Why Choose Ride Holidays
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 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
Chris, Karl & Dean