There´s a good reason the KTM Adventure Rally and the BMW GS Trophy have already taken place in New Zealand - the small country in the South Pacific is undoubtedly a paradise for gravel fans, with countless off-road routes leading through a spectacularly diverse landscape.
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 390 Adventure||€7,150.00 $7,954.07 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Suzuki DL650 V-Strom||€7,190.00 $7,998.57 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F700GS||€7,590.00 $8,443.56 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Yamaha 700 Ténéré||€7,590.00 $8,443.56 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 790 Adventure R||€7,790.00 $8,666.05 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 1090 Adventure R||€7,950.00 $8,844.04 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 1190 Adventure R||€7,950.00 $8,844.04 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000L||€7,950.00 $8,844.04 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F750GS||€7,950.00 $8,844.04 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F800GS||€7,950.00 $8,844.04 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F850GS||€8,290.00 $9,222.28 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: BMW R1200GS||€8,750.00 $9,734.01 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW R1250GS||€9,450.00 $10,512.73 ?|
|per pillion passenger:||€5,440.00 $6,051.77 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room")||€1,750.00 $1,946.80 ?|
|20 days motorcycle of your choice|
|Motorcycle insurance incl. third party liability with deductible* depending on motorcycle model, can be secured (The deductible can be secured via an optional insurance at currently € 6.90 per day).|
|2 hard cases or top box or tank bag|
|Min. 1 guide on the motorbike*|
|Offroad Coaching with Chris Birch|
|One way rental Auckland - Christchurch|
|21 nights in selected accommodations (upscale category)|
|1 x dinner|
|Detailed logbook, maps & information material|
|Ferry crossing North / South Island|
|Travel price insurance certificate according to BGB §651|
|Flights (optional, on request)|
|Everything that is not specified under features|
|* Up to 6 riders there is a guide on the motorcycle and a support vehicle. From 10 riders there is a second motorcycle guide. The maximum number of participants is 14 riders. The tour guides are locals, the tour may be internationally staffed. The tour language is therefore English.|
|This off-road tour is especially designed for single riders. Pillions are of course still welcome, they can ride along in the escort vehicle for all or part of the tour. Please contact us, we will be happy to give you information about availability and tour price!|
|Single travelers can book a ½ twin room. Then the room will be shared with another participant of the same sex (if we have a second booking for this). Then the single room surcharge is not applicable.|
|Flights: We would be happy to book the right flight according to your wishes as a separate travel service for you.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
|Flights: round trip airport can be customized upon request.|
The NZ Adventure Tour starts in Auckland and ends in Christchurch. Over both islands you ride on small tracks and gravel roads, over mighty mountain passes and through impressive volcanic areas, along miles of beaches and to the most remote dream bays, through deep jungle and over vast farmland.
Rainbow Road, Molesworth Station, Motu Road, Dansey´s Pass or 90-Mile Beach....these are just some of the breathtaking "off-the-beaten-track" routes you will ride in the course of this off-road tour!
What makes the NZ Adventure Tour unique is the top highlight right at the start of the trip - you will undertake an off-road training session with Chris Birch! We were able to get the KTM Adventure Ambassador, KTM rider of the Paris-Dakar and professional off-road trainer for an exclusive coaching! Chris will train off-road riding techniques with you on his training ground and take you on a tour through the deep jungles of the Coromandel Peninsula - so that you can try out your newly learned tricks right away.
During the entire tour you will be accompanied by at least one motorcycle guide with off-road experience. As a true New Zealander and enthusiastic gravel rider, he knows the best on- and off-road routes in the country. An escort vehicle will transport your luggage so that you can enjoy the full riding fun with a light motorcycle. In great accommodations you can end riding-intensive, eventful days in a cozy round.
The NZ Adventure Tour covers the North & South Island of New Zealand in 20 riding days (21 nights). You don't have so much time or this is too much off-road for you? Then you can also choose only the 12 days (13 nights) part of the tour! Details can be found in the following route overview.
Enthusiastic off-road motorcyclists who want to discover New Zealand off the beaten track should not miss out on this unique motorcycle tour!
Tour itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1: Flight from D/A/CH/BeNeLux to Auckland
Flight from D/CH/A (not included, we will be happy to book it for you as a separate travel service)
Day 2: Flight day due to time difference
Day 3: Arrival in Auckland
After arrival at the airport and immigration formalities transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon first meeting of the group. Afterwards dinner together.
Day 4: From Auckland to Paihia, 360 km
In the morning we pick up our motorcycle and head north. In Whangarei we turn onto the first gravel passages through the outback. After a short ferry crossing we reach the coastal town of Paihia.
Day 5: From Paihia via Cape Reinga to Ahipara, 330 km
Today's destination is the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. And the famous 90-Mile Beach! 60km we ride along the beach southwards again. With this guaranteed impressive experience we end the day.
Day 6: From Ahipara to Whangaparaoa, 280 km
We zigzag over small gravel roads to Hokianga Harbour, then we ride through the Kauri Forest, home of the mighty "Tane Mahuta". After that there are some curvy gravel roads ahead.
Day 7: From Whangaparaoa to Thames, 160 km
The ride to Thames is under "warm up" for a unique event: an off-road training with Chris Birch, KTM Ambassador & Paris-Dakar rider! He has valuable tips, tricks and practical assistance ready for everyone, regardless of ability and off-road experience. After the exclusive coaching on his training ground, off-roading will be even more fun - guaranteed!
Day 8: From Thames to Whangamata, 290 km
Today we ride the narrow gravel road along the coast to Port Jackson, then south along the east coast via Hot Water Beach to Whangamata.
