Handy Tools to Make Planning your NZ Cycle Trip Easier

NZ Cycle tripPoring over guides, maps and websites is all part of the fun of planning a cycle trip! Here are a few handy reference tools to help make plotting your New Zealand adventure easier.

If you’re considering riding any of New Zealand’s 22 Great Rides, download the Great Rides App. You’ll get maps, trail guides and updates, as well as information on accommodation and food stops along the way. It’s available for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Thinking of heading into the backcountry? The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council’s website is crammed full of useful advice to help you safely pedal the remoter parts of our two islands.
Looking to explore by campervan? The Rankers Camping NZ App shows over 1500 camping locations around New Zealand, from paid sites to free spots. New Zealand’s free camping laws have got tougher over the last few years – this app will help you stay on the right side of the law and avoid a hefty fine! 

Anything by the Kennett Brothers is worth its weight in gold! Whether you’re seeking road rides, mountain bike trails or bikepacking inspiration, there’s sure to be a title to help. You’ll find a great selection in our store, along with maps and road atlases.

Don’t have time to plan? Book yourself onto one of our guided cycle tours and let us take care of the logistics. You’ll cycle with a knowledgeable tour guide, have all your accommodation and meals planned, and won’t even have to ride with your luggage because we’ll ensure it’s safely delivered to your accommodation each evening. Check out the many options on our website.

Have a good week,