Welcome to RIDE Holidays | Cycle Tours

Specialist in Providing Bike Tours and Holidays on 2 Wheels

Why Us?

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.

Non-Riding Partners

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.

Quality Hotels

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, 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.


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Featured Tour

Our Local Cycle Tours

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)

Queenstown, New Zealand's Southern Lakes

Includes the Milford Mountain Classic
13 Day Cycle Tour February 2022

Milford Mountain Classic - The Best of the Best

Te Anau, Milford Sound & Queenstown
5 Day Cycle Tour -
February 2022 | Sold Out - Waitlist welcome

Milford Mountain Classic - Short & Sweet

Staying in Te Anau for 3 nights
4 Day Cycle Tour February 2022 | 1 room available due to cancellation

Australia & New Zealand Tours

West Coast Tour #1 - Nelson to Queenstown

13 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
March 2022 | 1 room available due to cancellation

West Coast Tour #2 - Queenstown to Nelson

12 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
April 2022 | 2 rooms remaining

UCI World Championships 2022

8 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
September 2022 - SOLD OUT - Waitlist Welcome

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, NZ Cycle Tours and Holidays

Lake Taupo & The Central Plateau

6 Day Cycle Tour | NZ
November 2022

Tour Down Under 2018 Cycle Tours and Holidays

Santos Tour Down Under 2023

10 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
January 2023

Cycle Tour of Victoria's Highlands

Peaks Challenge - Falls Creek

6 Day Cycle Tour | Aus
March 2023

Our Worldwide Cycle Tours

Northern Europe

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Spring Classics, Northern Europe & WW1

14 Day Cycle Tour
March 2023

Croatia & Slovenia

Tour of Croatia & Slovenia

16 Day Cycle Tour
May 2023

Spain & Portugal

Spain & Portugal

15 Day Cycle Tour
June 2023

Tour de France

Tour de France 2023

14 Day Cycle Tour
July 2023

The Arctic

Norway - The Arctic Race

16 Day Cycle Tour
August 2023

Barcelona & Girona

Girona, Barcelona & Costa Brava

11 Day Cycle Tour
August 2023


Tour of Italy - Cycle Tour

Tour of Italy

11 Day Road Cycling Tour
August 2023

Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Bike Tour

Canadian Rockies Bike Tour

15 Day Road Cycling Tour
August 2023

Utah & USA

Utah and USA National Parks

Tour of Utah (USA) National Parks

12 Day Cycle Tour
September 2023

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


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