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.

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Otago and Clutha Cycle Trails

5 Day(s)
Easy
223 km
avg 45 Km
Guided

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 explor ...

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South Island Mountain Bike Adventure

7 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
Guided

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.

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Great West Coast Cycle

9 Day(s)
Moderate
500 km
avg 71 Km
Guided

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 hig ...

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Alps to Ocean Cycle

6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
300 km
avg 50 Km
Guided

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 ...

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Marlborough and West Coast Cycle

7 Day(s)
Moderate
450 km
avg 64 Km
Guided

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, ...

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West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

5 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
150 km
avg 30 Km
Guided

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 W ...

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Milford Sound

5 Day(s)
Moderate
200 km
avg 50 Km
Guided

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 c ...

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Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

6 Day(s)
Easy
150 km
avg 30 Km
Guided

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 - ...

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Southern Coast Cycle

7 Day(s)
Moderate
425 km
avg 61 Km
Guided

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- So ...

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Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

5 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
300 km
avg 60 Km
Guided

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 n ...

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Northland Cycle

9 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
Guided

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 y ...

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Southern Lakes Cycle

6 Day(s)
Moderate
400 km
avg 67 Km
Guided

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 opport ...

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West Coast & Glaciers Cycle

6 Day(s)
Moderate
480 km
avg 80 Km
Guided

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 ...

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Otago Rail Trail Classic

5 Day(s)
Easy
150 km
avg 30 Km
Guided

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 wa ...

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