With 23 great rides, there is much to choose from. But how to pick a ride that suits your bike skills, itinerary and budget! That can be quite time consuming, while you rather would be on your bike exploring New Zealand’s overwhelming beauty.
This is how we got our information before we started cycling. Of course, there are more options, but this really worked well for us.
NZ Cycle Trail and Pure New Zealand give information about the 23 Great Rides with maps, itineraries, safety tips, touroperators, photos and videos. Most of the trails have their own website. For example: Central Otago Rail Trail, Motu Trails and Alp2Ocean. Here you’ll find detailed information about the trails, accommodation, touroperators, bike rentals and lots more!
A lot of cycling organisations in NZ use social media. But also individual cyclists share their experiences on social media.
Instagram is a good way to get inspired. You can find interesting accounts by using hashtags. For example: #nzcycling, #lovecyclingnz or #nzcycletrail.
Facebook pages of the individual trails give you information and updates. It’s an easy way to get in contact and ask any questions you might have. We noticed that some social media accounts are not updated, so information can be old. Just check the date of their latest post.
Really want to get inspired? Check out YouTube. Just search for cycling in New Zealand or the trail you’re interested in.