18 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Code: SG008
From the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the wild landscape of the West Coast, this popular ride provides a unique, first-hand perspective of the diverse and spectacular scenery of New Zealandâ€™s South Island.
Canterbury Plains, Rakaia Gorge, Tekapo Hydro Canals, stunning views of Mt Cook, Southern Glacial Lakes, Vineyards and Orchards, Historical Goldfields, Crown Range, Haast Pass, Glaciers, Country Coastal Cycling along the Wild West Coast, Beech forests and Arthurs Pass.
Tour Route Map
The route travels in a southern direction through the middle of the South Island crossing two passes, Burkes and Lindis Pass, via the Canterbury Plans and the barren Mackenzie Country and into the more arid central Otago area. From Queenstown and up over the Crown Range and the Haast Pass to the West Coast and back over Arthurs Pass to Christchurch.
Cannondale T2 or Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike (depending on availability) with computer and front and rear panniers. Full repair gear. Detailed maps and route information. Accommodation suggestions. Upgrade to a Garmin Edge 810 GPS computer for an additional $210. 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!
The Detail Stuff
No. of Days:18
Kms Per Day:45 - 110
Grade:3 – Challenging
Rest Days:7 Optional Rest/Activity
Accommodation:Not Included. Camping Backpacker and Hotel options supplied