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E-Bike West Coast Wilderness
Relax and recharge on this E-Bike West Coast Wilderness, with other like-minded e-bikers over 5 days on the South Island of New Zealand. Wedged between the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea is the 140km West Coast Wilderness Trail. Weaving through the dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands, a series of smooth flowing off-road tracks takes you from Ross to Greymouth. Following the path of long-gone railways, logging trams, and water races from the mining days, you’ll soak up colourful stories from the past.
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance113.7 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance22.7 miles
Starting and ending from Christchurch, you'll be transported to and from the trail with the expert guides showing you the trail’s best sights such as gold rush relics, wildlife, and hidden natural wonders.
You’ll also take a trip on the TranzAlpine, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys, through Arthur's Pass National Park and walk the Pororari River & Truman Track – two West Coast must-do’s.
Character-filled towns, atmospheric accommodation and friendly welcomes are all part of the package, as is the passion and local knowledge of the crew.
The West Coast Wilderness Trail is graded introductory to moderate. You will be cycling on a mix of wide trails, narrow water races and boardwalk with some undulating hills. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and the tour operator suggests 2 hours of cycling per week for the three months leading up to your trip. They recommend training on compacted gravel trails and completing a multi-day ride prior to your trip to get used to being in the saddle for long periods of time. The more training you have done on hills and on compacted gravel, the more enjoyable your trip will be.