Cycling is a fantastic way to explore some of the Nelson-Tasman area, with most of it being relatively flat and a good network of cycle paths and off-road tracks. You can take it at your own pace with a self-guided tour whereby a bike, helmet, pannier and water bottle are provided along the local route maps. One popular option is to cycle a portion of the Great Taste Trail which winds through picturesque countryside, past boutique vineyards and art galleries, alongside orchards, and in places tickles the coast. You can do a circular cycle from Mapua or transfers can be arranged to specific drop-off and pick-up points. Each suggested ride is around 25 kilometres in length and guided options are available.