8 Day Self Guided Cycle Tour Christchurch to Queenstown

Tour Code: SG006

A slightly more relaxed than the 6 Day Christchurch to Queenstown tour. This takes you via the Central Lakes with stunning views of Mt Cook. An 8 day cycling tour with an optional extra 2 days.



Canterbury Plains, Rakaia Gorge, Mackenzie Country, Tekapo Hydro Canals, Mt Cook, Southern Lakes, Vineyards, Orchards and Historic Goldfields.

Tour Route Map

Tour Detail

This tour 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 pass glacier lakes with stunning views of Mt Cook before the barren Mackenzie Country. After crossing the Lindis Pass, the last few days cycle through the more arid Central Otago region with vineyards and orchards before finishing the tour in the tourist hotspot of Queenstown.

Some 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) and 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 $175. Upgrade to a Garmin GPS computer for an additional $130.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
Daily Departures

Cost:$495.00 NZD

No. of Days:8

Tour Type:,

Support Level:,



Kms Per Day:42 - 110

Grade:2 – Moderate

Bike Hire:Included

Meals:Not Included

Accommodation:Not Included. Camping Backpacker and Hotel options supplied