Pedal Through Paradise: Reviewing New Zealand’s Best Coastal Cycling Routes

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New Zealand is well-known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The landscapes are diverse and magnificent, ranging from steep mountains and pristine lakes to rolling hills and sandy beaches. It’s no surprise that New Zealand has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and environment lovers worldwide, thanks to its distinctive flora and wildlife. Cycling is […]

The Best Cycle Tours in New Zealand Suitable for Seniors: Our Top 3 Picks

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Cycling is a beautiful way for senior citizens to stay active and healthy. It’s a low-impact exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, and increase flexibility. Additionally, cycling is a fun activity that can be enjoyed solo or with a group of friends and can be done outdoors or indoors. New Zealand is […]

A Comprehensive List of Reasons Why You Should Engage in Cycling (The Top 6 Benefits)

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Cycling has become increasingly popular as a form of exercise, transportation, and leisure activity. Its popularity can be attributed to various factors, including its accessibility, affordability, and environmental friendliness. Cycling provides a low-impact workout that improves cardiovascular health, builds muscle strength, and reduces stress. It is also an affordable mode of transportation that can help […]

Returning to Cycling: Starting Cycling Again Late in Life

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Cycling is an excellent exercise that offers numerous benefits for people of all ages. It’s a low-impact activity that’s easy on the joints and can be done indoors and outdoors, making it a versatile exercise option. Cycling is also a great way to improve cardiovascular health, build strength and endurance, and reduce stress and anxiety. […]

10 Best Cycle Tour Destinations In New Zealand and The Best Times to Go

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New Zealand is a haven for cycling enthusiasts, with its stunning natural landscapes, well-maintained cycle trails, and mild climate. From the rolling hills of the Otago Rail Trail to the geothermal wonderland of Te Ara Ahi, there are countless cycle tour destinations to explore in this beautiful country. Whether you’re a seasoned cycling enthusiast or […]

Going On A Cycling Adventure At 50 – Is That Possible?

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Yes. It is possible! Even at 50, biking is a terrific way to keep in shape, have fun, and see the great outdoors. Anyone may benefit from cycling at any age if they are persistent, patient, and enthusiastic. Age is just a number It’s never too late to start an adventure like Cycling. It can […]

Escape by Cycle Vol 3: Thunderbirds, We Are Go!

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Only 3 months to go!!! The season is just around the corner and we are pumped! It’s shaping up to be a big one… Planning for a cycle tour season feels a bit like getting ready to go to war. We plan where every bike, vehicle, trailer, tour guide and customer is going to be […]

Escape By Cycle Vol 2: Escape From Lockdown

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summer is coming 3 months ago we were flat out with back-to-back cycle tours going out every week. Then right at the busiest time of the season everything came to a crashing halt and the world went into lockdown. I cancelled all tours, deferred all bookings to next season and locked away all bikes, vans and trailers […]

Escape By Cycle Vol 1: Launch

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Greetings from kingston! I hope you are all doing well and happy in your bubbles!  I’ve been keeping myself busy lately, holed up in isolation, here in Kingston for the past 6 weeks. Vernon managed to catch the last flight out of NZ before everything went pear-shaped and he’s now back with his wife and […]