7 Day South Island Mountain Bike Adventure
Tour Code: MB028
A week of mountain biking the South Island’s most iconic trails. Experience sweeping alpine landscapes, ancient podocarp rainforests, wild West Coast beaches and finish up in a beautiful alpine thermal resort.
Ride the exhilarating single tracks of the remote Old Ghost Road. Explore the Craigieburn Trails in New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps. Discover the Blue Spur trails on New Zealand's 'wild' West Coast. Stay overnight in the remote Ghost Lake Hut (1400m above sea level). MTB the spectacular St James Cycle Trails. Soak in the hot pools and enjoy New Zealand’s premier thermal resort in Hanmer Springs.
Tour Route Map
Starting in Christchurch you’ll first head west to the Southern Alps to sample some of the best trails in the Craigieburn Ranges before heading to the ‘wild’ West Coast. After riding some of the best West Coast trails on Blue Spur we then head onto the iconic Old Ghost Road for two days. You’ll spend the first night in an alpine hut at 1400m above sea level and be treated to dinner prepared by your guides. The views at sunrise will take your breath away. If that’s not enough, you’ll then head via the gold mining town of Reefton to the alpine thermal resort of Hanmer Springs. Your last big ride is the spectacular St James Trail – the first of New Zealand’s great rides to open. The trip finishes with a relaxing soak in the hot pools and a celebratory dinner. A final ride in the Hanmer forest the next morning and a short drive back to Christchurch completes your epic mountain bike adventure.
Experienced qualified mountain bike guide/driver. Private vehicle transport. One entry to Hanmer Springs Hot Pools. Water and snacks while cycling. Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation. New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The Detail Stuff
No. of Days:7
Support Level:Guided Tour
Grade:3 – Challenging
Meals:6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Accommodation:5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis. 1 night in remote backcountry hut with shared facilities