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The Great Rides and Cycle Trails of New Zealand


The Definitive Where-to-Ride Guide for New Zealand

On, New Zealand's most-searched cycle information website, you'll find route descriptions, photos and maps of cycle trails all around New Zealand. Use to plan and book your cycle trip by finding bike shops, cycle-friendly accommodation providers, tour operators and suggested itineraries for amazing cycling experiences throughout the country.
Book with our many official partners nationwide, to ensure you have the best experience with trusted industry leaders.

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In February of 2009, the Government-led jobs summit thrust the potential for Cycle Tourism into the spotlight when Prime Minister John Key enthused on the idea of a National Cycleway. This concept has since morphed into a series of 22 "Great Rides" around New Zealand under the brand of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail. Frum humble beginnings, cycle tourism is growing steadily, and is exptected to continue to do so for many years. In 2016, 171,000 visitors paticipated in cycle tourism in New Zealand, up 37% since 2014. These high spending tourists spend over $800 million each year.

NZByBike formed in August of 2010 to provide the most comprehensive information on cycling in New Zealand, including the newly developing trails of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail. The idea was to promote and market cycle-friendly businesses through this website, to New Zealanders and international visitors alike. We have Official NZByBike Partners in all the top cycling areas of New Zealand, along the NZ Cycle Trails, and of course - the hundreds of classic and regional rides that make New Zealand a bloody great place to ride a bike.

In 2017, changed ownership and was given a new lease of life. Significant investment has gone into redesigning the website to make it as useful and user-friendly as possible, with the most up-to-date information on trails and trailside businesses. Our social media presence continues to grow, now with over $7,000 Facebook followers.

We launched with one goal - to tell the world the New Zealand is a bloody great place to ride a bike. We do this by featuring rides all around New Zealand, the latest cycle news and our Official NZByBike Partners scattered NZ-wide - be they accommodation operators, bike hire shops, tour companies or businesses offering things to do when you're not on your bike. We are optimistic that the future of cycling in New Zealand is bright.

Our message: New Zealand is simply better by bike. Ride On!