I came to Auckland wanting to tour the North Island by bike, I got that, with memories I will remember forever. They were great to talk to, they picked me up, showed me the bike with a well planned trip by GPS. From the friendly pick up to the friendly drop off, they made me feel comfortable all the way through. They sent me places I would have missed and they gave me a tour that left me with enough energy to enjoy the trip from start to finish.
I can't wait and I am all ready planning to come back and tour the south island via Paradise Motorcycle Tours and build even more unforgettable memories!
Shawn, the Canadian living in Australia
This time last week we were settling into a nice little country pub in Waikari. Oh, to be back there!! We are starting to settle in to working life back here. Reality check!
Where do we start? How about a huge thank you from all of us? Thanks for the bikes, the service, the spectacular country side, and the engineering on the best and most consistent roads I’ve ever ridden!! The only complaint that we had was that your NZ engineers don’t know how to make a road without sweeping bends and tight corners! (... very tongue in cheek comment, that one. J )
Don at Avon was great. Although we have already done so, please pass our thanks to him.
Lidwina and I have already started to plan for next year. Everything is tentative at this stage, but if possible can we have first option on the Sprint for the same period in ’12. Friends of ours from Aus have bought a house in Wanaka. Lucky buggers! They have asked us to come over there next Easter for the air show. We are considering our options.
Finally... the Sprint was fabulous! Thanks again guys.
Regards, Tony and Lidwina.
Peter and Kath
From the warmest of welcomes on arrival in Christchurch, to the final fond farewells, Mike and Alison literally made-it-their-business to ensure that Kath and I had the motorcycling holiday of a lifetime! The planning that these guys put into the route, the accommodation and even the coffee stops, meant that we experienced the very best that NZ has to offer in the way of scenery and incredible roads, before luxuriating in the comfort of the next 5-star overnight stopover.
The accommodation on our tour included historic castle grounds ‘boutique’ B&Bs and smaller luxury hotels, with the only constants being terrific rooms, spectacular views and great food & drink!
Mike and Alison’s knowledge and experience of all the overnight stops and en-route attractions were complemented by their complete commitment to making the arrangements ‘join-up’ for a stress-free, unforgettable holiday experience. This included booking all the excursions we chose, in addition to ferrying us to-and-from the venues in the luxury, air-conditioned minibus. Kath enjoyed the minibus so much that she took a couple of days off riding pillion!
Marks out of ten? …….. Can’t be less than ten!
Thanks again Alison & Mike – the memories will last a life-time … but I’m still working on returning to remind myself, in person, just how good a Paradise Tours holiday is ..!
Peter & Kath Wright, Warrington, UK
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Excellent service, great motorcycles. Very kind people (Mike and Alison). Excellent hotels. Best riding ever
Brilliant ride, brilliant bike and perfect road. This an experience not to be missed and my wife and I loved it. If you are organising a lifetime experience or editing a bucket list, put this one near the top. Thanks Mike.
Simon & Gill
Considering a motorcycle tour of New Zealand? If so, make your arrangements with Paradise Motorcycle Tours! Don't waste time with the competition. Owner Mike Rose and wife Alison run an outstanding operation in every respect. They provide top quality equipment, offer both guided and unguided tours, book high end hotels with excellent meals included, and make sure you see the best of NZ. As tour guide, Mike knows the best roads and goes out of his way to make sure you have an exceptional trip. He's also extremely flexible when it comes to trip planning and execution, making sure there's time to relax and enjoy the sights. Paradise exceeded my expectations in every respect. You can't ask for more than that. Mike and I are already planning my return trip.
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We spent 16 days touring NZ with Paradise Motorcycle tours and it was the so exceptional! Mike and Alison out did themselves. Wonderful hotels, terrific meals and amazing side trips. Our dream was to go to New Zealand, Mike and Alison make us want to return as soon as possible.
Mike and Alison were great. We picked up the bike in Christchurch and returned it 9 days later in Auckland. The bike was in great shape, the GPS loaded with a great suggested route, everything was as it should be. Mike and Alison even helped us with lodging and ferry bookings while we travelled. They do not "nickel and dime" you, they just do it right. It really was more like having a friend at home taking care of things for you than a "company". Let Mike and Alison take care of things and relax, no worries!
Cheryl and I had the opportunity to travel for 4 days across the North Island with the itinerary that was prepared by Alison. The trip went flawlessly and the accommodations were outstanding. The personal service that Mike and Alison gave to us was wonderful. Traveling in a foreign country can be uncomfortable at times, however; this was relaxing with new sites each day. The NZ people are very gracious and the hospitality was exceptional. We are looking forward to working with Mike and Alison again to book our next ride. Steve, USA
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Thank you both for organising accommodation, car, helicopter flight to the avalanche, restuarant bookings at the Skyline restrauant, mobile phones etc for recent trip to New Zealand. This was very much appreciated. Barry and I would never heve mad this trip if it had not been for Sharon & Tim deciding to go and asking us to go with them. Your making all the arrangements made it so much easier for us all. Your friendly welcome and phone calls whilst on the road made us feel at home. This trip will be a talking point for years to come . Once again many many thanks for your friendship and help which was very professional as well as caring. We will be indebted to you for ever for making this such a memorable trip.
