South Island: Nelson & Marlborough

South Island: Nelson & Marlborough

Starting from €2,500

Hugging the waters edge on the Ruby Coast, discovering the crystal clear waters of Golden Bay, Cable Bay, Kaiteriteri Beach, immersing deep into the Abel Tasman National Park, a picnic in silence on Lake St Arnaud, sailing aimlessly in the Marlborough Sounds ... The northern tip of the South Island is bursting with untouched beauty, coupled with one of the world's most famous sauvignon blanc wine regions.

NOTE: pending border restrictions

This tour is pending COVID-19 border closures between Australia and New Zealand
Nelson and Marlborough offer a large number of cycling routes both on and off-road.
Riding itineratries are not fixed, we adapt to the groups ability and experience.
Below are suggested itineraries.


Day 1: Private pick-up at Nelson Airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Aniseed Valley, Mapua, Hackett Creek - lunch at Mapua Ferry, option to catch ferry to Rabbit Island
Day 3: Ruby Coast via Montueka, ride to Te Waikoropupu Springs/Pupu Springs - lunch in Kaiteriteri, option to take a boat ride to Split Apple Rock
Day 4: Motueka Valley Loop - late lunch in vineyard with wine tastings (transfer back to hotel)
Day 5: Departing the Nelson region we make our way to the Marlborough Region via Rai Valley. Taking a detour into the Sounds, you abandon your bikes for an unforgettable sailing voyage. We will pick you up at the other end in Picton, transferring you to your hotel.
Day 6: Blenheim &  Waihopai Valley loop or as we call it, the 'wine lovers' loop.. embroidered fields, sweet scents... plenty of good drops!
Day 7: Awatere Valley & Redwood Pass - good food and good wine must be burnt off on the final ride on tour..
Day 8: Transfer to Nelson Airport


  • Start Date: Pick-up: Nelson Airport (please speak to us if Christchurch transfer is required)
  • End Date: Drop-off: Nelson Airport (please speak to us if Christchurch transfer is required)
  • Accommodation: Single/Twin/Double Room options
  • Total Nights in Hotel: 7
  • Breakfast: included
  • Lunch: included (excluding alcohol)
  • Dinner: all meals are a-la-carte in fine restaurants
  • Drinks at Dinner: water, soft drinks and 1/2 bottle of wine per person
  • Tour Guide/s: for every  8-10  riding guests
  • Support Van/s & Driver/s: for every 8-10 riding guests, carrying sprare tubes, tools, pump etc.
  • Snacks & Drinks: the van will be equipped with water, soft drinks, electrolytes, fruit, muesli bars, fresh bread, cold meats, vegetables etc.
  • Laundry Service: our staff will take care of your laundry twice during the tour (usually Day 3 and Day 6)

Bring your own or speak to us about renting a bike (extra charge)

Extra Activities

The following activities will be included in the Tour Price:

  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • Split Apple Rock Boat Ride
  • Sailing in Marlborough Sounds
  • Winery Tour in Marlborough

Our standard Exclusions apply, these can be found on our Booking Terms & Conditions page


Our standard Cancellation rules apply, these can be found on our Booking Terms & Conditions page


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