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Explore New Zealnd by bikeSelf-guided cycle tours that let you roam at your own pace


If you’re an independent adventurer who enjoys the freedom of taking each day as it comes, a self-guided cycle tour could be just the ticket.

These tours combine the essential elements of any Natural High adventure – detailed local knowledge and high performance bike gear – with the flexibility of organising each day exactly as you please.

Stop for a coffee, to admire a view or discover the delights of a rural township. With no time pressures you’re free to fashion the experience you desire.

What’s included:


  • Top quality bike hire to suit your journey and body shape, including pannier and storage options. All our bike rentals come with a lock, multi tool, tyre levers, spare tube and repair kit, and are fully serviced before hitting the road. Because it’s compulsory to wear a helmet in New Zealand we can also provide a helmet, but if you prefer a new one you can purchase one at the discounted rate of $45.
  • Route maps and itinerary suggestions to make exploring as easy as possible. At Natural High we’re passionate cyclists and have a wealth of knowledge about where to go and what to see. If you need help deciding on a tour or route, please get in touch. We’d love to share our recommendations.
  • Accommodation suggestions.  We provide you with a list of recommended motels, backpackers, B&B’s and campsites to allow you to book your own roadside lodging.
  • Bike transfer. Planning a one way tour? Not a problem. We’ll make sure your bike is waiting at your chosen start point or get it back to our Auckland or Christchurch depots at the end.


What’s not included:


  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Train or bus tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and food


Find a self-guided cycle tour


Whether you’re looking to explore the diverse landscape of the North Island or the stunning scenery and quiet backcountry roads of the South Island (or both!) we’re sure to have a self-guided tour for you…

2 Day Little River Railtrail Tour (LR007)1$190.00view map

Cycle from Christchurch along the beautiful Little River Railtrail with transfers back to Christchurch on the second day.

3 Day Self-Guided Little River Railtrail Tour (LR006)1$195.00view map

Explore the Little River Railtrail, with overnight stays in Lincoln and Little River before cycling back to Christchurch via Tai Tapu.

3 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Canterbury and Southern Alps (SG002)2$220.00view map

An easy three-day introduction to cycle touring for the inexperienced cyclist. From the high alpine passes of Arthur Pass to the fertile Canterbury Plains and the endless sandy East Coast beaches.

3 Day Self Guided Waiheke Island Cycle Tour (SG025)1$220.00

Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, the beautiful, laid-back island of Waiheke offers picturesque bays, rolling hills and vineyards aplenty. Quiet country roads, fabulous restaurants and cellar-door tastings beckon.

4 Day Self-Guided Little River Railtrail Tour (LR005)2$235.00view map

Cycle from Christchurch along the Little River Railtrail before cycling over Gebbies Pass to Diamond Harbour. A ferry trip takes you over to Lyttleton before cycling back to Christchurch via Dyers Pass.

5 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown (SG003)4$485.00view map

Hop aboard the TranzAlpine for a scenic journey across the Alps, before settling into the saddle and racing the twists and turns of one of the best coastal roads in the world.

6 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown (SG004)2$385.00view map

This journey takes you through the heart of the South Island via the vast Canterbury Plains and the Lindis Pass. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Cook and refuel on the region’s fresh salmon.

8 Day Self Guided Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown (SG006)2$435.00view map

A slightly more relaxed than the 6 Day Christchurch to Queenstown tour. This takes you via the Central Lakes with stunning views of Mt Cook. An 8 day cycling tour with an optional extra 2 days.

8 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown (SG005)3$435.00view map

Skip the slog over Arthur’s Pass and enjoy the scenery of the Alps from the comfort of the TranzAlpine. From Greymouth, take your time riding the spectacular West Coast road before arriving in the adventure capital of Queenstown.

8 Day Self Guided Road Tour Lewis Pass (SG026)3$380

Thermal resorts, snow-capped peaks, lush rainforests and rugged coastal scenery – this tour has it all.

9 Day Self Guided Road Tour Auckland to Taupo (SG028)3$430.00

Deservedly one of New Zealand’s most popular cycle routes, this tour takes in the dramatic, changing landscape of the North Island, from the sandy white beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula to the ocean vistas of the Bay of Plenty and the snow-capped mountains of the Central Plateau. A rest day in Rotorua gives you time to experience the world-class mountain bike trails, soak up the cultural highlights or rejuvenate tired muscles in one of the many hot pools.

10 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Queenstown to Christchurch (SG007)3$475.00view map

Cross the Alps twice as you tackle Haast Pass, the Glaciers, the West Coast and Arthur’s Pass.

18 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Christchurch (SG008)3$595.00view map

From the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the wild landscape of the West Coast, this popular ride provides a unique, first-hand perspective of the diverse and spectacular scenery of New Zealand’s South Island.

Luxury Tours

5 Day Self Guided Wine Cycle Tour Marlborough (SG010)1$1995.00view map

Designed for the discerning cyclist who appreciates a fine vintage, this luxury tour takes you through the heart of Marlborough wine country. Boutique accommodation and wine delivery to your door are all part of the five-star service.

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