October 3, 2016
By Beacon_PR

New Zealand by Harley Davidson – in Guy Martin’s tyre tracks

Inspired by speed star Guy Martin’s recently-announced visit, travel company Silver Fern Holidays has created a new tour of New Zealand by Harley Davidson for motorbike fans who may want to follow in Martin’s tyre tracks.

Martin, whose ‘Speed’ series is on Channel 4, Sundays at 7.30pm, will travel to New Zealand for the first time for the annual Burt Munro Classic (24-27 November 2016).

“The Burt Munro Classic is New Zealand’s largest motorcycle rally, with races in and around Invercargill on South Island,” says Silver Fern Holidays’ managing director John Lightwood. “Guy is shipping his own 320hp turbo-charged bike over to race on Oreti Beach where Burt Munro tested his ‘World’s Fastest Indian’ motorbike in the 1950s and 60s.

“New Zealand, with almost empty roads and spectacular scenery, is a fantastic destination for bike fans, and this new 23-day touring itinerary by Harley Davidson combines the best sights with fantastic rides of 200-350kms a day,” says Lightwood.

The itinerary starts in Auckland and covers both North and South Islands. Route highlights include riding through the Hokianga rainforest to Cape Reinga, across the volcanic Tongariro plateau, beside the ocean at Kaikoura, over the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to travel along majestic Fjordland roads , with an overnight in Invercargill to pay homage to Burt Munro before heading back up through Dunedin to Christchurch, where the trip ends.

Key destinations from Rotorua to Abel Tasman National Park, Queenstown and Milford Sound are incorporated into the itinerary, so that travellers not only enjoy the best rides but the best sights New Zealand has to offer.

The new 23-day itinerary costs from £3290 per person, based on two people riding one Harley Davidson bike, with an initial training session, route maps and notes provided.  All motorbikes are late model Harleys, with panniers for clothes and personal effects. Fuel is not included.

Bed and breakfast accommodation, again on the basis of two sharing a room, is included at recommended boutique B&Bs, lodges, farm-stays and hotels.

Price excludes international flights, which can be arranged as part of an ATOL-bonded package.

Silver Fern Holidays: 01636 813 544, www.silverfernholidays.com

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