Discover the charms of the South Island by road bike
Every day brings new landscapes and experiences as you enjoy the road cycling through NZ
Enjoy the surroundings and the camaraderie of riding with like-minded new friends
Lap up the smooth, quiet roads as you cruise through the glorious vistas

South Island Road Cycling Experience

14 days
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$3,463 USD

Enjoy superb road cycling on New Zealand’s South Island, via the wild scenery of the West Coast. This epic New Zealand road cycling tour takes you from southernmost Bluff to the northern end of the island, finishing in beautiful Picton, and is designed for serious cyclists. You’ll see constantly changing terrain: from Southland’s green hills to Central Otago’s arid mountains, West Coast rainforests to serene Marlborough vineyards and bays. This is road cycling at its finest with good company, stunning views and fantastic biking.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    14 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    797.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    79.7 miles
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Spend two awesome weeks riding the roads of New Zealand's spectacular South Island. With most day's cycling exceeding the 100 km (62 mi) mark, you'll need to have a good level of fitness and biking experience to really get the most out of this epic trip. That said, there is full support with the tour, so if it becomes too much at any stage you are welcome to hop in the bus and enjoy the scenery from there.

Ten out of the fourteen days are organised cycling days, with two 'rest' days where you can opt to do some more cycling if you like (the other two days are the arrival and departure days). Rest day might be the wrong term to use as you'll be spending one of them in the adventure capital of NZ, Queenstown, and the other in the glacier village of Franz Josef. So there's plenty on offer if you want to get involved with the fun in both of these destinations.

The road cycling, however, is the main attraction on this superb tour, and you will be spoilt for sublime vistas, memorable cycling and fantastic company as you journey from south to north on this adventurous road biking discovery through New Zealand.

*Note that the price shown is based on a minimum of 7 people travelling together. However, the tour operator will still take less than 7 but the price will increase. Please contact us with your requirements.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour includes all the essentials for great riding days.

  • Meals as specified on itinerary (breakfast and/or lunch)
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Arrival transfer on day 1 only (from 1pm)
  • Guided Bike Tour with friendly and knowledgeable tour guide
  • Department of Conservation fees
  • 13 overnight stays in excellent accommodation (3-4 star NZ Standard)
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are some items which you'll need to organise yourself

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & snacks during cycling
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available