Welcome to RIDE Holidays | Cycle Tours
Specialist in Providing Bike Tours and Holidays on 2 Wheels
Multiple Ride Options
RIDE Holidays cycle tours are achievable for anyone who rides a road bike, not just the serious cyclist. Generally - there are three rides to choose from - the less challenging 'cappuccino' (60km), 'latte' (80km) and the espresso - for those keen on 100km or more.
We encourage non-riding partners (Team Macchiato) to join us. To ensure they enjoy themselves equally, we tailor events and activities throughout the tour for them. They won't just be sitting in the back of a van watching cyclists.
10 Week Training Program & Local Staff
Our guides are ego free. Our rides are not races. But neither is it a baguette and basket type tour either. You will be challenged which is why we provide a 10 week training program for the majority of our trips. We use a combination of local and Australasian staff.
The hotels we use are picked for location and are generally 4 star. It's important to us that you eat, drink and sleep well. It's more than just a bike tour.
COVID Update & Safety
In lieu of COVID-19, we have decided that we won't be travelling to Europe and North America in 2021 and 2022. Focussing on our own back yard in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Safety has always been our priority. We will monitor the situation closely and will get back to our favourite countries as soon as we possibly can.
For the health and safety of all our clients and staff we require all those on our trips to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This precaution is required given the physical nature of the activities and the close proximity we have to each other while on tour.
Local & Worldwide Destinations
You can still book for the likes of France, Italy, Canada, USA etc however we won't take deposits. Our 2021, 2022 local calendar will continually evolve. We can't wait to explore the likes of Northland, Queenstown Southern Lakes, the West Coast of both NZ and Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Victorian Highlands. Amongst others. On the majority of our NZ, Oz trips we are operating a zero deposit policy.
Thank you for your support.
Karl Woolcott, Dean Mills & Chris Wood
What Our Clients Say
A quick note to say a big 'thank you' for the trip. It was one of the best I have been on, good organisation, fabulous itinerary, and great company.
You're right - an absolutely amazing tour. In fact it was clear to us that you went for quality over cost and we appreciated this.
Another memorable Ride Holidays trip - thanks to all the RH team. After France, my trust in them was so high, I didn't bother to read the Italy booklet - each day would be (and was) arranged so I didn't have to think about a thing.
Our trip to Italy was perfect! Your care and attention to detail was superb! Accommodation and meals were fantastic and only second to our daily rides.
I don't know where to start in praising you and your brilliant team at Ride for such a fun challenging and extraordinarily organised journey.
I really enjoyed the trip and the physical challenges that the southern tour gave. I was super impressed with how everyone did practically all the rides (even the longer ones) which is credit to them for doing the training, and following Silas programme, and the leadership of the RH staff.
Thank you for another wonderful Ride Holidays trip on Tour Down Under. I loved every minute, managed to chalk up nearly 700 kms and rode some beautiful routes.
A huge thanks from me for a truly wonderful trip - this is one of my best holidays ever. Ride Holidays is going to be my No 1 provider for bike holidays and you deliver the total experience with such professionalism.
Just wanted to say a genuine thank you to you and your team who were amazing.
I have been thinking about my TdF2 Tour and just how amazing it was! I never expected it to be so fantastic in everyway! Scenery, weather, accommodation, food and Cycling in France!
I would like to thank you all for a wonderful trip. I had looked forward to this trip for a long time and my expectations of the trip and myself were certainly exceeded.
Our Local Cycle Tours
Australia & New Zealand
7 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
November 2021 | Sold Out - Waitlist Welcome
Join Us! | NZ
4 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
11 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
Queenstown & Milford Mountain Classic Tours 2022
There are a lot of options that feature the Milford Mountain Classic event. From 4, 5, 6 to 13 days.
Please contact Karl on 0212724522 to discuss your personal preference.
We can design a package to fit your needs. We have availability on all tours.
Our Covid-19 policy on the following trips. - initial deposit is $0 with a $250.00 per person to be paid 60 days prior to departure.
Full payment will be due 30 days prior to departure. Our Covid guarantee - The most you will lose (including inside 30 days)
is $250.00 which covers our fixed costs like the clothing etc. (which you would still receive)
Includes the Milford Mountain Classic
13 Day Cycle Tour February 2022
Including staying the night on Milford Sound & also the Around Mountain Cycle Trail.
Te Anau, Milford Sound & Queenstown
5 Day Cycle Tour - February 2022
Staying in Te Anau for 3 nights
4 Day Cycle Tour February 2022
Australia & New Zealand Continued
Join Us! | Aus
13 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
March 2022 | Sold Out
13 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
March 2022 | 4 rooms remaining
12 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
April 2022 | 2 rooms remaining
9 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
8 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
September 2022 - SOLD OUT - Waitlist Welcome
10 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
6 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
10 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
6 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
Our Worldwide Cycle Tours
14 Day Cycle Tour
Croatia & Slovenia
16 Day Cycle Tour
Spain & Portugal
15 Day Cycle Tour
Tour de France
14 Day Cycle Tour
16 Day Cycle Tour
Barcelona & Girona
11 Day Cycle Tour
11 Day Road Cycling Tour
15 Day Road Cycling Tour
Utah & USA
12 Day Cycle Tour
Flexi Cycle Tour Itineraries Available
9 Day Cycle Tour
9 Day Private Cycle Tour
7 Day Cycle Tour
Ride with the same bunch of mates or club every Saturday? Want to ride with them overseas? Your own cycle tour is a great idea.
RIDE Holidays' Kit
All RIDE Holidays' clients will receive a jersey as part of their tour. Bibs, polo shirts, caps and socks are additional. Karl is extremely picky when it comes to cycle clothes, so you can be assured that the kit is of the highest quality.
We Need You!
Can you spare some time to help a local school maintain their bikes? Join our bike maintenance gang!
We are looking for volunteers to fix and tune bikes in low decile schools around NZ.
Ride Holidays specialises in providing escorted group cycling tours and holidays, within New Zealand and Australia as well as other key overseas destinations. We offer a range of structured tours including: the Tour de France, Santos Tour Down Under, Tour of Italy, Peaks Challenge, Canadian Rockies Cycle Tour, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge