TREAD ROUTES - Explore the New Zealand Cycle Trails

Tread Routes provides guided and self-guided cycle trail and mountain biking trips. We offer our own custom shuttle service for 20+ trails across the North Island. Partnering with the NZ Cycle Trail we provide everything from simple shuttles to package tours that include any or all of the following: transport, bike hire, guiding, accommodation, baggage transfers, meals, and water taxis where applicable.

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 discovering 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 learn about the cycling and mountain biking trails of the North Island - it's all pleasing to us!


• Shuttles 
Bike hire 
• Guided tours
• Self-guided tours
• Baggage transfers
• Camping packages
• Accommodation booking
• Boat transfer booking



Latest Video:

The Waihaha Section of the Great Lake Trail:

Latest News:

18/9/16 - New hire bikes

11/12/14 - Client Testimonials

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

3/3/14 - Great Lake Trail official opening

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"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