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Cycling in New Zealand

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in New Zealand. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful cycle routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful cycle routes in New Zealand

Bicycle Rides · South Island
On Highway 6 along the West Coast
Premium content Difficulty moderate
440.5 km
143:00 h
2,885 m
2,894 m
Dream road at the end of the world
Mountain Bike · New Zealand
Rimutaka Rail Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
27.7 km
3:36 h
412 m
357 m
Wer auf seinem Neuseeland-Trip ein paar Tage im Großraum Wellington verbringt und sein Bike dabei hat, sollte den Rimutaka Rail Trail nicht verpassen.
Makara Hill
Mountain Bike · North Island
Grand Loop, Makara Peak MTB-Park, Wellington
recommended route Difficulty S1 moderate
12.3 km
1:46 h
349 m
345 m
In den Hügeln hinter Wellington wurde ein feiner mit bemerkenswerter Infrastruktur angelegt. Die perfekte Sightseeing-Ergänzung für Biker in Wellington
real start of track
Mountain Bike · North Island
42 Traverse - Tongariro Forest Conservation Area
recommended route Difficulty S1 moderate
57.8 km
6:43 h
787 m
1,443 m
The 42 Traverse is a 46 km multi-use track through the Tongariro Forest Conservation Area. It is one of the best challenging mountain biking tracks in the North Island of New Zealand.
Mountain Bike · South Island
Dun Mountain Mountain Bike Trail
Difficulty difficult
29.6 km
5:11 h
907 m
864 m
Amazing views on the entire trail. Grade 3 and 4. Technical experience needed coming down the hill.
Long Distance Cycling · South Island
Ben Nevis trail from Clyde
Difficulty moderate
90.7 km
7:22 h
2,301 m
2,158 m
gravel-offroad for walksers or bikes (road partly closed for cars and partly 4WD only) steep and not easy, no services on the way
Mountain Bike · South Island
Firball Track (MTB)
Difficulty difficult
8.8 km
1:40 h
337 m
337 m
A tough ride up to the top but the views are breath taking and then the ride down is mint! Its fast and interesting... really enjoyed this track!
Mountain Bike · South Island
Ice Cream Run (Single Scoop), Christchurch
Difficulty easy
23.7 km
3:03 h
570 m
578 m
a cruise over the port hills ending with ice cream on Sumner Beach!
Mountain Bike · South Island
Old Ghost Road Trail
79.1 km
15:57 h
2,461 m
2,530 m
Ich wird erscht morn begriffe, was mir gestert und hüt gleistet händ! 🙈 Nudelfertig... aaaaber 85km singletrails, berguf und bergab, superschöni ussichte, zig händebrugge, sträng gsieh... aber stolz! 🥰
Mountain Bike · North Island
Athens to Pipiriki 3 Jan 2017
Difficulty easy
41.4 km
5:26 h
754 m
692 m
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