Experience New Zealand By Bike

Explore New Zealnd by bikeSelf-guided cycle tours that let you roam at your own pace

If you’re an independent adventurer who enjoys the freedom of taking each day as it comes, a self-guided cycle tour could be just the ticket.

These tours combine the essential elements of any Natural High adventure – detailed local knowledge and high performance bike gear – with the flexibility of organising each day exactly as you please.

Stop for a coffee, to admire a view or discover the delights of a rural township. With no time pressures you’re free to fashion the experience you desire.

What’s included:

  • Top quality bike hire to suit your journey and body shape, including pannier and storage options. All our bike rentals come with a lock, multi tool, tyre levers, spare tube and repair kit, and are fully serviced before hitting the road. Because it’s compulsory to wear a helmet in New Zealand we can also provide a helmet, but if you prefer a new one you can purchase one at the discounted rate from $50.
  • Route maps and itinerary suggestions to make exploring as easy as possible. At Natural High we’re passionate cyclists and have a wealth of knowledge about where to go and what to see. If you need help deciding on a tour or route, please get in touch. We’d love to share our recommendations.
  • Accommodation suggestions.  We provide you with a list of recommended motels, backpackers, B&B’s and campsites to allow you to book your own roadside lodging.
  • Bike transfer. Planning a one way tour? Not a problem. We’ll make sure your bike is waiting at your chosen start point or get it back to our Christchurch depot at the end.

What’s not included:

  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Train or bus tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and food

Find a self-guided cycle tour

Whether you’re looking to explore the diverse landscape of the North Island or the stunning scenery and quiet backcountry roads of the South Island (or both!) we’re sure to have a self-guided tour for you…

The self-guided tour notes and itineraries are a general guide and you may need to consult other resources.

Natural High is not certifying or providing any advice either as to your own level of fitness or physical health to undertake the route or itinerary.  You need to make your own enquiries as to the suitability of the route you intend to follow and rely entirely on your own judgement in relation to that.

For some self guided road tours you will be cycling on road with traffic.  Please obey NZ road rules and do keep left and visible to motorists at all times.  Please be aware some NZ roads / highways can be busy (during peak holiday season periods e.g. December – February) and some areas may be narrow with little shoulder to cycle on.

The remote nature of some self guided tours means you will need to be self-sufficient by carrying food and water as there is often significant distance between towns.  You will need basic bike maintenance skills to repair your own punctures.  Self guided tours are not recommended for novice / beginner cyclists.

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