Self-guided cycling trips are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand, but are they the right option for you? Here are our top 5 reasons you’ll love going self-guided on an NZ cycle trail.

1. The flexibility

We all know it can be difficult to plan your holiday around the scheduled start dates and structured itineraries of a group tour. The flexibility of a self-guided cycling trip will allow you to start your ride any day of the week, choose a starting point on the trail and even alter the number of days you want to ride the trail in.

Take the stress out of planning

2. Take the stress out of planning

Where should we stay? How far should we cycle each day? Are there food stops along the way? Trying to plan a cycling trip can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. You can rely on our local knowledge and bike experience to plan the best itinerary, book the best-suited accommodation, and find the perfect bike. Yes, we’ll take care of the lot!

3. Cycle at your own pace

The only person you have to keep up with is yourself. Take the time to stop and enjoy the landscapes and hidden gems along the trail or challenge yourself on the next hill and speed ahead. The pace you set is up to you.

Support along the trail

4. Support along the trail

If you were thinking about taking turns to drive a vehicle to the next point on the trail or asking a friend to move your luggage for you, there’s no need! One of the best parts of a self-guided cycling trip is the support you get on the trail. We’ll move your luggage each day, shuttle you to where you need to be, and if you have any bike troubles, help is never far away.

5. We make it easy NOT to get lost

Are you worried about the thought of getting lost without a guide? You can keep peace of mind, as we provide all the information you need to get from start to finish. NZ cycle trails are well way-marked at the best of times, but we’ll also provide you with an easy to follow trip itinerary, trail maps, distances and keep you updated with any changes along the route so all you have to think about is the ride ahead.

See our self-guided cycling packages on the Alps 2 Ocean and West Coast Wilderness Cycle trails.