MULTI DAY TOUR

4 Day Express Around the Mountains

4 Days

Easy

from $1,199pp incl bike hire

Our 4 Day Around the Mountain Tour is perfect for those who ride regularly and want to experience the amazing high country of NZ! – From $999pp excluding Bike Hire

Highlights

  • Scenic boat trip across Lake Wakatipu
  • Stop for a tour of the Walter Peak homestead
  • Explore the native beech forest at Mavora Lakes
  • Take in the amazing backcountry views from Von Hill
  • Enjoy a picnic by the old musterer’s hut
  • Stop in Lumsden to enjoy the heritage railway precinct
  • Explore Southland’s gold mining history through Athol and Garston
  • See the old Kingston Flyer
  • Finish your tour at the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu

Is this ride for me?

If you are active and are out on your bike weekly basis, then this 4 day tour is for you! With an average of 5 hours riding a day, this tour a great way to experience the amazing backcountry of Northern Southland. See more of Southland, Fiordland and Te Anau than our 3 day tour. If you like a challenge then ride a hardtail up Von Hill, or take it easy and let one of our E-bikes do the work for you.

Be sure to bring

  • Day bag
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Windbreaker jacket

Please ask us for our full recommended gear list

Pricing and Options

Below is our standard pricing for this tour, including accommodation and shuttle transport.

Talk to us about your specific requirements – whether you want to hire eBikes, stay in a Luxury Lodge or add activities, we can make it happen!

Tours

from $1,199pp incl bike hire

Day 1

Express Tour - 4 Days, 2 Epic Cycle Trails - Overview

Express Tour - 4 Days, 2 Epic Cycle Trails - Overview

Inclusions
- Bag Transfers from start to finish
- Standard Bike Hire. (Upgrade to an Ebike $50 per day. Or, bring your own bike). Or, bring your own bike
- Shuttle Transfers
- Admin help during your tour if needed
- Preparation guides and gear lists
- Health and Safety equipment
- Helmet, tools and bike repair kits
- Top rack bag approx. 10 litres storage on your bike

Ferry Across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station

Ferry Across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station

Water taxi across beautiful Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station , the beginning of your cycling adventure!

Walter Peak to Mavora Lakes

Walter Peak to Mavora Lakes

50kms to 58kms of breathtaking scenery through the Eyre Mountains.

Your journey will start on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, winding through farmland past Mt Nicholas Station. The trail then heads away from the lake into the Von Valley past the old Mt Nic Homestead. There is one climb where you will gain elevation reasonably quickly where you are greeted with a spectacular open valley nestled between mountain ranges. Your journey will take you up to the Mavora Lakes bus shelter where you can choose to continue your ride up to the south lake of Mavora, or climb in our comfy van.

Grade 1-2 for most of the trail.

There are two ford crossings that are grade 3. Be sure to bring a change of footwear if you are unsure of riding through a bumpier surface with 6 inches of water.

Transport Mavora Lakes - Te Anau

Transport Mavora Lakes - Te Anau

Transport for you and your bikes to Te Anau

Day 2

Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail

Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail

Ride from Te Anau to Manapouri along the Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail.
32kms each way, the Lake 2 Lake trail winds its way along the shores of Lake Te Anau before heading south down the world famous Waiau River. One of the most beautiful cycle trails in Southland with epic Fiordland Scenery.
Finish in the Manapouri Township beside Lake Manapouri and take in the scenery.
We recommend lunch at The Church, an old church building beautifully converted in to a restaurant/bar.
Spend the afternoon exploring Manapouri and catch the shuttle transfer back to Te Anau, or make your way back home along the trail back to Te Anau.
32kms each way, grade 1-2.
Please note there are quite a few rolling hills along the trail. It is far from a flat cycle trail. Ebikes are recommended if you do not wish to get a workout and your heart rate up.
A pick up between 2 and 3pm assumes you will have luinch in Manapouri and spend a bit of time exploring the area. We are flexible with the Manapouri pick up times.

Transport Manapouri to Te Anau

Transport Manapouri to Te Anau

Transport from "The Church" Restaurant in Manapouri back to your accommodation in Te Anau

Day 3

Transport Te Anau - Center Hill

Transport Te Anau - Center Hill

Transport from Te Anau to Center Hill to continue with your day of riding on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

Center Hill to Lumsden

Center Hill to Lumsden

Start your day out in the wilderness. Center Hill to Mossburn is a cruisy, scenic ride all the way to Lumsden. The trail follows crystal clear braided rivers through stunning valleys surrounded by towering mountains. Stop in Mossburn for lunch or a look around the deer capitol of NZ.

Ride through some of Southlands most beautiful farmland from Mossburn to Lumsden.

This section is open and is exposed during windy times. Our tours set you up for a tailwind, so no long rides with a strong headwind.

44kms, mostly flat, slightly downhill. Grade 1-2 easy riding

Day 4

Lumsden to Kingtson

Lumsden to Kingtson

Start your day riding along the Oreti River back the way you came yesterday to the Lumsden turn off and continue straight.

Cycle through the open rolling valley floor through Five Rivers heading north towards the Eyre Mountains. With very light rolling hills, your start to the day is easy and scenic. Stop in Athol or Garston for lunch and coffee nestled between the mountains in the most inland settlements in New Zealand.

Shop at the Garston Stables, taste some of New Zealands most unique honey flavours at the Hunny Shop and take in the scenery.

Stop at the iconic Fairlight Train Station before reaching the beautiful shores of Lake Wakatipu in Kingston.

Transport Kingston to Queenstown

Transport Kingston to Queenstown

We will meet you at the Kingston Flyer Cafe on the lake front. Stop for a bite to eat and a pint, you will have earned it by now!

Other tours

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Custom

Easy / Intermediate

POA

6 day tour using back country boutique accommodation. Average 3 hours per day with lots of time to explore.

6 Days

Easy

from $1,899 incl bike hire

Self guided or group guided. 5 star accommodation and vehicle assistance every step of the way.

4 Days or longer

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