Cycling around New Zealand
Cities and towns all over New Zealand have embraced walking and cycling. Many have walking and cycle tracks suitable for most people. At a regional level we have some really great journeys that you can enjoy for an hour a day or a week, it's your choice.
Some of these trails follow old railway lines and pass through country you just wouldn't see from the highways. Nationally with our governments support, there is a program to link the country from top to bottom with cycle trails.
Are you a recreational cyclists who views nature/scenic attractions as key reasons for travel and would like to experience other activities alongside your cycling experience?
Or are you a mountain biking enthusiasts looking for new challenges and thrills?
We can provide you with a real, honest and up close experience with New Zealand. Features you'll find during your cycle trip here:
- Accessibility (easy access to natural environments)
- Diversity (of the trails and the landscape)
- Proximity (to other activities, towns and cities)
- People (friendly locals)
New Zealand is becoming a very popular "must cycle" holiday destination.
New Zealand offers cycling trails for a variety of cycling levels and experiences. This activity is 'Naturally breathtaking' - given the trails' easy access and closeness to nature, national parks and constantly-changing scenery.
The mostly off-road 23 Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, known as Nga Haerenga (the journeys), cater to both recreational cyclists and passionate mountain bikers.
Easily accessible trails run near most cities and towns in New Zealand, while detours along the way allow opportunities to enjoy many other off-the-bike attractions on offer - meaning visitors travel more widely and experience more while they are here.
Renting a bike in New Zealand is easy. Whether you like the traditional cycle or the new e-bike, we can help with all your tour plans and integrate the ideal ride, luggage transfers and accommodation along the routes. If you would appreciate the company of a guide and informative dialogue then we can arrange that for you also.
Here are some of our amazing South Island scenic cycle trails.
- Aoraki to Braemar Station
37km, 3-4 hours, graded easy fitness level.
- Braemar Staion to Twizel
45 km, 3-4 hours, easy.
- Twizel to Ohau
39km , 3-4 hours, easy
- Ohau to Omarama
42km, 3-4 hours, intermediate fitness level
- Omarama to Otematata
24km, 2-3 hours, easy
- Otematata to Kurow
43km, 3-4 hours, easy
- Kurow to Duntroon
27km, 3-4 hours, easy
- Duntroon to Oamaru
53km, 4-5 hours, intermediate fitness required.
Overview: 312km, 6-7 days, grade 2-3