West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

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

Description

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 a series of tracks originally carved by pioneering gold miners. The track also follows extensive water races, logging tramways and historic railway lines. This 140km trail opens up some of the West Coast's wildest and most spectacular natural settings, and our supported trip will find the highlights as well as visit some nearby must-see attractions.

From Christchurch we cross the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and begin our ride along quiet back country trails around Lake Brunner. We leave the bikes for a treetop canopy walk before continuing along the coast to Hokitika and then inland to the serene setting of Lake Kaniere nestled against the Southern Alps. After negotiating some swing bridges and switchback climbs it's all downhill to our accommodation at the beautifully restored historical Theatre Royal Hotel in Kumara. We return to Christchurch, where the trip concludes, aboard the TranzAlpine Express, one of New Zealand's great train rides.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
NewZealand
From:
Christchurch
To:
Christchurch

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
5 Days
Level:
Easy-Moderate
Terrain:
Off-road (unsealed)
More Options:
Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 1695

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
150 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
January|February|March|April|November|December

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    4 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis
    Professional qualified driver/guide
    Private vehicle transport (except for TranzAlpine Train)
    TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
    Entry to Treetops Walkway
    Water bottle, water and snacks while cycling
    Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
    New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Exclusions

International or domestic flights and taxes
    Arrival and departure transfers
    Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    All beverages, other than breakfast
    Bike hire (including helmet)
    Optional activities (eg. Monteath's Brewery tour in Greymouth)
    Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
    Travel insurance
    Visa (if required)
    Tips

Options

Hybrid or e-bike

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