Biking Nelson is a guided cycle ride and cycle hire business that has over 20 years combined experience in all of the disciplines that make up this sport. We cater for all ages, skills and abilities. From nice cruisey beginners trails to more advanced tracks in Nelson.
The South Island is home to some of the best Great Rides in New Zealand, and this includes the Great Taste Trail. Come and explore the trail with our support and friendly advice. From bike hire to daily luggage transfers, shuttles to accommodation bookings, we can do everything to provide you an unforgettable self guided cycling experience.
Great Memories - No Worries
Your destination is our pleasure! We can transport you and your group, with bikes, to any destination in the top of the South. We offer budget-friendly group fares and you can ride-share so it is easily affordable for each member.
Gravity Nelson is here to help you have a fantastic time riding the incredible trails of the Nelson region. We are happy to chat with you online, over the phone, or in person to point you in the right direction. We offer high-end Santa Cruz and Evil mountain bike rentals, as well as a fleet of Mondraker Electric MTBs. We also have a full-service workshop if your own bike needs a tweak or a part. We also arrange coaches, guides, shuttles and other services with reliable operators. We support trail builders and clubs in the region through selling memberships & donations. We are your one stop for all the information you need to make you time riding in Nelson simple outstanding. Don't wait, drop in to get the dirt on riding around Nelson.
- Free trail advice and information
- Coaching (private and groups)
- Rentals - Santa Cruz, Evil and Mondraker E-Bikes
- Shuttles and transfers
- Workshop and riding supplies
- Bike sales
We are also the organizers of the Coppermine Race (http://www.coppermine.co.nz/)
The only mobile app designed for the NZ Great Rides and a national partner of the NZ Cycle Trail. Working offline it offers GPS tracking, over 1500+ pages of maps, photos and trail section descriptions. Download it free today.
Helibike Nelson is a small Nelson based company who love to take people on adventurous mountain bike rides in and around the top of the South.
Our driving force is the reward that comes from the huge grin we see on your face at the end of the day, knowing we have taken you on a ride that has not only left a mark on your soul but will be a part of your memories forever.
We like to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our groups that feels like a group of mates on holiday. Our trips are led by our experienced professional guides who each bring their own unique personality, and who strive to understand and meet your needs. We keep our groups small enough to make sure that we can offer the best of ourselves and pay attention to the little things that make a difference.
We are dedicated to your enjoyment and safety, so whilst you get on with having the best ride of your life, we take care of the logistics, health and safety requirements and ensure you get home safe and sound.
We know our rides and destinations intimately. Where we take you, how we get there, and the interactions you have with our people and the environment are all extremely important to us to get right for you. We have chosen and developed a range of rides and adventures, each unrivalled and unique in its character, just like the riders we take there.
With some recent changes to the ownership of Trail Journeys Nelson, we are pleased to advise that the company has re-branded to Kiwi Journeys and has returned to family run, Nelson-based ownership and is now 100% New Zealand owned. Kiwi Journeys offer a premium service for bike hire, independent packages, supported guided tours and transport associated with Tasman's Great Taste Trail. With three convenient rental locations, Nelson (beside the I-site), Mapua Wharf & Kaiteriteri we offer day and multi day adventures you will remember forever. From specifically designed hybrid comfort bikes to mountain bikes and high end E bikes. Our full range of rental equipment is ideal for the whole family.
- Itinerary planning & booking service
- Independent & and guided tours
- Luggage transfers
- Accommodation & activity bookings
- On Trail support
- One way hires
- Mapua Ferry service.
Mapua Ferry, your vital link on Tasman's Great Taste Trail.
The Mapua Ferry provides the only direct link from Rabbit Island to the buzzing community of Mapua, which comes alive with people during the weekends and the holiday seasons.
The Mapua Ferry offers many options for holiday makers and locals alike including scenic tours and bike hire. Reliable daily service in the season from October to April and a weekend service over the off peak winter season. Go here for the ferry timetable.
Your gateway to the Great Taste Trail.
Located near Nelson Airport, at the start/end of this great trail, you can store your car or campervan/motorhome with us while you take on the challenge. Have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safely parked in our fully fenced and secure storage yard, while you're enjoying this wonderful trail.
Getting out and having fun on the cycle trails is easy with Nelson Cycle Hire. We can supply you with super-comfortable trail bikes that make cycling a breeze and we have a range of 2 and 3 day self-guided tour packages. We are at Nelson airport right next to the cycle trail and can provide pick up and delivery service for you, your luggage and the bikes.
South Island Cycle Tour is a fully supported four day tour, through the remote South Island high country. Cycle on quiet country roads, meet a local farmer and stay in unique accommodation each night. Hear the wonderful historical information, from your local guide enjoy great meals and comfortable beds.
Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour is a five day supported cycle tour, discover the very top of the South Island, Golden Bay, Takaka, stay in coastal accommodation, enjoy two boat rides, cycle on quiet roads and the new Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail, includes local walks and salmon fishing, a wilderness nature and cycling adventure.
Cycling the Great Taste Trail? We provide bike hire, shuttle, maps, itinerary planning, tours, accommodation bookings and a sunny Nelson welcome.
Tuatara Tours is an experienced and innovative walking and cycling adventure company, based in the South Island of New Zealand. The vision at Tuatara Tours is to encourage as many people as possible to be involved in fun, adventure and the outdoors.
Established in 1987, Village Cycles is a business built on a genuine passion for cycling - from youngsters on their first bike through to top competitive cyclists. We have an extensive range of top brands for all ages and capabilities and pride ourselves on our knowledge and the services we offer.
Located on Queen Street, near the main traffic lights and less than 500m from the Cycle Trail, you will find Village cycles with its rustic exterior. There is plenty of parking both at the front and rear of the shop.
Village cycles has strong ties to the local cycling community and is the assembly place for a number of bunch rides. There is always a buzz about the place with people coming and going and stuff going on.
We are open 6 days a wekk so come on in and have a look around!
We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. We specialise in premium multi-day tours along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. We provide high-quality trail bikes and e-bikes for comfortable cycling on the trail. For gravel enthusiasts, we can also provide gravel bikes to help you explore the cycle trail as well as the local gravel routes. Using our local knowledge and experience, we also offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. We don't amalgamate groups so your itinerary is yours to enjoy at a pace that suits you. If you are travelling with your own bike, we can also offer luggage, people and bike transfers as well as secure car parking. You decide, we provide.
Our formula is simple: Local People + Local Knowledge = Great Experiences