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Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours

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Address: Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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+64 3-543 2245
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We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from...

We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from bike hire at Mapua wharf, to premium multi day tours along Tasman's Great Taste Trail and/or quiet back roads. We provide high quality trail bikes for comfortable cycling on trails and roads. For keen road bike enthusiasts, we can also provide full carbon road race bikes. Using our local knowledge and experience, we also offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail, but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. If you area travelling with your own bike, we can also offer luggage and bike transfers. You decide, we provide.

Our formula is simple: Local People +Local Knowledge= Great Experiences

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US$88.41*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Scenic Cycling Winery Tour from Nelson
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US$103.14*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Countryside and Coastline Cycling Tour from Mapua
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US$276.27*
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Private Tour: Full-Day Guided Scenic Cycling Winery Tour from Nelson with Lunch

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Wonderful trip

Nicky and Lisa were most accommodating. Given I booked very close to arrival day and being nelson anniversary weekend they were fully booked. Nicky managed to fit us in with 4... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicky and Lisa were most accommodating. Given I booked very close to arrival day and being nelson anniversary weekend they were fully booked. Nicky managed to fit us in with 4 bikes, they fitted perfectly! They provided map, recommended routes to take and where to eat - everything was what Lisa said they were - amazing. We were also provided... More 

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Thank JessMoh
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Jessica, we were happy to help. We would liked to have been able to show you more of the area, so hopefully you will get a chance to return. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Nicky and Lisa, we all had a fantastic time, you are both great ambassador's to tourism in NZ and run a fun, professional and friendly business. It was all so easy, met at our BnB, bikes dropped off, run through program for next 3 days, equipped with the gear and we were off. Would recommend using Wheelie Fantastic... More 

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Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to help your group enjoy this area. Hopefully when a few more sections are complete you will get a chance to return and discover other parts of this trail and surrounds. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Wheelie Fantastic! The bikes were delivered to our accommodation. Bikes in excellent condition and were equipped with bike computers. They gave us a bunch of maps of the area and even a few cards for discounts in the area.

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Thank KJalltheway
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

We were happy to help you enjoy this area by bike. You made a great choice in your accommodation location, so it was perfect to have the bikes delivered to where you stayed. We hope you get a chance to return and explore more of the region. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Thank you Nicky and Lisa for the fantastic vacations on wheels. We cycled over 100 kms over 3 days, drank a few wonderful wines along the trail and ate plenty of fresh berries from the local growers. Nicky and Lisa always made sure that we were riding downhill on quiet roads and dedicated cycle ways. They clearly know the area... More 

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Thank Patrice D
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

Thank you guys, we love tailoring tours to suit the individual preferences of our guests. You certainly got to see and experience a few hidden gems! We really enjoyed helping you explore the area, but you didn't see it all so you have plenty of reasons to return for another tour. Thank you for choosing us to help you explore... More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Thank you to Nicky from Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire. We had a great three days cycling the trail - Nicky was welcoming and friendly and we really appreciated her advice - especially tips on the best coffee stops!! The bikes were awesome and, though at times we were slightly outside our comfort zone, we finished each day feeling very satisfied.... More 

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Thank Stingray74
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to put together an itinerary for you and it was great to catch up and hear all your news from your day. As you didn't have time to ride all of the trail (or shop in all the shops!), we hope you can return and enjoy the rest of it. It was lovely to meet you... More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Was looking for some guided activity in the Abel Tasman. Was picked up in the morning by super friendly Nicky and Lisa. Drove to our starting point and was equipped with a very good bike. Started off with Lisa cycling beside me. What was great was not only the very nice ride, but also the nice chat with Lisa. Made... More 

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Thank utaa2013
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

We really enjoyed our day out with you too. The route you followed is one of our favorites and we always enjoy being able to share it with visitors. The day passed so quickly and it was a shame you didn't get a chance to see some more. We very much look forward to your return visit. We have a... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had 3 lovely days riding part of the Tasman Great Taste Trail and then through the Upper Moutere region. Our bikes were comfortable and we were provided with nice roomy waterproof panniers. Nicky was fabulous right from our first email contact. She was quick to respond, shared her extensive local knowledge and provided us with great options with flexibility... More 

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Thank bronw527
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

We were happy to help you enjoy this area in a way that suited you best. I hope you return to try a few more routes that you didn't have time to experience. You also managed to get the best of the recent Spring weather. More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We rented two mountain bikes for a week. We had looked into various other options, through local bike shops, contacting other cycle tour companies in NZ (almost all were totally unresponsive, even Natural High who we have used before) and everyone said that Wheelie Fantastic was our best option. They were really helpful and gave us bikes when and where... More 

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Thank LondonFriday
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We love being able to offer advice and talk bikes with people who want to explore the area as well as the trail. You also found out, what we know as locals, that August is a great winter month to go cycling. I hope you do return and we can provide more routes for... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We spent a wonderful day cycling on Rabbit Island and visiting Seyfried's vineyard for lunch. The service at Wheelie was excellent, they can give you the best tips; bikes were easy to use and everything was very convenient. Highly recommend!

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Thank Vranki
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

We were happy to help you enjoy this area. Perhaps you will get a chance to return and explore more of this region by bike. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We had the best day Nicky!!! What a beautiful way to see the pretty scenery around Nelson!! Highly recommended for solo/couple or groups! Amazing wine, amazing scenery, amazing people! Very happy!

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Thank Kendall O
Nicky M, Owner at Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours, responded to this review

Sorry I couldn't arrange the sunny Nelson weather to do its normal sunny thing. Glad you enjoyed it anyway. Have a safe trip on your South island holiday. More 

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