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The Gentle Cycling Company

Closes in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend The Gentle Cycling Company to anyone visiting Nelson to see the beautiful scenery in a different way. The staff were brilliant at this small and cute set up with a good standard of equipment at an affordable price. The owners really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matt99Matt
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Matt, Thanks for sharing your experience with The Gentle Cycling Company. We do enjoy striving to ensure everyone chooses a ride that will suit them. And you will be interested to know Pics new Peanut Butter World is now open! Best wishes, Rose at...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner was extremely helpful in getting us sorted with everything that we needed for our trip – bicycles, gear, maps, recommendations. She spent extra time making sure that I had the right bicycle and that I felt comfortable on it. It was all very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time share your feedback. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

A great experience run by lovely people, we did the wine an food tour on e-bikes and I thoroughly recommend it. We were picked up from our accommodation and dropped off at the end of the day, and the team have great local advice on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation. The e bikes certainly enhance the experience. Cheers, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed January 25, 2019

We were looking for a half-day bike ride from Nelson into wine country, about 30km round-trip. We found lots of full day options, but nothing that fit. So we called Gentle Cycle and spoke to the proprietor, Rose. She quickly set us up with a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Hi Dave, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. The e bikes certainly make it possible to go further and see more in a short time, without worrying about getting exhausted or having a head wind for part of the journey....More

Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

We has the most wonderful experience with the gentle cycling company! Rose was so lovely and well organised, she thoroughly explained everything and gave us such detailed maps that we could not get lost! The equipment was excellent and it was an overall spectacular journey....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liza S
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Hi Liza, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Our maps are detailed - we have been refining them for 10 years now, and there are always new things to add or change as new cafes spring up along the Great...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We were in a group of 4 and opted for electric bikes which added to the enjoyment. Very easy to use. Different options for routes offered. The lady who picked us up from the port (for a very reasonable $12 per person for the two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan S
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thanks for your review Alan, we love helping folks have a great experience on the Great Taste Trail. Cheers, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Did our own trip with bikes and rose and jed so helpful with advice and maps. We did the coastal trip to brightwater . Nearly all of it was on bikes trail - very will sign posted. Would highly recommend gentle bikes for their bikes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks for your review, we love hearing that our cyclists have enjoyed their cycling. Cheers, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed January 15, 2019

A wonderful holiday cycling the beautiful Great Taste Trail with the added bonus of spectacular weather. Organisation for this trip was excellent from first enquiries through to completion of our holiday. We had good bikes (loved the ebikes) and received great suggestions for places to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate hearing your feedback. The e bikes are certainly a treat to ride and Nelson really lived up to it's reputation regarding weather for you. Glad you enjoyed the swimming too! Kind regards, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed January 11, 2019

Very friendly service and really nice bikes to ride from the Gentle Cycling Company. We received some really useful tips on where to ride and what to see both during the ride and also for other attractions in the region once we had finished our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan R
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, highly recommend this company! They go above and beyond :) Had a lovely day cycling through the vineyards.

Date of experience: January 2019
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StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks for your review, we love it when our cyclists have a great day! Cheers, Rose

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