Find Your Ride

Showcasing some of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes, our 22 Great Rides are also an exciting and environmentally sustainable way to reach must-see sights and activities.

Find connecting Heartland Rides

Alps 2 Ocean

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 47%

Intermediate: 53%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Mackenzie Country, Waitaki Valley, North Otago
Clock Black 306km / 1–6 days
Star Black Southern Alps vistas / surreal blue lakes / country towns
11 ALPS 2 OCEAN

New Zealand’s longest cycle trail serves up epic vistas on its way from the foot of the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Hawke's Bay Trails

Grade

Easiest: 70%

Easy: 20%

Intermediate: 10%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Hawke's Bay
Clock Black 200km / 1–4 days
Star Black coast & countryside / food & wine / architecture
03 HAWKES BAY

Explore Hawke’s Bay’s landscapes and attractions on easy day rides around Napier and Hastings and throughout the Herataunga Plains.

Otago Central Rail Trail

Grade

Easiest: 100%

Easy: 0%

Intermediate: 0%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Otago
Clock Black 152km / 1–5 days
Star Black epic landscapes / pioneer history / easy riding
16 OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL

A New Zealand’s original Great Ride follows an old railway line through beautiful, big-sky country with the bonus of legendary hospitality.

Remutaka Cycle Trail

Grade

Easiest: 15%

Easy: 27%

Intermediate: 42%

Advanced: 16%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Wellington/Wairarapa
Clock Black 115km / 2–3 days
Star Black historic rail trail / varied scenery / wine country
06 REMUKATA

Explore Wellington and the Wairarapa’s wild side on this ride over the Remutaka Ranges and around the rugged Pacific coast.

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 60%

Intermediate: 40%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Nelson/Tasman
Clock Black 174km / 1–4 days
Star Black coastal & rural scenery / food, wine & art / seaside vibe
21 TASMANS GREAT TASTE

Enjoy a leisurely tour along sparkling coastline and through picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants.

The Queenstown Trail

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 70%

Intermediate: 20%

Advanced: 10%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Otago
Clock Black 120km / 1–4 days
Star Black alpine grandeur / wineries & cafes / pioneer history
18 QUEENSTOWN

Offering everything from easy lakeside jaunts to all-day adventures around the Wakatipu Basin, the Queenstown Trail serves up sublime scenery while linking many of the region's famous attractions.