Day 3 - For the active ...
New to Nelson is the 43km Dun Mountainbike Trail, one of New Zealand's New Great Rides and one of the most accessible back country alpine cycle trails in the country. It loops between the Brook Valley and the Maitai Valley and is a grade 3 mountain bike ride. The Dun Mountain rises to 1129m and is one of the most distinctive mountains around Nelson. This newly upgraded trail was opened on 12 November 2011 and is the third great ride to be completed under Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
The Baywick Inn is one of the few B&B's located right on the city section of the Dun Mountain Trail and there is no need to bring your bike. We work closely with www.uUbike.co.nz, Nelsons Exceptional Cycle Hire operation. Located just down the river from the Baywick Inn, Ubike will hire you all kinds of bikes. From half day to multi day hires they have got it covered. From modern & reliable mountain bikes to leading edge electric bikes to hip city cycles, they are sure to meet all your biking experience needs.
For those who want an easier ride the TASMAN'S GREAT TASTE TRAIL is an 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.http://www.nzcycletrail.com/great-taste-trail
When completed in 2013, 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.
For those who have more time, there is golfing, sailing, horse trekking, skydiving, 4WD adventures, wellness and spa treatments,sea and river fishing, bush walks,biking trails, and of course, every Saturday morning is one of New Zealand's best markets, only a 5 minute walk from the inn.