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Mapua and Moutere Shuttle

Great Taste Trail Shuttle Services to and from Mapua and Moutere

Our Mapua and Moutere shuttle services will provide quick and easy access to both of these iconic areas on and around the Great Taste Trail.

Mapua is right on the Great Taste Trail, less than 30km from Nelson. The pretty Wharfside village has a rich history and has been modernized to provide many great culinary options by the coast. A wine bar, microbrewery and various arty places offer something for everybody to enjoy.

For those cyclists happy to cycle 50km or more (in total), it is well worth continuing inland from Mapua into the Upper Moutere – the Tuscany of New Zealand. An historic area, settled by pioneers 180 years ago. Many of the original families persist here and offer some of the finest wining, dining and artisanal opportunities in the region.

We’ll provide you with a map highlighting the tastiest places to visit, enabling you to explore this glorious area on two wheels (ours or yours). We’ll arrange a time and place to rendezvous in Mapua / Upper Moutere and return you to your accommodation after you’ve enjoyed the delights of the region.


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Quick Details:

DURATION: 30 minutes
PRICE: Please enquire – price dependent upon group size
SUITABLE FOR: Select your preferred option:

1. Cycle from Nelson, along the coast to Mapua (30km+) to enjoy food, drink, art and more before an afternoon shuttle home

2. Continue on to Upper Moutere and explore boutique wineries, historic pub and arty places (50km+) with afternoon shuttle home

3. Morning shuttle to Mapua and you ride back to Nelson (30km+)

4. We shuttle you to Upper Moutere and you cycle back to Nelson (50km+)

INCLUDES: Bike and luggage transfers, or we can offer a tailored experience to suit your Great Taste Trail adventure plans – let us know what you’d like!

Interactive Map

Explore the Plains and Coast ride with the interactive map below. Use the + and – to enlarge and reduce. Click on the orange symbols and the coloured route lines for more information.

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Nelson, New Zealand

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Nelson, New Zealand

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