Go There & Back Dave & LeeAnne Travel the World in 2007

Bicycle Hire in New Zealand

For a couple of months we have been considering trying to work in some Bicycle touring as part of our travel. It didn’t take too long to identfy New Zealand as the place we wanted to do it in. It’s suppose to be one of the best places in the world for touring and camping.

The decision that did cause a lot of gnashing of teeth is: should we take our own bikes and ship them back when we’re done in New Zealand, or should we rent?

The best case senario would be to take our own bikes and ship them home on a slow boat. But we have had some trouble figuring out how much that would cost and how long it would take. Plus, it’s always a bit of a hassle to get the bikes boxed and on the plans. So, we have decided to rent. It will probably cost less and save wear-and-tear on our own equipment. It helps that we found a bike co-op in Auckland (called Adventure Cycles) that seem very friendly and knowledgeable about things. Their contact details are below.

Adventure Cycles
Web – http://www.adventure-auckland.co.nz/adventurecycles/
Email – adventurecycles@woosh.co.nz
Phone – 0800 33 55 66

1 Laurie Avenue, Parnell 1052
Auckland
New Zealand