work with Ekos who are planting native trees in areas such as the Rameka Forest in Golden Bay to offset the carbon released by our vehicles and electricity usage. Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of commodities and services contribute to the issue of climate change, we agree with Ekos that carbon offsetting is the right thing to do. Read more here.

Not only do we offset 120% of the carbon we release, but we follow the 4 R’s; Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For example, our E-bikes are limited to assist riders up to 30km/h so excess power is not wasted rushing people along the Great Taste Trail. We happily fill water bottles before departure from our base, reuse maps where appropriate and share bag shuttling services with another operator. Nobody is perfect and there is a long way to go globally, but we are proud to be taking action as best we can.

As part of our ongoing commitment to review the services we provide, we have teamed up with another Zero Carbon operator to create our new Luxury Cycle and Sail Tour. This entails a 3 day guided E-bike tour from Nelson to Kaiteriteri via the finest art galleries, wineries and restaurants where you will immerse yourself in many of the delights of the Great Taste Trail. You will then enjoy a rest day at Kimi Ora Eco Retreat to recharge your batteries in the spa and pool, before setting sail by luxury yacht into the iconic Abel Tasman National Park. Your personal chef creates stunning meals on board whilst you’re paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking, relaxing and exploring islands, bush and bays. The yacht completes its three day voyage by sailing back into Nelson where you will be transferred on to your next adventure.

The tour comprises of 7 days / 6 nights, with most food and some drinks provided and personalised itineraries based upon the interests of the group. It has been designed for groups of 4, 6 or 8 people – ideally couples – in order to accommodate rooming on the yacht. Call 0800 932 453 or email info@gentlecycling.co.nz to find out more.

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411 Nayland Road, Stoke
Nelson, New Zealand
(Off-street parking available, subject to availability)

Phone: 0800 932 453
International: +64 3 929 5652
Email: info@gentlecycling.co.nz

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We are evolving and adapting to minimise our impact on this wonderful planet we call Te Ao / Earth. Choosing to offset 120% of the carbon emitted by our vehicles and electricity consumption, the wonderful people at Ekos are rewilding Mohua, an indigenous forest in Golden Bay. We're proud to support this and other great initiatives to improve the biodiversity and resilience of our natural habitats.

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