Cycle tour NZ's North island
Explore the lower half of the North Island and enjoy discovering the local wines
Enjoy a cycling vacation in a small group
Travel through the backroads and trails of the region by bike
Get out and explore the wonderful city of Wellington at the start or end of the trip
Discover the beauty of the Rangitikei, Ngaruroro and Whanganui Rivers.
Experience the freedom of riding and venture out in the picturesque countryside

Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay Back Roads

7 days
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$3,123 USD

Ride stunning parts of rural North Island New Zealand you never knew existed on this fully supported Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay Backroads cycling trip. Bike along purpose-built cycleways, quiet rural roads and easy unsealed trails with picturesque postcard views through wine country, farmland and forest. Ride gently up the leafy Hutt Valley and over the forested Remutaka Ranges and visit the historic Martinborough Hotel, in the heart of Pinot Noir wine country. Head to Masterton on a pleasant touring route, enjoying stunning Wairarapa views of vineyards and farmland. Meet rare, New Zealand wildlife at the Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre and enjoy the world-class Hawkes Bay wines in between pedalling on purpose-built bike paths.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    208.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    34.8 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Wellington where you will be collected and returned to at the end of the tour. Fly in/out of Wellington International Airport (WLG).

  • How long is the tour? How many cycling days?

    The tour is 7 days long with all 6 days being cycling days.

  • What's the tour like?

    The Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay Backroads tour is graded introductory. The trails are not technical but you will need to be comfortable riding on a mix of dedicated cycle paths, sealed back roads and unsealed trails. You'll need to be able to ride 3-4 hours comfortably at a time. Good preparation, fitness and practice riding on off-road trails will add to your enjoyment of the tour.

  • Who will lead the group?

    The guides are one of the biggest assets of the tour operator and they have pride for their level of quality and high standards. Once the trip reaches 8 people,  two expert guides will join to maximise your enjoyment and overall experience. You’ll know you’re in safe hands as all of the guides are certified in first aid and CPR and many of them are trained bike mechanics. They come from all walks of life but the guides have a common desire to give you the best possible experience, fun and lots of fond memories to take home with you.