Gisborne, New Zealand 
December 2022
February 2023


As the first place in the world to see the sunrise each day, the East Cape is a place of beauty. Rich in history, Captain James Cooks’ first encounter with New Zealand in 1769 happened upon the shores of Gisborne. Our tour starts out from Gisborne where we will ride in a clockwise direction to circumnavigate the East Cape.


Tuesday 16th February Peoples Choice Travel Day to Gisborne 

Pre tour accommodation in Gisborne is included for you to relax and prepare for the start of the tour.

Accommodation -Gisborne

Wednesday 17th February Gisborne to Opotiki 148km/1390m 

Our first day sees us leave Gisborne and head north west through to one of the longest gorges in the North Island, the Waioeka Gorge. We will have a coffee stop at the midway point in the small township of Matawai. From here we'll ride the final climb of the day (Traffords hill) before enjoying the flowing road to Opotiki. 

Accommodation -Opotiki Township

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Thursday 18th February Opotiki to Te Kaha 67km/824m

Today is a shorter scenic ride along the stunning Bay of Plenty coast. Plenty of views to be had and photos to be taken as we make our way to tonight's destination of Te Kaha.

Accommodation -Te Kaha

Breakfast & Dinner Included


Friday 19th February Te Kaha to Hicks Bay 82km/987m

We start the day with beautiful views to enjoy breakfast before continuing our journey along the coast with its stunning vistas. Then heading inland for the final part of our ride through to Hicks Bay.  

Accommodation -Hicks Bay

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Saturday 20th February Hicks Bay to Tokomaru Bay 89km/1244m 

Our breakfast view this morning takes in Onepoto Bay before we farewell the coast and head inland to enjoy New Zealand heartland at its best.

Accommodation -Tokomaru Bay

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Sunday 21st February Tokomaru Bay to Gisborne 93km/898m

The final day starts with breakfast looking out across the bay. We then continue riding inland through rolling countryside to Tolaga Bay where we will stop to enjoy a coffee and photo at the famous Tolaga Bay wharf. From here the final part of our journey takes us back to our starting point of Gisborne to complete your East Cape Endeavor. 

Breakfast Included

Duration 6 Days/5 Nights

Tour Price (Per person)


Tour Package Includes

  • 5 Nights accommodation

  • Organised daily rides

  • Mechanical and vehicle support

  • Daily continental breakfasts​

  • Four group dinners



  • Travel to/from start/end location

  • Insurances

  • Meals, drinks and alcohol other than specified

  • Personal expenses and purchases


A $150 deposit* is required at the time of booking to secure your place.

Final payment is required by two weeks prior to tour start.

*Deposit is non-refundable unless place is filled then, a $50 cancellation charge applies.

2022/23 Registrations

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