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The Gentle Cycling Company

411 Nayland Rd, Nelson, New Zealand
03 929 5652
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Nelson
Type: Biking Trails
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Rose, thanks for this one of kind experience. After this, my wife and I are seriously considering getting ourselves into biking. Last night, my wife and I were giggling between ourselves thinking, what have we put up our parents to--my dad who's 60 and mom who last drove a bike 20 yrs ago? Even my 3yo, who rode with me,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We did the 7 k flat tour of three Brewery's. Rose is fantastic host, picked up from our hotel, all fitted out with our maps and we enjoyed the ride and the hospitality from the Brewery's . Lunch was more than adequate, would highly recommend this tour in Nelson.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I do not have enough good things to say about the gentle cycling company. My husband and I knew we wanted to visit some of the local vineyards while in Nelson, and when we found out there was an actual trail, we were sold on doing it via bicycle. While you could rent bikes from other shops, they do not... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is my all time favourite tour company. My partner and I did the Brewery tour and the breweries we went to had amazing beers, really enjoyed Bays Brewery the beer is so good!!! and well the Lighthouse, need I say more the owner is fantastic so welcoming we really didnt want to leave. The stoke tour, wow they showed... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Some of the best customer service we've encountered. Thank you so much! A lovely day spent cruising round Nelson and its best cafes and vineyards. What could be better. Wendy will sort you out for recommendations and good touring advice. Love the sheep shearing station turned bike hire outfit. Great bikes too!!! A must-do if you're in the area!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our half-day trip with the gentle cycling company. We did a self-guided afternoon and visited a few wineries around the area via the picturesque and new trails. The briefing at the beginning allowed us to select a great mix of riding and tastings. Highlight was definitely the visit to Milcrest estate and we also enjoyed our visit... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We rented our bikes on a casual half day basis at a very competitive price. On arrival we were greeting by a lovely lady who took time to show us the route, following this, she made sure our bikes were suitable. As a novice rider, I was apprehensive, but the route was certainly "gentle" and thoroughly enjoyable. I would definitely... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husband and I were the guinea pigs for The Gentle Cycling Company's new GUIDED tour through the wine country of Nelson. It was a beautiful, gentle (as promised) ride that began with a glorious fruit and cheese plate accompanied by wine tasting at a local winery. From there, we went on a short but very nice 5-mile ride to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Well organised and friendly. Provided a very pleasant way to visit good wineries. The hotel pickup provided easy access to the starting point and good maps and friendly locals did the rest. Taking the full day package worked well with a refreshing finish at McCashin brewery.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Not too strenuous for those who aren't extreme cyclists!!! We loved visiting the wineries and weaving our way back slowly. Gorgeous day.

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