Discover New Zealand by bicycle
Visit the sublime Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel on day 9
Bike NZ's North Island and discover a variety of landscapes on your way to Auckland
Feel privileged to explore a gorgeous country via bicycle
Feel at ease riding in a cycle-friendly country
Delight in each day's ride, scenery and companionship

New Zealand North Island Cycle Tour: Rotorua to Auckland

13 days
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$4,024 USD

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.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    567.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    56.5 miles
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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!

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Rider pack (cycling jersey, cap, bottle, day bag)
  • Bike mechanical assistance
  • Snacks and drinks on the way
  • Support and safety vehicle
  • Luggage transfers
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please refer to the tour FAQ for bike rental options.

Tour options and upgrades:

1 equipment option available
3 tour add-ons available