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Friday, July 15, 2016

News for July 2016

JULY 2016

Welcome to Pedaltours 'Dispatch' a brief newsletter we will send on occasion to keep our Pedaltours customers up to speed with our activities 

All of us at Pedaltours are riding the extra miles to ensure your cycling experience will be the best of the best. We want to stay out front – creating new tours that deliver on our promise of the genuine Pedaltours experience in whichever of our destination countries you choose to visit; quality accommodation, unique opportunities to connect with locals, fantastic roads for cycling and engaging activities when you need a rest from the saddle.

To that end we have just developed a new tour in the North Island of New Zealand. It is being launched in early 2017 and promises to be a winner

Rural and Wine Tour

'We' are Alex Anderson and Sue Clark, two of the guiding team here who also work in the off season developing new tours and working with some of our larger cycle club clients to plan their tours for the next season.

Alex has been guiding for Pedaltours for the last 7 years so many of you will have come across him and enjoyed his relaxed but thorough style. I, Sue joined last season but have cycled most of New Zealand, both on and off road and enjoyed showing off our country last season and meeting people who love riding as much as I do!

It is winter here in New Zealand so we are cycling in plenty of layers! Winter days here can be stunning, with clear blue skies and sunshine and on such days it's hard to beat a ride out in the countryside providing you remember the long gloves and thermal top.

Alex and I were fortunate to strike such a week of weather recently when we scouted the new tour.

The tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington; both fantastic cities to spend a couple of days before and after the tour. In between, we will visit the delightful towns of Cambridge, Taupo, Napier and Martinborough and from these bases scenic rides on quiet country roads taking in rolling farmland, glittering lakes, volcanic fields, vineyards and coastal vistas. Both longer and more moderate rides have been developed for each day so all riding levels are catered for. We stay multiple nights in Cambridge and Napier, allowing time to enjoy some of the many activities and attractions on offer including tours to thoroughbred horse studs or award winning wineries, visits to Hobbiton (a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series), Sanctuary Mountain (the largest ecological restoration project in New Zealand) or to the world's largest mainland gannet colony.

Our other world destinations include Australia, Vietnam, India, Czech Republic and Austria.


We are currently looking for ‘Brand Ambassadors' for Pedaltours. Interested? Let us know.  

Join one of our scheduled tours

If you're looking to enjoy a break from winter in the Northern Hemisphere or are one of our Aussie neighbours and fancy a trip across the Tasman, we have a number of other tours in both the North and South Islands during our summer, so visit our website to find out when and where. Join one of our scheduled tours or gather a group of friends together for a custom tour, which we can design especially for you.

Meanwhile stay safe on the roads or in the forests.

The team at Pedaltours  

As you may or may not know, Pedaltours changed ownership last year. What has stayed the same is the quality of our guides, the quality of our bikes and the superb quality of our tours.

We now have a younger, more energetic management team, additional expertise and a renewed commitment to ensuring a quality Pedaltours experience for our clients from 2016.


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