The Gentle Cycling Company

Great Taste Beer



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Great Taste Beer

1 day $75 NZD

A super-relaxed cycle tour for lovers of craft beer and cider. On this self-guided tour, you visit two breweries (including McCashins, home of Rochdale Cider), a country style pub and Speights Ale House. And you can add Pic’s Peanut Butter World to your day as well. This trip is door-to-door from Nelson city.

Identification (NZ Drivers Licence or Passport) required


You will hardly get a sweat up during this easy, super-relaxed beer ride. Cycling self-guided and following our idiot-proof map, you have heaps of time to linger and chat along the way. Try the craft brews at Eddyline Brewery and McCashins Brewery, Kitchen and Bar. Visit the Speights Ale House and relax in the outdoor garden at the Honest Lawyer Country Pub. And why not take a tour at Pic’s Peanut Butter World - online bookings required. NEW: visit the guys at the League of Brewers home brew shop (Mon - Sat). Taste and buy their original beers and when you get home, go on-line for their recipes, hops, malts & gear then brew up your favourites.


What’s the route like?

  • Starts and finishes at The Gentle Cycling Company

  • Distance approximately 16 km. Flat & urban, mostly on a cycle trail

  • Breweries on the route: McCashins Brewery Kitchen & Bar, Eddyline Brewery

  • Pubs on the route: Speights Alehouse, the Honest Lawyer

  • Also on the route: Home brew store the League of Brewers (Mon - Sat), Pic”s Peanut Butter Workd (Mon - Fri, bookings required for tours)

What’s included?

  • Door-to-door return transfers. Depart Nelson city 10.30am, return 5.15pm

  • Full day bike hire, helmet, souvenir map, emergency wet weather support

  • Afternoon tea / beer at McCashins Brewery, Kitchen & Bar

Price: $75 adult

Explore the Great Taste Beer ride with the interactive map below. Use the + and - to enlarge and reduce. Click on the red symbols and the blue route line for more information.  ↓