South to North Island 17 Day Road Cycling Tour

If you’re seeking a sense of paradise look no further than our 17 day cycle tour of the South and North Islands of New Zealand. Be prepared for sensory overload as you encounter this scenic, cultural and adventure wonderland. Your tour embraces the diversity of coastal roads, sweeping beaches, rugged mountain ranges and active geysers, hot springs and boiling mud pools. You will see lakes coloured in turquoise blue, spectacular scenic panoramas, rolling pastures, native forests and lush bush. There will be time for optional activities such as kayaking and scenic flights, or for those who really crave an adrenalin rush, bungy jumping, white water rafting and jet boating. There will also be moments of tranquillity and solitude, delicious food and wines and time to just sit back and reflect on how so much beauty can be found in one single place on earth. NOTE: The Rangi Tour South & North Island Road Cycle Tour starts in Christchurch in the South Island and finishes in Auckland in the North Island. You may also be interested in our Rangi Tour North & South Island Road Cycle Tour.

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Day 1

See the highlights

A combined bus and cycle tour ensures that you can cycle the highlights of both islands in a relatively short time. You will cycle approximately 700 kilometres and you are always welcome to ride in the support vehicle whenever you feel the need. Experience has taught us that it’s best not to overdo the first couple of days.

Day 2

Enliven your senses

The New Zealand roads are generally quiet and the scenery spectacular; a combination which makes it the perfect cycling destination. It is through this constantly changing, uncluttered countryside that you will cycle, your senses invigorated by the sights and sounds of your surroundings.

Day 3

Activities galore

Along the way we’ll get to take part in many activities including but not limited to kayaking and bush walking in the Coromandel, geysers, hot springs and boiling mud pools in Rotorua, the fabulous winter gardens in Whanganui and much, much more!