I cycled in to Richmond on Friday, catching the 1 pm Mapua Ferry over, and getting back in time for “the last ferry” (in the winter the last ferry is a little earlier than usual!). While waiting, I caught some great soft winter light – still waters, Jellyfish cafe in the back ground . Stunning – as was the cycling!!
How about a weekend (or weekday for that matter) of exercise, good food and relaxed accommodation ? This package has accommodation in the Orange Apartment (or Blue Studio – your choice) with extended check in and check out times plus a self guided cycle tour in and around Mapua, Moutere Hills (and wineries and craft breweries!!) , Ruby Bay , Kina, Motueka….wherever your fancy takes you.
Your bike or ….theirs…rent a bicycle from one of the fine local cycle tour companies :
You can contact on of the cycle companies directly for details on pricing and availability , or we can make that arrangement for you – we don’t provide cycles ourselves but we do work in with the cycle tour companies to help ensure you get a comfortable bike that suits you. Each of the cycle tour companies offers great maps and other tour services . Bad back? Gimpy knees? Not as fit as others in your group? Think about renting a modern electric bicycle .. Guests who have used them swear by them.
I cycled from Mapua to Motueka today, along the Great Taste Wine Trail going out but along the Motueka Estuary causeway on the way back . Stopped at the top to admire the breathtaking views.
PS I came back along the causeway coming home : 18 minutes with tailwind – 24+min without, so a no-brainer , since up and around the back of Motueka on the shingle road to the top here would be at least twice as long. There is a “decent” enough road width on that causeway for 99% of the way – but one frustratingly narrow 50 section over a small water channel ; the traffic is fast, but generally OK but do be careful. Of course once you reach the end of the causeway you are back on the Great Taste Trail and all is…….good )
I cycled from Mapua to Motueka today, along the Great Taste Wine Trail going one way (came back along the causeway coming home : 18 minutes with tailwind – 24+min without, so a no-brainer ) . Stopped at the top to admire the breathtaking views.
A short clip with some spectacular views from Pinehill crescent on the Great Taste Cycle trail. A sunny evening cycle ride back from Motueka brought me through pristine country roads in the Moutere rolling hills above Ruby Bay. Pretty special.
music courtesy of Reb Fountain