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The Gentle Cycling Company

Nelson, New Zealand
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About The Gentle Cycling Company
Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and around the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Explore vineyards, craft breweries, cafes, historic villages, beaches and beautiful rural landscapes in Nelson, the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ.
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Overview
If you love beer and fancy getting some exercise at the same time, this is the tour for you!

We cater for groups, big and small. This tour is unguided, but you will be briefed and have a map to show you the way. You can take your time and enjoy the tastes of Nelson at your leisure.

The Great Taste Beer tour is based in the quieter suburb of Stoke which is 8kms from Nelson CBD.
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Sheena K wrote a review Jul 2022
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We did the Craft Brewery Biking Tour. Chris and Bernie made everything so easy for our big group of 6 adults and 2 kids (6 + 9 yrs). Catered for all our needs, especially the kids - making sure they where correctly fitted and comfortable with the bikes and helmets. It was a fun and easy loop that everyone enjoyed (even the non beer drinkers). Would definitely recommend The Gentle Cycling Company. A great family run business, so friendly and helpful on all accounts.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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TarnzC wrote a review Jul 2022
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Ngā mihi nui Chris and Bernie - you may everything so easy right from the first time we emailed you to make a booking. We appreciated the way you made everything super easy for us - nothing was a problem - and we loved that you offered to shuttle us where ever we needed to go. The bikes were great and your tips to make it an enjoyable ride for everyone, including the two young children, were great. An awesome day that we will recommend to others.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from ChrisandBernieTGCC, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was fabulous meeting you all and I'm sorry some of you missed out due to the cancelled flight. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday despite the rain! Very best wishes to you all, Bernie and Chris :-)
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tgrimshaw wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions18 helpful votes
We were 4 friends wanting to ride through the Spooner Tunnel. We were transported, with bikes, from the The Gentle Cycle Company to the cafe at Kohatu. My wife and I hired E Bikes and our friends had their own bikes. Started with a coffee and cake then biked the track and through the tunnel. Stopped at the recommended cafe for lunch in Brightwater at The Villa. This was very nice. Continued on back to Stoke. Exhilarating day out and the bikes were good quality. Would recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from ChrisandBernieTGCC, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Tony and Brigit, it was our pleasure to get you to the start of the cycle back to Nelson and well done on doing so well. It's a good distance and has nice landscapes to enjoy along the way. Definitely one of my favourites along the Great Taste Trail. Thanks for using us and for leaving a review. Very best wishes, Bernie and Chris
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Katie H wrote a review Mar 2022
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Lovely family run company, would recommend. Pretty headquarters, close to the airport and good gear that suits all.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from ChrisandBernieTGCC, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Katie, it was great meeting you and getting to chat through your plans for the photo shoot. That led to a great experience for us - see Chris's blog! Much appreciated! Very best wishes, Bernie and Chris
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Uilleam L wrote a review Mar 2022
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We went on an E-bike tour around the coast with the Gentle Cycling Company. Chris and Bernie are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the area and pointed us in the right direction. We had a big group of 15 friends and they planned out our entire trip focused around breweries and wineries to visit. Chris went the extra mile and helped with our various pick up’s and drop off’s and all with a smile - A must do for a trip to Nelson! We will be back :)
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from ChrisandBernieTGCC, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much guys! That was a highlight of Chris's year seeing you all again. Thanks for using us, especially at a time when Covid was affecting business. Please do come and see us when you're back again. Very best wishes, Bernie and Chris
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