Astounding views on NZ's South Island

Southern Alps 10 Days

10 days
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$4,945 USD

Enjoy friendly Kiwi hospitality, a superb scenic mix of mountain passes and easier coastal terrain that will delight cycle enthusiasts on a 10 day road biking tour running from Christchurch to Queenstown. Unspoiled New Zealand - glaciers, rainforests, lakes and snowy peaks; the Southern Alps tour takes you on a breath-taking loop through some of the world's finest scenery. New Zealand was one of the last places in the world to be settled by man and it still retains a rugged, incomparable pristine beauty. "The Lord of the Rings" was filmed here on the West Coast and is rightly recognized as a World Heritage Area.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    199.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    28 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Christchurch, New Zealand. There is an international airport in Christchurch (CHC) and it is a major hub for buses and trains to arrive.

    The tour ends in Queenstown and the international airport there (ZGN) is conveniently located.

  • How long is the tour? How many days riding?

    The tour is 10 days long with 7 scheduled days of riding however, you can cycle on the planned rest day if you'd like. Also, on day 1 there is a small ride around the local park.

  • What's the tour like?

    This 10-day cycling trip is aimed at enthusiasts, discovering the beauty of the South Island from the seat of a bike.

    Various different options are given each day for riding distances, so you can choose what suits your energy levels each day. Additionally, the tour operator encourages you to cycle as little or as much as you wish each day, the minibus will always be available.

  • Can I rent a bike?

    Yes, the tour operator can supply road bikes, hybrids or E-bikes.

Overall Rating:
Mark & Peggy
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

We loved every minute of our vacation...The accommodations were perfect for us…. The bike routes were awesome….

The trip was seamless..

(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

We were so pleased with every aspect of this trip. The routes chosen, the distances, the rest stops, the scenery, the food and lodging and the people who chose to be on this trip were all exceptional.