6 Day Self Guided Road Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown

Tour Code: SG004

This journey takes you through the heart of the South Island via the vast Canterbury Plains and the Lindis Pass. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Cook and refuel on the region’s fresh salmon.



Canterbury plains, Rakaia Gorge, Mackenzie Country, Tekapo hydro canals, Mt Cook, Southern Lakes, Vineyards & Orchards and historic gold fields.

Tour Route Map

Tour Detail

This route travels through the centre of the South Island via the Canterbury Plains and through the Rakaia Gorge. We then cross Burkes Pass before cycling the Tekapo hydro canals and past glacier lakes with stunning views of Mt Cook before the barren Mackenzie country. After crossing the Lindis Pass the last few days cycling through the more arid Central Otago with vineyards and orchards before finishing the tour in the tourist hotspot of Queenstown.

Some self guided road tours you will be cycling on road with traffic.  Please obey NZ road rules and keep left and visible to motorists at all times.  Please be aware some NZ roads / highways may be busy (during peak holiday season December – February) some areas may be narrow with little shoulder to cycle on.


Avanti Giro F2 light touring bike with computer, panniers and helmet. Full repair gear. Itinerary and route information. Upgrade to the Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike for an additional $130. Upgrade to a Garmin GPS computer for an additional $115.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
Daily Departures

Cost:$430.00 NZD

No. of Days:6

Tour Type:,

Support Level:,



Kms Per Day:65 - 111

Grade:3 – Challenging

Bike Hire:Included

Meals:Not Included

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