Cath & Barry
best motorcycle experence I've had to date........good acomodations and great people with mike and allison!
More than a tour, the adventure of a lifetime. Mike and Alison did it all to make everything perfect. The bike, the route , the scenery, meals and lodgings, all the very best. Got an opportunity to meet some of the nicest and friendliest people in the world, do things I never dreamed I would ever do. Everyone on the tour blended perfectly, never felt more welcomed in my life. Enough great memories to last 3 lifetimes. Hope to be able to come back and do it all over again. Must recommend this tour to every experienced rider who would want to do "the ride of a lifetime".
Ray Milek, West Berlin, NJ. USA
Alison and Mike were able to arrange a tour even with only two weeks notice, beat that!
I was impressed with the standard of service throughout and never once had any need for cause for concern.
My unguided tour was arranged perfectly, I only had to rock up knowing it was all in place.
The bike was virtually brand new and well maintained, the accommodation chosen by Alison and Mike was superb and their expert advice as to a choice of route and itinerary made the trip.
The roads were superb and designed for biking with a noticable absence of traffic once I left Christchurch. Every day I found a road or scenery I thought I could not beaten.
I would definitely recommend Paradise Motorcycle Tours and plan to use them again in the future.
Many thanks Guys for all your help.
Lee Scholes, UK
Just got back from a 10 day tour of the south island. Mike & Alison made everything easy and provided exceptional customer service. The accomodation they recommended was of the highest standard and the B&B stays were run by exceptional people.
I would recommed Paradise Motorcycle Tours to anyone wanting to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world from the back of a well maintined motorcycle.
I cannot thank Mike and Alison enough for all their help.
Paradise Motorcycle Tours responds:
Thanks Andrew - we're very pleased you had a great tour and it was a pleasure arranging it for you. I'll pass on your kind words to our accommodation providers - they'll be delighted too!
Mike & Alison at Paradise Motorcycle Tours are phenomenal. I worked with them for a couple of months on organizing my solo adventure across NZ. They provided me with the highest level of customer service and were extraordinarily patient with all my questions and concerns. They did everything they could to ensure my holiday was a success. I had a great time riding for 12 days in both the north & south island. The value they provided in service, support and product was unmatched by any other company I had initially contacted. They far exceeded expectations and went out of their way for me.
I cannot recommend a better company to work with whether you are looking to simply hire a bike, organize an independent tour or go on a group ride. They get it...ALL! If you are thinking about riding in NZ, go wth Paradise.
Thank you Mike and Alison! My solo Adventure on a brand new BMW R1200GS was amazing and all thanks to you both!!
Paradise Motorcycle Tours responds:
Thanks Grace! We appreciated that you were a little nervous tralling around New Zealand alone - but what a great tour you had! Your photo's are fantastic (they can be viewed on our Face book Fan page). Looking forward to welcoming you back - now you've had a taste of our beautiful country, I'm sure you'll be back for more!
We have an absolutely fantastic week doing 2,500 km. on the BMW 1200RT. We followed your suggested route most of the way and every day provided both beautiful scenery and amazing roads to enjoy the power and handling ability of the RT. Although I was initially afraid that the RT would be too heavy and boring for the small winding roads, it turned out to be the perfect bike for me. It handled very nicely and I didn’t have any physical discomforts during the tour, even though we did between 400 and 500 km. every day.
It was a big plus that both bike and gear was of high quality and in excellent condition. It kind of made the good experience complete.
Finally I would like to complement you on the excellent and very personal service that you and your wife provided us both before and after the trip. We will definitly be back for another amazing roadtrip sometime in the future.
I called all over Auckland trying to find a good bike hire. Mike at Paradise Motorcycle Tours was by far the best and most knowledgeable person I could find.
Bikes were excellent, equipment was top notch and the riding was incredible. Mike guided us to some of the best roads in New Zealand. If anyone from the U.S. is considering some writing outside the states, you could scarcely do better than Paradise. I hope to be back again for a longer trip myself.
p.s. Mike prides himself on customer service, and it shows. Everything from start to finish was done to give us the best time possible.
Paradise Motorcycle Tours responds:
Thanks Ryan and Curtis - looking forward to welcoming you back!
What an amazing experience! My friend and I came in late on a Saturday and had about 8hrs on a Sunday to ride, and Mike took care of that! The customer service was amazing. They accommodated each need that we had, being travelers in from the US. The ride was fantastic. We rode the Coromandel Peninsula in a day, and it was the best ride I could have imagined for the time we had. The bikes and equipment were top notch, and the stops were breathtaking. I would recommend Paradise MC Tours to anyone, and hope to return to do it all again. Thanks Mike.