9 Day Self Drive Mountain Bike Tour Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Code: SS001
A great loop of the South Island. Some of the best riding available!
Featured MTB Rides - Craigieburn Forest - Wharfedale Track - Hanmer Springs Tracks - Big River - Wanaka Lakefront - Moke Circuit or Fernhill - Carricktown Loop - Naseby Forest
Tour Route Map
The route travels in an anti-clockwise direction around the South Island crossing two alpine passes, Lewis and Haast, via the rainforests and glaciers of the West Coast and into the more arid Central Otago area. Visit the tourist hotspots of the Southern Lakes of Wanaka and Queenstown before heading up the East Coast back to Christchurch. The mountain biking on this tour is a mixture of high alpine riding, forest single trails, arid back country 4WD tracks and purpose built mountain bike trails. Some of these trails have historical significance for old gold mining areas and some are built just for the pleasure of riding. On a couple of days there is more than one option, often the second option is a more expensive option that utilizes a local operator for transport. These should be booked in advance if possible to avoid missing out.
Cannondale Rush full suspension MTB with computer, multi tool, tyre levers, pump, repair kit, spare tube, lock and key. Detailed maps, notes, route descriptions and tour briefing. Upgrade to the Cannondale Rize full suspension for an additional $97. Campervan hire excluded. (Campervan price depends on the month of hire and the size of campervan).
The Detail Stuff
No. of Days:9
Kms Per Day:10 - 50
Grade:3 – Challenging