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The Gentle Cycling Company

411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-929 5652
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A good experience with some bumps along the way

The Gentle Cycling company is made special by being under the care and direction of Rose. Her... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Anne H
via mobile
Fabulous day out

Many thanks Rose for providing us with all we needed for a perfect days cycling, including good... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Ken A
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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 NZ.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wine trail” (4 reviews)
“bike ride” (7 reviews)
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411 Nayland Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The Gentle Cycling company is made special by being under the care and direction of Rose. Her enthusiasm, friendliness is exemplary and makes you want to be under her care. The bikes are in very good condition and are of a high quality. I can...More

Thank Anne H
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi Anne, Thanks so much for providing some useful feedback on your trip with us in April. I am very sorry to hear that the wrist injury was more serious than a sprain. The two sets of hairpins in the mtbike park are not easy,...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Many thanks Rose for providing us with all we needed for a perfect days cycling, including good quality bikes, child seat, helmets, maps and local knowledge/advice.

Thank Ken A
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your day on the trail. Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We just returned to Canada from New Zealand where we had a fantastic time touring the Nelson and Tasman areas by bike, in kayaks and on foot. Rose at the Gentle Cycling Company set two of us up with efficient and comfortable bikes, well-marked maps,...More

Thank Susan E
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Susan & Doug Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences of our "Art & Food" self-guided cycling trip followed by the Wilsons Abel Tasman 3 day Guided Kayak & Walk. You certainly packed a lot into your time here for...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend the Great Taste Trail for families, friends and couples. The tour was well organised with options for different trails. Rose and her team provided a wonderful service. The Wakefield Hotel was clean, comfortable and restful with options for ensuite. The local...More

Thank LJ770
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Lisa & Cate Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences of our "We Love Nelson" self-guided cycling trip. The hills are challenging for some people, and having plenty of time so you don't have to rush that section is the...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were a group of 5 adults - 4 siblings and one partner. This was our second bike ride over a period of 4 nights 5 days having done the Otago Rail Trail in 2016. I enjoyed this immensely, probably more than the the ORT....More

Thank Tracey K
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

It's great to hear you enjoyed our "We Love Nelson" trip. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband and I did the "We Love Nelson" multi day trip late Jan/early Feb. And it was fantastic! Within the first 2 or 3 kms (couldn't have been much more than that) we had 2 breweries to stop at. Great wineries a couple of...More

Thank HobsonzChoice
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi Kelly, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. There were some challenges during your trip, but your positive attitude is a real credit to you! The hill section, in the rain, would definitely have been unpleasant and the alternative route may have...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were looking for a leisurely way to check out the new cycling routes in Nelson and found this company. What's not to like about the word 'gentle'? The booking service was excellent. The day we had selected to ride was the day a massive...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a wine tour with the Gentle Cycling Company with our 18 month old daughter in a child's seat. We had a great day, visiting a number of vineyards and having lunch at La Capilla (which was great and has a small children's...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Rose at Gentle Cycle Co organised a one week bike ride together with accommodation for a group of 6 adults. Everything went very smoothly with pick up and drop off of bags completed without a hitch. The maps and recommendations for wineries, coffee shops and...More

Thank 43nirvana
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks for your review of your self-guided multi day cycling trip on the Great Taste Trail. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle Cycling

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the full day tour but ended up arriving at midday and therefore only being able to do half of the trip. This was our fault as we left our previous hotel very late. The cycling company will organise all of your hotel pick...More

Thank christopherf847
StokeRosie, Owner at The Gentle Cycling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks for your review of your single day (or half day in your case!) Great Taste Wine trip. The Great Taste Trail is especially good in January, when the berries are at their best and the weather is usually cycle-friendly. Best wishes, Rose at Gentle...More

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