Nelson Cycle Trail Trust
The Nelson Cycle Trail’s objective is to represent and develop cycling interests and opportunities in the Nelson region, to develop the area into New Zealand’s leading cycle tourism and recreational cycling destination.
The vision is to establish, extend and integrate cycle routes within the region to create a unique and sustainable world class destination for cycle tourists and local cyclists.
What this means for the region
- Easier, short or multi-day rides will be provided by a loop trail and its component legs, and by a trail from the Nelson CBD up the Maitai Valley.
- More challenging offroad riding will be catered for by mountainbike trail networks in Kaiteriteri and around Nelson.
- Wilderness or adventure riding will be available on trails that include the Queen Charlotte Track, the Heaphy, and a Pelorus-Nelson trail.
No other region in New Zealand is in a position to offer this package of such diverse cycling experiences.
The Trust Board draws its members from cycling, business, engineering and local government.
- The Trust is preparing to apply to the Prime Minister’s Cycleways Tourism initiative to become part of the funded projects.
- Working groups have commenced detailing desired local routes.
- Support and guidance is provided by Nelson Tasman Tourism and the Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency.
- The Trust has the support of the region’s two councils.
We aim to create an economically and environmentally sustainable tourist attraction in the Nelson region. A cycleway fulfils this criteria and has already been proven in other regions to be successful, and well utilised by locals and tourists alike.
Click here to view the Nelson City Cycling Strategy – Pedalling Along.
Click here to read about Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.
Click here to go to the Tasman District Council bike maps page: Walking & Cycling Maps
Click here to go to the Nelson City Council bike maps page: Bike Nelson Cycling Maps.