Struggling to decide on a South Island cycle trail? Then check out this new, 14 day tour which takes in not one, but three of the South Island’s most famous trails.
Trail 1: Alps 2 Ocean
320 km of spectacularly scenic riding from the foot of Aoraki/Mount Cook to the little coastal town of Oamaru. Highlights along the way include the vast tussock-lands of Mackenzie Country, the beautiful blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the braided rivers and vineyards of the Waitaki Valley.
Trail 2: Otago Rail Trail
A ride aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin delivers you to the start of New Zealand’s original Great Ride, the Otago Rail Trail. You’ll follow the route of the historic railway, encountering viaducts, bridges and railway tunnels dating back to the gold mining era of the 1880s.
Trail 3: West Coast Wilderness
A day in Queenstown to catch your breath (or lose it on the bungy), before you saddle up to cross Haast Pass and cruise the bends of the rugged coast road. At Ross, you’ll join the West Coast Wilderness trail, which follows water races, logging tramways and old railway lines to emerge at Hokitika. You’ll finish your epic adventure by crossing the Southern Alps a second time at Arthur’s Pass, before returning to Christchurch.
This guided tour allows you to bike a complete circuit of the lower South Island, starting out from Christchurch, heading south towards the Southern Alps and Queenstown, and then returning up the West Coast and over the mountains to Christchurch. Two departure dates are available: 4 March 2019 and 27 February 2020. All accommodation, most meals, daily luggage transfer, personal guide, vehicle support and bike hire are included. Like to know more? View the full tour itinerary on the website, or get in touch today.
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