9 Day Self Guided Road Tour Auckland to Taupo
Tour Code: SG028
Deservedly one of New Zealand’s most popular cycle routes, this tour takes in the dramatic, changing landscape of the North Island, from the sandy white beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula to the ocean vistas of the Bay of Plenty and the snow-capped mountains of the Central Plateau. A rest day in Rotorua gives you time to experience the world-class mountain bike trails, soak up the cultural highlights or rejuvenate tired muscles in one of the many hot pools.
Beaches, Hot springs, geothermal areas and great scenery
The route from Auckland to Taupo via the Coromandel Peninsular, the Bay of Plenty and the Central Plateau is one of the most popular cycling routes in New Zealand. The scenery is diverse (from sandy beaches to snow covered mountains) and the riding is challenging enough to reward seasoned cyclists!
A rest day in the adventure hotspot of Rotorua allows you time to soak up the cultural highlights, seek out an adrenaline fix or hit the world-renowned local MTB trails.
A seven day version of this tour is also available.
Some road tours you will be cycling on road with traffic. Please obey NZ road rules and keep left and visible to motorists at all times. Please be aware some NZ roads / highways may be busy (during peak holiday season December – February) and some areas may be narrow with little shoulder to cycle on.
Avanti Giro F2 light Touring bike, Rear Panniers, Computer, Helmet, Itinerary and route information. Upgrade to the Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike for an additional $185. Upgrade to a Garmin GPS computer for an additional $140. The Garmin is among the best computers on the market and will come pre-loaded with day-to-day route navigation to follow, and with live tracking you can even share your amazing riding experience to your friends and family!
The Detail Stuff
No. of Days:9
Kms Per Day:43 - 90kms
Grade:3 – Challenging