Discover New Zealand by bicycle
Bike NZ's North Island and discover a variety of landscapes on your way to Auckland
Enjoy the challenging riding and comraderie
Experience a wonderful show and hangi dinner in Rotorua
Feel privileged to explore a gorgeous country via bicycle
Feel at ease riding in a cycle-friendly country
Enjoy a day off in this thermal wonderland
Visit the sublime Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel on day 23
Delight in each day's ride, scenery and companionship

New Zealand North Island Cycle Tour: Wellington to Auckland

27 days
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$8,100 USD

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.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    27 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    1,253.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    57.2 miles
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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 harbor 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!

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
  • Maori Cultural Show (Rotorua)
  • Support and safety vehicle
  • Luggage transfers
  • Traditional Hangi Dinner (Rotorua)
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
6 tour add-ons available