Tour 2021 registrations of interest now open!
“It’s a ride like none other on the planet”
This is your personal invite to ride the 2021 Tour of New Zealand.. Organised by Yarrell Events the 6th Tour is going to be even bigger and better than previous Tours with many of riders from the previous five Tours re entering for 2021.
YES you can RACE the Tour 2021 for the podium or ride the Tour to finish… it is your choice…
Day 1: Glenorchy to Queenstown. Day 2: Arrowtown to Wanaka. Day 3: Wanaka to Haast. Day 4: Haast to Franz Joseph Glacier. Day 5: Franz Joseph Glacier to Greymouth. Train ride on the Alpine express across the Southern Alps. Day 6: Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura. Day 7: Blenheim to Picton. Ferry to Wellington for the finale Criterium in the NZ Parliament grounds, concluded with a fabulous prize giving in the Grand Hall.
When you pop your bike back in the shed after the final stage you will have had the week of your life, riding amongst bike buddies from all over the world and NZ amongst scenery unbelievable. Even more the charities the Tour supports will have a quarter of a million dollars added to their bank accounts to support the hard work they do amongst people less fortunate than our selves.
Date: 10th April to 17th April 2021. Limited to 250 riders – Secure your spot below.
The 5th Tour of New Zealand will be iconic. Riding as one peloton Tour 2019 is taking you on an adventure beyond your expectations. On every one of our handpicked daily stages, you will be thrilled by the scenery, the 100% pure New Zealand the world talks about, and the spectacular but quiet roads the Tour travels along. After 4 days, (a feast of racing/ riding through the very best of the South island southern mountains and lakes) you will courtesy of Air New Zealand, be flown on our charter aircraft to Rotorua for the three North Island rides.
Day 1 – Glenorchy to Queenstown
Saturday 10th April 2021
Distance: 37kms (Time Trial)
We have designed the prologue time trial along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to be a visual feast. Your drive from Queenstown in the morning to your start in Glenorchy will take about 45 minutes. This scenic drive allows you to observe the days course and analyse the elevations firsthand. Short steep hills wind lakeside followed by resting downhill moments. At the start line in Glenorchy, you will be signed in and introduced to your fellow Tour competitors. A simply stunning ride awaits you from this gorgeous lakeside, mountain surrounded village. Individuals and teams will start in 30-second interval waves. The finish line for the time trial is in the idyllic Wilsons Bay 7kms west of Queenstown.
Day 2 – Arrowtown to Wanaka
Sunday 7th April 2019
Take a neutral ride from Queenstown to be ready for the start in Arrowtown at 9.00am. The Crown Range presents to the Tour an iconic track for the ride today… its over the highest public road in New Zealand with views that our camera crew will feast on by helicopter, courtesy (sponsors) The Helicopter Line. Lake Wanaka awaits you and the Peleton Party on the lawn at the front of the Wanaka Hotel.
Day 3 – Wanaka to Omarama
Monday 8th April 2019
8.00am and the Lindis Pass with one of the longest stages on Tour ahead. You will wind through Merino Country for 114kms. Our camera crew will have you in their sights with spectacular backdrops showing off your courage and style, a great chance to dig deep and edge up the field if your fitness and preparations have been thorough. Lunch at the Wrinkly Ram Café is unforgettable… Prepare for a 1-hour drive to the Hermitage at Mt Cook. If electing to stay in Twizel the night it is a 20-minute drive from the finish line in Omarama, you will then have a 45-minute drive early Tuesday morning to the start line in Mt Cook village.
Day 4 – Mt Cook to Tekapo
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Mount Cook will be watching over you on the Start Line today. It rises skyward to 12,000 feet above the Mt Cook Village with the autumn snow hopefully being restricted to the top 3000 feet! At 7.30am we will decide on the day how far this stage will ride. Minimum and probable length a 55 km ride to the carpark at Lake Pukaki. The Helicopter Line will have a camera crew on board to film you riding in this alpine wonderland. Transfers from the finish line will leave around 10:00am to Tekapo for a quick swim (if time allows) and then onto Christchurch airport for the 4:00pm flight to Rotorua, arriving at 5:30pm.
Day 6 – Tekuiti to Taumarunui
Thursday 11th April 2019
Early start leave Rotorua at 6.00am for Tekuiti. Stage 6 will leave the start line in TeKuiti at 9.00am and ahead 73 km of glorious farm land you will ride through on your journey to Taumarunui.
The Tour will transfer to National Park where a 12km individual hill climb will suck the last air out of your lungs. However the sight of the Magnificent Chateau beckoning your arrival will put that to a distant memory. Tonight our last Peleton Dinner and party.
Day 7 – The Chateau to Wanganui
Friday 12th April 2019
8.00am you will gather under the portico of the Chateau for the final ( 130 km) 2 stage final day prior to Saturday’s Wellington Criterium. 72kms of riding will head you down to Pipiriki for the early lunch stop at Josphine’s School House Café. A short transfer will have the second stage underway from Ranana with a 65km ride to Wanganui with an expected arrival time of 3.00pm. Transfers then to Wellington.
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