The tour starts in Queenstown and we travel through the hill country alongside Lakes Hawea and Wanaka. From here we journey to the spectacular West Coast of the South Island through the dense dense rain forest of some of New Zealand's most renowned National Heritage Parks. There is also the opportunity to visit the face of Fox or Franz Josef glaciers. The tour concludes with a train journey aboard the world-famous Transalpine Express, traversing the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps to Christchurch.
Day 1: You will be met on arrival at Christchurch airport and transferred to your accommodation. We then have a scenic afternoon tour of this picturesque 'Garden City'.
Day 2: Christchurch - Geraldine. Cycling from Mt.Hutt to Geraldine: 80 km.
Day 3: Geraldine - Lake Tekapo. 91 km biking.
Day 4: Lake Tekapo - Omarama. 87 km biking.
Day 5: Omarama - Cromwell. 112 km biking.
Day 6: Cromwell - Queenstown. 60 km biking.
Day 7: Queenstown. For those that have joined the Tour for the first 7 days only, this is your departure day.
Day 8: Queesntown - Wanaka. 81 km biking.
Day 9: Wanaka - Makaroa. 65 km biking.
Day 10: Makaroa - Haast. 82 km biking.
Day 11: Haast - Fox Glacier. 119 km biking.
Day 12: Fox Glacier - Punakaiki. 45 km biking.
Day 13: Punakaiki – Greymouth - Christchurch. At 1 pm we board the Trans alpine Express train for the journey to Christchurch through the Southern Alps. This journey is regarded as one of the best train rides of its kind in the world.
Day 14: Transfers to Christchurch International Airport. All participants will be transferred to the airport between 7 am and 3:30 pm.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Airport transfers
*Day 1 only: Christchurch (between 7am and 2pm from the Airport)
*Day 14 only: Christchurch (between 7am and 4pm from the Hotel)
- Tour guide (who is also the driver)
- Support vehicle (Coaster Bus) with bike trailer (luggage space)
*14 day tour: 13 nights in 3–4 star (NZ standard) hotels and motels
- Transalpine train journey
- Sightseeing Christchurch and Queenstown
- All breakfasts
- All lunches except on day 1 and 7 (Queenstown leisure day) and departure day.
- International flights and airport taxes
- Airport transfers outside the days/times specified above
- Travel Insurance
- Bike rental
- Drinks (except daily drinking water)
- Phone calls and Minibar expenses
- Personal expenses (including any specific medical related requirements).
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