“Is it safe to bike tour in New Zealand?”
That question has come our way a lot lately, following a few high-profile deaths of cycle tourists in a country that was once promoted as a bike touring paradise.
We decided it was time to investigate so we talked to cycling advocates and bike tourists with recent, first-hand experience of touring in New Zealand. The answer appears to be that yes, New Zealand still is a very worthy destination, but one where you might want to put extra focus on arriving with all the equipment you need to ride on the back roads.
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