Welcome to RIDE Holidays | Cycle Tours
Specialist in Providing Bike Tours and Holidays on 2 Wheels
100km Matariki Challenge
24-26 June 2022
The predawn rising of Matariki in the mid-winter sky marks the changing of the seasons and the beginning of the Māori New Year. On the 24th of June, New Zealand celebrates its first Matariki public holiday. It is a day of remembrance, celebration and looking forward to the future. Wherever you are in the world - we can all relate to this. Over the course of the long weekend we are challenging you to ride 100km.
Why Choose Us?
Specialists in bike tours & holidays | NZ, Australia, plus more
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 bike 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 2022. Focussing on our own back yard in New Zealand and Australia. Safety has always been our priority. We are looking forward to returning to Europe in 2023 on a limited number of cycling tours. With more tours (including North America) being added in 2024.
While we realise that we can no longer mandate our clients to be fully vaccinated - it is still our strong preference that you are. This precaution is requested - given the physical nature of the activities and the close proximity we have to each other while on tour. All our staff are vaccinated.
Our Local & Worldwide Bike Tours
You can still book for the likes of France, Italy, Canada, USA etc however we won't take deposits. Our 2022, 2023 local calendar will continually evolve. We can't wait to explore the likes of Northland, Taupo, Queenstown Southern Lakes, the West Coast of both NZ and Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Victorian Highlands. Amongst others.
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 Tours
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July 2022 | 1 room left
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11 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
10 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
6 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
13 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
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Queenstown & Milford Sound Tours 2023
Includes the Milford Mountain Classic
12 Day Cycle Tour February 2023
Te Anau, Milford Sound & Queenstown
6 Day Cycle Tour - February 2023
Staying in Te Anau for 3 nights
4 Day Cycle Tour February 2023
Our Worldwide Cycle Tours
Spain & Portugal
15 Day Cycle Tour
Tour de France
14 Day Cycle Tour
11 Day Road Cycling Tour
15 Day Road Cycling Tour
Flexi Cycle Tour Itineraries Available
9 Day Cycle Tour
7 Day Cycle Tour
9 Day Private Cycle Tour
6 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 | specialists in bike tours and holidays | New Zealand, Australia plus more.
Tour de France, Santos Tour Down Under, Tour of Italy, Peaks Challenge, Canadian Rockies Cycle Tour, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge