Marlborough and West Coast Cycle

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
519 Km
avg 74 Km
Guided

Tour operator:  Adventure South

Cycle the alpine passes and coastal rides of the upper South Island

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 the outdoor hot pools and experience their therapeutic qualities. Returning to the saddle at Lewis Pass, pedal along beech forest lined roads towards the rugged beauty of the 'Wild' West Coast.

From here the scenery, not the cycling, will leave you breathless as you head north along the flatter, picturesque landscapes of Lake Poerua, Rotomanu and Moana, nestled between the Southern Alps and tranquil Lake Brunner. Continue along one of the best coastal rides in the world before encountering the natural blowholes at Punakaiki, the mighty Buller Gorge as well as the serene beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound, stopping to sample the produce at local wineries along the way. As you head back towards Christchurch along the stunning Kaikoura coastline, dotted with fur seals, there is the option to take an early morning whale watching cruise to provide a fitting finale to this memorable cycling adventure.

Trip highlights
Challenge yourself on this scenic 7 day road cycle adventure at the top of NZ's South Island
Experience one of the best coastal rides in the world which takes us to the amazing geology of Punakaiki and its Pancake Rocks
Relax tired muscles in the hot pools of Hanmer Springs
Cycle over the Southern Alps via the picturesque Rahu Saddle
Travel through beautiful rain forest clad mountains and along scenic river valleys
Discover the beauty of Queen Charlotte Drive as we cycle alongside the Marlborough Sounds
Swim with the dolphins or join a whale watch tour in Kaikoura (optional)

Information

Tour Location

Country:
New Zealand
Region:
South Island
From:
Christchurch
To:
Christchurch

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Supported, Bike Hire available
Duration:
7 Day(s)
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Road bike tour, On-road (sealed)
Accommodation:
, Double Occupancy
Cost From:
NZD 2645
Single Supplement:
$795

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
519 Km
Riding Days:
7
Month(s):
January, February, March, November, December
Departure:
December 24, 2021
January 21, February 28, March 24, 2022

Additional Information

Inclusions

6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
6 nights hotel/motel/lodge ensuite accommodation on twin share basis
Professional qualified driver/guide
2 professional guides/drivers on trips with 8 or more people
Private vehicle transport
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 then breakfast
Bike hire (including helmet)
Optional activities (eg. Hanmer Springs thermal pools, whale watching in Kaikoura)
Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
Travel insurance
Visa (if required)
Tips

Options

Christmas & New Year Supplement NZD$150
Road Bike Rental NZD$350
e-Bike Rental (subject to availability) NZD$560

Group Information

Private Group from just 6 travellers.

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