New Zealand features incredible trails for any cycling enthusiast or cruisy two wheel explorations. From mountain biking in the alpine region of Craigieburn mountain and the famous Alps 2 Ocean Trail,  to the Coromandel’s scenic peninsula ride of the Hauraki Rail Trail and the gorgeous Queen Charlotte Track among coves of remote beaches and pristine native flora, there is something for everyone. Our range is inclusive of easy through to challenging cycling trails and can be tailored to your abilities and cycling appetite when you choose to pedal with Onlyluxe Travel.
 
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  1. Queenstown Trail Luxury Bike, Vine & Dine 3D2N

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    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular Great Ride the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that includes one of the country’s best wine regions: the Gibbston Valley.

    Departing from Queenstown, ease into your adventure along the Frankton Track and Kelvin Peninsula Trail, taking in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. Breathe in the thyme-scented air along the Twin Rivers Trail and enjoy a lazy circuit of Lake Hayes, where the Remarkables mountain range can be seen above and reflected in the near-perfect mirror of the lake. Cycle to Gibbston via Arrowtown and discover a historic goldrush town lined with tiny miners’ cottages, house shops, galleries, bars and restaurants – not one from an international chain. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s “Valley of the Vines” and indulge in a 5-star culinary experience complete with world-class wines.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in your handpicked, 5-star accommodation at one of the Gibbston Valley’s best lodge and spas. Retreat to your gorgeous villa and sip world-class local wines overlooking the vineyards. Pamper yourself with body treatments, luxury facials and signature spa packages such as “vinotherapy”, which uses different parts of the grape and vine to benefit the skin.

    Included in this 3-day, fully catered cycling adventure is 2 nights’ in 5-star accommodation on a twin share basis. All cycling equipment – trail bike, helmet, panniers repair kit and odometer – is provided along with driver-guide for on road support. Return transfers from Queenstown are also included.

    Vine and dine your way across Queenstown on this luxury cycling holiday and tick off one of New Zealand’s best rides.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
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  2. Deluxe South Island Alps to Ocean Cycle 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Hop on your bike and set out to uncover some of New Zealand’s most incredible landscapes on this 6-day, fully guided and supported Alps to Ocean cycling tour of the South Island.

    Cycle Route: Christchurch -Tekapo - Twizel - Omarama - Kurow - Enfield - Christchurch

    Departing from Christchurch, head down to Tekapo, passing through the Canterbury Plains to the golden Mackenzie Country. Explore the breathtaking Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, marvel at the sky-scraping peaks and unwind in the region’s geothermal hot pools. Journey on to Twizel and follow the ancient pathways through the Waitaki Valley, where you will be awe-struck by spectacular lakes, fascinating hyrdro dams and charming vineyards. A leisurely ride through storybook countryside leads to the historic port town of Oamaru and the finish line. Highlights along the way include New Zealand’s world-class food and wine, Maori rock art and otherworldly alpine vistas. You will also enjoy warm hospitality in accommodation full of heritage charm.

    This luxury cycling tour includes 5-nights’ accommodation in handpicked, 4-star hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis. All meals are provided along with all-inclusive bike hire, professional, qualified driver/guide and private vehicle transport/support.

    Discover the new frontier in adventure tourism on this exciting Alps to Ocean cycling adventure. Get a new perspective of New Zealand’s South Island – beautiful, scenic and without the crowds!

    NOTE: The guide will follow guests in the vehicle and provide instructions and support throughout the entire trip. The guide will not cycle with guests and you can cycle your own speed. Your luggage will be transferred daily. 

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, New Zealand
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  3. Ultimate Luxury South Island Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous Milford Sound.

    Departing from Christchurch, set out in your included compact SUV to discover majestic landscapes that offer awe and adventure in equal measure. Over eight days, be blown away by lush peninsulas, turquoise lakes, sparkling glaciers, snowcapped mountains and more. Step back in time in Oamaru and explore the country’s oldest public gardens, renowned Victorian architecture and two penguin colonies. Ride horses through the Ahuriri Valley, a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Get your heart pumping in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Or, sample world-famous wines in the nearby Gibbston Valley. Cap off your adventure with a 5-star cruise through the breath-taking Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction. This highly adaptable, self-paced itinerary is sure to leave you spellbound!

    At the end of each action-packed day, rest and relax in some of New Zealand’s best super lodges. These ultra-luxe accommodations have been handpicked for their outstanding location, impeccable design, gourmet cuisine and one-of-a-kind activities and experiences. They are owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings and a dedication to ensuring you have the holiday experience of a lifetime

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    This ultra-luxe package includes accommodation and exclusive experiences at New Zealand’s famous super lodges in Oamaru, the Ahuriri Valley and Queenstown, as well as a 5-star cruise in the famous Milford Sound.

    Treat yourself to the ultimate South Island experience on this ultra-luxe, 8-day self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. You deserve the very best!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Christchurch, NZ
    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous ...
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  4. Deluxe West Coast Cycle 4D3N, Self-Guided

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    Get off the beaten track and tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides on this deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Explore New Zealand’s most rugged landscapes and step back in time to discover the glamour and glitz of the 1870s gold rush era.

