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New Zealand North Island Cycle Tour: Rotorua to Auckland
Cycle from Rotorua to Auckland over 13 days on Stage 2 of a longer tour covering the North Island of NZ. Starting in Rotorua and finishing in Auckland, this tour has the perfect mix of cycling and sightseeing with a route through the thermal and cultural icons of Rotorua and Taupo, plus the beaches of Whangamata and the Coromandel. Along the way, you'll enjoy great company, outstanding scenery and some challenging riding as you discover beautiful New Zealand by bike.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration13 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level4 - Challenging
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance567.9 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance56.5 miles
This tour is Stage 2 of a longer tour, found here (the full tour is 27 days in duration), starting in Rotorua and ending in Auckland. Stage 1 of the tour goes from Wellington to Rotorua over 15 days and can be found here. Whether you’re on the bike coasting past the wild ocean and beautiful beaches, taking in the thriving Maori culture, soaking in thermal baths or breathing the fresh air of the remote reaches of New Zealand’s North Island, this tour will leave you in wonder.
Highlights of the tour include: Discovering the geothermal wonders and Maori culture of Rotorua and Taupo, visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves and glow worms, marveling at the stunning beaches of Mount Maunganui and Whangamata and dig your own spa pool at Hot Water Beach. Bike the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and finish the tour in bustling and busy Auckland – NZ’s biggest city.
Everything that they say about the natural beauty and friendly sense of community here is true and the opportunity to experience it all on a fully supported cycling tour making this tour a ‘must-do’ on any long-distance cyclist’s wish list. Numbers are limited with only one tour per year, so get your jandals on and get moving to book today!