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Cycling in New Zealand

​​​​Cycling is one of the best ways to discover New Zealand. Take your next road trip adventure further and explore even more of New Zealand with Britz Bikes ​available to add to your hire. Choose from the hybrid model, great for country trails and town riding or the Britz mountain bike for some serious off road riding. Britz are proud sponsors of the NZ Cycle Trails​

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 cycler 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. ​

​North Island easy trails

From picturesque lakes and rivers to white-sand lined beaches, these North Island cycle trails cover a diverse range North Island's fantastic inland and coastal scenery. ​


South ISland easy trails

For some of the best short cycle routes the South Island has to offer, don't miss these trails. You'll be rewarded with spectacular landscapes, historic sights, mountain views and beautiful coastlines.


NZ Cycle Trails

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

Featured Cycle Trail

Hauraki Rail Trail

One of the easiest of New Zealand’s 22 national cycleways, the Hauraki Rail Trail offers Britz Bikes riders a close encounter with small towns, verdant countryside, and a bush-clad gorge rich in mining history retelling stories of the region’s past. 

The trail connects the old gold towns of Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi. The main gateway is Thames, home to the trail’s office where you can obtain the Hauraki Rail Trail map and advice, and arrange shuttle services.

The trail – 82km in all – can easily be explored in sections of various lengths. Check out our blog for more information: Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail.

 For more information about the NZ Cycle Trail

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