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The Great Taste Trail

This is a New Zealand Great Ride - 200km long

The Great Taste Trail is a trail built for cyclists, providing an off-road route through some of the most delicious and scenic landscapes of NZ

The Great Taste Trail is a trail built for cyclists, providing an off-road route through some of the most delicious and scenic landscapes of NZ. Much of the trail is easy, flat riding in a heritage landscape of rolling hills and plains, lush valleys and beautiful golden beaches. For foodies, and lovers of wine, craft beer, or art, this trail has it all.

The Great Taste Trail consists of two main sections. The inland section of trail, locally known as the Rail Route, passes through the densest area of wineries accessible from the trail. The coastal trail travels through stunning rural and coastal landscapes.

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail is part of a network of Great Rides being developed throughout the country under the NZ Cycle Trails Project. The first section of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail opened in 2012.

Rail Route & Coastal Route

The Rail Route and Coastal Route are off-road. The Rail Route runs south to Kohatu & Tapawera. The Coastal Route runs west to Kaiteriteri. The Coastal Route ends at Kaiteriteri – gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. It is easy to combine an Abel Tasman day trip or multi day trip with one of our multi day itineraries.

Pigeon Valley On Road Route

The Pigeon Valley section provides an on-road link to connect the Rail and Coastal Routes. Provides a link route between the villages of Wakefield (on the inland route) and Riwaka (on the coastal route). This is an official NZ Cycle Trails route and is signposted.

Interactive Map

Explore the Great Taste Trail 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

Multi Day Tours

Guided / Unguided

If you are wanting to extend your adventure out for more than a day, check out our un-guided and guided multi-day trip packages, that include bike hire (or you can bring your own), accommodation, transfers and more. Our guided multi-day trips on the Great Taste Trail are designed to enable you to ride the trail in a supported group, safe in the knowledge that you will see all the best things along the way.

Single Day Tours

Guided / Unguided

Check out our full day and half day, guided or unguided packages on the Great Taste Trail. You can choose from our tours: Spooners Tunnel, Marvelous Moutere, Rabbit Island Picnic, Great Taste Wine, one of our Great Taste Beer tours or the Great Taste Goose Chase. We can also design a bespoke adventure for you – get in touch!

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