Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching 3,000 km 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 route is designed to highlight the best New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides, Heartland Rides, and quiet back country roads. The route was/is designed by Jonathan Kennett, a New Zealand cycling guidebook writer.
A Tour Aotearoa Brevet event is also organised in February each year. The 2023 event starts in waves of 100 people per day. Riders are supposed to take no more than 30 days to finish. You can track participants progress down the country at: touraotearoa2023.maprogress.com
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