Take on the best of the South Island's mountain biking with expert guides and epic locales
Spend the tour with other like-minded riders and have a ball
Experience the best MTB riding as you explore the locals' favourites and the experts' picks
Get stuck into an epic adventure and fly high with your bike
Ride a diverse range of terrain during the tour with good mates to back you up

Southern Alps Epic

8 days
Site savings
$3,980 USD

Embark on an incredible 8-day MTB adventure from Nelson to Queenstown, discovering the best singletrack of the South Island. Pure thrills guaranteed. If you're looking for a well-rounded, adventurous tour and thoroughly up for experiencing some sublime MTB then we have got you covered! Aimed at intermediate-advanced riders, the tour is classified as both Technical skills and Fitness Level 3-5 so you should be an experienced MTB rider looking for some glorious NZ singletrack action.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
Notify me when available
Loading tour details...

Start the tour in vibrant Nelson, at the top of the South Island and get ready for the ride. Experience an exhilarating heli-bike adventure and cycle the iconic Old Ghost Road, weaving your way through the mighty trails. Enjoy a true backcountry hut journey as you ride off the beaten track and explore the hidden gems of the South Island.

Other highlights of the tour include riding the Kirwans Track, burning rubber at Craigieburn, pedalling the trails of Lakes Tekapo and Wanaka and of course the thrills and spills of Queenstown. Head to Rude Rock, Skippers Canyon, and plenty more as you're thrown into a whirlwind tour of dreamy singletrack down south.

Note that this tour is graded as Intermediate/Expert and is not for beginners. See the FAQs page for more detailed information about the suitability of the tour and if it's the right fit for you.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Accommodation
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 amazing experienced MTB Guides
  • 1 x Heli Biking Scenic Experience
  • All the epic jaw dropping single track you can handle
  • Cooler full of ice cold brews after each ride
  • 1 Night backcountry Hut Kiwi Style experience
  • All transportation described in the itinerary
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please refer to the tour FAQ for bike rental options.

Tour options and upgrades:

1 equipment option available