My husband and I spent two weeks in the South Island of New Zealand this February. We took four days of our itinerary, rented bikes, and pedalled our way down the west coast, starting at Franz Joseph Glacier and ending in Wanaka. This ranks as one of my Top 5 vacations EVER! Stunning scenery, endless panoramic vistas, every day more gorgeous than the previous. Highly recommend NZ for a cycle tour. We organized our self-guided adventure with through Natural High (based in Christchurch, but also located in Auckland). With a staff of can't-get-enough cyclists, they know their stuff and they know their island. Good pricing, excellent service, solid equipment. Highly recommend!