Top 5 Guidebooks for Planning a NZ Cycle Tour

top 5 guidebooks for planning a nz cycle tourContemplating a cycle tour of New Zealand? We offer a number of resources to help you plan the perfect trip. Top tour planners available for sale on the website include:

Tour Aotearoa Official Guide – Bikepacking Cape Reinga to Bluff
This two volume set provides step-by-step instructions, route maps and insider tips to make cycling from Cape Reinga to Bluff a breeze. $20 for a 2017 twin pack (covers the North and South Islands).

Pedallers’ Paradise North Island & Pedallers’ Paradise South Island
The cycle tourist’s ‘bible’ to biking New Zealand by local author Nigel Rushton. Includes detailed route descriptions, highway profiles, gradients, local attractions, sketch maps and information about services such as food outlets, bike shops and accommodation options. $19 per edition.

Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides North Island & Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides South Island
Published by the Kennett Brothers, these guides includes easy to read directions, elevation charts, maps, distances, times and grades. If it’s worth biking, it’s in these books! $29.90 per edition.

Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails
Features 46 fabulous trips. Includes maps, elevation charts and valuable tips for beginner riders through to seasoned veterans. $29.90.

Classic New Zealand Road Rides
This guide provides full ride descriptions, along with route maps and altitude graphs for three or four classic road rides within each region. In-depth details include Tour de France climb categories, annual average daily traffic volumes, as well as café stops along the way. $29.90.

We also sell a comprehensive range of maps and atlases. We think the best maps for cycling touring are those published at 1:250,000 – these have all the rural roads named, as well as elevation details, geographical features, campsites and points of interest.

All guidebooks and maps can be ordered online and posted to you – email us for postage details.

Have a great week,