Explore New Zealand
Our biking tours are designed for you to experience New Zealand at its purest, where you can get out into nature and explore the country on two wheels. Pacific CYCLE Tours has specialised in customised cycling tours of New Zealand since 1987. A family-owned business, we combine our deep knowledge of the New Zealand landscape with our passion for adventure and attention to detail to give you an unforgettable adventure, designed for you.
With a focus on exercise and relaxation, our tours offer every opportunity to explore the remarkable beauty of New Zealand.
Pacific Cycle Tours have several different bike types available for hire.
All bikes have been carefully selected to suit client’s needs and preferences for our tours. Information about our tour bikes will be provided to you when you book your tour, or by request. Please contact our reservation staff if you would like more details.
Included in bike hire:
Touring bikes will be hired with a pannier bag (fitted to rear carrier) containing a pump, 1 x spare tube, chain link, puncture repair kit and a multi tool. Road bike and mountain bikes will be hired with a pump fitted to the frame and a seat post bag containing 1 x spare tube, chain links, puncture repair kit and a multi tool. Please note it is compulsory to wear a bike helmet in New Zealand. New helmets can be purchased for NZ$35.
Tours are graded to distinguish the appropriate level fitness and expertise required to participate. Every tour is an individual just like you, by studying the itinerary in detail you will see the duration and distance covered each day. This can help you assess if the tour is within your limits.
Many tours will have support vehicles that allow you to rest at selected drop out points, however this is terrain dependent and varies from tour to tour. If in doubt, drop us an email, tell us what you’re looking for and we can assist you with tour selection.
|1-2||EASY||20-40KM/12-24MI||CLIMBS AVOIDED WHEN POSSIBLE||FEW INCLINES, SHORT DISTANCES, NO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY|
|3-4||MODERATE||40-60KM/24-37MI||SOME CLIMBS||SOME INCLINES, MODERATE DISTANCES, NO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY|
|CLIMBS ARE PART OF THE CHALLENGE||SEVERAL INCLINES, LONGER DISTANCES (E.G. SINGLE TRAIL OR HAIR PIN TURNS)|
|7-8||CHALLENGING||100+KM /62+MI||LONG CLIMBS ARE THE ATTRACTION OF THE TOUR||LONG INCLINES, LONG DISTANCES, TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY|
|9-10||EXTREME||SIMILAR TO CHALLENGING||SIMILAR TO CHALLENGING||HIGH ALTITUDE RIDING: REQUIRES ACCLIMATISATION|
We indeed enjoyed our second visit (and definitely not our last) to NZ and appreciated that you enclosed so
many wonderful new bike tours in the programme. It was fantastic and I will not hesitate
to recommend you to my bike friends. Some of the highlights for us were:
small group - punctual departures in the morning the lovely farmstay for X-mas,
a marvellous New Years Eve at Portage splendid scenery, great tour organization,
and last but not least your kind emails.