Cycling New Zealand
From casual pedaling between vineyards to high country adventures, cycling the by-ways is a chance to get to know the real New Zealand - fresh air, wildlife and songbirds, tasty regional fare and friendly locals.
New Zealand offers some singularly Kiwi cycling experiences - like packing the bike into a helicopter for a high country adventure, pedaling back through time into gold mining days, free wheeling in a famous movie location, and finishing the day soaking in a thermal pool.
Cycling is a popular New Zealand sport, and while keen bikers can choose challenging multi-day alpine tracks, there are also many quiet country roads, coastal meanders, vineyard and forest trails offering easy riding for the less experienced.
Most tracks are open year-round, but some trails in remote or mountainous regions may be closed for winter months. Multi-day tracks offer a variety of basic and luxury accommodation, cafés and food stops.
What goes around, comes around and the wheels have been turning steadily as New Zealand’s national cycleway network has spun from idea into reality.