Australians are following the advice of Megan Gale, the face of Tourism New Zealand’s cycling program, and experiencing the beauty of the 22 Great Rides – cycling trails dotted all around the North and South Islands.
The trail that started it all, the Otago Central Rail Trail, remains a favourite with its scenic terrain, gentle slopes and fantastic food and accommodation options, with riding through tunnels and over railway trestle bridges adding excitement.
Shebikeshebikes can organise your journey from go to whoa, including bikes, gear, accommodation and transfers, as well as lugging your bags from place to place.
The trail runs between Clyde, near Queenstown, and Middlemarch, near Dunedin and you can do it in either direction and over two or more days. Five days is a great option allowing you to enjoy the little towns and sights along the way.