Our Bike & Drive tour is for people who love cycling but do not want to miss the classic highlights that New Zealand has to offer.
Travel in the comfort of a rental car and simply get on your bike whenever you feel like a ride. With the bonus of fresh air and exercise, the day rides are an unbeatable way to go exploring.
Imagine riding through dense New Zealand bush where the only sound is the call of native birds above the hum of your bike. Or a trail with views of a snow capped mountain and lake that simply takes your breath away. The New Zealand Cycle Trail has it all to offer.
You can choose to ride as much or as little as you
like - we provide everything you need for the trip, including high quality bicycles and comprehensive cycle tour descriptions.
The New Zealand Cycle Trail / ‘Nga Haerenga’
In February 2009 the idea was to build a network of cycle trails that would not only provide a healthy and enjoyable way for Kiwis and international visitors to see the country, but would also generate economic, social and environmental benefits for the local communities.
The Great Rides are the premier rides on the New Zealand Cycle Trail that showcase the very best of New Zealand’s landscape, environment, culture and heritage.
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Ohakune Old Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu is an exciting adventure, a journey back in time. Look for the concrete piers for the bridge which crossed
the Haeremaere Stream on the original railway alignment, the steel lattice Taonui Railway Viaduct, and enjoy expansive views across the Waimarino Plains.
Central Otago Rail Trail
New Zealand’s Original Great Ride is open all year round. It’s all off-road, no traffic, just Central Otago’s big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy.
Whatever your interests are, there is something here for you. Discover old historic gold-mining villages, country pubs, rugged scenery, or try some great off- trail adventures.
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
Travelling from the base of Mt Cook to the East Coast, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s newest multi-day adventure. On over 300 km visitors can experience some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer. Suitable for all ages, the trail is an easy grade, and offers a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails which link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.
Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
This easy cycling trail takes a leisurely tour of Tasman’s most beautiful coastal and inland areas. Riders will pass vineyards, breweries, orchards and no end of places to stop and enjoy some quality cuisine. As a loop the trail is 174km long, but it can easily be broken down into bite-sized portions just right for short morning rides and gentle afternoon cruises. Tasman’s Great Taste Trail is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides