New Zealand’s North Island possesses some excellent cycling trails and experiences from delightful vineyards, calming coastal roads, lake riding and fast downhill peddling. Discover the stunning beaches of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Hawks Bay. Cycle the mountains and downhill tracks of Taranaki and Rotorua thermal region or simply ...
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  1. Ultimate North Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 11D10N

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    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you breathless at every turn. Immerse the dramatic landscapes including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland and Tongariro National Park.

    Departing from Auckland, journey on a truly diverse adventure to a part of the world where landscapes are so contrasting blending magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling lush farmlands and geothermal wonders. Over 11 days, discover your slice of paradise traversing remarkable landscapes including several great walks of New Zealand, all boasting its unique connection to nature. Hike the volcanic terrain of the renowned and challenging Tongariro Alpine, trek across active volcano zones, embark on a spiritual walk through lush forests amongst the largest kauri trees, traverse atop cascading waterfalls and climb amongst coastal clifftops. The exhilaration culminates mountain biking through a majestic redwood forest, snorkel or kayak the world’s largest sea cave, rubber tube through mysterious caves lit by the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms, cruise the pristine Bay of Islands and sandboard towering sand dunes. This adventure is filled with surprises!

    In between, get connected to nature exploring an island of paradise of golden sandy beaches to bathing in natural hot springs. Collide with unforgettable wildlife and marvel at a geothermal wonderland where geysers shoot and grounds are filled with hot mud pools. Each day connect with the intimate Māori culture ever-present in the North Island.

    Your 11 days adventure include 10 nights’ accommodation in cosy stays nestled in the quiet sanctuaries across the natural beauty of North Island. Unwind in luxurious facilities including swimming pools and indoor spas. Meals are inclusive as well as activities as specified in itinerary. You will be escorted by two experienced adventure guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the adventure to life. Enjoy the comforts of carrying just a day pack.

    Embrace the great outdoors and uncover the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, every step reveals an unimaginable beauty of this part of the world that has to be seen to be believed. A perfect escape for the nature enthusiasts seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking adventure.

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines ...
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  2. North Island Bike 'n' Hike 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, Napier and Okahune.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, raging rivers, active volcano zones, award-winning wine country and more. For the outdoor enthusiast keen on hiking and biking, the North Island of New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks and Rides (known to be some of the best hikes and rides in the world) and many other exciting activities, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip offers the best of the North Island on two feet – and two wheels!

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover the brilliance of the North Island. Stretch the laces on your hiking boots in Tongariro National Park, home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Cycle the North Island’s Great Rides including the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Hawke’s Bay trails as well as world-class mountain bike trails including “The Redwoods” and the Old Coach Road. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities and towns, spend time at wonderful Waihi Beach, and sample world-class Hawke’s Bay wines. You will also visit the mysterious Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, where you will witness the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms.

    This 11-day hiking- and biking-focused self-drive package includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this exhilarating 11-day self-drive road trip. This package is perfect for active couples and families seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking and biking experiences.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, ...
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  3. 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 $1,715.46 Per Person, Twin Share
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  4. 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

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    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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  5. 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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    From $1,866.25 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. 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 $1,045.10 Per Person, Twin Share
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  7. Hawke's Bay Trails Highlights Cycling Deluxe 3D2N, Self Guided

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    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
    Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes ...
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    From $970.45 Per Person, Twin Share
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  8. Hawke's Bay Trails Luxury Cycling 4D3N With Gastronomic Experiences, Self Guided

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    Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 4 day cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breathtaking 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 with breakfast and dinner, 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 4 day cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local ...
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  9. The Timber Trail End to End Epic Ride 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Enjoy a fully-guided epic ride on the entire Timber Trail through Pureora Forest Park, widely regarded as being the best two-day wilderness bike ride in New Zealand. One of New Zealand's 22 Great Rides, part of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail, the Timber Trail offers you an amazing riding journey of discovery of ancient and remote virgin forest, huge suspension bridges, unique timber tramway history, splendid gorges and epic views across the central North Island. You'll enjoy two nights stay at an off-grid lodge on the edge of stunning native podocarp forest and taste a two-course healthy and nutritious meal each night. This is a cycling journey for the senses and the soul.

