Relax, restore, re-energise
Make the most of every moment on Great Rides that’ll leave you feeling more alive and inspired.
Close your eyes and imagine blissful swimming after a relaxing ride through lush, native bush. Enjoy the comforts of a charming country hotel after a day on a leisurely rail trail. If you like to disconnect, detour off the beaten track and be closer to nature, start planning a Great Ride holiday now.
Be inspired and energised in Pureora Forest – a remote wonderland of giant trees, rare birdlife, tumbling streams and remarkable stories to tell. Enjoy flowing, ebike-friendly riding – supported by excellent tour operators and accommodation – and discover why the Timber Trail is one of Aotearoa’s most tranquil and satisfying rides.
Waikato River Trails
Slow down and go with the flow on this tranquil riverside trail through rural heartland. Feel refreshed by the Waikato’s waters and soak up feel-alive vibes in its forests and nature reserves. Visit peaceful villages and many other places that make this mighty river so special.
Clutha Gold Trail
Ride alongside the powerful Clutha Mata-au River through a fertile valley, secluded gorge and striking Otago landscapes rich in gold-mining history. Rest awhile in peaceful rural settlements and savour delicious local cuisine, stone fruit and world-class Central Otago wine.
West Coast Wilderness Trail
Connect with your wild side on this multi-day ride taking in rainforests, hidden lakes, rugged Tasman Sea coast and stunning Southern Alps backdrops. Feel a world away from the stresses of everyday life, then enjoy all the comforts of home in charming towns dotted along the trail.