Its great to feel like you’re a part of something.  It doesn’t matter whether your part is big or small.  If you ride a bike you’re part of a world wide riding community. In New Zealand biking with kids is a big part of what we do.  There are so many places to go and experience that kids would love.

We could think of no better way to start than with The New Zealand Cycle Trail or Nga Haerenga – which means ‘the journeys’.   The New Zealand Cycle Trail is a diverse offering of purpose built cycle trails in some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.  These cycling trails vary widely in length, trail surface and difficulty to ride.  So finding the perfect one requires a bit of time & consideration.

Browse through what stories we have to offer on parts of the NZ Cycle Trail with more of a family twist as we gather great bike touring tips for families wanting to ride in different parts of New Zealand.

West Coast Wilderness Trail

West Coast Wilderness Trail


The Great Taste Trail – Nelson to Kaiteriteri with Kids

The Central Otago Rail Trail –  Bike Touring with Kids

The WestCoast Wilderness Trail – Bike Touring with Kids

Alps to Ocean – The Vercoe Family’s Inspiring Story


Above are the stories of how our NZ Cycle Trail journey went – see below for the details, the planning & preparation that gave us the outcome that we wanted – lots of riding SMILE moments…



The Kids Guide to Riding – Planning & Preparation

The Great Taste Trail – Planning & Preparation

The Central Otago Rail Trail – Planning & Preparation

The West Coast Wilderness Trail – Planning & Preparation

Alps to Ocean – Planning & Preparation



The New Zealand Cycle Trail symbolCheck out the New Zealand Cycle Trail website at and be inspired, gather ideas and begin to plan for you & your family…


Thanks for reading. Used together our stories, resources & products support you to achieve and develop as a rider.

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