Eat and drink your way around Tasman's Great Taste Trail. © Dean Mckenzie

Cycle Tasman's Great Taste Trail

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Enjoy easy cycling with enough dining and drinking options to satisfy the most fervent foodie on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.

The 174km trail takes in the highlights of the Tasman district, from estuaries to grape vines, islands to flat farmland. 

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Great news for Tasman’s Great Taste Trail – inland sections will be upgraded and extended by an extra 40km, boosting the trail to a truly marvellous multi-day, ‘top of the South’ tour taking in beaches, vineyards, heritage sites, mountain views, arts and crafts, and lots of great food, of course! Photo courtesty of fab local bike tour company . . . . . #nelsonshines #greattastetrail #nzcycletrail #ngahaerenga #pedalon #docgovtnz #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #newzealand #nz #nature #realmiddleearth #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #cycling #bikestagram #cyclinglife #fromwhereiride #mtblife #ig_newzealand #kiwi_photos #lonelyplanet #nzbybike #destinationnz #gottalovenz

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But allow plenty of time when riding this route, as aside from the gorgeous scenery, the attractions are as bountiful as the region’s produce. 

Check out the abundance of artists and artisans, breweries, quirky cafés, restaurants and award-winning wineries along the way. 

Of course, there’s no need to tackle the whole route at once. Split into six mostly easy sections, covering Nelson to Waimea, Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri and much more in between, the Great Taste Trail has lots of options for an excellent day ride.  

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