The tour company was established by Hilary Weller and her mother Sue, who were looking for ways to share their love of the wild and beautiful outdoors of New Zealand with others.
Initially guided walking tours around the South Island were offered as well as a supported cycle tour of the Otago Rail Trail. Following the popularity of cycling and the development of new purpose built cycle trails under the guise of the ‘Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail’, the company developed numerous other South Island cycle trail tours, eventually focusing solely on cycling from 2014.
PureTrails New Zealand cycle tours are extremely well organised and meticulously planned, ensuring your tour experience is hassle free. Nothing is left to chance. We adopt a casual, empathetic and relaxed approach to daily tour leadership, resulting in an organised yet unobtrusive style of travel.
Our cycling New Zealand tours are designed primarily for the senior active traveller. It’s not to say that our tours are any less active, it just means the peer group is much the same age, averaging around 63 years. Most of our guiding team fall into this category too!
Over the years our business has expanded and we have been very lucky to find some wonderful individuals to help guide our nz bike trails, and develop PureTrails into one of the highest regarded tour operators in New Zealand. Other family members have also joined the team, bringing a lovely family oriented and personable feel to our organisation. We are dedicated to giving you a unique and memorable South Island cycle tour experience, and feel privileged to have this opportunity.