It's no surprise that KTM have already run the Adventure Rally and BMW the GS Trophy 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||€4,950.00 $5,506.67 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Suzuki DL650 V-Strom||€5,000.00 $5,562.29 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F700GS||€5,250.00 $5,840.40 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Yamaha 700 Ténéré||€5,250.00 $5,840.40 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 790 Adventure R||€5,390.00 $5,996.15 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 1090 Adventure R||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: KTM 1190 Adventure R||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000L||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F750GS||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F800GS||€5,490.00 $6,107.39 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW F850GS||€5,750.00 $6,396.63 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room /motorcycle: BMW R1200GS||€6,050.00 $6,730.37 ?|
|per rider in shared twin/double room / motorcycle: BMW R1250GS||€6,450.00 $7,175.35 ?|
|per pillion passenger:||€3,390.00 $3,771.23 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room")||€1,090.00 $1,212.58 ?|
|12 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|
|13 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 not listed under features|
|* Up to 6 riders there is a guide on the motorcycle and a escort 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 supplement is not applicable.|
|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.|
Also in the course of the partial version of the NZ Adventure Tour you ride on small tracks and gravel roads through impressive volcanic areas, along kilometer-long beaches and to the most remote dream bays, through deep primeval forest and over extensive farmland.
90-Mile Beach, Motu Road, Forgotten World Highway or Molesworth Station.... you will also ride breathtaking "off-the-beaten-track" routes in the course of the 17-day off-road tour!
The unique top highlight of the trip is waiting for you right at the beginning: an off-road training with Chris Birch! We were able to win 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 forests of the Coromandel - so that you can try out the newly learned tricks and tricks right away.
At least one off-road-experienced tour guide accompanies the small group on the motorcycle, while an escort vehicle transports the luggage and you can enjoy the full riding fun with a light motorcycle. As a true New Zealander and enthusiastic gravel rider, your guide naturally knows the best on & off-road routes in the country. In the evening, you can end the riding-intensive, eventful days in a cozy round in great accommodations.
The partial version of the NZ Adventure Tour leads in 13 riding days over the North Island and over the northern tip of the South Island, before it ends in Christchurch.
Tour itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1: Flight from D/A/CH/BeNeLux to Auckland. (not included)
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 hinterland. 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 let the day end.
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
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 will make 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 civilization 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, 260 km + Ferry
We say goodbye to the North Island, the ferry takes us to the South Island. Here we first romp on 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... Today ends the joint part of the complete tour & the short version of the NZ Adventure Tour.
Day 15: From Hanmer Springs to Christchurch, 180 km
Today it's goodbye to the group and the gravel roads. You ride south along the east coast to Christchurch. Here you drop off the bike and the van takes your luggage to the rental station or your last hotel.
Day 16: Departure from Christchurch
Depending on your departure time, you can still stroll through Christchurch.
Day 17: Arrival in D/A/Ch/BeNeLux