Imagine riding through spectacular New Zealand bush, with only the call of native birds loud above the hum of your bike, and breathtaking snowcapped peaks mirrored in a still lake. Journeys such as these are exactly what ‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail’ has to offer.

New Zealand’s Great Rides provide exciting journeys on 2,500km of trails suited to everyone from sightseeing rusty riders, to hardcore mountain bikers up for a challenge. ‘Nga Haerenga’ means ‘the journeys’, in a physical and spiritual sense, which is exactly what you will experience on the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Breathing new life into old tracks, roads and railways, the trails offer leisurely travel, multi-day cycling holidays and remote mountain bike adventures. All you need to do is Choose a Trail, check it’s Grade Suitability, and Arrange / Book your next Great Ride.

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Roxburgh Gorge Trail

Congratulations to Roxburgh Gorge Trail who have been recognised with a TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence. Only select businesses receive a Certific... more...

Plans for three major new Central Otago cycle trails

Do you ever want to get on your bike and just ride for days? Well plans for the first of three major new Central Otago cycle trails have reached the consent sta... more...

A Further $820,000 of Government Funding for Great Rides

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced yesterday the Government would invest $820,000 in the upkeep of 11 New Zealand cycle trails in the Great Rides of Ng... more...