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Cycling in New Zealand


Cycling is one of the best ways to discover New Zealand. Be sure to hire one of our bike racks and pack your bikes for your campervan trip. With an abundance of country trails, mountain bike routes, and towns to explore, adding cycling into your itinerary will add even more to your trip!

There truly is a cycle trail for everyone in New Zealand, from beginners and rusty riders to experienced, adrenaline-seeking types. The various trails in New Zealand showcase the country's diverse scenery and will take you from small towns to remote wilderness.

Our favourite Short Easy Bike Rides

​Park up your campervan, hop on your bike and enjoy the varied landscapes and routes of these easy bike rides.

With the recreational cyclist in mind, all rides are less than two hours, covering safe routes that are flat or have very gentle climbs. From iconic tourist spots to quieter local attractions, beaches, parks and plenty of scenic spots are all covered. Combine these easy-to-access cycle itineraries with the convenience of a campervan holiday and fun, relaxed bike adventures are a breeze. These trails come from the Kennett Brother’s cycle guidebook Short Easy Bike Rides. ​

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North Island Easy Trails

The North Island is home to some of the best cycling and mountain biking trails in the country. Check out our collection of easier trails to find your perfect match. Whether you are looking for a laidback route with some incredible scenery for the family or a seasoned pro, these shorter trails are bound to amaze either way!

South Island Easy Trails

Cycling in New Zealand's South Island will offer one of a kind experience. Explore high country or pedal back in time to the days of gold mining against the scenic backdrop of the Southern Alps. Check out our favourite easy, family friendly cycling trails below.


Britz are proud national partners of The National Cycle trail

The New Zealand Cycle Trail is a government led national project to build a network of world class cycle trails. There are currently 19 trails, catering for a range of cycling abilities from beginners and families, to more experienced and competitive riders.  

The New Zealand Cycle Trail is designed to showcase the very best of our country – our spectacular scenery, unique culture, and first-class Kiwi hospitality. In the last two years 19 trails have been opened throughout both islands, ranging from easy to advanced, with many more to follow. Each trail rewards riders with spectacular views and landmarks along the way. 

New Zealand Cycle Trails' official website, provides you with the information you need to decide which trail best suits you with duration, length, sights along the way and the best time to ride. For more information on Britz bikes and bike racks click here and to find your next ride go to