Transport To and From the Kōpiko Aotearoa Brevet start with secure parking

This page is only for KA brevet riders or groups of 8 and above.
It is not for one person, outside the brevet dates.

Drive or fly to our Rotorua base. Leave your car or bike box at our secure base under security cameras. Pop your bike on our purpose-built bike trailer and jump in the Ford Transit van. Head out to East Cape for the start. Ride for 8 awesome days, then be at the Cape Egmont Lighthouse for pick up and return to Rotorua and your car.

Price: NZD $460 inc GST per person. Yes, that price is for getting to the start and getting back to Rotorua. Yes, one way is possible for $230 inc GST per person.

Next Date: TBA (by the event organisers). It will be the date of the next Brevet.

Leaving your car in Rotorua gives you the option to leave food, clean clothes, parts or spares halfway through the Kōpiko Aotearoa course.

Private groups: If you want to choose your own dates and east/west direction, you need a minimum of 8 riders at $460 inc GST per rider.

Drive time: there 4:40 hours | back 4:55 hours
Drop off: East Cape Campground, 6 kms to East Cape Lighthouse
Pick Up: Cape Egmont Lighthouse
Departs from and returns to: Hamurana Springs, northern side of Lake Rotorua
Max number of riders on the trip? 11
Are there other dates? You can join our fully supported trip though in March
Preparation: I am doing a supported, weekend gravel preparation rides in November 2024 called “Eight Lake. Two Days“, giving you the opportunity to test your bike and your legs.

Best decision I made!” Kevin, Brown’s Bay

Value for money? If you drove yourself form Auckland to the East Cape at 533kms on the IRD’s mileage rate of .95, that’s $506 ONE way without secure parking…. and how do you retrieve your car?
OR if you boxed your bike, flying to Gisborne, then shuttled to the East Cape that starts at $300 ONE way and you’d need to hire and discard bike boxes.

Book and pay today to secure your seat. If you subsequently decide not to go, a full refund less 20% admin fee will be returned to you within 45 days of leaving. Please read our Terms & Conditions carefully before booking.