New Zealand
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New Zealand Family Private
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Every experience in our Private Trip Collection offers the hallmarks B&R's known for with the flexibility of going with your own group and on your own schedule. Simply pick your dates, pack your bags, and go.

New Zealand Adventure Travel

New Zealand with the Kids

Your fantastic two‐wheeled adventure begins in the beautiful South Island city of Christchurch, re-building after the devastating earthquakes of 2011. An amazing testament to the nature of Kiwi’s, this city is coming back stronger than ever, with innovative building, environmental ideas and resolve that’s hard to miss. After one night here, you’ll head further inland towards the foothills of the beautiful Southern Alps for some serious NZ farming experiences. On down into the central South Island you go, with the beautiful Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and Wanaka. Biking some stunning quiet canal back roads, you’ll finish your trip down in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown. With an activity, shop, gallery, café, adventure or winery for absolutely everyone, this is the perfect base from which to explore!

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Trip Details



We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.



“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Small group

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.



Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.


Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Christchurch to Queenstown
11 Days / 10 Nights

Best Time to Visit

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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$12,245 USD
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Day by Day



The George, Christchurch

This luxury boutique hotel is renowned for its two award winning restaurants and top-notch amenities. Plus, with a one-to-one staff to guest ratio impeccable service is a guarantee. Gaze through picture gallery windows to captivating views over Hagley Park and the River Avon and cuddle up in tranquil serenity. With a muted neutral décor, interiors are instantly calming. View hotel website »

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Terrace Downs, Canterbury

Set in a valley at the foot of mountains towering 2,000 metres tall, Terrace Downs offers an adrenaline pumping immersion into the outdoors. The land was chosen for its rural tranquility and magnificent scenery, as well as its fantastic fishing, bush walks and unique native fauna. Lodge-style suites are cozy and inviting, a perfect space to sink into after an exhilarating day. View hotel website »

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Peppers Bluewater, Lake Tekapo

Set near the shores of Lake Tekapo and surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, this resort retreat is perfect for exploring and relaxing. The architectural design is a reflection of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape and incorporates the natural colours, textures and materials from the region. Guestrooms are also inspired by the landscape and feature earth tones in a modern design. View hotel website »

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Oakridge, Otago

If you’re looking for relaxation, a climate encompassing magnificent snow in winter, glorious sun during summer and with world-class outdoor pursuits, all surrounded by spectacular scenery, then set your sights on Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort in beautiful Wanaka. This resort is a 4 1/2 star hotel set in a stunning mountain landscape offering majestic views overlooking the Southern Alps. View hotel website »

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Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

As soaring mountains rival the vibrant blue of Lake Wakatipu, Matakuri Lodge is an especially remarkable destination. Revel in its beauty from the viewpoint of your private, sun-soaked porch, or curl up beside the open fireplace inside the luxe sitting room. Activities and excursions await, ranging from horseback riding, to jet safaris, canyon adventures to wine tours. View hotel website »

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Activity Level


Our daily bikes range in distance from 20 to 50 km (12 to 35 mi.) along paved or sealed roads. Depending on the activities, there may be some other activities/hikes under the guidance of your B&R or local guide.


The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All transfers in specified vehicles
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop‐off
  • All baggage transportation

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »


“B&R travel is seamless. The pre-trip informational packet was amazing, the guides were awesome, the food was delicious and the wine was flowing We loved our experience and would definitely return to ride skinny tires with your company again.”

— Julianne Major,

New Zealand Family Private


Notes from the Road

Notes From the Road: New Zealand Biking

I can’t listen to the Counting Crows without conjuring up the golden-hued rolling hills and wind-swept, salt-encrusted beaches of New Zealand.
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Aro Ha: An Alternative High

Having just completed a five-day mindfulness retreat at Aro Hā, I can say with confidence that I am very well indeed.
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Experts + Insiders: Rob Grieve

B&R Trip Designer Rob Grieve opens up about FOMO, the craziest thing he's ever done on-trip and leading by example... while falling off his bike.
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