Known as one of New Zealand’s most scenic multi-day cycle rides this spectacular trip from Christchurch to Queenstown is also regarded as one of the world’s top five cycle touring routes.
If you’re serious about cycling look no further than this outstanding itinerary.
Averaging daily rides of up to 100 kms a day, and with many high alpine pass crossings including the spectacular Haast Pass, the cycling will take you past an ever changing landscape - from glacier country through to quiet sealed roads fringed with mighty podocarp rainforest and even past dramatic coastlines before finally crossing over the Crown Range into the beautiful Southern Lakes district around Wanaka & Queenstown.
Out of the saddle the highlights are equally spectacular.
Your adventure begins with a memorable journey on the TranzAlpine Express train to Greymouth via the spectacular Waimakariri Gorge and lush forests of Arthur’s Pass National Park. There is a non-cycling day included to allow time for optional activities at and around the Franz Josef Glacier such as relaxing in the hot pools, taking an optional scenic flight or helicopter ride, or sea kayaking on a beautiful nearby lagoon.
This is a truly outstanding adventure.