On your bike: cycle tours of New Zealand

by Elisa Parry

Looking for a gift for the adventurer in your family? If they love their bike riding, chances are there are plenty of rides around New Zealand they are dying to try. Gift them the chance to turn a dream into reality and explore some of the most beautiful parts of the country by bike. There’s something for all abilities, from self-guided tours through to guided tours through the wine regions (yes please, that's our kind of bike tour!). 

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Lighthouses and lakes self-guided mountain biking tour

Take an easy self-guided mountain bike tour from Days Bay to Orongorongo Valley. There are plenty of cafes to stop for a coffee along the way. You’ll also enjoy views incredible views towards the South Island, the Kaikoura Ranges and Turakirae’s seal colony. 

>> Gift a lighthouses and lakes self-guided mountain biking tour.

 

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Rail bike tour on the forgotten railway

This isn’t your average bike tour! For starters, you’ll be self-driving a unique rail bike buggy! You’ll feel like you are stepping back in time as you take in the sights of the decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway. 

>> Gift a rail bike tour on the forgotten railway.

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Downhill mountain biking and zipline tour

Why just go for a ride when you can also fly? This is the ultimate adventure combo perfect for beginners. Enjoy a downhill mountain biking apprentice lesson in the Port Hills before taking on New Zealand’s longest and highest zipline. 

>> Gift a downhill mountain biking and zipline tour.

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Paddle and pedal kayak and mountain bike adventure

Take on the best of the Tasman region by sea and by land on this half-day kayaking, half day mountain biking adventure. This experience is perfect for everyone with a range of trails to suit all abilities.

>> Gift a paddle and pedal kayak and mountain bike adventure.

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Nelson to Mapua cycle adventure

This one-day cycle tour takes riders through the stunning scenery of the Great Taste Trail. You’ll pass a host of local pubs, wineries and craft breweries along the way to enjoy a well-earned beverage or two and grab a bite to eat. 

>> Gift a Nelson to Mapua cycle adventure.

 

 

Cycle tours of New Zealand

Bike the wineries guided tour

New Zealand’s wine region is well worth exploring and what better way to take in the scenery of the vineyards than on a bike. This guided tour will take you to three local cellar doors and you’ll also stop for a delicious picnic amongst the vines.

>> Gift a bike the wineries tour.

 

 

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