Tour Aotearoa 2018…On Your Marks!


Tour Aotearoa 2018

In just a few days the Tour Aotearoa season will begin, and 600 people from all around the world will set off from Cape Reinga on a 3000 km journey the length of New Zealand.

Some will be veteran bikepackers, accustomed to the rigours of such endurance events and aiming to ride 200+ kilometres a day. But for most, this will be the longest ride of their lives, and the anticipation is already palpable. They will be aiming to cover the distance and have fun along the way, making new friends, and enjoying this beautiful little (but very long) country. 

The Tour Aotearoa cycle route mostly follows a carefully planned selection of Great Rides and Heartland Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Riders are self-supported, and may stop and start whenever, and wherever they like, as long as it is on the course. They will all be carrying small GPS trackers, so you can see how they are going from the comfort of home! 

If you’re interested to find out more, you’ll find everything you need to know on the official Tour Aotearoa website.  

We wish every rider taking part in the event a safe and memorable adventure. We would love to hear your stories and see some photos along your journey. You can Post to our Facebook Page or share your link with us if you are keeping a journal / Blog.

Happy cycling in New Zealand!