9 Day North Island Back Roads Tour
Tour Code: GR037
Cycle a selection of New Zealand’s quiet back roads from the capital all the way to the City of Sails on this 9 day fully supported road biking tour.
Ride NZ’s spectacular coastal and rural roads from Wellington to Auckland. Enjoy local kiwi hospitality at the comfortable Wallingford Homestead. Wander through Napier's historic art deco quarter. Explore the wine regions of the Hawke's Bay. Cycle up the historic Gentle Annie climb onto the Central Plateau Visit Wai-O-Tapu ad Te Puia thermal parks. Taste a traditional Maori Hangi with storytelling and cultural performances.
From Wellington, we follow winding roads through the Hutt Valley towards the Rimutaka Ranges. Our ride then descends through vineyards to the east where we follow rolling coastal and rural roads to the town of Napier.
Two nights in Napier allows us plenty of time to explore the world renowned art deco architecture, enjoy more scenic riding and the equally impressive wines of nearby Hawke’s Bay. Our journey then takes us to volcanic landscapes of the Central Plateau via the infamous ‘Gentle Annie’ climb.
There’s time to explore Rotorua’s thermal paradise before heading further North to the Coromandel Peninsula. Here, we ride along another stunning coastline to our final destination, Auckland.
Our guides will be there to show you the best of NZ, share their stories and will always be nearby with the support vehicle if anyone gets tired legs, or needs a snack! You’ll also enjoy a variety of carefully picked local accommodation and hospitality.
Professional qualified guide/driver. Private vehicle transport. Entrance into Wai-O-Tapu Thermal. Wonderland Park Te Puia Maori culture dinner and performance Snacks and water while cycling. Department of Conservation and National Park Fees. New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The Detail Stuff
07 Apr 2021-15 Apr 2021, 30 Jan 2022-07 Feb 2022, 10 Apr 2022-18 Apr 2022
No. of Days:9
Support Level:Guided Tour
Grade:2 – Moderate
Single Supplement:$995.00 NZD
Bike Hire:$400.00 NZD
Meals:8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodation:8 nights hotel/motel accommodation, based on twin or double share with ensuite facilities.