Cook to Kupe
5 Night e-bike Tour

Cycle Tours

Cook to Kupe 5 night Cycle Tour

A 5 night e-bike tour cycling Coast to Coast taking you on a scenically spectacular journey from the Bay of Islands on the East Coast to Hokianga Harbour on the West. 

This bicycle tour showcases the best of the North – we traverse The Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail, and explore further visiting small towns with quirky art galleries, kauri forests, taking ferry and boat rides, visiting NZ’s iconic attractions, along with wonderful  sights and experiences that only the locals know about!  

Accompanied with boutique accommodation, delicious food, and our personal service, this tour has been described as world class.

Special deal $250 off per person on these dates 

17 June, 15 July, 12 August.

Bicycle Tours - Our Cook to Kupe Tour Map

Tour Dates - pRICE - Itinerary

Tour Availability

  • Mon 19 Feb – FULL
  • Mon 4 March – FULL
  • Mon 11 March – 1 space
  • Mon 25 March – 10 spaces
  • Mon 8 April – FULL
  • Mon 15 April – 10 spaces
  • Mon 22 April – 3 spaces
  • Mon 29 April – 6 spaces
  • Mon 13 May – 10 spaces
  • Mon 17 June – 10 spaces – special deal $250 off per person
  • Mon 15 July – 10 spaces – special deal $250 off per person
  • Mon 12 August – 10 spaces – special deal $250 off person
  • Mon 2 September – 10 spaces
  • Mon 16 September – 8 spaces
  • Mon 7 October – 10 spaces
  • Mon 14 October – 10 spaces
  • Mon 21 October – 10 spaces
  • Mon 28 October – 10 spaces
  • Mon 4 November – 10 spaces
  • Mon 11 November – 10 spaces
  • Mon 18 November – 8 spaces
  • Mon 25 November – 10 spaces
  • Mon 9 December – 8 spaces 

If the date you want is full, please still ask us, as we may be able to do an additional tours  contact us

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All inclusive tours – all you need to do is book

  • 5 nights quality accommodation – twin/double share. Single supplement available.
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner. From lunch on your first day to dinner on the 5th night.
  • Meals are a mix of lovely cafes, award winning restaurants and picnic lunches. 
  • The food is of a high quality and we cater for all dietary requirements.
  • E-Bikes – we have a new fleet of quality Synch (Jaunt 2) e-bikes that are kept in peak condition, and serviced after every tour.
  • All mini bus transfers during the tour.
  • The Ranui Boat ride on the Hokianga Harbour.
  • Ferry rides in Hokianga and Bay of Islands.
  • Fully Supported Tour – with Tour leader escorting you with a luxury minibus – Tours are not guided whilst cycling, but our tour leader is nearby if you need a hand, meeting you along the way and at the end of the day. 
  • The minibus carries coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, water and snacks.  If you need a break you can always hop back in the van and put your bike on the trailer.  
  • Entry and tours;

                 – Waitangi Treaty Grounds
                 – Footprints Waipoua Twilight Forest
                 – Wairere Boulders
                 – Pompallier Mission and Printery
                 – Hundertwasser Park Centre – Te Hononga
                 – Manea Footprints of Kupe

 Tour Price 

Price per person NZ$3,350 (incl GST)  

Single Supplement NZ$600 (incl GST)

Please note:  From Monday 30 September 2024 the price will be:

Price per person NZ$3,700 (incl GST)

Single Supplement NZ$600 (incl GST)

Note; Not included Alcohol, extra drinks etc.  Accommodation may change subject to availability

Day 1 – 40km cycling.  Starting in Paihia. Depending on the season, we will visit the iconic Waitangi Treaty Grounds on day 1 or day 5.   The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a national treasure and tells our nation’s history. 

This day is 40km of scenic off-road cycling on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail across to Horeke and the Hokianga Harbour.

Day 2 – 25km cycling. A fantastic day of cycling, walking and boating.   A bush walk on a private nature reserve that exhibits internationally unique geological rock phenomenon.  Māngungu House –  a spectacular site overlooking the harbour.  This is where the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in the country took place, with over 70 chiefs adding their assent before a crowd of up to 3,000 people.  

Explore small villages with quirky art galleries, cafes and history by boat and bike.  Enjoy magnificent views of the Hokianga Harbour to the east and the Tasman Sea.

Staying in Omapere for two nights with breath-taking views of the sand dunes across the harbour.  

Day 3 – 24km cycling. Cycling to Arai te Uru (South Head) to view the entry to the majestic Hokianga Harbour, and then Waiotemarama Falls.  Visit Manea – Footprints of Kupe Cultural Centre.  This wonderful attraction has made the 2021 Time Magazine – top 100 places to visit in the world!

Not to be missed is the Waipoua Forest for the “Footprints Waipoua Twilight Experience”. Visiting our national icon, the giant kauri tree Tane Mahuta.   The tour is filled with thought provoking stories, humour and spine tingling chants and song.

There is the option this day to not cycle.  Walk, relax, or discuss extra activities with your Tour Leader.

Day 4 – 34km cycling.  Heading back to the East Coast along the Twin Coast Cycle Trail cycling around 34km. Staying in Russell, a charming village set on the waterfront and historically was a Māori settlement until it became a base for European traders, whalers, and missionaries in the early 1800s. Quality accommodation, fine dining and and another glorious sunset.

Day 5 – Travelling from Russell to Kerikeri – you have plenty of time and options to explore the area – on foot or by bike.  Lovely accommodation in peaceful grounds, all the rooms have a spa bath so perfect to relax in after a busy week.

The tour comes to an end with a celebratory meal at a local restaurant in Kerikeri that evening. 

Day 6 – For those not in a rush, take in The Old Packhouse Market or the famous Makana Chocolate Factory.  The Packhouse Market is filled with local produce, eateries, arts and crafts, plants, live music….a wonderful place to get amongst the locals.  These are all just a couple of minutes walk down the hotel’s driveway.

There is plenty more to explore in Kerikeri, visit the Stone Store Basin, walk to Rainbow Falls or visit the art and craft galleries, and vineyards.

For those wanting to stay longer and explore the area we can help with your accommodation and designing a fun itinerary to suit your requirements. 

5 star reviews

"So much more than a cycling tour...Six of us in our late sixties and early seventies have just completed the Cook to Kupe cycling tour. From the moment we met our colourful guide, Ropata, we knew this tour was going to be something special. It was extremely well organised with first class accommodation and meals. The variety of experiences makes this particular cycling tour a standout. It enables people to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of the far north and in particular the Hokianga. Nothing was left to chance under our wonderful guide who displayed his passion and knowledge of the area and its people. The whole Northland Experiences team we’re welcoming and passionate and made us feel special. We highly recommended this tour."
March 2021

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Join us on an e-bike tour rich in history, culture, scenery, quirky towns, fascinating locals, boutique accommodation, gastronomical delights, and enchanting Northland.

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