Paradise Motorcycle Tours Reviews

Reviews


  • Mike and his team do a great job making sure everyone enjoys their time in NZ - no one in encouraged to do anymore than ride their own ride and as such everyone safely negotiated the route at a pace to suit themself. If you want to experience the best in motorcycle touring, get yourself to New Zealand - it doesn’t get any better - PMCT see to that!

    Airdrie, Scotland

  • I was a passenger with [my husband].The tour is designed, of course, for lots of riding through amazingly stunning landscapes but also builds in time to allow the exploration of the local area. For example we visited wineries, botanical gardens and brewery to name a few. However getting onto the bike and hitting the roads was our greatest desire. Mike, the tour leader, sets a practical pace that is inclusive for everyone's skill level. We gained so much appreciation for his leadership. Nonetheless, Jo whom drove the support van managed to meet us at stops along the way. She is truly an extraordinary Paradise Associate who has the best interest in all of the riders.

    maryannsadagopan, UK

  • Unforgettable views, excellent winding roads (apart from that long straight road on the last day, ha ha), superb accommodation and tasty food. Now I know that the statement “It never rains in New Zealand” is a lie. The strong sunshine dried us out quickly but I never expected to enjoy riding in the rain so much. Thank you Mike and Jo for looking after us so well and showing us what New Zealand is all about.

    123les, London, UK

  • In January 2018 we rented two bikes for 17 days and drove from Auckland via the south island back to Auckland. Both bikes were in perfect shape and there were no problems. Trevor was always reachable and we felt well taken care of. So we enjoyed our trip from the first day. Thank you very much from Germany!

    Roswitha & Bernd, Germany

  • My wife and I did the full Monty 21 day tour, Mike the excellent tour guide really knows his stuff, the best routes taken at an enjoyable pace combining fast bits with leisurely elements. Stopping at view points with breath-taking sights, quaint coffee shops/stops to enjoy your breaks and great hotels along the way. A key star of the show is Jo who has the challenging task for following in the tour van, but miraculously arrived just after we had parked up to provide sweets and support if needed. I still do not know how she did it, time travel…! If you want the best of everything, don’t hesitate but book the best straight away, that’s Paradise tours. Even before we left we were talking about when we were coming back!

    _comminsg, UK

  • We have just returned from an excellent 18 day self guided tour of New Zealand, organized by Paradise M/C Tours. Bike was a BMW R1200RS an excellent bike delivered to our accommodation by Trevor who gave us a comprehensive run down of the bike and tour itinerary. All the accommodation we stayed in was very good ranging from luxury BnB's to some superior hotels. The route was well thought out by Paradise M/C and the scenery amazing. This trip exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend Paradise M/C to anyone planning a trip to New Zealand

    Colin & Julie, UK

  • This is my second tour with Mike & Jo and Paradise tours. It could not have been better. Bikes were in excellent condition. Accommodations were great. New Zealand is a beautiful place to visit and Mike found the most wonderful places to stop for Flat White coffee or tea and some of the best pastries I've ever had. Not to mention showing us places we might have missed without his superb knowledge of new Zealand. Hope one day to go back and spend more time in New Zealand. Would highly recommend Paradise for any adventures in New Zealand.

    B.C, Virgina, USA

  • My fiance and I were on the South Island tour in March of this year. The quick summary: an awesome bucket-list trip and Paradise is a fantastic organization that has the resources / experience to make sure it's an awesome experience. We were fortunate to be led by Mike & Jo ... and had a great group of diverse riders from the US, UK and Australia. I cannot possibly explain in writing the stunning scenery that you are constantly surrounded by (and riding through) everywhere on the South Island. Mike and Jo were great tour leaders and helped to build a fun social environment with all of us strangers on the trip. Really enjoyed their company and we built up a little family during this 11 day tour. We had fantastic weather on our trip and the range of experiences is unmatched.

    Warren B., New Zealand

  • A tour of New Zealand on a motorcycle was top place on my bucket list, and had been for some time. We decided on the 25 day March option, and it proved to be the best thing we have ever done. This was not just a holiday, it was an adventure. From the moment we landed in Auckland, the whole process worked seamlessly. We were met, taken to our hotel. We later met with Trevor who gave us rider equipment to supplement what we had taken ourselves and our R1200RT, and the following morning, having met with Mike and Jo, we were off. The first five days we were on our own with Mike riding his motorcycle, and Jo driving the support van. It soon became four friends out on a ride. We toured the North Island, North of Auckland in that first five days, and although a seasoned motorcyclist of many years standing, and having ridden thousands upon thousands of miles in my 58 years, I was having the time of my life. The roads and scenery is nothing short of spectacular, and the local folks we met on the way were great. Mike and Jo did everything to make our tour special and nothing was too much trouble. We met up with 5 more solo riders on arrival back in Auckland and shared the next section of the tour of the North Island with them.

    Chris P., London, UK

  • Wayne was great from email one to the return day when he dropped us off at the rental car office. With our hands-on adventure experience he set us up with plenty of insider info to help make our self-guided tour the best it could be with the latest 1st-hand account road condition info to plans for weather and tips that fit “our” needs perfectly. It was just the kind of rental experience you’d hope to get but rarely find. We truly lucked out with our choice of Paradise. Or maybe their name was just plain truth! We’d recommend them to new riders looking for a full tour as well as those looking to go it their own for their first trip on the left side of the road!

    Drumoto, Oregon

  • I had Paradise Motorcycle Tours set me up on a 12-day solo trip around the South Island of New Zealand in November of 2017 and I had wonderful experience all around. Everything about my trip exceeded my expectations. I rode a nice BMW GS1200, my daily route was fantastic - there was just the right amount of road time and they recommended plenty of things to see and do each day as well. My accommodations each night were excellent. I had an amazing time thanks to Paradise and I'm ready to return already. There are just not enough superlatives to describe it! New Zealand didn't disappoint me in the least and Wayne from Paradise epitomizes the great Kiwi hospitality and friendliness of New Zealand.

    Jeff S., Indiana

  • I did a solo late winter/ early spring ride for 16 days through the North and South Islands. Initially I was apprehensive of how I would fare alone but the PMT crew's high standards of organization and planning made this a ride I'll remember. Their itinerary plotted long rides through magnificent scenery while still allowing time to rest and experience attractions along the way and also at day's end. Destinations alternated between rural to urban, meandering over the island and thus leaving no chance for boredom to set in and always offering new experiences. Roads from coastal to alpine were always exciting and scenic, more beautiful than online photos can do justice to.

    Gilly D.,

  • The European alps tour by Paradise Motorcycle Tours was an exciting, amazing, fun time. The scenery is stunning and the roads incredible. Mike and Jo have done a huge amount of research and tweaking to ensure the tour, accommodation and food are all of the highest quality. Mike was an excellent guide and Jo's warm, bubbly personality quickly made us all feel part of a team. Their attitude and personalities make them perfect to run this sort of business. Any issues were quickly sorted and nothing was too much trouble. It's reinvigorated our love of biking. We would definitely recommend!

    F.C, Wellington, NZ

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