Tasman’s Great Taste Trail – formerly the Tasman Loop Cycle Trail – is a new cycleway and walkway in the Tasman region. Stage One – the Coastal Route – is nearing completion. Further sections of the trail will be completed as funding allows.
This page has details of the route, maps and proposed future construction.
Easy-to-ride, with a gradient similar to the Otago Central Rail Trail, the trail caters for a wide range of cyclists and walkers. As stages of the trail are completed there will be the choice of day rides or a series of overnight stops.
When complete, the whole trail – including a section in the Motueka River Valley – will cover a distance of 162-175km and will run from Nelson Airport, to Richmond, out to Tapawera, along the Motueka River Valley to Riwaka, and then back to Richmond through Motueka and Mapua.