Your cycling adventure to New Zealand can include one of many different rides - from short day trips on well maintained trails, to challenging single-track mountain bike rides, to multi-day adventures on one of our cross-country cycleways. Any one of these rides will take in some truly fascinating scenery - towering mountains, volcanic plateaus, rugged beaches, lush rain forests, or crystal-clear lakes. Ride on.
The definitive where-to-ride guide for cycling in New Zealand
The rides on NZbyBike are categorised in four different ways:
The New Zealand Cycle Trail
Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail, is a series of multi-day trail rides found around New Zealand. These trails range from Grade 1 - 5 and are all in various stages of development. Experience subtropical forests of the far North, historic old coach roads, and breathtaking lake and mountain views.
Classic Road Rides
New Zealand is better by bike - on road or off. If mountain biking on cross country trails isn't your thing, NZ offers heaps of fantastic classic road rides. These rides like the Crown Range on the South Island are classic that make Road Touring NZ incredible.
Classic Mountain Bike Rides
These rides like the 42nd Traverse on the North Island or the Queen Charlotte on the South Island are classics that make New Zealand biking what it is: phenomenal.
These rides are the backbone of New Zealand biking. They’re often rides the locals love, like the Lake Hayes Track just outside of Arrowtown. Do you have a favorite ride in your backyard you think should be listed on NZbyBike? Contact us and we’ll work with you to get it listed.