Day 9: From Whangamata to Rotorua, 250 km
The route takes us via Waihi to Mt Maunganui and Tauranga before arriving in Rotorua in the early afternoon. There is time to visit the geothermal area "Te Pania" with geysers as well as bubbling mud holes and/or a Maori marae.
Day 10: From Rotorua to Gisborne, 290 km
Motu Road ... the name alone makes all New Zealand's gravel fans beam! This fun-filled gravel road was part of the World Champions Rally and is one of the most challenging off-road tracks in the country. On the way to Gisborne are Motu and Rere Falls.
Day 11: From Gisborne to Taupo, 330km
From Wairoa we take the backroad through Te Urewera Park, past Lake Waikaremoana - to meet civilisation again 120 twisty gravel kilometers later. Lake Taupo is our destination for the day.
Day 12: From Taupo to Stratford, 280 km
We pass the volcanic region of Mt. Tongariro and romp along the spectacularly winding "Forgotten World Highway" before reaching Mt. Taranaki. Of course we stop in the "Republic of Whangamomona".
Day 13: From Stratford to Wellington, 330 km
Today we ride rather leisurely along the west coast southwards to Wellington, "stretching" is the order of the day. The capital of New Zealand is also home to the Te Papa National Museum, which is well worth seeing.
Day 14: From Wellington to Hanmer Springs, 260km + ferry
We say goodbye to the North Island, the ferry takes us to the South Island. Here we first romp along the spectacular Queen Charlotte Drive. We refuel motorcycles and riders before we start the ride to Molesworth Station. The typical High Country scenery, the vast expanse of New Zealand's largest farm, exclusively accessible off-road via countless bends, is simply breathtaking! In Hanmer Springs you can relax in the hot pools - the topic of conversation of the evening is clear in any case...
Day 15: From Hanmer Springs to Reefton, 290 km
For all those who ride the NZ Adventure Tour completely, there is another off-road highlight in the program today: The Rainbow Road! On private land we ride through the harsh landscape of the Southern Alps to St. Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa, where a (photo) stop at the lakeshore is almost mandatory. Until Reefton there are more narrow, unpaved single tracks for experienced riders to choose from.
Day 16: From Reefton to Fox Glacier, 300 km
Even though there is hardly any gravel to ride today, the route along the west coast southwards into the glacier region is still impressive: The deep green rainforest on the left, the rough Tasman Sea on the right, together with wonderful curves, make for a first-class riding experience!
Day 17: From Fox Glacier to Queenstown, 260 km
We leave the glacier region and continue along the unique west coast over Haast Pass, Lake Wanaka, through the Cardrona Valley and over the Crown Range to Queenstown.
Day 18: From Queenstown to Te Anau, 300 km
Before we leave for Te Anau, we take a detour into "Lord of the Rings" territory, to Glenorchy and continue along the gravel road to Paradise. Or you can do one of the many adventure activities such as jet boating, bungy jumping or rafting. At midday we follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the curves of the Devil's Staircase to Te Anau.
Day 19: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau, 340 km
Today you are spoilt for choice: you can either ride an impressive, winding route through the depths of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, where you can take a boat trip out into the Tasman Sea if you wish. Or head south along the Southern Scenic Highway from Te Anau to Bluff, the southernmost point of the South Island.
Day 20: From Te Anau to Alexandra, 300 km
Today it will be dusty again, very dusty! We refuel the mopeds in Lumsden before we wind our way the Garvie Mountains up to 1100m. Here the Nevis Road awaits us, another off-road highlight. After a lot of gravel and some water crossings we arrive with a big grin in Bannockburn and Cromwell back in civilization. Further along Lake Dunstan we reach the day's destination Alexandra in the evening, reminiscent of the early days of the gold miners.
Day 21: From Alexandra to Aoraki, Mt. Cook, 260 km
We leave Alexandra and ride deep into the interior of the Otago region, through the Ida Valley to Naseby. Here the gravel fan blossoms again, because the Danseys Pass is waiting! Wonderful curves, narrow, unpaved single tracks lead us into the Waitaki Valley. Of course not without stopping at the Dansey´s Pass Hotel. After lunch in Kurow we follow the Waitaki River to Lake Benmore and ride the private road to Black Forest Station - this is off-roading at its best! At Lake Pukaki we enjoy the view over the lake before we ride to Mt Cook Village.
Day 22: From Aoraki Mt. Cook to Methven, 280 km
With a bit of luck we will have a fantastic view of Mt. Cook before we leave the heart of the Southern Alps early this morning. Tekapo is famous for the great views over the lake from the little church on the shore, we take a gravel detour from here, to Fairlie and from there inland to Methven, deep in the mountains of the Southern Alps.
Day 23: From Methven to Christchurch; 360 KM
The last riding day of the NZ Adventure Tour gets intense again. We ride through the spectacular Rakaia Gorge, winding our way on narrow gravel passages to Lake Coleridge and Lake Lyndon. From there we ride over the Porters Pass and through the Waimakariri River Gorge to Oxford. Here we refuel to tackle one last adventure classic with the ride through Lee Valley and Okuku Pass! In the evening, arrival at the rental station: tired, dirty but happy and satisfied!
Day 24: Departure from Christchurch
Return flight (not included). Depending on when your flight leaves New Zealand, you still have some time to stroll through Christchurch.
Day 25: Arrival in D/A/CH
Today you land back home - with many great memories of a fascinating motorcycle trip in your luggage!