    Departing from Hokitika, set off on two wheels to discover the iconic West Coast Wilderness Trail where miners from around the world came to make their fortunes. With emergency support on hand if required, cycle at your own pace through native bush, past shimmering lakes and take in breathtaking views of the stunning Southern Alps including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Take a scenic eco-boat cruise through one of New Zealand’s most high value wetlands and spend the night in a replica wild west town complete with saloon and shooting range. Visit historic gold rush towns and immerse yourself in the lives of early explorers, pioneers and miners, whose legacy lives on even today.

    In the evenings, rest and relax in private accommodation that has been handpicked to capture the pioneering spirit of the gold rush era. The accommodation ranges from clean and simple to a luxurious 19th century suite, all with comfortable bedding and hot showers to freshen up after a long day’s ride.

    This deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour includes 3-nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis. Bikes and biking equipment are included for the duration of the trip, and activities and experiences are included as specified. All meals provided.

    Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s gold rush glory on this deluxe, self-guided cycling tour of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides and uncover the country’s most untamed natural beauty on the back of a bike.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Hokitika, New Zealand
    Get off the beaten track and tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides on this deluxe, 4-day, self-guided cycling tour of the ...
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  5. Luxury Bay Of Islands Twin Coast Cycle 4D3N, Self Guided

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    Soak up the sunshine and make the most of both coasts on this cruisy, 4-day cycling escape to the Bay Of Island’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail in New Zealand’s wonderful "Winterless North".

    One of New Zealand’s Great Rides, this easy coast-to-coast cycle between the popular Bay Of Islands and peaceful Hokianga Harbour has something for everyone. With return transfers included from the Bay Of Islands Airport, set out along 87 kilometres smooth rail trail, dedicated cycle paths and country roads to take in epic coastal views, wetlands, native forest and rolling farmland. Over two days, journey through some of New Zealand’s earliest Maori and European settlements while enjoying the sub-tropical climate for which Northland is famous.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind at The Sanctuary, your boutique B&B accommodation located just five minutes from the Paihia township. Your exceptional host has many years in the hospitality industry: a personalised, luxury experience is therefore guaranteed. Soak in the infinity plunge pool, laze on the sundeck, sip world-class New Zealand wines and enjoy gourmet meals made from fresh, local produce curtesy of the in-house chef. This holiday is just as much about relaxation as it is about cycling!.

    The ideal combination of exertion and relaxation is yours to enjoy on this incredible 4-day cycling escape to the Bay Of Islands. Tick off one of New Zealand’s Great Rides and treat yourself to a luxury experience at one of the country’s best boutique B&Bs accommodations.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Soak up the sunshine and make the most of both coasts on this cruisy, 4-day cycling escape to the Bay Of Island’s Twin ...
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    From $1,750.85 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. Queenstown Trail Luxury Bike, Vine & Dine 3D2N, Supported

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    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular 'Great Ride' - the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that includes one of the country’s best wine regions: the Gibbston Valley.

    On the shores of Lake Wakatipu starts a great journey, over 130kms of off-road trails taking you from Queenstown to Gibbston via historic Arrowtown.

    Departing from Queenstown, ease into your adventure along the Frankton Track and Kelvin Peninsula Trail, taking in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. Breathe in the thyme-scented air along the Twin Rivers Trail and enjoy a lazy circuit of Lake Hayes, where the Remarkables mountain range can be seen above and reflected in the near-perfect mirror of the lake. Cycle to Gibbston via Arrowtown and discover a historic goldrush town lined with tiny miners’ cottages, house shops, galleries, bars and restaurants – not one from an international chain. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s “Valley of the Vines” and indulge in a 5-star culinary experience complete with world-class wines.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in your handpicked, 5-star accommodation at one of the Gibbston Valley’s best lodge and spas. Retreat to your gorgeous villa and sip world-class local wines overlooking the vineyards. Pamper yourself with body treatments, luxury facials and signature spa packages such as “vinotherapy”, which uses different parts of the grape and vine to benefit the skin.

    Included in this 3-day, fully catered cycling adventure is 2 nights’ in 5-star accommodation on a twin share basis. All cycling equipment – trail bike, helmet, panniers repair kit and odometer – is provided along with a supporting vehicle for on road support. Return transfers from Queenstown are also included.

    Vine and dine your way across Queenstown on this luxury cycling holiday and tick off one of New Zealand’s best rides.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular 'Great Ride' - the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that ...
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    From $1,485.71 Per Person, Twin Share
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  7. Luxury Queenstown & Beyond - Great Rides & Walk 7D6N, Fully Supported

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    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided Hooker Valley walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Explore South Island's ever-changing mountains, tunnels, river gorges, valleys, lakes, glaciers and more by bike and by foot. Stay at three 5 star luxury boutique accommodation. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.

    Your cycling journey starts with a full day supported ride on the Queenstown Trails. The cycling route includes riding along the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in the scenic country-side, around historic Arrowtown, along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge - home of the world famous Bungy Jumping, and finish with a short ride through to Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting.

