NZ CYCLE TRAILS
Totara River bridge crossing | Ross to Hokitika |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

Biking on the New Zealand Cycle Trail network is one of the best ways to discover NZ’s stunning landscapes, local hospitality and unique culture. Predominantly off-road, these purpose-built cycle trails are suited for people of all ages and abilities, from beginner and ‘rusty riders’ to experienced cyclists.

‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trails’ came to life with funding from the Government in 2009 as a way to generate economic, social and environmental benefits for NZ communities. Today, more than 1 million people use the 23 dedicated Great Rides per year. ‘Nga Haerenga’ means ‘the journeys’, both in a physical and spiritual sense, which is exactly what you will experience when you ride the trails with Adventure South NZ.

Along every trail there are opportunities to stop and take in uninterrupted views not accessible by any other form of transport as well as exploring remote townships and iconic landmarks along the way. Our support vehicle is never far away to pick up any tired legs.

From the popular Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail to the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail and rugged West Coast Wilderness, take a look at our multi-day Cycle Trail options below and join us on an adventure of a lifetime.

Cycling along the striking Lake Pukaki |  <i>Daniel Thour</i>

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

At 301km, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s longest continuous cycle trail, taking you from the base of the mighty Southern Alps to the coastal town of Oamaru ...

Otago Central Rail Trail |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

Otago Central Rail Trail

Delve deep into the heart of Central Otago as you cycle through the vast rocky landscapes, spectacular gorges, railway tunnels, viaducts, and  gold mining settlements ...

McPherson Creek swingbridge |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

The 123km West Coast Wilderness Trail showcases some of New Zealand’s most rugged and untamed landscapes from Ross to ...

Cycling along the Nelson Great Taste Trail |  <i>Dean McKenzie</i>

Tasman Great Taste Trail

From art galleries to boutique stores, craft breweries, cafés, orchards, and sophisticated winery restaurants, this trail is the perfect way to explore the region’s attractions ...

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail |  <i>Southern Discoveries</i>

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

The Around The Mountains Trail explores some of New Zealand’s most secluded high-country and rustic settings. The 180km trail stakes claim as ...

Cycling on the Roxburgh Gorge Trail |  <i>Kaye Wilson</i>

Roxburgh Gorge

Nestled along the Clutha River, the 34km Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a fantastic way to get a glimpse of Central Otago from Alexandra to Lake Roxburgh Hydro Dam ...

Hydro Dam ...

Autumn Colours around Clutha River |  <i>Peter Walton</i>

Clutha gold Trails

The Clutha Gold Trail is a varied journey of discovery. The 73km trail is undulating, flat and meandering following gentle riverside pathways and an old railway line. Riders are ...

Riding the Queenstown Trails

Queenstown Trails

Surrounded by glistening lakes and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, the Queenstown Trail network has over 120km of tracks to explore throughout the Wakatipu Basin ...





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