World Expeditions Travel Group has acquired a majority shareholding in New Zealand’s leading self-guided cycling tour operator, Trail Journeys.
As part of the acquisition, World Expeditions has also become a shareholder in Trail Journeys Nelson, which offers guided and self-guided cycling tours from its bases in Nelson, Mapua and Kaiteriteri, paving the way for it to become the leading operator on the Tasman Great Taste Trail, which is fast emerging as the new “must do” cycle trip in New Zealand.
“Trail Journeys is the ideal complement to our well established cycle brand, Adventure South, which runs fully-supported, guided cycling holidays primarily on the south island, from its base in Christchurch.” said World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari.
“Trail Journeys’ previous owners are the pioneers of self-guided options along these routes and they share a great synergy with World Expeditions in standards and philosophies.”
Trail Journeys provides expert advice, a fleet of more than 400 quality bikes for hire, passengers’ luggage transfer, accommodation and transfer service, as well as storage services on the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and on the Clutha Gold Trail.
With bases in Clyde and Middlemarch, at either end of New Zealand’s famous Otago Central Rail Trail, Trail Journeys is well-resourced to grow the business as demand for this world-class cycling trail continues to increase.