My wife and I have 3 weeks to spend touring the north island of New Zealand. We spent 3 months on the south island during our year-long tour in 2014/2015. Unfortunately we're a bit more limited on time this year.
We're just starting to put ideas together about where to ride and what to do. NZ is an outdoor lovers paradise that we hope to move to someday. If you've ridden on the north island and have any suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking for any tracks that are scenic, challenging, on or off-road (not quite single track though), or any locations that really shouldn't be missed during our first ride in the north.
We'll be flying in and out of Auckland and bringing our Long Haul Truckers. We are both experienced touring cyclists as well as general road and off-road riders. We love the sights but it's the people that really make NZ our favorite destination.
Thanks again for any suggestions,