The Gentle Cycling Company

Single day trips

Single day trips

Half day & single day bike trips


Half day & full day freedom bike hire or all-inclusive day packages on the Great Taste Trail. We're the closest bike hire to the craft breweries & to the wine country. Free, off-street parking available.

As of 7 February 2019 there are some closures on the Great Taste Trail as a result of a forest fire near Wakefield, which started on 6 February 2019. The section of the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route on Rabbit Island is closed and the Mapua Ferry is not operating. The Great Taste Trail Rail Route from Stoke to Brightwater (the wine country) is not affected. Beyond Brightwater, the Great Taste Trail Rail Route is closed near Wakefield. These closures are a temporary measure and we will update this information when it re-opens. There is more information here about the closed sections of the trail.


Great Taste Freedom

Adult from $30 NZD
Child from $10 NZD

Half day or full day bike hire. We’ll help you design your own, perfect ride


Great Taste Beer

Adult $75 NZD

Self-guided beer cycling package, visiting the breweries & pubs close to our base in Stoke. Door-to-door from Nelson.


Great Taste Wine

Adult $95 NZD

Self-guided wine cycling package, visiting up to five wineries on the trail. Door-to-door from Nelson.