    Then set off on a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland for 2 days. You'll cycle 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Traverse ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more.

    After a luxury hilltop private villa retreat and take in the best vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables in Queenstown, embark on a hiking adventure to Mount Cook National Park's Hooker Valley to wonder at dazzling iceberg lakes, sky-scraping peaks and spectacular glaciers.

    Continue your cycling adventure and ride on the Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) Cycle Trail and fully immerse in New Zealand's symbolic colour and beauty - the high peaks and distinctive blue lakes. Spend another two nights on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook.

    No Mackenzie Basin visit is complete without stargazing. So your finale will be in a private cellar observatory to explore one of the darkest skies in the world with a 6" refractor telescope while you are treated with refreshments and nibbles.

    You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail.

    You luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.

    The trip starts and concludes in Queenstown.

    Combining the best New Zealand cycling trails with luxury boutique accommodation, fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure in Queenstown.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    E-bike Upgrade: Extra per person $220 per person

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided ...
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  8. Hawke's Bay Trails Luxury Cycling 6D5N With Gastronomic Experiences, Self Guided

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    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 6 day luxury cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breath-taking natural scenery. 200 km of easy coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.

    Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes Bay is often referred to as "The fruit bowl of New Zealand" thanks to a rich supply of local produce. During this tour, there will be numerous opportunities to visit wineries, charming local cafés, gourmet produce shops and restaurants. You will experience the very best of the region while learning of its Māori heritage and fascinating history. This exhilarating journey is complemented by a rest day in which a guided tour by car to explore nearby attractions will be curated to suit your interests.

    At the end of each day, rest at handpicked luxury boutique lodges, including Breckenridge Lodge and Greenhill Lodge (or The Manse). Breckenridge Lodge is a unique gourmet retreat renowned for its exceptional organic cuisine. Greenhill Lodge exudes a serene 'country homestead' ambience and offers farm-to-table fine dining.

    This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation, five breakfasts and four gourmet dinners, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.

    Balance exertion with indulgence on this thoroughly enjoyable journey into the food and wine of Hawkes Bay. By day, immerse in incredible coastal landscapes and charming country villages before setting in each evening for a sumptuous fine dining experience.

    Please click to view Tasman's Great Taste Trail Cycling Map

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Napier, New Zealand
    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 6 day luxury cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, ...
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  9. Hawke's Bay Trails Cycling In Comfort Deluxe 5D4N, Self Guided

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    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 5 day deluxe cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breathtaking natural scenery. 150 km of easy to moderate coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.

    Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes Bay is often referred to as "The fruit bowl of New Zealand" thanks to a rich supply of local produce. During this tour, there will be numerous opportunities to visit wineries, charming local cafés, gourmet produce shops and restaurants. You will experience the very best of the region while learning of its Māori heritage and fascinating history. This exhilarating journey is complemented by a rest day in which a guided tour by car to explore nearby attractions will be curated to suit your interests.

    At the end of each day, rest at handpicked luxury boutique lodges, including Ormlie Lodge, Taradale and St Andrews Escape, Havelock North. Ormlie Lodge is a beautiful hotel offering boutique accommodation, combining a little of Hawke’s Bay's old world charm with contemporary design and modern day comfort. The boutique accommodation commands beautiful views of Te Mata Peak and the distant mountain ranges. Enjoy the pleasant, generous courtyard and the air conditioned Guest Lounge overlooking a tranquil pond.

    This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation with breakfast, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.

    Balance exertion with indulgence on this thoroughly enjoyable journey into the food and wine of Hawkes Bay. By day, immerse in incredible coastal landscapes and charming country villages.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Napier, New Zealand
    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 5 day deluxe cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, ...
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  10. Hawke's Bay Trails Cycling In Comfort Deluxe 3D2N, Self Guided

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    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 3 day comfort deluxe cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breathtaking natural scenery. 110 km of easy to moderate coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.

    Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes Bay is often referred to as "The fruit bowl of New Zealand" thanks to a rich supply of local produce. During this tour, there will be numerous opportunities to visit wineries, charming local cafés, gourmet produce shops and restaurants. You will experience the very best of the region while learning of its Māori heritage and fascinating history. This exhilarating journey is complemented by a rest day in which a guided tour by car to explore nearby attractions will be curated to suit your interests.

    At the end of each day, rest at handpicked luxury boutique lodges, including Ormlie Lodge, Taradale and St Andrews Escape, Havelock North. Ormlie Lodge is a beautiful hotel offering boutique accommodation, combining a little of Hawke’s Bay's old world charm with contemporary design and modern day comfort. The boutique accommodation commands beautiful views of Te Mata Peak and the distant mountain ranges. Enjoy the pleasant, generous courtyard and the air conditioned Guest Lounge overlooking a tranquil pond.

    This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation with breakfast, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.

    Balance exertion with indulgence on this thoroughly enjoyable journey into the food and wine of Hawkes Bay. By day, immerse in incredible coastal landscapes and charming country villages.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Napier, New Zealand
    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 3 day comfort deluxe cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine ...
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    From $1,066.66 Per Person, Twin Share
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