Discover stunning scenery coupled with local attractions as you explore New Zealand's cycle trails and mountain biking tracks.

From active cycling to mountain biking, New Zealand is a great destination with accessible riding trails and tracks near most cities and towns. With fresh experiences, panoramic views and beautiful landscapes to be found around each bend, riders of all ages and abilities are guaranteed a cycling holiday to remember.

Cycling trails for everyone

The mostly off-road Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail introduces both recreational cyclists and passionate mountain bikers to nature, national parks and ever-changing scenery. Take interesting detours and enjoy arts and culture, a warm local welcome and a wealth of off-the-bike attractions.

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Easy riding can be found on trails including the famous Otago Central Rail Trail and Nelson’s Great Taste Trail, where the beautiful coastal route also showcases the region’s wineries, restaurants and artists.

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Mountain biking enthusiasts out for adventure and challenge can take on the breathtaking Queenstown Bike Park downhill tracks. Other popular mountain biking areas include Rotorua, Taupō, Hamilton - Waikato and Queenstown.

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Great Rides App

If you're looking at riding one of New Zealand's 22 Great Rides, the Great Rides App(opens in new window) is free to install and will help you plan your way around the trails - it even works offline!

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New Zealand Cycle Trail Official Website

Click here(opens in new window) to discover New Zealand's Great Rides that make up the NZ Cycle Trail.

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