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The Gentle Cycling Company

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Address: 411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-929 5652
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and...

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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Great day out

Such a well organised trip - Rose picked us up from our accomodation, made us feel so welcome & tailored our cycle for us! Great standard of bike - absolutely beautiful scenery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Janine B
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a well organised trip - Rose picked us up from our accomodation, made us feel so welcome & tailored our cycle for us! Great standard of bike - absolutely beautiful scenery & gorgeous wine! Amazing day! A bucket list visit to Nelson NZ

1 Thank Janine B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Rose was the nicest and most accomodating person our group met in Nelson. She ensured each person in our group was provided a bike suitable for us and explained in detail all the bike safey precautions, bike routes, attractions and scenery, and restaurants we could visit cycling. The bikes were all in good condition, and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. We... More 

Thank Kyle_Perps
Mapua, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have had many Great Taste Trail cyclists staying with us at Mapua41south , in Mapua, who are on bicycle tours arranged by the Gentle Cycling company. Uniformly they appreciate the personal attention to details that Rose and Wendy provide.

Thank John Lynne F
Kigali, Rwanda
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338 reviews
107 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Rose was warmly welcoming to us and provided us with lovely bikes, maps, and coupons for our trip on the Great Taste Trail. We had a great time and suggest this company to explore it. She was the first!

Thank Benjamin B
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Each of the three days was an adventure with great coffee and lunch stops and magnificient views especially the second day with 360deg views sweeping from the sea to inland. The weather was perfect - well what else can we expect from Nelson region but great weather and great company of our friends. We were met by Bev who shuttled... More 

Thank Macefield
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We (family with girls of 13 and 9) have just returned from our 3 day (2 night) Coastal Classic bike ride with the Gentle Cycling Company. Rose was a delight to deal with and had the bikes and all the equipment ready for us. The maps are easy to follow and there is additional information about what to look out... More 

Thank CMc35
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We opted for the out & back wine tour. Rose & Hugh have perfect bikes and details setup for the tour. It was a great way to enjoy the Great Taste Tour. Definitely don't miss the Wangapeka cheese shop- best cheese ever!!!

Thank donna t
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The woman who welcomed us was just charming. We did not have a reservation (but it is the shoulder to off season) and they quickly outfitted us with bikes,maps, recommendations, and time frame (closing at 5). The route to the trail was easy to follow even if you are not good with maps or a native English speaker (all pictures).... More 

Thank bethocean
Faversham, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I cycled South to Wakefield and it does not take long to get out into proper countryside, which made for a lovely ride. The sun helped too! I recommend visiting the Ernest Rutherford memorial and the oldest Church in the South Island - the high point of the day, literally, was the view from the top of the graveyard. I... More 

Thank Dominic L
Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Beautiful setting, bike riding, vineyards, wines, ice cream and craft brews - who could ask for more? We did a full day Great Taste Wine Tour. Gentle Cycling picked us up at our door in Nelson and took us to their shop to get set up. Our hybrid bikes were ready for us with maps and a small bin in... More 

1 Thank Larry S
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this review

Hi Larry Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We've had a fantastic summer here at The Gentle Cycling Company and have really enjoyed welcoming all our visitors. Best wishes Rose at Gentle Cycling More 

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