new Zealand

Cycling in New Zealand is a dream for many two-wheel fans, and with fabulous scenery, pristine roads, and two great islands to choose from, it is the perfect cycling destination for independent travellers. As New Zealand is geared up for cyclists, it is easy to rent bikes and bike racks for your rental car, and you can even pick them up on one island and drop them off on the other! There are some great sportives in NZ too, with the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge being a firm customer favourite.

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is a magnificent 1-day event that takes place on the last Sunday of November each year. As one of New Zealand’s biggest annual sporting events, it attracts over 7,000 cyclists each year, who line up to compete in several different disciplines ranging from just 40km all the way up to the Enduro at 1280km. The most iconic category is the 160km one-lap ride around Lake Taupo. Bicycle Beyond offers exclusive tailor-made packages for those who would like to complete in the race as part of a self-drive holiday, and we can even add on a trip to the Fiji Islands.



Tour Type: Non-Escorted

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