Great Taste Beer Trail Self Guided Day Ride
You will hardly get a sweat up during this super-relaxed day of beer cycling. This is a flat, urban route which starts and finishes at The Gentle Cycling Company and follows custom-designed map. The self-guided ride includes morning tea at a pub on the trail, followed by tastings at two small breweries. These two tastings will be booked for you and there will be time to chat to the brewers for a personalised beer cycling experience. In the afternoon, you will have time to visit two more breweries on the route. McCashins Brewery and Eddyline Brewery are both open 7 days - tastings are not included in the tour price. While you are in the area, why not follow the smell of the roasting peanuts to Pic's Peanut Butter factory. The trail goes almost to the door, so you can swing by the factory Monday to Friday for a tasting (no appointment necessary) and pick up a jar of Pic's famous Peanut Butter to take home. And finally, for the keen and eager types, there is one more Craft Beer pub sited on the trail. Bar 321 specialises in Harringtons beers and ciders, which are brewed in Christchurch. After that, you just need to follow the trail back to The Gentle Cycling Company for the 5pm shuttle back to Nelson.