The Southern Alps of New Zealand cycling tour takes one on a breathtaking loop through some of the world’s finest scenery. Walk on a glacier, experience the rainforest on a range of short hikes and meet friendly New Zealanders. Ride to Mt Cook and stay on a sheep farm. Besides great biking, you can try jet-boating, rafting, scenic flights and bungy jumping. This is one of our most popular trips, and the Southern Lakes region has been rated eighth on Lonely Planet’s list of the best regions to visit.
The South Island is known for friendly Kiwi hospitality, and excellent local cuisine and includes interesting history from the region’s gold mining days. The vibrant towns of Wanaka and Queenstown- both on the shores of beautiful lakes with an alpine backdrop – make for a wonderful experience.
Our knowledgeable, friendly local guides take pride in showcasing their country for you, while you cycle as little or as much as you want. Enjoy friendly Kiwi hospitality, a superb scenic mix of mountain passes and easier coastal terrain that will delight cycle enthusiasts – knowing that each evening, there is a comfortable lodge and excellent cuisine awaiting you.
The tour starts in New Zealand’s second-largest city Christchurch, (pop. 350,000); New Zealand’s
cycling capital and gateway to the South Island. It is an attractive city with the river Avon winding its way through the centre bordered by weeping willows and has an excellent botanical garden at Hagley Park.
To see what bikes you can enjoy this amazing cycle tour on, follow this link to our bike rental options. Bike Rentals
Join us for an unforgettable New Zealand cycling tour.
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