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Adventure South
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P O Box 33 153
Christchurch 8024
New Zealand
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Adventure South

Adventure South

Great cycle tours since 1992

Adventure South has been operating active holidays throughout New Zealand for 20 years and are able to say with the utmost confidence that they can offer the best cycling, trekking and adventure itineraries ever available in New Zealand.

There's simply no other collection of New Zealand itineraries that can match the geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of their adventures.

For many years travellers to New Zealand have come to walk the classic trails like the Milford or Routeburn Tracks or cycle the West Coast roads. These trails and routes offer a great insight into some awesome regions, but they're here to show you that there are many, many more trails and cycling routes in this great country that are the new frontiers in adventure tourism - beautiful, scenic, and without the crowds.
Their Tours

Otago and Clutha Cycle Trails

5 Days Easy 223 KmAVG 44 Km
This cycling journey combines one of the South Island's most popular cycling experiences, the Otago Central Rail Trail, with a stunning ride along the Clutha Gold Cycle Trail as well as time on the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, for a comprehensive exploration of the beautiful Otago region. Begin ...

South Island Mountain Bike Adventure

7 Days Mod-Advanced
A week of mountain biking the South Island's most iconic trails. Experience sweeping alpine landscapes, ancient podocarp rainforests, wild West Coast beaches and finish up in a beautiful apline thermal resort. Starting in Christchurch you'll first head west to the Southern Alps to sample some ...

Great West Coast Cycle

9 Days Moderate 500 KmAVG 71 Km
Known as New Zealand's most famous and scenic multi-day cycle ride this spectacular trip from Christchurch to Queenstown is also regarded as one of the world's top five cycle touring routes. Averaging daily rides of up to 100kms, and many high alpine pass crossings including the spectacular ...

Alps to Ocean Cycle

6 Days Easy-Moderate 300 KmAVG 50 Km
Cycle from the alpine Aoraki Mt Cook village to the historic harbour town of Oamaru on the shores of the South Pacific Ocean. The journey takes you through the sweeping tussocklands of the Mackenzie Basin, past hydro lakes and along side the Waitaki River. This trail is fast becoming New Zealand ...

Marlborough and West Coast Cycle

7 Days Moderate 450 KmAVG 64 Km
Exploring the northern regions of the South Island, this action packed cycling tour is sure to inspire as you cycle past bush clad lakes and tracks, along wild coastlines as well as sample some of New Zealand's very best wines! From Christchurch, you'll cycle towards Hanmer Springs to soak in ...

West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

5 Days Easy-Moderate 150 KmAVG 30 Km
Wedged between the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea is one of the South Island's most diverse, rugged and beautiful landscapes. Snaking through the dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands is the West Coast Wilderness Trail - a graded cycle trail formed from ...

Milford Sound

5 Days Moderate 200 KmAVG 50 Km
Short on time? This spectacular cycling adventure provides an ideal opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound. Nowhere else in New Zealand do the mountains rise up out of the water, rich rainforests cling to sheer rock faces or waterfalls crash ...

Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

6 Days Easy 150 KmAVG 30 Km
Discover breathtaking landscapes that incorporate both coastal and mountainous vistas while exploring the Great Taste Cycle Trail in the renowned Nelson / Tasman region. This itinerary has all the trademarks of a great introductory cycling journey - inspiring scenery, quiet back country roads ...

Southern Coast Cycle

7 Days Moderate 425 KmAVG 60 Km
Experience the remote bays, windswept coastlines and rare wildlife of Southland by bike. Lush green rolling plains, wild windswept coastlines and unique wildlife experiences characterise New Zealand's southern most region- Southland. This remarkable tour begins by cycling the scenic boarder ...

Southern Lakes Cycle

6 Days Moderate 400 KmAVG 66 Km
This superb cycling adventure from Christchurch to Queenstown offers you a chance to explore the vast and impressive Mackenzie Basin by bike to truly appreciate its huge glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains. The itinerary also allows you an opportunity to stretch the legs to admire the ...

West Coast & Glaciers Cycle

6 Days Moderate 480 KmAVG 80 Km
Exploring New Zealand's 'wild' west coast by bike is cycling at its very best. Encounter grinding glaciers, primal rainforests and dramatic coastal scenery as we 'cycle the best and drive the rest' to ensure you experience all the landscapes that make this part of the South Island such an ...

Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

5 Days Easy-Moderate 300 KmAVG 60 Km
Combine two of the South Island's most popular travel experiences, the adventure capital of Queenstown as well as the famous Otago Rail Trail. The cycling will take in a beautiful ride from Arrowtown to the Kawarau 'Bungy' Bridge on the newly established Queenstown Trails before pedalling the ...

Otago Rail Trail Classic

5 Days Easy 150 KmAVG 30 Km
Voted #2 'Must Do Adventure' in the most recent edition of Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide book, this adventure will have you cycling back in time to New Zealand's rural past along a trail that has been specifically converted for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders - with no motor ...

Northland Cycle

9 Days Mod-Advanced
This journey into Northland takes you to the most northerly point in New Zealand. The scenery is sublime with long white beaches stretching between ancient volcanic headlands, remote dune-scapes melding into sub-tropical forests and warmer evenings yielding to spectacular bright starry nights ...

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