New Zealand Sth Island

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Day 1 Christchurch

Fly into Christchurch and be met by the hotel shuttle bus for your transfer to our accommodation in Christchurch.

Day 2 Hokitika

Whether you are booked on the Tranzalpine Express across the southern alps or take the mini bus, the journey will be a spectacular one! We travel over Arthurs Pass en route to Greymouth on the west coast. From here we jump on the bikes for the 40 km ride down to Hokitika with some spectacular beach and ocean scenery on our right as we make our way south.

Day 3 Franz Josef Village

The next day we head south along the coast before beginning to head inland toward the mountainous areas of the west coast where we come across the spectacular Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Today is a ride of about 134 kms, however we will get in early enough to drive up to the Franz Josef Glacier in the afternoon.

Day 4 Haast Village

Today we pedal out from Franz Josef and past the Fox Glacier encountering stunning ocean coastline once again as we head onto Haast Village at the entrance to the Mt Aspiring National Park. It is a ride of around 144kms bearing in mind the bus is never far away for those wishing to take advantage of it.

Day 5 Wanaka

Today we head into the Mt Aspiring National Park and cross the Haast Pass at the 59 km mark before continuing on to Wanaka on what is one of the most beautiful alpine lake roads in the world, past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. This will be one of the most unforgettable days on the tour! For those completing the whole day on the bike, it will be 143kms.

Day 6 Queenstown

Today is a much shorter ride to Cardrona before the exciting downhill run toward Lake Wakatipu commences. We will have a brief stop in the historic mining town of Arrowtown before getting into Queenstown with enough time to enjoy the permanent holiday atmosphere of this "action" town on the lake shore. All up today, we cover a distance of some 68 kms.

Day 7 Queenstown

Today we have an option to just enjoy a rest day in Queenstown or do a scenic ride along Lake Wakatipu after being shuttled some distance away from Queenstown.

Day 8 Christchurch

We transit from Queenstown back to Christchurch past Lake Tekapo and across the Canterbury Plains before arriving back at our accomodation near the airport. 

Day 9 Fly out from Christchurch