Spring into the outdoors

Published 2023-09-29

It's time to peel off the winter layers and hit the trails this spring.

With fantastic cycle trails crisscrossing the land, it’s no surprise that New Zealand has become a mecca for Great Ride adventures. Keen to get in on the action? Here are a few tips for getting in the saddle this side of Christmas...

Hit the backroads

Around the Mountains. Photo: Chris McLennan

Explore New Zealand at the perfect pace. Ride through a nature-lovers’ paradise and visit world-famous attractions across the country. Along the way, meet some of our locals and hear their stories, and discover the real New Zealand one Great Ride at a time.

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Tick the list

Great Lake Trails. Photo: Jo Donaldson

From the top of the north to the bottom of the south, New Zealand offers 23 amazing adventures to add to your bucket list. Collect one every year or keep up the momentum with more. Where will you go next?

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Create lifelong memories

Whakarewarewa Forest Loop. Photo: Graeme Murray


Make the most of your precious leisure time on a holiday packed with new things to see, share and learn. Discover fascinating attractions, fantastic food and accommodation, supported by bike hire, shuttles and everything you else you need so you and your loved ones can relax and enjoy the ride.

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Re-energise before the Xmas rush

Waikato River Trails. Photo: Jodi Sweetman Photography

Call it an early Christmas present – close your eyes and imagine blissful swimming after a relaxing ride through lush, native New Zealand bush. Enjoy the comforts of a charming country hotel after a day on a leisurely rail trail. Disconnect, detour off the beaten track and connect with nature.

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 Tackle a mountain or two

Queen Charlotte Track. Photo: MarlboroughNZ

Spice up your Spring with big goals, fresh adventures and big achievements. Choose from our more challenging rides ranging from flowing, cross-country journeys, to technical singletrack across tougher terrain – all served with a super-sized shot of scenery on the side.

When we say Epic, we mean it. 


Get social pre-Xmas 

Tasman's Great Taste Trail. Photo: Dean McKenzie

Why wait till Christmas to get together with your buddies? Book yourselves a pre-Chrissy treat on some of our more sociable Great Rides - exploring wineries, pubs, cafes and some of the best views on two wheels across New Zealand.

Start socialising...