Enter the Adventures of a Lifetime 12-Day Biking Experience Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2-night trip for two to Kent, Washington, and a 12-Day Biking Experience for two in New Zealand!
One Grand Prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two to Kent, Washington, for a 2-night stay to receive a Diamondback Bike and Accessories, and roundtrip airfare for two to New Zealand, for a 12-Day Biking Experience!
Part #1: Trip for two (2) to visit the Diamondback Headquarters in Kent, Washington. Prize includes the following:
• Two (2) Nights (double occupancy) hotel accommodations.
• Two (2) Roundtrip airline flights to Washington.
• Winner to receive one (1) Diamondback bike and accessories up to $5,000 (retail value). Bike Model to be determined based on winners skill level and riding preferences. Diamondback to determine in their sole discretion what model bicycle will be awarded and which accessories will be awarded (based on availability) Approximate retail value of Part #1 prize package $6,500.
Part #2: 12-Day Biking Experience for two (2) in New Zealand. Prize includes: Two (2) Roundtrip flights to from winner’s nearest airport to New Zealand. This itinerary requires a set date departure as the Pedal Power tour in Te Aroha only operates once a week.
Thursday – Day One Arrive into Auckland. Pick up rental car and drive to the Heritage Auckland and check in for one night. Overnight – Heritage Auckland – Superior Room.
Friday – Day Two Drive to the Waitomo Caves and enjoy exploring this area. (2 hours and 30 minute drive) Drive onto Pureora and check into to your cabin (1 hour drive) Relax and prepare for the Timber Trail. (Bikes are provided for the tour) Overnight – Pureora Village Cabins.
Saturday – Day Three Rimu Camping Package to Cycle the Time Trail for two days. After the first day of riding (approx. 6 hours) arrive at your campsite where your tent will have been set up and your luggage delivered. The food selection you will have made is ready for you to cook and enjoy. Overnight – camping.
Sunday – Day Four Day 2 of Rimu Camping and cycling package. At the end of this second day of riding arrive at Ongarue Visitor Centre where the shuttle will collect you at 3pm and return you to your vehicle at the Pureora base. Drive to Rotorua and check into your hotel (2 hour drive). Overnight Millennium Hotel Rotorua – Superior Room.
Monday – Day Five Enjoy the Polynesian Spa and a cultural experience at Te Puia. Overnight – Millennium Hotel Rotorua – Superior Room.
Tuesday – Day Six Mountain biking on a day cycle through the Whakarewarewa Forest with the MBR Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest Tour. Tour will take 3-4 hours round trip depending on your skill and fitness levels. Tour includes Return Transport from your Rotorua accommodation or a pre-arranged CBD pickup point, hardtail bike hire, Safety helmet and Forest Concession fees. Overnight – Millennium Hotel Rotorua – Superior Room.
Wednesday – Day Seven Drive from Rotorua to Napier (2 hours and 30 minutes). ‘Water Trail North and Snapper Cafe, Bay View’ – 20km Round Trip (allow three hours) Departing the port village of Ahuriri you cycle past the many bars and cafes of West Quay with views of the fishing boats coming and going. Continuing around the Pandora Pond Estuary you pass under the expressway and cycle 10km through the Ahuriri Station, a working farm and wildlife sanctuary. On the outskirts of Bay View you return to the coast with the option of a refreshment break at the cycle friendly Snapper Cafe before returning to Ahuriri via the coastal pathway and Westshore beach. A perfect snapshot of the Hawke’s Bay Trails for those short of time! Price includes bike and helmet hire, riding instructions with map and water bottle. Overnight – Scenic Hotel Napier – Superior Room. Adventures of a Lifetime 12-Day Biking V-3 08142014
Thursday – Day Eight ‘Ahuriri to Clifton’ – 35km one way (allow four hours). Departing the port village of Ahuriri join the Water Ride cycle trail to the Napier CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure. From here you ride south along Marine Parade and enjoy spectacular views out towards Cape Kidnappers before continuing on to the settlement of Clive, a great place for a refreshment stop. From Clive the trail continues to Blackbridge and the mouth of the Tuki Tuki River. Follow the river to the coast before cycling through the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. The trail ends at Clifton, the base of Cape Kidnappers. Includes bike and helmet hire, transfer back to Ahuriri, riding instructions with map and water bottle. Overnight – Scenic Hotel Napier – Superior Room.
Friday – Day Nine Drive from Napier to Te Aroha. (3 hours and 30 minute drive) Arrive at Te Aroha Landing and enjoy the tranquil setting over the river and prepare for your next cycle adventure to begin on the Hauraki Rail Trail. Overnight – River House at Te Aroha Landing.
Saturday – Day Ten Depart Te Aroha by shuttle to Waihi. Cycle from Waihi to Paeroa through the old gold mining area of Karangahake Gorge. Drink break and/or lunch in Paeroa. Continue on through to Te Aroha. Total distance for the day is 42km. Saturday Evening; Indulge in a full body relaxation massage to soothe tired muscles, followed by a soak in the world famous soda spas. Return to your River House at Te Aroha Landing to find your two course meal is delivered to your doorstep. Rest and relax on the patio overlooking the river ready to face another day on the bike. Overnight – River House at Te Aroha Landing.
Sunday – Day Eleven Depart Te Aroha and cycle through Paeroa to Thames. Enjoy the seaside village of Thames before departing on your shuttle bus back to Te Aroha Landing. Total distance for the day is 53km. Collect car and drive to Hamilton (45 minute drive). Overnight – Novotel Hamilton Tainui.
Monday – Day Twelve Drive from Hamilton to Auckland via Hobbiton and take a tour. Return car at Auckland Airport and board flight back to the USA.
Total approximate retail value of package Part #2 $13,998.
Total approximate retail value of prize packages Part #1 and Part #2 $20,498
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