About Us

The passion behind this cycle tour company comes from a genuine desire to share this piece of paradise with the rest of the world – and the The Jollie Biker believes there is no better way to soak it all up than on two wheels.


Our History

The Jollie Biker was founded in 2014 by Shell and Stu Paterson, with long-time friends Gaynor and Bruce Sim, their passion to provide both domestic and international travellers within New Zealand, a wonderful adventure, taking in some of the most magical sights that the South Island of New Zealand has to offer.


About Passion

Experiencing that passion first-hand riding on the Alps2Ocean with The Jollie Biker, Jude Cathcart loved it so much she bought the Company. With over 25 years in the Tourism Industry working with Contiki, Trafalgar and APT & Travelmarvel in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Jude brings her experience to The Jollie Biker and understands its the small differences, the personal care and attention to detail that makes the perfect holiday.
Jude discovered the excitement of touring on a bicycle with her first ride in China over ten years ago, where she and her friends quickly discovered it is the best and only way to truly experience the beauty and heart of a country. Cycling in Bhutan, Cuba, Chile, Cambodia, Vietnam as well as many places in Europe. And of course, New Zealand's South Island, without question the most stunning of all her rides.

Her passion for travel is what brought her to New Zealand 20 years ago and it was then that she fell in love with the people and the country and knew that one day it would be the place she would call home.

We do all the work, so you have all the fun!