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    What to Expect
    From the Mapua Wharf, the Mapua Ferry whisks you over to Rabbit Island where the peace and quiet will give you time to clear your head. Spend as long as you want exploring the white sandy beaches and trails around the island or carry on cycling towards Richmond crossing farmland, a swing bridge and amazing boardwalks over the estuary. It pays not to forget to visit an award winning winery or brewery for lunch along the route. The best part of this ride is that it is all flat, but we can still offer you the option to take an e-bike too!
    This is Trail Journeys most popular day out, it’s an absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Nelson! The peace and tranquillity as you wander from gorgeous plantation forest to open farmland and around the estuaries just makes you realise how good it is to be alive.
    The journey is also a fantastic day out for the whole family! We can provide kiddie’s seats, trailers and tag along bikes so there is something for everyone. You just need to remember to bring your swimming gear to cool off afterwards!
    When you arrive we kit you out with all the equipment you need to enjoy your day. We fit a detailed map to your handlebars which also highlights all the great food and beverage stops along the trail.
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    Reviewed 25 April 2019

    Very kind and polite people and service. Comfortable bike. Well equipped, beautiful weather, time and season to ride. Thanks a lot.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Hanamiii
    Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

    We arrived without booking and we immediatly were seen to. We took 2 bikes for a 9 and 11 year old, one e-bike and a mountain bike. All were very good quality. We did the 3 hour tour of Rabbit island and after taking the...More

    Thank LukeH145
    Reviewed 24 December 2018

    We were keen to try out the e-bikes and spoke with the staff in the office in Nelson. They had a package that was from Nelson to Rabbit Island and Mapua - the trouble for us was that this included some sections on road and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    Reviewed 28 November 2018

    These were among the best bikes we have rented. They made our journey across different terrains and up and down hills so much more pleasant. Thank you to the people at the store that were really helpful and friendly.

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank FranceJ309
    Reviewed 13 November 2018

    We have had a splendid day starting in Mapua and via Rabbit Island to Richmond an back, The route is easy flat and paved with gravel. In Richmand take a lunch and you have all the time to get back to Mapua. As retired citizens...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank V4344LPwillc
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