Green Jersey Explorer Tours

Green Jersey, your gateway to unforgettable cycling adventures in the heart of New Zealand's Wairarapa region. A cherished family-owned enterprise, our roots trace back to 2010 when Stuart Edwards and Lucia Zanmonti first envisioned a boutique cycle tour experience. Joined by Joe and Pam Howells in 2013, we embarked on a journey of growth and shared passion for cycling exploration. Stuart's leadership paved the way for over a decade until his retirement in 2023, passing the reins to Pam, Joe, and their son James, our dedicated General Manager.

Nestled in the picturesque wine village of Martinborough, we invite you to join us on a journey where every pedal stroke unveils the beauty and charm of Aotearoa New Zealand.

What you can expect from our Green Jersey Team

When you embark on a journey with us, expect nothing short of excellence. Our commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences is evident in every facet of our service. From premium bicycles to a dedicated team, awe-inspiring routes, dependable support systems, and a paramount focus on safety, we ensure every moment of your adventure exceeds expectations. And let's not forget the delicious cuisine and vibrant ambiance that add an extra layer of enjoyment to your tour.

Why Choose Us?

Let our customers tell you why.

Liz Morse

What a trip ..it was epic and will definitely spread the word.

Carole Stapleton

One of the best in Aotearoa/New Zealand - The RPT tour is simply the best.

Louise Fletcher

Our experience with Green Jersey was above and beyond expectations.

Introducing the Green Jersey team

As a family-owned small business, we adopt a versatile approach, handling various tasks to ensure seamless operations. From driving and guiding tours to managing bookings and maintaining cleanliness, each team member contributes diverse skills to meet our customers' needs.

Ben Verran


Ben is a young man on a mission. Ben walked into Green Jersey to get a job, that impressed us and we worked to make it happen. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to Ben. He has awry sense of humour …

Johnny Marshal

Head Guide

Johnny Marshal is our Head Tour Guide and is also in charge of liaison with our Māori business partners, an important component of our business.

James Howells

General Manager

James is our General Manager and a leader with a strong passion for cycling and our business. James and his partner Lilly have recently added their son Hugo to the family, a brother for Layla. Hugo is already showing an interest in cycling!

Pam & Joe Howells


Pam and Joe are our company directors. They back the Green Jersey team 100%. They are trail tour “practitioners” themselves out on our bikes whenever possible. They are also committed environmentalists often away on or supporting native tree planting or predator trapping projects. Joe, a …

Bronwyn Pogson

Shed Co-ordinator

Bronwyn is our Martinborough Shed coordinator – keeping the wheels of the business turning in unison on a day-to-day basis. Bronwyn loves getting out on tours too.

Alex Clark


Alex is our in house bike mechanic. As well as keeping our bike fleet in tip top working order, Alex also is relied on to keep most all of the bikes in Martinborough going strong!

What’s in the name “Green Jersey”?

In the Tour de France four cyclists get awarded specific-coloured jerseys. These colours include yellow (maillot jaune), green (maillot vert), red polka dots (maillot à pois rouges), and white (maillot blanc), and each one of these jerseys has its own meaning and importance. The Green Jersey is known as the “sprinter’s jersey,” because the Green Jersey goes to the leader of the Points Classification throughout the race. So ultimately, the Green Jersey goes to a well-rounded and consistent rider, as well as to those who show tremendous persistence, picking up points where they can. (Thanks Wikipedia) That about sums up the attitude of our Green Jersey Team. Stuart and Lucia chose the name back at the start in 2010 because of this significant “Green Jersey” heritage and also because we aspire to be as “green” as we can in terms of our impact on the environment.