Cycling Books, Maps & Clothing
Natural High offers a range of cycling guides to touring, mountain biking and New Zealand’s new network of cycle ways, to help you get the most out of your New Zealand cycle adventure.
We also have some great maps and atlases produced locally by Christchurch based company Kiwimaps. We think the best maps to tour with are those published at 1:250,000 and have all the rural roads named, as well as showing some elevation detail, geographical features, campsites and points of interest.
We can post them to you, so you can start planning your tour immediately.
PLEASE NOTE if you choose to use untracked postage we take no responsibility for undelivered items. Our recommendation is to use tracked postage. Ask us for postage pricing.
Check out our list below and contact us if you have any questions.
All prices are in New Zealand dollars ($) and include GST.
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Tour Aotearoa Official Guide – Bikepacking Cape Reinga to Bluff
By Kennett Brothers Tour Aotrearoa is a 3,000km bike odyssey spanning the length of New Zealand. This two volume set provides riders with step-by-step instructions, route maps and insider tips on how to cycle from Cape Reinga down to Bluff.
Price $20 2017 Tour Twin Pack – North and South Island
Tour Aotearoa New Zealand’s 3000km Bikepacking Odyssey
An inspirational coffee table book that showcases the 3000-kilometre bikepacking journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff. By Kennett Brothers.
Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides to the North & South Islands – The perfect mountain biking companion
Published by New Zealand’s Guru’s of mountain biking, the Kennett Brothers guide includes all the essential information needed to take you to the most exhilarating MTB rides around the county. With easy to read directions, elevation charts, maps, distances, times and grades, if it’s worth biking, it’s in these books!
Price $30.00 per Island
Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails – Explore the new network of cycleways
By the Kennett Brothers, the Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails guides you to the very best biking holidays this stunning little country has to offer. It includes full ride descriptions for 46 fabulous trips, including maps and elevation charts plus valuable tips for everyone from beginner riders through to seasoned veterans.
Classic New Zealand Road Rides – Ideal for getting the most out of road riding
This book provides everything you’ll need to choose a trip that best suits your favoured style of riding. The hills, the flats, the scenery, quiet roads and infamous traffic hot spots – if it’s important, you’ll find the details here. Full ride descriptions, along with route maps and altitude graphs are provides for three or four classic rides within each region. The authors have also provided Tour de France climb categories, annual average daily traffic volumes (AADT), as well as café stops along the ride. These well researched rides are a great way to combine experiencing the natural beauty of New Zealand with the joy of biking – what could be better!
Radfahren in Neuseeland – A German publication to cycling the North Island trails
Cyclist and researcher Claudia Harfst has put together a fantastic resource on the North Island’s Great Rides. The German edition of this volume presents the 9 new trails on the North Island, spanning 1,141 kms altogether and running through some of New Zealand’s most iconic scenery.Carefully researched details and stories of encounters with hospitable local people make this cycling guidebook an informative and pleasant companion.
New Zealand Travellers Road Atlas
A4 spiral bound atlas, 1:500,000 scale. Includes campsites, motorhome and touring information, as well as maps of main city and town centres.
New Zealand Atlas to the North Island & South Islands
One atlas for each Island – these spiral bound A4 atlases gives the best 1:250,000 detail for road touring and cycling. Includes campsites, motorhome and touring information, as well as maps of main city and town centres.
New Zealand Compact Road Atlas
A handy sized A5 spiral bound atlas, covering all the main roads in NZ in 54 pages with 10 City and town centre maps.
New Zealand in 4 maps
A set of 4 folded sheet maps of NZ at 1:500,000 scale, showing detailed rural road information, elevation, geographical features, conservation areas, walkways, points of interest and campsites. Town centres 1:20,000 scale. The 4 maps available: Northern & Central North Island, Eastern & Southern North Island, Northern & Central South Island, Central & Southern South Island.
Price $9 each
New Zealand Road Maps
A set of 17 folded sheet maps of NZ at 1:250,000 scale, showing detailed rural road information, elevation, geographical features, conservation areas, walkways, points of interest and campsites.
Price $10 each
New Zealand Cycle Clothing
Want to take home a great souvenir of your cycle adventure in New Zealand? Or want to buy some comfortable and quick drying clothing to wear on your bike journey? We stock a great range of NZ cycle jerseys, shorts and Natural High T-shirts, all at fantastic prices!
We can send them to you wherever you are in the world – contact us for postage pricing and to place an order.
All prices are in New Zealand dollars ($) and include GST.
Volta NZ Souvenir Cycle Jersey – Black
High Tech moisture transfer fabric, special tetra channel fibres quickly move sweat away from the skin, YKK full length zip at front, silicone gripper elastic at hem, 3 rear pockets.
Unisex fit- Available in Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL, XXXL
Tineli NZ Cycle Jersey – Black & White
Great looking New Zealand replica/souvenir jersey.
Full length zip, three pockets, made in high tech quick dry fabric with UPF15-25.
Mens- Available in Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL. Womens – Available in Sizes: XS, SM, MD
Tineli NZ Cycling Cap
Traditional cycling cap in a smart New Zealand silver fern design. Quick Dry fabric to keep you cool. OSFA
Tineli NZ Socks
New Zealand socks with cycling specific shape and cooling mesh section on the top of the foot.
S/M or L/XL sizes available
Tineli NZ Gloves
New Zealand gloves. No straps or texture to create drag. Terry thumb sweat band. Low bulk palm padding.
Available in Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Tineli NZ Souvenir Cycle Shorts
Great looking New Zealand replica/souvenir shorts. Made in 240gsm lycra and featuring contour chamois and silicone leg gripper.
Available in Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Black Sport Cycle Shorts
8 Panel construction with back yoke, high performance sports fabric fits and moves with your body without restriction, 4 Way stretch seamless chamois with maximum absorption of shock and pressure, flatlocked seams, reflective graphics at back leg hem for increased visibility, silicone gripper elastic at hem.
Available in both Men’s and Women’s Sizes: XXS, XS (Women only), SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Natural High T-Shirts
100% Cotton T-shirts with our own unique New Zealand chain ring design – a great momento of your cycle holiday to NZ.
Colours: Red, Grey, Black
Unisex fit – Available in Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Bike Buddie has been designed in New Zealand and is the most stable and safest way to carry a child passenger with the child riding upfront and really getting involved with the cycling. The Bike Buddie suitable for Mountain Bikes, Road or Commuter bikes. Strong and lightweight – Aluminium construction. On road or Off Road. 1-minute installation – No Tools needed. Soft clamping surface to protect your bike. Comfortable seat design. Sturdy foot supports. Supports 30Kgs. Adjustable design – Fits almost any bike frame.
Travelling with a Bike
Most airlines or bus companies prefer you to have your bike boxed or in a bag when travelling with a bike.
We sell cardboard bike cartons for NZ$15 and Vaude bike bags for NZ$129 which make travelling easy with a bike either within New Zealand or when going overseas.
We also offer a bike assembly and disassembly service at our Christchurch branch, contact us for details.
Carboard bike cartons have typical dimensions of approx. 140cm L x 20cm W x 80cm H and weigh 3kg-4kg