Bikepacking events in New Zealand

Here you will find most (hopefully all!) bikepacking events, brevets and get-togethers in New Zealand.

If you know about an event that should be listed, email us and we’ll add it to the calendar.


Swift – The Great Equinox Campout

Distance: you choose! Swift Campout is a global call to go bike-camping on September 26th and 27th, 2020. For the sixth year in a row thousands of adventurous spirits will load camping gear on their bikes for a weekend adventure.

Le Petit Brevet

the Le Petit Brevet starts and finishes in Christchurch. Over the years there have been various routes over Banks Peninsula all including eye water amounts of climbing and some horrific weather. The weather has nothing to do with the event organiser.

Kahurangi 500

Riverside Holiday Park Riverside Holiday Park, Murchison

This event has been cancelled Distance: 515km Height Gain: 9000m Come and join us for a speedy (or more relaxed) Kahurangi 500 challenge. It's a loop that’s around 500km, linking up the Old Ghost Road, Heaphy and Rameka Tracks. Check out the basic route overview below. We'll post the GPX file & some other stuff […]