Meet at our depot to collect your bike and receive a trail and bike briefing.
Enroute to Spooners Tunnel our driver will highlight key places of interest. Upon arrival and once inside, information panels provide a fascinating history of what is the longest disused tunnel in New Zealand at 1.35 kms in length – so make sure you have your headlamp turned on! (You can hire them with your booking if you don’t have one of your own).
The trail then descends enroute back to Nelson through a number of small towns, passing through rural landscapes and alongside distinctive vineyards and hop gardens. Historical monuments provide interesting stopping points as you approach the fertile Waimea Plain via the dedicated trail and its purpose-built suspension bridge.
From Richmond, you begin your return to the urban environment with local breweries, the Nelson Classic Car Museum, Pic’s Peanut Butter World and local cafes all competing for your attention. Staying on the bike trail, the route slowly rises over the low saddle and descends via the old train line into Nelson city and finally back to our depot which is conveniently located right on the trail.