Rural and Wine Tour
The tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Rotorua, 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 and Napier and from these bases scenic rides on quiet country roads have been scoped 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 also 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.
Accommodation includes 3 and 4* lodges
Day 1 Cambridge
Meet in Auckland, short bike fitting, a picnic in the park followed by a drive to the pretty country town of CAMBRIDGE
Day 2 Cambridge
Head south to Lake Karipiro. A picnic lunch at a picturesque park on the edge of town.
Day 3 Cambridge
Today we ride THE REV (the route for an annual cycle race), which is a must for any cycling enthusiast given it’s renowned for its undulating hills, tight corners and notable climbs.
Day 4 Taupo
We ride South through to Taupo staying right on the lakefront. Afternoon stroll along the lake, a soak in the hot pools or a visit to Huka Falls.
Day 5 + 6 Napier
Napier, a coastal city on New Zealand's North Island, is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. Rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake, the city is known for art deco landmarks
Day 7 Napier
Today we ride south following the coast with lovely views of Hawke’s Bay and Cape Kidnappers
Day 8 Rotorua
Today we to drive to Taupo and then set of for a ride in rural farmlands towards Rotorua.
Day 9 Rotorua
This morning our tour end and we say goodbye after breakfast. You are welcome to join us on our way to Auckland or stay and spend more time in Rotorua.
Rural and Wine Tour
Auckland to Rotorua
After breakfast, Wellington
Single Supplement: NZ$875.00Book Now