Cycle Trails

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

1-8 Days | 306 Km
Grade 2-3 | Easy - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Scenery sky high to sea level
- Surreal turquoise waters
- Country towns & historic Oamaru

Cycle operators:

Bike it Now! | Cycle Journeys 
Trail Journeys | Vertical Ventures (not Qualmarked)

Hawke's Bay Trails

Hawke's Bay Trails

1-4 days | 200 km
Grade 1-3 | Easiest to intermediate

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Highlights:

- Coastal, riverside & rural scenery
- World-class wineries
- Food, art & architecture

Cycle Operators:

Takaro Trails | Bike About Tours (not Qualmarked)

West Coast Wilderness Trail

West Coast Wilderness Trail

1-4 days | 139 km
Grade 2 | Easy
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Highlights:

- Pristine wilderness
- Historic byways
- Iconic attractions en route

Cycle Operators:
Cycle JourneysKiwi Journeys

The Timber Trail

The Timber Trail

2 days | 87 km
Grade 2-3 | Easy - Intermediate

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Highlights

- Ancient forests
- Rich culture & heritage
- Thrilling suspension bridges
- Cross Country/Enduro

Cycle Operators:
Timber Trail Lodge | Pa Harakeke
Epic Cycle Adventures (not Qualmarked)

Otago Central Rail Trail

Otago Central Rail Trail

1-5 Days | 152 Km
Grade 1 | Easiest

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Highlights:
- Grand landscapes
- Pioneer history
- Character accommodation & cafes

Cycle Operators:

Bike It Now!Cycle Surgery
Off The Rails | Trail Journeys
Luxury Rail Trail Tours (not Qualmarked)
Shebikeshebikes (not Qualmarked)

Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Tasman's Great Taste Trail

1-4 Days | 38 - 175km
Grade 1-3 | Easiest - Intermediate

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Highlights

- Delicious local restaurants
- Craft breweries and wineries
- WOW & Nelson Classic Cars Museum

Cycle Operators:

Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours | Kiwi Journeys
Molesworth High Country Tours (not Qualmarked) 
Nelson Cycle Hire & Tours (not Qualmarked)
The Gentle Cycling Co (not Qualmarked)

Queen Charlotte Cycle Track

Queen Charlotte Cycle Track

1-3 DAYS | 70 km
Grade 3-4 | Intermediate - Advanced
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Highlights:

- Ever-changing vistas 
- Natural & human history
- Bush camps, homestays & lodges

Cycle Operators:

Wilderness Guides | Beachcomber Cruises
Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Mountains to Sea

Mountains to Sea

1-6 days | 297 km
Grade 2-3 | Easy - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Volcanic Tongariro National Park
- Deep forest Whanganui National Park
- Rich Māori & pioneer history
- Cross Country/Enduro

Cycle Operators:

Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and Tours (not Qualmarked)
Mountain Bike Station (not Qualmarked)
Whanganui River Adventures (not Qualmarked)

Hauraki Rail Trail

Hauraki Rail Trail

1-3 days | 82 KM
Grade 1-2 | Easiest - Easy

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Highlights:

- Historic Karangahake Gorge
- Rural scenery
- Characterful towns

Cycle Operators:

Adventure Capital
Pedaltours (not Qualmarked) 

Waikato River Trails

Waikato River Trails

1-5 days | 103 KM
Grade 2-5 | Easy - Expert

Highlights:

- Lake and river views
- Elegant industrial architecture
- Ecological regeneration 

Cycle Operators:

Waikato River Trails Trust (not Qualmarked)

Dun Mountain Trail

Dun Mountain Trail

1 Day | 43 Km
Grade 3-4 | Intermediate - Advanced

Highlights:

- Panoramic views
- Alpine landforms
- Exhilarating 20km downhill

Cycle Operators:

Kiwi Journeys | Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours
Nelson Cycle Hire & Tours | Gravity Nelson

Great Lake Trail

Great Lake Trail

1-2 Days | 71 KM
Grade 3 | Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Vast lake and mountain views
- Enchanting forest
- Fun, flowing trail

Cycle Operators:

