Cycle Touring in New Zealand

A guide for bicycle tourists.

This site offers personal accounts of places visited, with recommendations for finding the safest routes, the best scenery, and the most interesting locations.

Why New Zealand?

Because it is unique, relatively inexpensive and beautiful. Where to go is mostly determined by time. Three weeks? Head to the South Island. Highlights are seal colonies, a rail trail in Central Otago, lakes, mountains and a clean environment. There are great beaches and long, isolated and pristine coastlines.

With a small population of friendly people and excellent public services, relative to the rest of the world New Zealand is probably one of the safest places on the globe to explore by bike.

What to Expect

New Zealand has a temperate maritime climate with mostly sunny weather from December to April. Subtropical in the north to moderate in the far south and a total area of around 166,940 square kilometres. New Zealand is approximately 1600 kilometres in length. There are no snakes, no bugs, no giant spiders... it's just beautiful.

For information about this site and any inquiries about cycle touring in New Zealand please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to give you specific details.