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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!
Cross Lake Wakatipu on the charming vintage steamer the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Station. The beginning of your cycling adventure!
The boat has its own licensed cafe on board.
Cycle from Walter Peak to Mt Nicholas.
After your delicious BBQ lunch with Real Journeys, cycle 12kms to your first nights accommodation beside the picturesque Lake Wakatipu.
12kms of rolling hills alongside Lake Wakatipu gives you a cruisy afternoon ride of 1.5hours through remote farmland.
One of the best sections of cycle trail in NZ! 39kms of riding through the remote Eyre Mountains. Be sure to have your camera with you, the Von Valley is sure to impress.
This is one section where you will gain some elevation from Lake Wakatipu up into the mountains. An Ebike is a great idea for this section unless you are keen for a workout.
Cycle to the Mavora Lakes Kiosk, and if time is on your side, you can continue up to the South Mavora Lake, an extra 8kms of riding. If time is available for this, we do highly recommend riding up to Mavora Lakes for a look.
Transport for you and your bikes to Te Anau
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.
Transport from "The Church" Restaurant in Manapouri back to your accommodation in Te Anau
Transport from Te Anau to Center Hill to continue with your day of riding on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail
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
Bag Transfer. Lumsden to Athol (Mataura Lodge)
Cycle Lumsden to Athol. 23kms of easy going riding through prime Southland farm land. Stay in the small town of Athol, one of New Zealand's most inland towns.
Your dinner, lunch and breakfast can be pre purchased at your accommodation on request.
Bag Transfer. Athol (Mataura Lodge) to Kingston, on 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!