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Cycling in New Zealand

​​​​​​New Zealand is a great place to swap 4 wheels for 2 and experience some of the country’s amazing scenery using pedal power, and with bike and bike racks available for hire with your campervan it couldn’t be easier to take your adventure further. 

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.

​ Britz are proud national partners of The National Cycle trail. 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 2 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 from duration, length, sights along the way, how to get there 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

Not only can you hire high quality Britz Bikes and Bike Racks (extra hire item) when you hire a Britz campervan, but Britz have partnered with The New Zealand Cycle Trail, bringing you some amazing cycle ways to explore.

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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