Great Taste Trail

2.00 out of 5
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↑ 900 m
↓ 900 m
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Trail Description
About this trail
This is an easy, wide, gentle trail suitable for families and the Sunday cafe set. Quite a lot of it is coastal, and there are lots of points of interest along the way such as forests, green pastures, orchards, mountain views, beaches, estuaries, birds, craft shops, wineries, a brewery, restaurants and cafes.

It starts at the Nelson i-site (visitors centre) or at Nelson airport and goes along the coast to Richmond and on to Kaiteriteri via Rabbit Island. From there it goes inland, partly on country roads before circling back to Richmond.

The whole trail is 174km (108 miles) long but it's generally ridden in short leisurely sections combining gastronomy and pedalonomy.

The trail is very well serviced with a number of bike hire places, bike shops and shuttle operators. For maps, route details, photos and more check out the trail website:
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

January 24, 2016
Review: It's quite a nice ride all year round but especially in summer when it can be combined with a swim, and a picnic with all the family. For most of the trail the great tastes are few and far between and the marketing is somewhat ahead of the reality.

Great Taste Trail MTB Trail 2.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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