The Best Bicycle Tours in New Zealand

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Looking for the best bike tours in New Zealand? Are you ready to pedal your way through breathtaking landscapes and discover hidden gems? Do you want to combine your love of cycling with an amazing travel experience? Well, we've put together a list of the absolute best bicycle and cycling tours based on key criteria such as price, service, destinations, guest ratings, routes, and activities. Immerse yourself in stunning scenery, feel the wind in your hair, and experience the thrill of exploration, all on two wheels! Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, the tours below cater to all levels of experience, skill, and fitness level. Also, many of these tours provide bikes for you, as well as all-inclusive meals, transportation, accommodation, and guides. Let's get to it so you can find the best cycling tour to New Zealand.


The Top 3:

  • 7 Days, $2660.00

  • 6 Days, $1468.56

  • 8 Days, $1915.51

What are cycling tours like in New Zealand?

New Zealand

Here are the important factors:

  • 8 trip options analyzed
  • $395 average price per day (USD)
  • 5 to 14 days in length
  • 4.86 of 5 average rating
  • 17 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of biking and cycling tours in New Zealand, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.86 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 17 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 8 days, with tours ranging from 5 to 14 days long. With our thorough analysis of 8 biking and cycling tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that New Zealand has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 8 Best Bike Tours in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for biking and cycling tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



7 Days Start/End in Christchurch 7 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic cycling trip has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Discover a journey that spans 7 destinations, with notable stops in Motueka, Abel Tasman National Park, St Arnaud, and Nelson. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Christchurch. Lasting 7 days, the maximum group size is 12 people, and it's good for guests from 16 and up. Organized by Adventure South, this is a great deal because it's only $380 per day.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Bike and Barge
$2,660
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for biking and cycling tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Flying Kiwi



6 Days Queenstown to Picton 11 Destinations 26 People at Most Ages 18 to 65 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary cycling trip is the perfect choice. This trip takes you on an adventure to 11 destinations, including Mount Aspiring National Park, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, and Paparoa National Park. Begin your trip in Queenstown and complete it with a memorable finale in Picton. Spanning across 6 days, the cycling trip accommodates 26 individuals, and is suitable for guests from 18 to 65 years old. Offered by Flying Kiwi, this remarkable cycling trip is priced at just $245 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Bicycle
$1,469
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for biking and cycling tours.
by Flying Kiwi



8 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 10 Destinations 26 People at Most Ages 18 to 65 Guest Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Flying Kiwi has received a 4.2 out of 5 rating. On this 8-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. With 10 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Dunedin, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, and Te Anau, and more. Your journey starts off in Christchurch and finishes in Queenstown. With a group size of 26 people, it's suitable for guests from 18 to 65 years old. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $239 per day.

  • Bicycle
$1,916
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for biking and cycling tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



5 Days Start/End in Christchurch 8 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. Along the way, this journey encompasses 8 destinations, including Ranfurly, Dunedin, Kakanui, and Lake Tekapo. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Christchurch. Spanning across 5 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 14 participants, and it's great for guests from 16 and up. Brought to you by the renowned Adventure South, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $332 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Bicycle
$1,660
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for biking and cycling tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



7 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 9 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 7-day adventure is ideal for guests from 16 and up. And priced at only $341 per day, it's a great value, too. This itinerary covers 9 captivating destinations, with stops in Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Lake Ohau, and Oamaru, among others. Begin your trip in Christchurch and complete it with a memorable finale in Queenstown. It's offered by Adventure South, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Bicycle
$2,390
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



5 Days Start/End in Queenstown 4 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $492 per day, this terrific 5-day journey is ideal for guests from 16 and up. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 4 destinations, featuring Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. Your adventure starts and ends in Queenstown. Organized by the reputable Adventure South, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Bicycle
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Hiking & Trekking
$2,460
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 12 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible bike trip that has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating from previous guests. On this amazing journey, you'll experience hiking and sightseeing. With a duration of 14 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 12 people, and is good for guests from 16 to 90 years old. Uncover the beauty of 12 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, and Ranfurly. Christchurch will be the beginning and end of your trip. This fantastic option, organized by Active Adventures, presents an unbeatable value at just $553 per day.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Sightseeing
$6,699
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



11 Days Start/End in Auckland 15 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 11 days, this bicycle tour has a maximum size of 14 individuals. Welcoming guests from 16 to 90 years old, it is organized by Active Adventures, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Traverse through 15 enchanting destinations, with Tongariro National Park, Waipoua Forest, Hokianga Harbour, and Bay of Islands among the must-see stops along the route. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Auckland. Available at an unbeatable price of only $575 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
$5,499
TourRadar

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How much do Biking Tours in New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Bike Tours
$395

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for biking and cycling tours when planning a visit to New Zealand. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of biking and cycling tours in New Zealand based on data from 8 options is an affordable $395 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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