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The Gentle Cycling Company

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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...more
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411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did our own trip with bikes and rose and jed so helpful with advice and maps. We did the coastal trip to brightwater . Nearly all of it was on bikes trail - very will sign posted. Would highly recommend gentle bikes for their bikes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank malcolmy2
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful holiday cycling the beautiful Great Taste Trail with the added bonus of spectacular weather. Organisation for this trip was excellent from first enquiries through to completion of our holiday. We had good bikes (loved the ebikes) and received great suggestions for places to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hevtravs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly service and really nice bikes to ride from the Gentle Cycling Company. We received some really useful tips on where to ride and what to see both during the ride and also for other attractions in the region once we had finished our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, highly recommend this company! They go above and beyond :) Had a lovely day cycling through the vineyards.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angepangaea
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, we love it when our cyclists have a great day! Cheers, Rose

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a look at Wakefield (25kms) so got electric bikes. Their Avanti bikes are very heavy, but they work well. Great service and help with maps and directions. With small side trips we did about 65kms and had coffee en-route at HQ...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Coylum
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the food at the Villa in Wakefield. Their doughnuts are pretty good too! Cheers, Rose

Reviewed 11 December 2018

The staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The bikes were ideal and we had a fun time exploring the cycle ways of Nelson on our hired bikes. Location is great for easy access to the cycle ways.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joy5428
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Joy, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your ride. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

The Gentle folk provided us four women with bikes to pedal from their base in Stoke to Mapua. Two of us had ebikes. It was a lovely trip along the Waimea estuary on the Great Taste trail, to Moturoa and the Mapua ferry. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane B
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Thanks for your review. That was a great day ride option for you. Check out our website for recommendationed itineraries for a multi day trip. The Pigeon Valley Loop might be a good option, given your experience. Cheers, Rose

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I first want to state, I’m not a cyclist. My hubby and I are traveling with my son and his wife who are adventurous. They’ve wanted to do a cycling wine tasting trip in New Zealand. Staying in Nelson, we had a choice of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 291maggieb
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi there Maggie, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your ride. Just a clarification, a half day bike hire is $33nz and the full day is $45. I imagine you had a full day trip,...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Following our succesful cycle trip last year with the Gentle Cycling Company we decided to repeat the fabulous 3 day-Coastal Classic bike trip from Stoke to Kaiteriteri. Again, very good communication by email and phone ahead of our personalised trip. Prompt pick-up from our accommodation...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnemarieKatrien
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to see you in Nelson again and great to hear you enjoyed your trip the second time, as much as the first!. Best wishes, Rose

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter researched cycle hire in Nelson and decided on Gentle. An excellent choice from start to finish. We were picked up and dropped off at our Airbnb. On arrival at their base we were given tour advice, fashioned to our particular requirements and backed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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