You will soak up the magical views and discover the history of the Mackenzie Country in four leisurely paced days of pedalling. Join us for an unforgettable guided bike tour alongside the picturesque glacial lakes and canals, under the watchful eye of the mighty Mount Cook (New Zealand’s highest mountain).
Aotearoa, “the land of the long white cloud” in Maori language, is the name that the first settlers who came from Polynesia used for what we call today New Zealand. This fertile, mountainous land was left untouched by the Maoris during their motorcycle ride through New Zealand. The Maoris adjusted to the mild climate and began to explore the islands and form clans. James Cook, a British navigator, landed in New Zealand in 1769.
If you have any energy left, our motel is located on the shores. The spectacular Huka Falls can be found just a short drive north. For those looking for some sun and a chance to ride through the worst of NZ tours packages the British winter we offer our favourite regular trip ‘down under’. New Zealand is quite far so it is recommended that you take a 4-week trip to see the country.
Green Jersey Cycle Tours was founded by Stuart and his wife Lucia in 2011. Later in 2014, Joe joined Pam to start their successful business. They have a number of different tours in the region and a popular cycle tour, which starts in Wellington and goes over the Rimutakas until you get to the Wairarapa.I really felt like this tour was personalised. They made you feel like you weren’t just a number like some tours can make you feel.
Take a short rest in this delightful gold rush-era town, then cycle toward Galloway Station and though Chatto Creek, up Tiger Hill then cruise downhill to your overnight accommodation in Omakau/ Ophir. Enjoy a meal with the locals at the Commercial Hotel, followed by a Dark Horse beer or cider. Then settle in for a good night’s sleep. It’s no secret that New Zealand boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking natural scenery and the only way to fully immerse yourself in it is to cycle your way through it. From open plains scattered with pure, fresh rivers to bustling towns full of fascinating history, embark on the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail and watch New Zealand’s South Island turn on the charm. We can now offer more rides on the New Zealand Cycle Trails. While the majority of our rides have been on road which provide great scenery and easy access, we are also now linking with New Zealand Cycle Trail for even more options.
The months of April and November are also suitable for motorcycle trips. Rains are common throughout the year on the South Island’s western coast and the Fjord region. The eastern coast of South Island is the driest, with a micro-climate almost Mediterranean in character. This is also where the vineyards can be found.
This is an interesting man-made lake and you will enjoy the local tale of how it was created. A project engineer spent millions of dollars supposedly getting the ‘shoreline redeveloped’…….but instead built a world class rowing course. Day 8 – A relatively easy day as we reach North Island’s west coast. For the last 10 miles or so we must ride Highway 1 which carries some traffic but offers a reasonable shoulder for most of its distance. If you are wanting to explore New Zealand and include some cycling along the way then Flying Kiwi has plenty to offer. We carry a number of bicycles on board, many of which are less than two years old.
- From Auckland to the stunning South Island, the Land of the Long White Cloud is blessed by magnificent forests, amazing mountains, crystal-clear lake, beaches, and fjords.
- It’s no secret that New Zealand boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking natural scenery and the only way to fully immerse yourself in it is to cycle your way through it.
- 75% of New Zealand’s plants don’t exist
- Cycling is a great way to see the sights and feel the land. It’s also a great way to have fun with friends.
Starting your day riding alongside the Taieri River, the fourth-longest in New Zealand and one of today’s highlights. Enjoy a morning snack on the way to Middlemarch, the end of your cycling adventure. Take a while to grab lunch at one of the local eateries or load up at Maggies Ice Before transferring by vehicle (approx. 3 hrs) back to Queenstown, where your trip finishes on arrival. There are many bars, restaurants, and cafes to keep you busy.