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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The Alps 2 Ocean with Adventure South NZ

Fancy riding New Zealand’s longest cycle trail, and have all the hard work done for you? Okay, you will have to do the pedalling but just about everything els... more...

Gary Patterson – the man that mapped all 22 of New Zealand’s Great Rides

It’s tough job, but someone’s got to do it! Gary Patterson – ‘the Great Rides App guy’ – has ridden and mapped all of New Zealand’s 22 Great Rid... more...

Travel back in time on a Great Ride

Tohu Whenua – places that tell our stories. Want to give your ride a cultural twist? Tohu Whenua is a programme being rolled out across New Zealand that sh... more...
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