How to…

(re)introduce someone to the joy of cycling

If you want to (re)introduce someone to the joy of cycling, here is a great way to do it (I’ve tested it out on a friend).


  1. Catch a shuttle up to Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Thermal Land Shuttle (0800 894 287).
  2. Check out the valley – it is pretty amazing.
  3. Have a coffee in the cafe.
  4. Jump on your bike and ride 31 km, mostly downhill, back to Rotorua.
  5. Head for Zippys and/or a soak at the hot pools.

They will think cycling is easy, fun, and interesting, without being knackered by hills or freaked out by technical stuff.