PureTrails NZ cycle tour packages are suitable for healthy people of all ages with an average level of fitness who enjoy cycling. The majority of the bike rides are on gravel surfaces and the cycling is dispersed with plenty of breaks to explore local sights encountered, take photos, talk with the locals, rest, enjoy refreshments and to simply take in the scenery. Those who are not comfortable participating in all the biking are always welcome to join our support vehicle, or bring or hire an e-bike! - remember it is about enjoying the tour, don't turn it into an endurance event! Check out our Bike FAQ’s for more information on e-bikes.
We do recommend you put in some training, so you gain the most enjoyment out of your cycling holiday. We encourage you to get out and do some biking on gravel roads if possible, starting out gently and gradually building up to 2-3 longer bike rides (20km+) per week during the month prior to your tour. For Grade 2 tours you should be comfortable to cycle 40km in a day. The secret is to start slowly and increase your exercise gradually. The fitter you are the more enjoyable your bike tour will be.