Basic Package

We offer a comprehensive package for athletes to live and train in Nelson. At the heart of the package is the homestay accommodation with a Nelson family. They will provide full-board including three meals per day. You will have your own room and a place to store your bike safely.

The Basic Package is ideal for athletes who do not want to study English. Priced at just per week it is affordable and comprehensive.

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Package Details

Expert Local Knowledge

We always enjoy showing off our favourite training rides and we'll give you the inside information on races and training sessions organised by the local clubs. We can also help you enter and find transport and accommodation for any races you want to do outside the Nelson region.

Kiwivelo Car

We have a car that is available to riders during their stay at Kiwivelo. The car is an older model but is a reliable runner and comes with 24 hour roadside breakdown assistance.
Use of the car is subject to availability and drivers must hold a valid drivers license.

Fitness Lab

We will put you through your paces in our fitness lab. Soon after you arrive we can test your VO2MAX and anaerobic threshold. Retesting will give you and your coach important information about how your training is progressing.

Blood tests are not included in the package but we can arrange one for you with a doctor or at the Nelson Medical Laboratory.


Our workshop has the tools you need to repair or service your bike. We have an arrangement with a local bike shop who will give you a discounted price on any parts you need.

Free Internet

To help you keep in touch with things at home we have a computer and internet connection for you to use.

Kiwivelo JerseySouvenir Jersey

We are sure your stay in Nelson will be a memorable experience. But just to make sure, we'll give you a Kiwivelo cycling jersey as a souvenir. You'll probably want to buy other souvenirs too, so we have negotiated a special discount for you at the Nelson Sheepskin Shop.

Click here for more info on the jersey.

Travel Arrangements

Riders often want to travel around the rest of NZ before or after their stay with us. We can recommend places to go, things to do and see. We can help you make the bookings, for some activities we can even book it for you.

Note on the School Package

If you just want to study for some of the time you are in Nelson, book the School Package just for the time you want to study, and the Basic Package for the rest of the time.

Payment Dates

The date for payment is three weeks before departure. Payments should be made to the sales agent in your own country in your currency.

There is a 5% Long Stay Discount for athletes who book for longer than 10 weeks.