5 Can’t-Miss Guided Cycling Tours In New Zealand

Guided Cycling Tours in New Zealand enable you to make
great new friends, enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality and
experience the natural beauty of the great NZ outdoors. Ride
and tackle the entire length of New Zealand’s best cycle
tours and immerse yourself in the Adventure.

benefits of guided tours are that they have the majority of
your travel components all packaged up already. Your
accommodation, transfers, and many of your meals and
sightseeing experiences are usually


Let’s go!

Top 5
Cycling Tours in New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Trail

2 Ocean
is a magnificent trail that begins at the base
of New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mt Cook, and
travels through several glacier lakes. It is an
easy-to-intermediate path that covers 312km in six days.
Guided cycling trips are available from Natural High, Active
Adventures, PureTrails, Escape By Cycle, and Adventure

The Alps 2 Ocean is the ultimate New Zealand
cycle trail: a 312km journey of changing South Island
landscapes, from snow-capped mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
On this 6-day cycle tour adventure, you’ll see some of South
Island’s best scenery and landscapes.

Along with the
adventurous bike rides, you’ll enjoy iconic NZ experiences,
including a helicopter flight, outdoor hot pools and wine
tasting at a renowned local vineyard. This cycle tour is
suitable for a small group.

This is a fully supported
trip with a professional tour guide with vehicle support. A
support rider is also there to assist remote and challenging
sections of the trail.

Soak up epic scenery on one of
the many cycle trails in New Zealand. This diverse trail
stretches throughout the country and is excellent for all
ages and levels.

West Coast Wilderness

Set out on a historic
route that takes you through an old gold mine region,
rainforest, tumbling rivers, wild West Coast beaches, and
the Southern Alps. The path is 139 kilometres long and may
be completed in 1-4 days.

The West Coast is New
Zealand’s Wild West, a tiny stretch of stunning coastline
between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. The region is
well-known for its rough natural beauty, snow-capped
mountains, and wild black sand beaches.

A jet boat
safari on the secluded Haast river allows you to experience
Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Visit the
breathtaking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, located on one of New
Zealand’s most beautiful sections of the

Visits to the Hokitika Gorge, Shantytown,
West Coast Treetops Walkway, and West Coast Wildlife Centre
are also included.

Biking the West
Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail
lets you experience these
magical places. This is a 6-day bike tour starting in
Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown, travelling the
length of this spectacular part of New Zealand.

Around The Mountains & Queenstown

The Around
the Mountains Cycle Trail
, located in the rugged
wilderness of southern New Zealand, provides a one-of-a-kind
experience for anyone looking to travel off the beaten path.
It’s a path of extremes, from Queenstown’s hyperactive
adrenalin-seekers utopia to the rural heartland of
Southland’s ultimate calm.

As you bike through ancient
communities and rural fields, you’ll experience genuine
southern friendliness. Soak in the mountain panorama vistas
and marvel at the clean waters of the Mavora Lakes, one of
the awe-inspiring settings used in the Lord of the Rings
trilogy. Cycle beside the Oreti and Mataura rivers and
through the natural tussock plains of Walter Peak and Mt
Nicholas stations, which are also high country

This cycle tour adventure combines the best
sections of 3 spectacular cycle trails, nearly 300km of
riding over six days showcasing Southland and the Queenstown
region’s most dramatic mountains, rivers, and lakes. This
bike tour is the ultimate trip for people wanting to explore
the unforgettable scenery around Wakatipu, Te Anau and

This package includes a scenic
boat cruise across Lake Wakatipu and a wine tasting in the
Gibbston Valley. Enjoy a hot tub under the stars and private
wine tasting Central Otago’s finest wines.

The Clutha Canyons – Lake Dunstan Trail, Roxburgh Gorge,
Clutha Gold

Three of New Zealand’s most
stunning cycling paths include the Lake
Dunstan Trail, Roxburgh Gorge, and Clutha

This 6-day trek follows the powerful Clutha
through a succession of massive gorges as it travels to the
sea. The environment and pathways are breathtaking, with
incredible cantilevered architecture spanning high canyon
walls and chasms.

It makes for an unforgettable
multi-day trip through peaceful rural communities between
spectacular mountain ranges. The opportunity to sample
legendary pies, luscious stone fruit, wild thyme, and
world-class wine is all part of the delight. Day rides are
also available for people of all ages, talents, and
interests, and it is readily connected with the surreal
Roxburgh Gorge Trail upstream.

The Clutha Canyons is
undoubtedly one of the world’s most magnificent cycling
rides, with boutique lodgings and delicious

The Great Southern Circuit

The perfect two-week
South Island journey
that includes as much of New
Zealand’s magnificent outdoors as possible. 

journey combines two of New Zealand’s most popular tours,
The West Coast Wilderness and Alps 2 Ocean, into a 13-day
excursion that showcases the finest of the country’s natural
splendour. This includes a helicopter trip across the Tasman
River from the original Aoraki/Mt Cook start of the Alps 2
Ocean biking track.

This cycling journey covers over
500 kilometres of New Zealand’s top bike paths, passing
through every imaginable terrain, including ice-covered
summits, native forests, massive rivers, gorgeous lakes, and
dramatic glaciers. Travel from coast to coast on the South
Island, via the highlands to Te Tai o Poutini, the West
Coast, and back to the Pacific Ocean. Take the TranzAlpine
train through the Southern Alps and a jet boat safari along
the picturesque Haast River, one of the most remarkable
train experiences in the world.

It’s the finest way to
discover New Zealand’s diverse landscapes in one wonderful
vacation. The 13-day plan covers some of the greatest
cycling tracks in the South Island, ensuring that you
experience incredible landscapes and nature while making
memories to last a lifetime.

the Perfect Holiday

Escape by
is the premier cycle tour company in New
Zealand.  Their guided tours are designed to be fun,
safe and stress-free; they provide the best bikes, great
food, and luxurious accommodation.

With a developed
itinerary crafted from 10 years of experience, their
expertise in combining the elements of cycling, meal
preparation, and rest and recovery schedules will give you
the best overall experience without any hassle.

Escape by Cycle do all the organising for you and enable you
to relax and enjoy the

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