People Cycling Rides

Best of New Zealand North Island Great Rides.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Auckland, New Zealand
End Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Cost (est.)
$4850 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Adventure South NZ
Avg. Distance
33 mi / 53 km
Avg. Elevation
1777 ft / 542 m
Ride Description

This once in a lifetime ride takes place over 12 Days and 11 Nights in February 2025, the best time to be on the other side of the world! The tour links seamlessly with the Best of New Zealand South Island Great Rides which departs later in the month. The Great Rides are a network of 23 world-class cycle trails – mostly off-road and showcasing the very best of New Zealand’s landscape, environment, heritage and culture. This tour features the best Great Rides in the North Island and is supported by Adventure South, a local operator with over 30 years’ experience and specialising in guiding cycle tours on the Great Rides. For those signing up before April 30th 2024, the NZD750 ebike rental fee is reduced by 50%

Ride Description

Best of New Zealand North Island Great Rides - Auckland to Wellington

Enjoy riding on purpose built cycle trails and back country roads through remote corners of this stunning country

General Information

Riders need to arrive into Auckland airport, airport code AKL, and depart from Wellington, airport code, WLG, unless staying on to join the Best of New Zealand South Island Great Rides tour in which case they need to fly internally from Wellington, WLG, to Christchurch, airport code CHC where the South Island tour both starts and finishes.

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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