Bike through a spectacular part of New Zealand

Otago Rail, Alps 2 Ocean and Dunstan Trails

8 days
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$2,328 USD

Experience superb days of magnificent scenery on beautiful cycle trails. Cycle past New Zealand's highest mountains, spectacular lakes, and rivers. Ride trails from Lake Tekapo to Middlemarch with surfaces similar to good unpaved roads. Cycling is easy to intermediate grades and is suitable for all ages.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    171.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.2 miles
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This tour is a combination of trail routes in the Mackenzie District and Central Otago regions of the South Island. You will cycle sections of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail, the newly opened Lake Dunstan Trail and the Otago Central Rail Trail. It starts in Christchurch and finishes in Christchurch.

Spend eight fantastic days on cycle trails with matching beautiful scenery. Ride with views of New Zealand's highest mountains, picturesque lakes and rivers. The trails are similar to good unpaved roads from Lake Tekapo to Middlemarch which makes this an easy to intermediate grade tour that's suitable for all ages.

The Lake Dunstan trail offers cyclists an easy, unique and fascinating 55km ride along Lake Dunstan, the Kawarau River and the mighty Clutha River Mata-au. Cyclists experiencing the trail will marvel at the man-made landscapes, the rich Maori and early pioneer history, and be able to amble through the vineyards of Bannockburn. The Central Otago Rail Trail originally provided a vital link between Dunedin and the major goldfields of Central Otago. The Department of Conservation acquired the disused railway in 1993 and spent six years preparing and upgrading the route for use as a walking and cycling trail.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Accommodation
  • Guided Bike Tour with friendly English speaking tour guide
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Map of the riding route
  • Free jersey
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available