Day trip

Nelson to Mapua: Full-Day Cycling Self-Guided Adventure

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Kiwi Journeys

Nelson to Mapua: Full-Day Cycling Self-Guided Adventure

Activity provider: Kiwi Journeys

From US$ 62.59 per person

Enjoy a full-day, self-guided cycling adventure and experience some the stunning scenery along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Stop by award-winning wineries, craft breweries, Nelson's Classic Car Museum or take a tour at Pic's Peanut Butter World.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Host or greeter


  • Cycle along the picturesque Coastal Route to Rabbit Island and Mapua
  • Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge
  • Enjoy the views from coastal boardwalks
  • Stop at the many wineries and breweries along the way
Full description
Begin your adventure in Nelson where you’ll be fitted for your bikes and briefed on your tour. From there, cycle to Mapua on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. Explore Nelson City before following the blue Great Taste Trail markers which lead south to the seaside village of Mapua. Stop along the way at Nelson's Classic Car Museum. Visit the Honest Lawyer and enjoy the atmosphere of a country-style pub. Take a break from cycling and check out some of the many craft breweries and wineries along the way. Enjoy the trail’s coastal route. Take in phenomenal views from the Waimea Estuary and Farmland’s coastal boardwalks. Cross the spectacular Waimea Swing Bridge and then continue on to Rabbit Island. Take a swim in a freshwater swimming hole, or take a dip in the warm sea waters of Rabbit Island. Journey across the channel on the iconic Mapua Ferry. Land at Mapua Wharf and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. After a day of exploring, sit down for dinner on the Mapua Wharf. Afterward, jump on the kiwi Journeys shuttle and return to Nelson.
  • All Cycle equipment: including trail comfort bike, helmet, repair kit, panniers or carrier bag, odometer and trail documentation.
  • Bottled water
  • Souvenir Map
  • Transport from Mapua Wharf to Nelson
  • Mapua Ferry crossing
  • Meals
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Meeting point

37-39 Halifax St E, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand. Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of you activity.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Please note, this is not a guided tour. The local partner opens at 9:00 am and your departure time is flexible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The fact that some of the "site to see and visit" are quite a long way off the main pathway and often need to cycle through traffic to get there ( if you can find them) needs to be advertised and explained better - we had hoped to go to the Eddyline breweries - we could see it from the path but could not get there. Other wise - was an excellent day out !

Read more

January 4, 2022

Great cycling adventure.

January 2, 2022

March 9, 2021

Product ID: 229772