ABOUT US



Pacific Cycle Tours is a family-owned New Zealand tour company providing outstanding hiking and cycling tours for the past 25 years.   We focus on small group, excellent value tours with personalised service.  When you travel with Pacific Cycle Tours you can expect a stress free, once in a life time experience in the land of the long white cloud.


OUR STORY

Brett and Judy took over Pacific Cycle Tours in April of 2018 — taking the reins from Simone and Ralph Freeman, who ran the company for 25 years.

Brett grew up in Colorado, spending his days skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking and fishing.  Judy is a born and bred New Zealander, growing up with the Canterbury Plains and Port Hills as her playground.  They met at Canterbury University in Christchurch in the late 90’s, fell in love and decided to explore the world together.  After travelling through Europe, America and South East Asia, they settled in Sydney, Australia for 18 years, where they enjoyed successful corporate careers and were blessed with the arrival of 2 daughters. 

After so many years in the big smoke, they wanted a more outdoors lifestyle for their family and decided to return to Christchurch, New Zealand where they could turn their dream into a reality.  

Brett’s background is in financial services, working in multi-national companies with experience in operations and credit, and Judy worked in Publishing, where she devised publicity campaigns and toured with some of the most well-known authors in the world.  Together, their love for the outdoors, travel and exploration combined with their corporate backgrounds, makes them perfectly aligned to running Pacific Cycle Tours.

 Brett and Judy continue to provide the outstanding and personal service Pacific Cycle Tours customers expect and enjoy.

OUR VISION

To be New Zealand's preferred in bound small tour operator.

OUR MISSION

Pacific Cycle Tours is dedicated to the best value, eco friendly guest experience delivered with warmth, professionalism, and true kiwi hospitality. 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

In undertaking our activities in New Zealand we will:

  • Conserve resources through reduction and efficiency of use, and the reduction of waste through recycling where possible
  • Minimise or prevent pollution
  • Recognise and protect indigenous ecosystems
  • Consider environmental impacts and performance in administrative and management decision-making
  • Encourage a healthy and pleasant working environment 
  • Strive for continuous improvement 
  • Promote individual and corporate awareness of our environmental management system, and though this, reduce the impacts of our actions on the environment


    We at Pacific Cycle Tours are committed to the preservation of the environment. We reflect this in our actions and instil our beliefs into clients.

    GIVING BACK

    Pacific Cycle Tours is a proud sponsor of World Vision.  We support a young girl who lives in the small community of Korukonda in India.  We are so lucky here in New Zealand to have access to clean drinking water and food so we believe giving back to communities who are not as blessed is important. 

    69 per cent of children between the ages of 5 and 6 years are malnourished in Korukonda.  Parents lack access to local health services leaving their children vulnerable to illness and disease.

    Working with World Vision, we help to give our sponsored child, their family, and the entire community access to life's essentials, to create lasting an sustainable change for the future in the areas of Income Generation, Water and Sanitation, Health and Hygiene, Food and Agriculture and Education and Children's Rights.

     

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