Volcanoes Tour

Moderate with one challenging and one easy day
Number of Days: 8
Destination: New Zealand
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  • The Volcanoes cycle tour covers a great diversity of scenery from farmland to lakes, forests and magnificent volcanoes. From Rotorua, we head south on minor roads to spectacular Huka Falls on the Waikato River. We over night on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake and then climb to Tongariro National Park where we have a rest day with the option of walks short or long. Stay on a sheep farm, (meet some of New Zealand's 45 million sheep) and visit the world famous Waitomo Caves for a magical glow-worm display before finishing in Auckland CBD by the Waitemata Harbour.
    Accommodation includes 4* at Auckland, Taupo and The Grand Chateau and a farm stay, a highlight of the trip. 

    What’s included
    3 and 4-star accommodation
    7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners
    Farm stay (optional)
    Full minibus support
    Experienced guide/ cycle mechanic
    Pedaltours souvenir cycle jersey and water bottles
    Daily route directions and coloured maps with profiles
    Drinks and snacks provided during the ride days
    Thirty years of experience in offering guided and fully supported
    cycle tours in New Z


    We meet in the afternoon in the spa city of Rotorua.

    DAY 2 TAUPO.
    We now head for Lake Taupo of trout fishing fame, with a visit to the dramatic Huka Falls a must.

    DAY 3 and 4 TONGARIRO.
    The three volcanoes, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu are the dramatic features of Tongariro National Park. Here we relax in style and comfort at the Grand Chateau. Take take an optional full day hike over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

    DAY 5 PIO PIO.
    We wind our way down to King Country, known for sheep farms and limestone formations, for a farmstay.

    Our hosts will show us a little of their lifestyle and then it is a short, easy ride to the old world charm of Waitomo Caves.

    DAY 7 and 8 AUCKLAND.
    A visit to the world famous caves is a must, with the option of blackwater rafting for the more daring. We follow delightful quiet country roads to Pirongia from where we drive back to Auckland. 

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    Depart: 11-Jan-2020

    5.00pm, Rotorua

    Finish: 18-Jan-2020

    After breakfast, Auckland


    Single Supplement: US$625.00

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  • Lovely tour. Routes seemed well thought out, including stops and bus transfers over busy roads. Great accommodation. I loved the farm stay. 

    Annette, United Kingdom

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