19 August, 2018
9 September, 2018
Period 1st Jul 18
- 30th Sep 18
Adult NZD $2,995.00
Single Supplement NZD $725.00
Transport in a private vehicle is included on the trip.
To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the terrain, the altitude and the length of the trip. Cross country skiing, alpine skiing/snowboarding and snow shoeing all require some physical exertion. However, these are all conducted at your own comfortable pace and ability level. The Alps to Ocean cycle trail is graded moderate. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and we suggest 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise, (either cycling or jogging) three times a week for the three months leading up to your trip. Our cycle rides are all on tarmac or purpose built hard packed trails. You’ll need appropriate outdoor winter clothing and footwear. We supply hybrid mountain bikes and helmets for the cycling sections.
The accommodation for this trip has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. The accommodation is on a twin share or double room basis with private facilities, except for two nights where we stay in the Snow Farm lodge & a mountain hut. If you wish to reserve a room to yourself a single supplement is available at extra cost (except for Snow Farm and Rex Simpson hut). Please note: although every endeavour is made to stay at the accommodation detailed in the itinerary, occasionally, due to seasonal shortages, we need to use other accommodation of a similar standard.
We can help with different suggestions for your pre/post tour accommodation.
You will need an overnight pack to carry gear to take to the backcountry hut.
You will be supplied with snow shoes, ski’s and ski poles. If necessary, ask our staff about providing small overnight packs and walking poles.
The weather in the South Island of New Zealand in winter can be changeable so you will need to have suitable clothing for a wide range of conditions. There could be snow on the mountains and cold winds, but frosty mornings are often followed by mild clear blue sky days. At night it can be freezing with subzero temperatures, but fabulous for experiencing some big sky stargazing! We recommend bringing lots of layers, warm thermal merino layers, micro fleece or woollen mid layers and a good waterproof jacket so that you can add and remove layers as the temperatures change throughout the day.
Outdoor Clothing & Equipment:
Your Guide will have:
For those guests who come from hotter climates you may not have a supply of thermals and warm clothes, however Queenstown has a large number of outdoor gear stores where you can stock up, such as Kathmandu, Macpac, Outside Sports and Torpedo 7 to name a few. Check out Small Planet on Shotover Street which also has a huge range of new and used gear. We have tried to think of everything that you may need but you might have your own additions. If you are unsure of any of the listed items please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and we will help you out. Remember this is just a recommended list - common sense should always prevail! Laundry facilities are readily available most nights, so you should have chance to wash your clothes while you are on tour should you need to.
All food described in the itinerary is included, as well as water and snacks.
Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance (at least 1 month prior to your trip) to determine whether we can cater to such dietary requirements on your chosen adventure. Please note that options are likely to be limited in very remote locations or alternatives may be more expensive or unavailable. There may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own food. We are unable to guarantee a peanut‑free or allergen‑free trip, and therefore, we strongly encourage that travellers with life‑threatening or severe allergies take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure. Passengers must travel with all necessary medications for food allergies and be capable of self‑administering these medications.
The guides are one of our biggest assets. We pride ourselves on the standard and quality of these great people who you will be spending your holiday with. They come from all walks of life but they all have a common desire to give you the best possible experience, heaps of fun and lots of fond memories to take home with you. Depending on the size of the group, the services of two guides is provided. All are certified in first aid and CPR and many are advanced mountain guides.
We will secure your tour booking on receipt of a 25% deposit. Tour balance to be paid no less than 65 days prior to tour departure. By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
More than 60 days notice – NZ$400.00 per person cancellation fee
60-30 days – 50% refund of tour price
Less than 30 days notice – NO REFUND
We suggest clients take out a comprehensive travel insurance.
World Nomads Travel Insurance provides online quotes.