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Address: New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 3849432
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Description: Nzbicycletours are specialists in fully supported bicycle vacations. Our...
Nzbicycletours are specialists in fully supported bicycle vacations. Our routes have been carefully chosen using quiet paved country roads, with little traffic and spectacular New Zealand scenery.
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Custom Bike tour with Brian at New Zealand Bike Tours

I organized a private 12 day bike tour of the south Island for a group of friends. I have traveled the world and done a number of group trips, but I would say this was the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Jeff K
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I organized a private 12 day bike tour of the south Island for a group of friends. I have traveled the world and done a number of group trips, but I would say this was the best ever. NZ is terrific to bike. Brian was outstanding in his organization of the trip, easily accommodating the diversity of biking skills and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My second trip with Brian - and Carole on the catering this time. With a gourmet chef also a dietician, the meals not only looked good and tasted good they were good for you. As a slower cyclist than most in group I was grateful for the opportunity to avoid a big climb into Mount Lyford allowing others the challenge.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We did a four day tour upper South Island trip with NZ Bicycle Tours, from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs and finishing in Oxford. Brian and Carole were fantastic tour organisers, looking after all of our needs. They provided delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners along the way; beautifully prepared by Carole. Brian made sure that we had wonderful comfortable accommodation. And... More 

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Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although this review is long overdue (it was actually December 2013 but options don't go back that far), I would like to add my praise of Brian and all he does to others on this site. I was with a small group from a cruise ship who did a day tour with Brian from Akaroa to Arthur's Pass. Could not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I just returned from a 2 week bike trip around the south island of New Zealand. This was a trip with a focus on biking, not luxury, and priced as such. Thus, I was very pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the accommodations that Brian Farrant, our professional guide, had arranged. I had also expected to shed a few... More 

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Lake Tapps, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Where to begin to express my apprecation for Brian Farrant, one of the best travel hosts I have encountered in my years of adventure travel. With a deep knowledge of local color, customs, safe travel roads, sensational eateries and a ability to bend to the desires of the group, it was hard to find flaws in the organization of our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was hard to know what to expect when traversing halfway around the globe and NZ Bicycle Tours delivered well beyond our expectations. From a seamless greeting at the airport to terrific and appropriate accommodations to excellent restaurants and the absolute best bike routes I've ever ridden on the planet. Brian, the owner of NZ Bicycle Tours has a special... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As someone who usually makes all the plans for our travel excursions, I am quite sensitive to details. Brian's perfect execution allowed me to focus on my friends, my rides and the experience without worry about a thing. When I come back to NZ, I will again seek out Brian to lead our worry-free vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Brian Farrant was our host, tour guide and SAG wagon driver. He organized a fantastic bicycle trip. Brian did a great job arranging accommodations and eating establishments. The bicycle routes took us through wonderful scenic routes and the SAG vehicle was always available for the fatigues and weary if the climb proved too steep. NZ Bicycle Tours is a fantastic... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We are a group of cyclists from the United States who have bike all over the world with several different tour companies. Brian and NZ Bicycle tours did a great job and was one of the best experiences we've had anywhere in the world. He was meticulous in planning a custom tour of the south island for us. He exceeded... More 

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