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Rob Miller joins the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Introducing Rob Miller, the new Partnership Specialist for the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Rob joined Tourism Waitaki in mid October, which has been something of a homecoming having grown up on a farm in North Otago. For the last 29 years Rob has been living in the UK, working primarily in the event marketing […]

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RIDE MOTU – NZ Cycle Journal’s great new cover story

Stellar reading in the latest issue of NZ Cycling Journal for anyone who wants to explore the Motu Trails Cycleway, and beyond. Hot off the press, the cover story for Volume 8 of the magazine describes a three-day bike-packing trip from Whakatane to Opotiki, and on to Motu Road and Rere Falls Trail. Liam Friary’s words are […]

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Complete our survey and be in to win!

Have you ridden one (or more) of the 22 New Zealand Cycle Trails recently? You can help us make these Great Rides even better by completing our online survey – it will take less than 10 minutes. Click here to get started. Everyone who completes the survey goes in the monthly draw to win a […]

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The Great Rides App Just Got Even Better

The Great Rides App Guy (Gary Patterson) has been busy all winter improving this awesome App, the only one to cover all 22 Great Rides, and more! It’s FREE, too, and available to download from the App Store or Play Store. The updated version includes all the latest trail updates and supporting info, along with bonus […]

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Spirit to the Stone – the amazing tale of building the Old Ghost Road

This story begins with a stranger, a lost map born of gold lust, and a knock on a heavy wooden door… Thinking of mountain biking or hiking the Old Ghost Road? Spirit to the Stone is essential reading before, during or after your adventure. Stretching between the West Coast’s Buller and Mokihinui Rivers, the Old Ghost Road […]

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Mountain Safety Council’s Backcountry Mountain Biking Guide

Want to explore New Zealand’s amazing backcountry on two wheels? Who doesn’t? Before you pedal off check out this excellent guide from the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council​ for all you need to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO, from trip planning and what to take, to the skills you need on the track and how to […]

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The Timber Trail’s Trail Angels

By Bennett and Slater All 22 Great Rides benefit in some way or another from the hard work and dedication of volunteers, whether that’s track-building, pest-trapping, fundraising or any of the other cogs in the wheels that keeping the New Zealand Cycle Trail rolling onward and upward. Murray and Judy Bramald are great examples of […]

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Doing good in the Dunes – environmental restoration on the Motu Trails

By Bennett & Slater When you venture out on one of the New Zealand Cycle Trail’s Great Rides, chances are you’ll encounter one of the many environmental restoration projects that have flourished alongside the trails. They follow in the tread marks of Wellington’s legendary Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, an outstanding example of community co-operation […]

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$13.2 million for trail network in Otago

A proposed 530-kilometre continuous trail network across Otago has been granted $13.2 million through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund. The Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network will see 122 kilometres of new trail, connecting four existing Great Rides in the area and creating an additional link to Wanaka. A […]

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Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. This ultimate 14 day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to ride 3 of the famous cycle trails allowing you to achi...
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