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Southern Coast Cycle
Cycle the Catlins rugged coastline over 7 days. Lush green rolling plains, wild windswept coastlines and unique wildlife experiences characterise New Zealand's southernmost region. This remarkable tour begins by cycling the scenic border roads of the Fiordland National Park before visiting Invercargill, the world's most southern city.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration7 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance300.1 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance42.9 miles
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Queenstown at 8 am on the first day, and ends in Christchurch around 6pm on the last day.
Fly into Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and out of Christchurch International Airport (CHC).
How long is the tour? How many cycling days?
The tour is 7 days long with all 7 days being cycling days.
What's the tour like?
To determine the grade of a particular adventure the tour operator considers a number of factors. These include the condition of the terrain, the altitude, the amount of climbing, the types of roads and the length of the trip.
The Southern Coast Cycle is graded moderate. You will need to be a competent road rider with stamina and a good level of fitness, you should be able to cycle comfortably for 4-6 hours or around 80km/50miles per day, day after day. There are some long undulating and hilly sections. You should be confident riding on main roads alongside traffic which can be travelling at speed. This tour is not for beginners. The tour is fully supported and if at any stage you feel like having a rest from cycling you will be able to ride in the support vehicle.
Who will lead the group?
The guides are one of the biggest assets of the tour operator and they have pride for their level of quality and high standards. Once the trip reaches 8 people, two expert guides will join to maximise your enjoyment and overall experience. You’ll know you’re in safe hands as all of the guides are certified in first aid and CPR and many of them are trained bike mechanics. They come from all walks of life but the guides have a common desire to give you the best possible experience, fun and lots of fond memories to take home with you.