Discover what makes the North Island truly special!
This 4 day/3 night guided bike tour offers visitors an in-depth introduction to what makes the North Island truly special.
An all inclusive-package with the convenience of starting and ending in the heart of Auckland city, close to all the major hotels, hostels and transport hubs.
Ride along spectacular coastlines and through lush green pasturelands, home to some of the world’s best dairy and sheep farms.
Discover pristine, safe swimming beaches and nature trails, featuring a wide variety of NZ wildlife.
Enjoy genuine kiwi hospitality in comfortable, modern holiday homes with home-style meals, created with fresh local produce.
- A mix of on-road and off-road trails
- Discover Auckland’s stunning regional parks – one of NZ’s best kept secrets
- Encounter NZ’s unique wildlife and natural environment
- Visit the Miranda Shorebird Centre – annual home to tens of thousands of migratory birds
- Experience the Hauraki Rail Trail, including the Karangahake Gorge and lush Waikato pasturelands
- Enjoy genuine, kiwi hospitality throughout the journey
This tour is fully-supported, so you can kick back and enjoy the ride, while your own private guide takes care of all the details.
Hop in the van or choose an e-bike if you don’t fancy the hill climbs. Or set yourself a challenge and ride the whole way on our standard hardtail mountain bikes (perfect for the mixed terrain included in this tour).
The more temperate climate in the northern regions of New Zealand make this an experience to be enjoyed all year round, even in winter.
E-bikes are available on request (additional fee applies – please enquire). Riders can utilise van support should any sections of the ride prove too difficult.
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Total Riding Distance: 194km over 4 days
Day 1 – 47km / Day 2 – 50km / Day 3 – 45km / Day 4 – 52km
Rental gear – hard-tail mountain bike with front suspension and hydraulic disk brakes (full spec’s available on request), helmet, pannier bags (set of 3 – 2 rear bags and 1 handlebar bag), bike lights (set of 2); accommodation – 3 nights in private, newly renovated 3-4 star accommodation; meals – 3 breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners included; additional snacks and beverages can be purchased independently along the route; public transport – an AT Hop Card will be supplied pre-loaded with enough credit to cover ferry journey; map – digital and printed versions will be supplied, participants are advised that cell coverage throughout route is generally very good but should not be 100% relied on.
Grade 4-5 – Participants must be able to ride a bike, confidently and unassisted. A mix of off-road and on-road riding is included in the route. Several large hill-climbs.
Small Group Departure Dates:
This tour departs the second Tuesday of every month, commencing Tuesday 9th October 2018.
We require a minimum and maximum of 6 people to run this tour – please complete the registration form here and we’ll be in touch once you have registered your interest for one of the listed departure dates for the next summer/winter season.
Private Couples Tours:
Private couples tours are available on flexible departure dates, so please contact us to enquiry about specific dates you would like to book.