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Patti

Oct 2023

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Wonderful and Varied Adventure

This is an excellent trip with a great variety of activities and adventure. A train into the mountains, biking, hiking, kayaking, glaciers, ocean, rainforest, and po...

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Heide

Oct 2023

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New Zealand's adventure - a Rousing Success

Unexpected wildlife and plant growth, and land features constantly, with breathtaking beauty, and with an air of untouched freshness. Oh, and the cycling was excitin...

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Patti

Oct 2023

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Wonderful and Varied Adventure

This is an excellent trip with a great variety of activities and adventure. A train into the mountains, biking, hiking, kayaking, glaciers, ocean, rainforest, and po...

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Kyle and Kate

Oct 2023

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Our fav activities:biking, hiking, kayaking

We just finished our third VBT tour "New Zealand: Bike and Walk the South Island" in February 2018. The new format includes biking and walking on mostly trails plus ...

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CraigO

Oct 2023

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GreatSampling of new Zealand's Wonder

New Zealand is a land of great beauty. VBT's trip showcased the South Island with a variety of locations and activities. The biking and hiking were fun and easy, eve...

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LeRoy49

Oct 2023

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Go to the West Coast of South Zealand

We had never been to New Zealand before and wanted to explore it on a bike. We not only biked, we also did some "wanders" and a little kayaking. The West Coast of th...

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Chuck45

Oct 2023

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Great trip

We enjoyed (mostly) great weather, outstanding guides, and truly gorgeous scenery. The trails are mostly gravel, but the bikes are well-designed to handle these type...

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JOANNA

Oct 2023

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Exceeded my expectations!

This is our third VBT trip so we had high expectations. This exceeded them. Jan, Wayne & George were fun and were so informative in their knowledge of the flora ...

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Rosamond

Oct 2023

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New Zealand is a must see place. Do it with VBT

3 wonderful local guides that enhance your educational & cultural experience

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TomWS

Oct 2023

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Amazing

We had an incredible time on our VBT multi-sport adventure to New Zealand. This was our third VBT trip. New Zealand is a special place and our guides, Jan, Josie and...

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jbird

Oct 2023

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Really fun trip

New Zealand is a beautiful country with really fun and interesting people. But the trip leaders made this an exceptional experience. The trip was well organized and ...

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CMindyLou

Oct 2023

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Gorgeous, Raw Beauty

Some of the best scenery i've ever seen! It's like another world. Breathtaking.

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bettyj

Oct 2023

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New Zealand

Guides were terrific and NZ is beautiful. The biking on t...

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JenG

Oct 2023

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Amazing scenery, awesome guides and lots of fun!

VBT's New Zealand hike & bike tour is fabulous! I really enjoyed the amazing scenery on both our trail rides and our hikes. The guides were super enthusiastic an...

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Lizzy

Oct 2023

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Trip of a lifetime! Paradise!

VBT has it right! The best way to experience New Zealand is to cycle, hike and kayak. If you only want to cycle on a VBT trip, I would suggest choosing a destination...

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Tom Traveler

Oct 2023

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VBT and New Zealand ROCK!

Our New Zealand holiday had it all: Bike, hike, kayak, train, boats and planes. And of course, some rain. That's why it's so green! We did it all! The VBT did a grea...

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RWJF

Oct 2023

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Spectacular!

Four months after our trip, still thinking of NZ, our incredible and charismatic guides (Elysia, Lauren, and Wayne), and our wonderful co-travelers (miss you guys!)....

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trip junkie

Oct 2023

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More than WOW

VBT's planning made sure that you were exposed to all of the various countrysides of New Zealand. From the rainforest to the coastline to lakes and ranch land. Trip ...

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THaskell

Oct 2023

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Out of 12 VBT tours, this one needs more planning

VBT has always offered wonderful tours. New Zealand is absolutely SPECTACULAR. Our tour leaders were terrific! Their E-bikes are great, except they have no convenien...

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Marilyn and Marc

Oct 2023

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The Best VBT trip Yet

We have been on several VBT trips over the years and everyone seems to to be better than the previous. This is true of the New Zealand trip. Our guides, Jan, Josey a...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Hiking Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

The reviews given for hiking tours listed on Stride are overwhelmingly positive, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Out of over 4,500 reviews, hiking tours come with a 99% recommended rating! Travelers love the variety of physical level, countries visited, and variation in activity offered on hiking and walking tours listed on Stride.

The majority of the 5 star rating reviews praised hiking tours for their value, guides, activities, lodging, transportation, and meals. Guides were favored for being accommodating of varying fitness levels. Travelers enjoyed the abundance of hiking and walking routes offered that explored beautiful scenery, landmarks, and historic sites. Some of the most highly rated hiking and walking tour locations are the Amalfi Coast in Italy, the Himalayas, and the Norwegian Fjords.

Those that were less impressed with hiking tours noted weather, group size, and a misrepresentation of physical level as reasons they did not rate the tour with a high score. When booking a hiking or walking tour, it is important to research the weather of the region depending on what season you are traveling in. This will help with choosing what hiking trip to take and what to pack.

Also make sure to look into tour group size and the physical level requirements recommended for the type of hiking or walking that will take place on the tour. Reaching out to the tour guide and company in advance is recommended to make sure what you are expecting is the type of hiking and walking tour they are offering. If you do these things, you, as similar to the vast majority of past travelers, will be sure to have an amazing and enriching outdoor experience on a hiking and walking tour!

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