Nelson Cycle Hire and Tours

Nelson Cycle Hire and Tours

Nelson Cycle Hire and Tours
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Explore Nelson/Tasman’s Great Taste Cycle Trail and region by bike. Enjoy magnificent coastal and rural scenery, savour gourmet foods wines and beers right where they are produced, linger in craft studios or historic villages, or stop for a swim at a beautiful beach. Choose from our range of self-guided or guided tours, or simply hire a comfortable bike or ebike for a half, full or multi-day hire. We are specialists in the Great Taste Trail and our friendly helpful staff will create a custom tour for you so you can have fun on the trail riding your comfortable hybrid bike or ebike.
Nelson, New Zealand

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2023

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Marie
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So convenient to be able to hire a bike from airport, and get straight onto cycle trail!

Bikes came with locks, pump, lock and repair kit. Staff very helpful - making sure our bikes were set up properly, offering suggestions on where to cycle- even checking if cafes were open over Easter weekend. You can leave stuff to pick up later.

We cycled to Wakefield- about 3 hrs, 50 km there and back. Easy flat riding. Highly recommend pies at The Bakery, Wakefield!
Written 2 April 2024
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Don E
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We flew in at 9:30, walked over to the Nelson Cycle Hire booth without a booking (probably not recommended), locked our luggage there, and 15 minutes later were on bikes heading west to a perfect day on the Great Taste Trail. Stops for fresh fruit ice creams, Slovenian spiced coffees, lunch at Mapua Wharf, and back for a walk on Rabbit Island Beach, drinks at The Honest Lawyer, more drinks and dinner, and back to leave our bikes then cab into town. We've cycled many places around NZ and the world, and thanks to Nelson Cycles this was one of the best days ever and certainly the easiest and most user-friendly. MTBs slightly more upright configured (I was initially a bit disdainful but actually they were perfect and extremely comfortable for the Great Taste Trail, which is about enjoying everything Nelson has to offer not just the biking itself). We can't speak highly enough about this as a Great Day Out, thank you Nelson Cycles. Extremely highly recommended!!
Written 11 March 2024
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wc9828
Boulder CO115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent ebikes and service for the Great Taste Trail. Nelson Cycle Hire is located at the Nelson airport. They provide parking and orientation, then the bike trail is 100 meters away.
Written 6 March 2024
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FellowTraveler55715
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The ladies at Nelson Cycle were great to work with! I actually booked an incorrect date by mistake and when we arrived the ladies said no worries and got us set up with our bikes without hesitation. The provided a great orientation about ride options and gave us a map and sent us on our way. The cycling is great and ride options are abundant. I would definitely recommend this company.
Written 19 February 2024
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was a whole day self guided e-bike tour. We started at the airport and JR drove us to Spooners Tunnel, guiding us through it to start our trip, then we were on our own, at our own pace.
We loved it resorting to e-power only occasionally. It was slightly disconcerting to occasionally have to cross the main highway but the tour notes did alert us of the best place to cross. We stopped at villages en route for snacks and lunch and sightseeing, as the fancy took us.
Towards the end of the afternoon we could feel the pressure in our bottoms but luckily came across a bar serving pizza so had a long early supper break to recover before the last leg back to the airport. Highly recommended
Written 27 January 2024
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David T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
After a soggy start to the day, the sun soon came out and we enjoyed our cycle ride to Mapua from Nelson airport. It was our first time on e-bikes but Hazel was very reassuring to two oldies. The signposting could be a little better as we took a wrong turning and ended up in Saxton Fields! After a diversion through Richmond we got back on the trail. The scenery and birdlife were wonderful. There are not many food
Stops so our fruit came in handy. We did not stop for a swim on Rabbit Island as we
We were unsure of the distance left to travel. We will know for next time. A great day out.
Written 22 January 2024
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kpa38
Ashburton, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We hired an e-bike and a child bike trailer for a half day. It was an easy hire process and probably took about 30min from when we arrived until when we were on the road. Staff member Hazel was friendly and helpful. The trailer worked really well for two small kids and was easy biking. Unfortunately the bike seat height wasn't easily adjusted (as it had been tightened with a spanner/allen key rather than using the quick release) which was a little uncomfortable but we managed. We did 50km in the day from the airport to Mapua and back, and ran out of battery at about 47km so just factor that in with your distances (although remember we were towing kids in a trailer and were into a head wind on the way home). There is no parking on site for your vehicle, but you can park it in the carpark just outside the airport gates which is just a 5-10 min walk away. They will give you a parking card.
Written 15 January 2024
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DayTrip42353387421
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
If you already know that Nelson is a spectacular city, have you tried it on bikes? Well, we didn't know how fabulous the city was going to be, but getting our butts on bikes sure convinced us it was. Nelson Cycle Hire was a great experience - from booking to communications to the quality of the bikes. Hazel was a great help to us in coordinating pick up/drop off and guiding us to our destinations on the Great Taste Trail(which you HAVE to check out). We opted for e-bikes and were not disappointed with our choice to get that extra oomph to our peddling for the day.

Conveniently located near the airport, it's perfect if you are flying into the city. It may feel a bit strange when you are looking for the location, but it is ultimately convenient to the bike paths, and makes perfect sense if you are choosing bikes as your mode of transportation.

Highly recommended!!
Written 9 January 2024
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Freedom43924864604
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A wonderfully fun activity to do with family and friends. It was a day filled with great views, good food and a lot of fun 😊
Written 9 January 2024
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Karen
Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A fantastic experience from start to finish! Booking was easy, good communication, a professional and well organised team. Bikes were well maintained. We got an excellent briefing and all the bike equipment we needed was supplied. JR shared lots of interesting information on the trip out to the tunnel as well as safety points for our return. He rode through the tunnel with us, before setting us off on our self guided ride. We really enjoyed our Spooner’s Tunnel experience thanks for Nelson Cycle Tours!
Written 8 January 2024
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