Experience some epic riding on a variety of terrain
Spend the penultimate day riding this fantastic track in the Marlborough Sounds
Each day brings a host of diversity but always superb views
Bike your way over some of NZ's most spectacular landscapes
Challenge yourself through a variety of terrains and over some narrow bridges

South Island Mountain Biking Getaway

Duration
10 days
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$56
From
$2,721 USD

Join an epic ten-day mountain biking adventure with transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown to start the riding in the MTB mecca of NZ and finish up in the awesome Marlborough Sounds. This ten-day off-road tour begins in the Queenstown and Wanaka Lakes district of the South Island and is full of adventure, challenge and excitement for the intermediate to experienced mountain biker.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mixed
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You can choose to start the tour in Christchurch and spend part of the first day of the tour traveling with the tour operator down to Queenstown or can meet the tour group there. After exploring the MTB delights of Queenstown the route takes you over Alpine passes, alongside beautiful lakes and through river valleys.

You will finish the tour by riding the spectacular Queen Charlotte Track in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. The incredible landscapes and scenery are highlighted as you tackle many of the great rides amongst the typically dry and rocky terrain of this High Country Region. In the evenings you can sample New Zealand’s delicious cuisine washed down with local fine wines.

The tour operator describes this trip as Grade 5-6, Active to Challenging. Read the itinerary page in full to gauge whether it is suitable for your ability/wishes and to get a more detailed breakdown of the tour.

The tour is also on-demand and can run with a minimum of 6 guests.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunches as indicated in the itinerary
  • Support vehicle: (Bus and/or 4WD) with bike trailer (& luggage space)
  • Tourguide (who is also the driver) & local MTB guide(s) – crew numbers subject to group size
  • Boat transfer to Portage Resort and start of Queen Charlotte Track
  • Local fees for use of private land and conservation land
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
  • Drinks (except daily drinking water), phone calls and minibar expenses
  • Personal expenses (including any specific medical-related requirements)
  • Bike repairs and maintenance (except if hiring a bike)
  • 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