new zealand

New Zealand is the world’s greatest outdoor playground – a fantastic landscape of mountains and glaciers, tropical forests, stunning beaches, thermal geysers, volcanoes and unique wildlife, all packed into two islands the size of Britain.

It’s no accident that Kiwis are the kings of extreme sports! Whale watching, swimming with dolphins, glacier walking, jet-boating, bungy jumping, white-water rafting, black-water rafting (in caves!) – our 3 week holiday will offer opportunities to include as many of these as possible – and that’s without the fantastic biking!

Are you down-under?
Our trip has been based around some of the best mountain biking NZ has to offer and an experience to cherish. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to be included in the programme: coastal cliff-top tracks, inland mountain tracks, gnarly single track, scenic fireroads, dedicated mountain bike parks…plus a remote two-day wilderness trek. You could even adapt your plans to include extra time exploring Australia, or a stop off in the Far East or Polynesia. However you spend your time, we’re confident that it really will be the holiday of a lifetime.

An unforgettable mountain bike trip down-under! As with all our long-haul adventures, we’ll try to cram a lifetime of experiences into a few weeks and leave you with lifelong memories of some awesome biking as well as a unique perspective of the country.

A mixture of hotels, guesthouses, lodges and farms all with B&B. Rooms are based on two people sharing (single supplement applies).

Days 1 & 2
Fly into Auckland, and immediately transfer to Rotorua – for a couple of days biking , sight seeing and recovering from jet lag. North Island biking at its best with a good helping of Maori culture and the chance to visit great locations like the Waimangu volcanic valley.

Day 3 Ride the singletracks of ‘Craters of the Moon’- fantastic fun on forest trails. Overnight in Taupo.

Day 4/5
Drive down to Wellington with biking on Mt. Victoria, Belmont Park and the Makara Peak Bike Park. Overnight in ‘windy’ Wellington.

Days 6/7/8
Sail to the South Island and head to Kaikora .We have 3 nights here giving time for some local biking, chilling out with the dolphins and whales,and an awesome ride over the Kaikoura Coastal Track to Ngaroma for an unforgettable meal on a working farm.

Day 9/10/11
Drive to Picton for some local biking before departing for 2 nights on the Queen Charlotte Sound- NZ’s longest single-track.

Day 12
Over to the famous Hanmer Thermal Springs. Some cracking local biking and a well earned dip in the hot pools.

Day 13/14
Heading south towards the Southern Alps,we take some time to bike the Wharfdale Track before reaching Mt.Cook and Wanaka. Great sightseeing here We could even take a light plane over the Tasman Glacier and Mt Cook.

Day 15/16
From Wanaka’s riverside single-track to the Snow Farm trail’s, we have 2 days of great biking abd beautiful scenery.

Day 18-21
Lots of options for riding at all levels, plus as much bungying, jet-boating, rafting, parapenting, hang-gliding and parachuting as you can handle. The fantastic Moke Lake and awesome Skippers Canyon rides are the absolute best Queenstown has to offer. Plus why not try some truly awesome Heli-biking on the famous ‘Remarkables’.

Day 22/23
Fly out of Queenstown, and head north at 40000 ft enjoying day-night-day (or something like that!) – then spend the rest of your life dreaming……