Chris Jolly Outdoors 
Adventure Shuttles (not Qualmarked)
Four B (not Qualmarked) | Tread Routes (not Qualmarked)

Clutha Gold Trail

Clutha Gold Trail

2 Days | 73 Km
Grade 1 -2 | Easiest - Easy

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Highlights:

- Mighty Clutha Mata-au River
- Ever-changing scenery
- Intriguing historic sites

Cycle Operators:

Bike It Now | Cycle Surgery
Trail Journeys | Shebikeshebikes (not Qualmarked)

Motu Trails

Motu Trails

1-3 Days | 91 Km
Grade 2-4 | Easy - Advanced

Highlights:

- Epic, empty beaches
- Panoramic ocean & mountain views
- Lush forest & fertile farmland

Cycle Operators:

Motu Cycle Trails (not Qualmarked)
Mighty Motu Bike Tours (not Qualmarked)

Remutaka Cycle Trail

Remutaka Cycle Trail

1-3 Days | 115 Km
Grade 1-3 | Easiest - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- River, forest & coastal scenery
- Historic rail trail
- Detour to Wairarapa wine-country

Cycle Operators:

Green Jersey Cycle Tours
Cycle Remutaka (not Qualmarked)

Roxburgh Gorge Trail

Roxburgh Gorge Trail

1 Day | 22 km
Grade 2-3 | Easy - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Spectacular bluffs
- Gold rush history
- Jetboat ride

Cycle Operators:

Bike It Now | Cycle Surgery
Trail Journeys | Shebikeshebikes (not Qualmarked)

St James Cycle Trail

St James Cycle Trail

1-2 days | 64 km
Grade 2-4 | Easy - Advanced

Highlights:

- Remote wilderness
- Spectacular alpine scenery
- Hanmer Springs spa town

Cycle Operators:

Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre (not Qualmarked)

Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail

Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail

1-2 Days | 48 Km
Grade 2-3 | Easy - Intermediate

Highlights:

- Geothermal wonders
- Lake & mountain views
- Māori culture & heritage

Cycle Operators:

Mountain Bike Rotorua 

The Old Ghost Road Trail

The Old Ghost Road Trail

2-3 days | 85 km
Grade 4 | Advanced

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Highlights:

- Wild Mokihinui River
- Spectacular ridge sections
- Ghostly gold mining relics

Cycle Operators:

Heli Charter Karamea (not Qualmarked)
Helibike Nelson (not Qualmarked)

The Queenstown Trail

The Queenstown Trail

1-3 days | 120 km
Grade 2-4 | Easy - Advanced

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Highlights:

- Spectacular vistas
- Wineries & cafes
- Pioneer history

Cycle Operators:

Around The Basin Bike Tours | Vertigo Bikes
Better by Bike (not Qualmarked)
Fork and Pedal (not Qualmarked)

Around the Mountains

Around the Mountains

1-5 Days | 190 Km
Grade 1-3 | Easiest - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Mountains & lake scenery
- Character-filled accommodation & cafes
- Lake Wakatipu steamship cruise

Cycle Operators:

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd (not Qualmarked)

Twin Coast Cycle Trail (Pou Herenga Tai)

Twin Coast Cycle Trail (Pou Herenga Tai)

1-2 days | 84 km
Grade 1-3 | Easy - Intermediate

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Highlights:

- Significant Māori & colonial heritage
- Changing scenery & panoramas
- Genuine hospitality

Cycle Operators:

Top Trails Hire & Tours | Paihia Mountain Bikes

New Zealand Cycle Trail

New Zealand Cycle Trail

22 Great Rides -  All across New Zealand

Known in Māori as Nga Haerenga (‘The Journeys’), the 22 Great Rides are as diverse as they are beautiful, serving up an irresistible blend of scenic grandeur and striking natural wonders alongside rich culture and heritage, exciting outdoor activities, and delicious food & wine.
There's no better way to enjoy and explore New Zealand.

National Cycle Operators (serving all rides):

Flying Kiwi | Natural High
Pure Trails | Tuatara Tours
Adventure South | Once Upon a Trip