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P O Box 33 153
Christchurch 8024
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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 we are able to say with the utmost confidence that we 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 our 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 we're here to show you that there are many, many more trails and cycling routes in our great country that are the new frontiers in adventure tourism - beautiful, scenic, and without the crowds.
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Otago Rail Trail Classic

5 Days Easy
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 28 Feb 2014

Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

5 Days Easy-Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 28 Feb 2014

West Coast & Glaciers Cycle

6 Days Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 22 Aug 2013

Southern Lakes Cycle

6 Days
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Tour of New Zealand North Island

10 Days Moderate-Advanced
We are excited to partner with the Tour of New Zealand in offering an eight day cycle tour, covering the length of the South Island, with an excursion to Wellington for the final criterium. In eight days of cycling you will ride 658 kms as part of the Adventure South team, but as with all of our ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Southern Coast Cycle

7 Days Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail

6 Days Easy
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Molesworth High Country

5 Days Moderate
From scenic wine regions to surreal mountain landscapes this trip in the Northern Canterbury and Marlborough districts is a delight. From Christchurch, cycle the quiet rural back roads towards the emerging wine growing district of Waipara Valley, where we discover its history before soaking up ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Milford Sound

5 Days Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Marlborough and West Coast Cycle

7 Days Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Hot Pools, Passes & Rainforests

5 Days Moderate-Advanced
This fabulous cycling journey may be short in length, but certainly not in highlights! Over five days you'll discover the northern regions of New Zealand's dramatic west coast following a well thought out itinerary over spectacular passes and along one of the most scenic coastal rides in the ...
Verified by Adventure South on 8 Aug 2013

Great West Coast Cycle

9 Days Moderate
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 7 Aug 2013

Alps to Ocean Cycle

6 Days Easy
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 ...
Verified by Adventure South on 7 Aug 2013

South Island Mountain Bike Adventure

7 Days Moderate-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 ...

Tour of New Zealand South Island

10 Days Moderate-Advanced
The Tour of New Zealand is a bi-annual road cycling event that covers the length of either the North Island or South Island, you choose your course and meet in the middle. The North and South courses start from opposite ends of New Zealand and run simultaneously, covering around 100km per stage ...

West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

5 Days Easy-Moderate 122 KmAVG 24 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 ...

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