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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 else is taken care of on Adventure South NZ’s (www.adventuresouth.co.nz) six-day tours on the Alps 2 Ocean. There are three guaranteed trips this April, departing April 7th, […]

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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 Rides, producing an App that holds over 1500 pages of content stacked with elevation profiles, trail descriptions, trail services, photos and maps, plus offline tracking using mobile GPS. Find […]

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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 showcases the country’s most significant heritage places. All of these locations let you discover the stories that helped shape New Zealand’s unique Kiwi culture. Some, like Arrowtown […]

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Making a Difference on the New Zealand Cycle Trails

‘Social licence’. You’ll have heard the term and have an idea what it means. But exactly what does it look like in the context of the New Zealand Cycle Trail? Cycle Journeys’ Geoff Gabites provides some perspective. When did you first come across ‘social licence’ and what does it mean to you? The weekend I […]

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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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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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