Head to this mesmerizing spot to begin day 3
Wander and enjoy the sweepingly beautiful beach at Hokitika
On the last day, enjoy an exceptional journey to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine train
Ride one of the best cycle trails in NZ

West Coast Wilderness Ride

5 days
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$900 USD

Enjoy a 5 day self-guided trail tour from Christchurch to Christchurch on a leisurely and legendary ride of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. The tour is classified as a Grade 2 (easy) ride with some Grade 3 sections on roads (intermediate). Additional activities are possible, and optional, and can be added into the package upon request. The tour includes bikes, accommodation, breakfasts, and extensive trip information so you can travel at your pace with some of the benefits of an organised tour.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    88.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    22.2 miles
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The West Coast Wilderness Trail is arguably the most accessible and fascinating cycle trail in New Zealand.  It's a truly unique experience soaked in a rich pioneering history, and is filled with rugged beauty and jaw dropping scenery.  Combine this with beautiful lakes, forest and rivers - and of course genuine West Coast hospitality - and you have a journey that dreams are made of.

The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Christchurch. The tour is able to be booked any time of year subject to accommodation availability. Note that until 1st January 2023, the TranzAlpine is running on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday's only. 

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Breakfast daily
  • Accommodation
  • Shuttle services on the trail
  • Luggage transport - x1 bag per person, 15kg max per bag
  • TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
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
  • Personal expenses (including any specific medical-related requirements)
  • E-bikes possible for an additional cost

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available