3 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Canterbury and Southern Alps

Tour Code: SG002

An easy three-day introduction to cycle touring for the inexperienced cyclist. From the high alpine passes of Arthur Pass to the fertile Canterbury Plains and the endless sandy East Coast beaches.



Scenic Trans Alpine Train journey, Alpine Passes, endless beaches and good looking sheep!

Tour Route Map

Tour Detail

Starting and finishing in Christchurch, this tour begins with one of New Zealand’s most scenic rail journeys (train ticket not included in tour package price) into the heart of the Southern Alps. From there we travel past the spiritual vortex of Castle Hill and the High Country Station of Benmore into the small rural town of Springfield. The next two days are spent crossing the Canterbury Plains and skirting along the foothills until we reach the East Coast.


Avanti Giro F2 light touring bike, rear panniers, full repair gear, detailed maps and route information. Upgrade to the Surly Disc Trucker touring bike for an additional $84. Upgrade to a Garmin Edge 810 GPS computer for an additional $70. The Garmin is among the best computers on the market and will come pre-loaded with day-to-day route navigation to follow, and with live tracking you can even share your amazing riding experience to your friends and family! Train ticket is not included in tour package price.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
Daily Departures

Cost:$220.00 NZD

No. of Days:3

Tour Type:,

Support Level:,



Kms Per Day:45 - 83

Grade:2 – Moderate

Bike Hire:Included

Meals:Not Included

Accommodation:Not Included. Camping Backpacker and Hotel options supplied.