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New Zealand North Island Cycle Tour: Wellington to Auckland
Ride from Wellington to Auckland over 27 days on an epic road biking trip of the superb North Island of NZ. Starting in Wellington and finishing in Auckland, this tour has the perfect mix of cycling and sightseeing with a route through the Martinborough wine region, beautiful Hawkes Bay, the surf mecca of Gisborne, 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
- Duration27 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level4 - Challenging
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance1253.9 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance57.2 miles
This full tour is 27 days in duration, starting in Wellington and ending in Auckland. The tour can be undertaken in shorter segments if you prefer, with options to ride the first (Wellington to Rotorua), found here, or second stages (Rotorua to Auckland), found here, only (15 or 13 days respectively). 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: Wellington – the harbour city capital with a thriving art, culture and cafe scene, the surf mecca of Gisborne – first city in the world to see the sunrise, discovering the geothermal wonders and Maori culture of Rotorua and Taupo, cycling the majestic Martinborough Wine Region and beautiful Hawke's Bay. Stay in 1930s Art Deco preserved Napier and ride the Pacific Coast Highway around the remote East Cape. Join in with a genuine ‘locals’ walking tour of Rotorua and visit the world-renowned Waitomo Caves and glow worms. Marvel 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!