    Deep in the centre of Aotearoa's North Island, right in the middle of nowhere, is a very special place. The 85 km Timber Trail through Pureora Forest Park follows old logging tracks and tramlines right in the centre of the North Island, approx. 2 hours drive from Taupo. Regarded as the 'jewel in the crown' of North Island cycleways, the Timber Trail offers rich rewards, from thrilling eight large suspension bridges including New Zealand’s longest at 141m to the splendour of the ancient forest, the Pureora Timber Trail is a journey that will let your spirits soar.

    Over the two days, you will cycle on the entire Timber Trail (85 km) with an expert local guide. The trail is Grade 2-3 and suitable for experienced and recreational riders of moderate fitness and ability.

    At the end of your daily cycling adventure, return to your wilderness lodge - the only accommodation located right on the trail. Here, you can enjoy the atmosphere of relaxation in your en-suite bedroom, and taste the hearty, home style dinners. Savour twilight before night falls and thrills you with some of the best stargazing on the planet, then wake refreshed and energised to the tune of a glorious dawn chorus of New Zealand's rare birds.

    The tour is fully guided and lodge based. Bike hire, helmet, water bottle, personal locator beacon (PLB), and packed lunches as well as luggage transfers are included. You only need to carry a daypack.

    Combining the best cycling experience on the Timber Trail and the awe-inspiring wilderness accommodation, the Timber Trail End to End Cycle is sure to rejuvenate your spirit.

    New Zealand Timber Trail Cycling Map

    Please click to view New Zealand Timber Trail Cycling Map

    Departure Dates

    Departure every day 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

    Taupo, New Zealand
    Enjoy a fully-guided epic ride on the entire Timber Trail through Pureora Forest Park, widely regarded as being the best two-day wilderness bike ride ...
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  10. The Great Lake Trail End to End Cycle 3D2N, Self Guided

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    Enjoy three days of glorious cycling, explore the entire Great Lake Trail, and stay at the luxury boutique Whakaipo Lodge perfectly positioned adjacent to Whakaipo Bay, Lake Taupo. Take in spectacular views across Lake Taupo to the mountains of Tongariro National Park on the wheels by day, experience the peace and tranquility in your luxury suite by night, and taste a 4-course dinner featuring the best of local and lodge-grown ingredients and accompanied by fine NZ wines. This three-day-two-night self guided Great Lake Trail cycling tour combines relaxation and adventure, and is sure to create unforgettable memories.

    Skirting the western shores of Lake Taupo, the Great Lake Trail provides 71km of all-weather riding through native forest with stunning views across Lake Taupo to the majestic Tongariro National Park. Proud to be part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail network, one of 22 New Zealand Great Rides, the Great Lake Trail takes you deep into the native bush surrounding the beautiful Lake Taupo as well as a truly ancient area that is interwoven with Maori history and stories from a time past.

    Over the three days, you will cycle on the three sections of Great Lake Trail: Waihaha section (30km), Kawakawa section (19.5km), W2K section (21km).

    At the end of your daily cycling adventure, return to Whakaipo Lodge - an architect-designed lodge offering relaxed luxury in a beautiful location. Here, you can relax in the lounge with log fire in Winter, or in the stunning garden setting in Summer, with a glass of complimentary NZ wine or craft beer and canapés, a chat with your knowledgeable Kiwi hosts. Then enjoy a 4-course hosted dinner that delights your palette.

    The tour is self guided with pickup and dropoff at Whakaipo Lodge. Bike hire, helmet, water bottle, personal locator beacon (PLB), and packed lunches are included. You only need to carry a daypack.

    Combining the best New Zealand cycling experience with award-winning Whakaipo Lodge accommodation, and fine food and wine, this is the epic cycling adventure on the Great Lake Trail.

    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

    Taupo, New Zealand
    Enjoy three days of glorious cycling, explore the entire Great Lake Trail, and stay at the luxury boutique Whakaipo Lodge perfectly positioned adjacent to ...
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    From $1,119.75 Per Person, Twin Share
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