The Cycling Holiday of Your Dreams – Active Life New Zealand Bike Tours
A dream vacation for many people is to explore the real life shooting locations of the Lord of the Rings movies. Now you can experience just that with a biking tour of New Zealand!
A ruggedly beautiful and unspoiled land, New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere in relative isolation from other land masses. Largely undeveloped and home to more sheep than people, New Zealand has some of the most beautiful natural scenery on the planet, unsullied by mass urbanization or industrialization.
Many people with active lifestyles want something more out of their vacations besides lying around on a beach – this is where Active New Zealand Cycle Tours can help. In business for more than 15 years, Active New Zealand Cycle Tours has taken more than 13,000 people on a range of bike tours across the country’s vast and beautiful landscape.
A cycle tour of the countryside with Active New Zealand includes accommodation, food, bikes, cycling equipment, guides and more. A number of different tour packages are available to make sure that everyone is catered to regardless of fitness or cycling ability. If you’re not happy with any of the set tours you can create your own biking holiday from the ground up! The team at Active New Zealand Cycle Tours is more than happy to help clients create their dream cycling holiday.
Bike tours from Active New Zealand include routes in both the North and South Islands. Although both islands offer the adventure of a lifetime, the South Island with its craggy Alpine geography tends to be the more popular of the two. Here are three popular South Island tours:
Deep South Ride – one of the more challenging tours on the roster, the Deep South Ride takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown and back again. This 14 day excursion covers most of the South Island, taking you past such sights as Arthur’s Pass, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, the Crown Range Road and Lake Tekapo before bringing you back to Christchurch. Included in the trip are a few days relaxing in Queenstown, better known as the adventure capital of the world!
The Zone – This 8 day trip is a great way to take in as much of the South Island as possible in as little time as possible. The Zone takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown by way of the majestic Southern Alps. Places of interest include Arthur’s Pass, Hokitika (famous for greenstones), Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Wanaka the Crown Range and Queenstown. Recommended for first-timers!
Weka – Shake things up with this 13 day mixed terrain trip! Giving you the best of both worlds, the Weka tour both offroad biking and on-road touring. This tour takes you on a full circuit of the South Island from Christchurch to Milford Sound and includes a stop in Queenstown. This multi day tour gives you the opportunity to explore the natural hot pools at Hanmer Springs, cycle across Lewis Pass and the Mt. Nicholas high-country station roads, and even bike along the Central Otago Rail Trail.
Active N Z offer quality New Zealand bike tours that will fit all levels of fitness levels. New Zealand cycle tours with Active will leave you with great memories of New Zealand and that will be with you for the rest of your life.