Our New Zealand bike tours on the NZ cycle trails are a fun and convenient way to cycle and explore the stunning regions of New Zealand’s South Island by bike.

Discover the satisfaction of cycling through a breathtaking visual landscape, where you can hear the cries of the birds and the trickle of the streams. Feel the warmth of the sun and the breeze in your hair. Smell the long dry grass as you cycle on your South Island tours. Our bike tours NZ are on dedicated NZ cycle trails, including the Otago Rail Trail and Alps to Ocean Trail, or on quiet country roads.

Your tour guide and support vehicle are there to support you during the bike tours NZ, often appearing around a stretch of cycle trail with a welcome cup of tea and snack. Our biggest asset is our fantastic guiding team, who are always there to encourage and support you on your cycle tour. They do everything they can to ensure you have a great experience, whether it’s encouraging you to challenge yourself on the trail, giving you a lift in the van, or helping with your luggage (and the odd bits and pieces that are inevitably left behind!) Though your guide does not participate in the cycling, they have a wealth of knowledge and are only too happy to provide any guidance you may need or cycle repair support.

If the weather conditions are not favourable or you simply need a break, your support vehicle is always available as ‘back up’.

With Pure Trails New Zealand bike tours it’s not just about the scenery and the cycling. In addition to cycling the NZ cycle trails we go tiki-touring in our vehicle, visiting the local sights and meeting the local people in the small rural communities we travel through.

Our Biking Tours

Alps to Ocean Trail EASY

Alps to Ocean Trail EASY

The Alps 2 Ocean Trail EASY tour is a relaxed, gentle paced, ride from the snow capped Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean through some of the most stunning scenery in the NZ.

$2070 NZD PP
1
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

203km

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Alps to Ocean Trail EPIC

Alps to Ocean Trail EPIC

The Alps to Ocean Trail EPIC tour is a challenging yet rewarding ride from the snow capped Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean through some of the best scenery in the NZ.

$2070 NZD PP
2
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

320km

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Otago Central Rail Trail RELAXED

Otago Central Rail Trail RELAXED

Cycle 150km on NZ’s iconic Otago Central Rail Trail through historic mining towns and farming communities of Central Otago at a relaxed pace, and discover more of this region.

$1995 NZD PP
1
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

150km

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Otago Rail Trail CLASSIC

Otago Rail Trail CLASSIC

The Otago Rail Trail tour passes through 'big sky' country in Central Otago's raw 'timeless land'. Explore the historic gold mining towns and meet the rural farming communities.

$1725 NZD PP
1
Duration

5 Days | 4 Nights

Cycle Distance

150km

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Kaikoura Wine Trail

Kaikoura Wine Trail

The Kaikoura Wine Trail is a collection of rides that showcase the stunning Kaikoura Coast as well as the vineyards of the Waipara and Marlborough wine growing areas.

$2150 NZD PP
1
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

165km

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West Coast Wilderness Trail & Beyond

West Coast Wilderness Trail & Beyond

The West Coast Wilderness Trail & Beyond follows the wild, rough coastline, passes through beautiful fresh virgin rain-forest and dissects rolling farmland, all with amazing views of the Alps.

$2050 NZD PP
1
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

205km

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Queenstown Lakes Trail

Queenstown Lakes Trail

The Queenstown Cycle Trail tour features riding a network of Queenstown bike trails around the lakes and rivers of the stunning Queenstown, Arrowtown and Clyde areas.

$2250 NZD PP
2
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

172km

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Around the Mountains Trail

Around the Mountains Trail

The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail circumnavigates Southland's majestic Eyre Mountains, through remote open tussockland stations and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

$1850 NZD PP
2
Duration

5 Days | 4 Nights

Cycle Distance

186km

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Canterbury Backcountry Trail

Canterbury Backcountry Trail

The Canterbury Backcountry Cycle Trail is a collection of great rides featuring vast quiet wide open river valleys, snow-capped mountains and stunning crystal clear alpine lakes.

$1725 NZD PP
1
Duration

5 Days | 4 Nights

Cycle Distance

180km

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Tasman Great Taste Trail

Tasman Great Taste Trail

The Tasman Great Taste Trail tour features cycling along beautiful coastlines and river valleys, through orchards and vineyards of the Nelson/Tasman area, and time to imbibe.

$1725 NZD PP
1
Duration

5 Days | 4 Nights

Cycle Distance

156km

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Challenger Series: Central Otago

Challenger Series: Central Otago

Journey through Central Otago's 'timeless land' and enjoy 300km of challenging cycle rides on quiet rural roads that showcase the area’s vast 'big sky' horizons and rugged rock & tor ranges.

$2250 NZD PP
3
Duration

6 Days | 5 Nights

Cycle Distance

306km

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Why Travel With Us?

We're kiwi outdoor enthusiasts and we know what makes a great holiday. Our NZ cycle tours are well planned, thoughtfully paced, and full of fun and adventure as well as excellent value. Eat well, sleep well, challenge yourself, discover and explore. Join us today.

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Try our e-bikes

Need a boost up those hills? E-bikes are a great option for those with limited mobility or health to get out and experience the exhilaration of cycling with partner’s, family and friends around the South Island’s beautiful cycle trails.

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