New Zealand is sparsely populated, with little more than 4 million people. Its roads are generally quiet and the scenery spectacular; a combination which makes it a perfect cycling destination. It is through this constantly changing, uncluttered countryside that you will cycle, your senses invigorated by the sights and sounds of your surroundings.
A combined bus and cycle tour ensures that you can cycle the highlights of both Islands in a relatively short time. You will cycle approximately 850 km, however you are always welcome to ride in the support vehicle whenever you feel the need.
Experience has taught us that it's best not to overdo the first couple of days. Stop when you feel you have done enough, over doing those first few days could spoil your holiday!
19 day Road Cycling Tour from Auckland to Christchurch
Day 1 Arrive in Auckland and sightseeing
Day 2 Auckland - Whitianga: 251km, 52km biking Clevedon - Miranda
Day 3 Freeday in Whitianga: Visit Hot Water Beach, kayaking ...
Day 4 Whitianga - Rotorua: 245km, 49km biking Tairua - Whiritoa
Day 5 Freeday in Rotorua
Day 6 Rotorua - National Park (NP): 200km, 53km biking Turangi - NP
Day 7 NP. - Wanganui: 125km, 57km biking Kakatahi - Wanganui
Day 8 Wanganui - Wellington: 195km
Day 9 Wellington - Nelson: 105km, 34km biking Picton - Havelock
Day 10 Freeday in Nelson: walking, kayaking, swimming...
Day 11 Nelson - Westport: 230km, 65km biking Lyell - Westport
Day 12 Westport - Hokitika: 145km, 45km biking Punakaiki - Greymouth
Day 13 Hokitika - Fox Glacier: 160km, 62km biking Hari Hari-Franz Josef
Day 14 Fox Glacier - Wanaka: 264km, 81km biking Pleasant Flat - Hawea
Day 15 Wanaka - Queenstown: 81km, 51km biking Wanaka - Arrowtown
Day 16 Freeday in Queenstown: walking, Bungy, Rafting...
Day 17 Queenstown - Twizel: 220km, 61km biking Lindis Pass - Twizel
Day 18 Twizel - Christchurch: 281km, 33km biking Canal road - Tekapo
Day 19 Christchurch: departure
* Airport transfers
Day 1 only: Auckland (between 7am & 2pm from the Airport)
Day 19 only: Christchurch (between 7am & 3.30pm from the Hotel)
Transfers outside these days/times are your own arrangements
* Accommodation: 18 nights in 3-4 star (NZ standard) hotels & motels
* Meals: none
There is an option to contribute to a group kitty for the occasional
breakfast and many picnic lunches. For those that are interested
(purely optional), the Tourguide will collect approx NZ$100pp
* Tourguide (who is also the driver)
* Support vehicle (Coaster Bus) with bike trailer (& luggage space) - (luggage limited to 1 suitcase per person + 1 daypack)
* Ferry crossing Wellington to Picton (normally mid morning crossing)
* Sightseeing tour Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland
* International flights & airport taxes
* Airport transfers outside the days/times specified above
* Travel Insurance
* Drinks (except daily drinking water), phone calls & Minibar expenses
* Personal expenses (including any specific medical related requirements)
Single Accommodation Supplement: NZD$1400
Also see tour packages in:
Australia and Oceania New Zealand Outdoor: Land Rambler Bicycle Touring Multi-activity
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