An epic 186km journey, starting at Walter Peak.
Set in the deep south of New Zealand, the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail circles the picturesque Eyre Mountains, cuts through remote valleys and truly gets you off the beaten track. Through the agriculture areas Southland is known for, to towering mountains on either side of you, the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail has a bit of everything to bring a smile to your face.
The 186km journey on the Around the Mountains Trail can be ridden in either direction, however all of our tours will start from Walter Peak and finish in Kingston. This gives you a tailwind for the prevailing wind and gives you one day of uphill and the rest is a nice and gentle downhill ride all the way to Kingston. A 3 to 6+ day ride lets you set your own pace, with a highly recommended option of riding the Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail to bring some epic Fiordland National Park scenery in to your bike adventure.
Immerse yourself in true southern hospitality, pedal through historic towns and rural farmland. Explore the world famous Mavora Lakes, the towering mountains and crystal clear lakes, streams and rivers. Take a picture at one of the awe inspiring Lord of the Rings film locations at the North Mavora Lake, stop for a snack and spot trout playing in the remote Oreti and Mataura rivers. Cycle through Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak high country stations.
At the start of your trip, a cruise across Lake Wakatipu will help the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail be a bike trip to remember.
With no accommodation at Mavora Lakes and limited accommodation options in some areas, we have created some great options to suit your needs and found some great solutions that let Bike Fiordland stand out from our competitors.