TREAD ROUTES - Explore the New Zealand Cycle Trails

Tread Routes provides guided cycle trail and mountain biking trips, and we offer our own custom shuttle service for 30+ tracks across the North Island. Partnering with the NZ Cycle Trail we provide fully supported all-inclusive package trips that encourage an 'at your own pace' riding style along with accommodation in lodges along the trail, or a fully catered camping service en-route.

The New Zealand Cycle Trail, also known as "Nga Haerenga" means "the journeys". Our services bring to life the journeys that the trails were designed to offer.

Meandering down Aotearoa's North Island are new cycle trails transforming the country's cycling and mountain biking realm. Opening up hundreds of kilometers of beautiful backcountry these trails welcome you to the banks of the biggest rivers, lakes, and depths of native forest not often explored by locals, let alone tourists. 

Passionate about exploring the immense natural diversity of our country we've gone from relishing the trails ourselves to devoting our lives to sharing it with others. Whether you like the look of our trips and decide to book, or simply use our website to educate yourself on the cycling and mountain biking trails of the North Island - it's all pleasing to us!


• Shuttles 
• Guiding 
• Bike hire 
• Camping 
• Tent hire 
• Meals 
• Vehicle support 
• Baggage transfers 
• Boat transfer booking
• Accommodation booking



Latest Video:

The Waihaha Section of the Great Lake Trail:

Latest News:

11/12/14 - Client Testimonials

15/8/14 - Happy riders from 2013/14 season

3/3/14 - Great Lake Trail official opening

15/2/14 - Thames to Wanganui Expedition Complete


For other news and points of interest visit our Facebook page.


"Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that - where there's only the bike left to hold you up.
If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you." ~ Steve Johnson