Cycle New Zealand Rural and Wine Bike Tour is a 9-day tour from Auckland to Rotorua via Napier. In between, we will visit the delightful towns of Cambridge, Taupo and Napier. From these bases, you will enjoy scenic rides on quiet country roads. Taking in rolling farmland, glittering lakes, volcanic fields, vineyards and coastal vistas. Both longer and more moderate rides have been developed for each day to cater for all riding levels.
North Island is one of New Zealand’s two main islands. It’s known for volcanic activity, national parks, winegrowing regions and cosmopolitan cities. It’s home to about three-quarters of New Zealand’s population. The Rural and Wine tour is based on the format of staying in one or more hubs and choosing scenic rides out from the hub each day.
We start this tour in the Northern city of Auckland which has two major harbours and is known as the City of Sails. Finishing in the tourist haven of Rotorua which is famous for its exciting geothermal activity including geysers and mud pools. In between, we will enjoy riding around the rich rolling green pastures of the Waikato region and the stunning Lake Taupo, is a volcanic crater created by a supervolcanic eruption that occurred 6,500 years ago.
From there we transition to Hawkes Bay on the East coast, recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. The region includes scenic coastal land as well as a hilly interior. These stretch up into the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges with five major rivers connecting the two. Three days are spent exploring this delightful area, which includes a rest day. Time for both stunning rides as well as other attractions such as the wineries and the Art deco town of Napier. Leaving Hawkes Bay we travel to Rotorua which has a prominent Maori culture and a thriving adventure tourism industry. There is also a range of mountain bike rides around the area.
Download our North Island brochure or any of our brochures from our bookcase. To see what bikes you can enjoy on this fantastic Rural and Wine Bike Tour, follow this link to our bike rental options. Bike Rentals
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