If you’ve never undertaken a cycle tour before, you might feel a little apprehensive about signing up for several days in the saddle. Will it be hard work? Will you make it to the end? What if you don’t feel like cycling one day?
Don’t worry – our cycle tours are designed to offer complete flexibility from the day you set out to the day you reach your final destination. If you feel like having a day off from the bike, let us know what you’d prefer to do instead and we’ll organise it for you. If you feel like you need a breather during the day, we’ll summon the shuttle to your side. As for whether it’ll be hard work, we recommend you find your touring legs by choosing one of our easier tours. These offer laidback, relaxing cycling with lower daily distances and fewer hills. Here are three easy, New Zealand cycle tours that are just perfect for newbies:
5 Day Cycle Tour Wellington Harbour to Greytown
Right on the doorstep of Wellington – the coolest little capital in the world – is the Wairarapa, a region of rugged coastline, beautiful bush and interesting townships. This tour winds its way from the head of Wellington harbour to the charming Victorian town of Greytown, taking in the wild beauty of Palliser Bay and the genteel vineyards of Martinborough along the way. Smooth, gentle riding makes this route particularly suited to newbie cyclists or families.
5 Day West Coast Wilderness Trail
Discover the enthralling history and dramatic scenery of the South Island’s West Coast. This tour follows a 140km graded trail through dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands, offering five days of leisurely cycling, sightseeing, cultural experiences and fine dining. You’ll visit the historic goldmining town of Ross, experience the many delights of Hokitika and pay a visit to a local carver of Pounamu (greenstone).
6 Day Alps to Ocean Cycle
This is the longest continuous ride in New Zealand, descending over 2000 ft from the lofty heights of Mount Cook to the coastal town of Oamaru. Along the way drink in the stunning beauty of the Mackenzie Country, bathe in the Lake Tekapo hot pools under one of the best night skies in the world, get up close with majestic Mt Cook and wander the Victorian Quarter in Oamaru.
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Have a great week,