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Tour Aotearoa Official Guides

If you ride the Tour Aotearoa, we recommend to have a paper backup in case of GPS failure (i.e. flat batteries) and to help plan beyond the next turn.

These small lightweight guidebooks are packed with useful information:
  • transport options to Cape Reinga
  • cue sheets for every section of the route
  • maps throughout the route
  • elevation charts
  • locations of the 30 photo control points
  • contact details for campgrounds, accommodation, cafes, pubs, etc. - especially useful in remote areas.
  • phone numbers for boat operators on the five water sections
  • transport options for leaving Bluff.
The latest Tour Aotearoa Official Guides (North and South Island) are available.

And 1 page of incremental updates to the previous edition is free to download (updated 16 Dec 2022).

The Tour Aotearoa route has evolved from over the years to incorporate new sections of trail and bypass closed sections. The guidebook is also revised to update the ever-changing range of services available along the route. Please do not rely on out-of-date editions of the guidebook or route files!

Tour Aotearoa guidebooks were published in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and late-2023.

Tour Aotearoa coffee table book

Tour Aotearoa is an inspirational coffee table book that showcases the 3000-kilometre bikepacking journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Describes the natural and cultural heritage of Tour Aotearoa and includes humorous, insightful stories from riders as well as lessons on how to ride the Tour yourself. 

With 260 colour photos by Sven Martin, Richard Sidey, Matt Dewes and others.

Copies of the Tour Aotearoa coffee table book are still available from some books shops. (The publisher has sold out.)