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Tour Aotearoa

Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching 3,000km from Cape Reinga to Bluff it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available.

The Tour Aotearoa is designed by Jonathan Kennett, a New Zealand cycling historian and guidebook writer. He launched Tour Aotearoa in February 2016 by organising a 3000 kilometre Brevet from Cape Reinga to Bluff along a route designed to highlight New Zealand (and avoid heavy traffic). It includes many New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides and Heartland Rides, as well as quiet back country roads. In 2018, he will organise the Tour Aotearoa Brevet again.

“I’m not sure I can convey the wonderfulness of it all – what a great route, what a diverse and beautiful little country, what fantastic people I met along the way, what a lot of tasty food I ate!"
- Brendan Pheasant, Napier

“It’s been a very memorable experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Just sheer awesomeness!”
- Nils van der Heide, Wellington