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Molesworth High Country
Tour Location
New Zealand
Tour Information
Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Vehicle Support
5 days
Bike Options:
Electric Bike available, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
Cost From:
NZD 1695
Tour Distance & Dates
Riding Days:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Tour Operator:
Adventure South

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 the therapeutic qualities of the Hanmer Springs hot pools. Flanked by stark mountain ranges, we cycle the Molesworth Valley along isolated roads towards our lodging at Molesworth Station, a remote back country merino sheep farm nestled under Mt. Tapuae-o-Uenuku, the highest mountain outside of the Southern Alps. Enjoy an evening dining with your hosts on one of New Zealand's largest family-run stations before jumping back in the saddle to cycle the Awatere Valley, where vineyards overlook the Pacific Ocean. A visit to the 'marine capital' of Kaikoura provides an opportunity to view whales, dolphins or albatross before returning to Christchurch via a spectacular inland route.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Hotel / Guesthouse
Single Supplement: Available
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
3 nights hotel/motel accommodation, twinshare with ensuite
1 night farm stay accommodation, shared facilities
Professional qualified driver/guide
Private vehicle transport
Water bottle, water and snacks while cycling
Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
NZ Goods and Services Tax (GST)
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. Hanmer Hot Springs, Kaikoura whale watching)
Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
Travel insurance
Visa (if required)
Hybrid or e-bike
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