Great sights, diverse scenery and a growing network of fantastic off-road trails make New Zealand one of the world’s best destinations for a cycling holiday.

Offering rides for all ages and abilities, the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand are the country’s premier cycle trails taking in spectacular landscapes and must-see attractions, with plenty of food, wine, culture and other active adventures on the side.

New Zealand is also a mountain biking mecca, with world-class trails ranging from easy to epic. You’ll find plenty of flow and fun on many Great Rides, as well as mountain bike parks and trails spread throughout town and country.

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.

Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails’ official website

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