The Volcanoes cycle tour covers a great diversity of scenery from farmland to lakes, forests and magnificent volcanoes. From Rotorua, we head south on minor roads to spectacular Huka Falls on the Waikato River. We overnight on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake and then climb to Tongariro National Park where we have a rest day with the option of walks short or long. Stay on a sheep farm, (meet some of New Zealand’s 45 million sheep) and visit the world-famous Waitomo Caves for a magical glow-worm display before finishing in Auckland CBD by the Waitemata Harbour.
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DAY 1: ROTORUA.
We meet in the afternoon in the spa city of Rotorua.
DAY 2 TAUPO.
We now head for Lake Taupo of trout fishing fame, with a visit to the dramatic Huka Falls a must.
DAY 3 and 4 TONGARIRO.
The three volcanoes, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu are the dramatic features of Tongariro National Park. Here we relax in style and comfort at the Grand Chateau. Take take an optional full day hike over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
DAY 5 PIO PIO.
We wind our way down to King Country, known for sheep farms and limestone formations, for a farmstay.
DAY 6 WAITOMO.
Our hosts will show us a little of their lifestyle and then it is a short, easy ride to the old world charm of Waitomo Caves.
DAY 7 and 8 AUCKLAND.
A visit to the world famous caves is a must, with the option of blackwater rafting for the more daring. We follow delightful quiet country roads to Pirongia from where we drive back to
Accommodation (3 and 4-star) includes 4* at Auckland, Taupo and The Grand Chateau.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners
Farm stay (a highlight of the trip but optional)
Full minibus support
Experienced guide/ cycle mechanic
Pedaltours souvenir cycle jersey and water bottles
Daily route directions and coloured maps with profiles
Drinks and snacks provided during the ride days
Excellent, well-maintained bikes with pannier/carry bags and helmet included (e-bikes available)
Thirty years of experience in offering guided and fully supported
cycle tours in New Zealand