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14 Day West Coast - Kaikoura/ Pacific Ocean Self-Guided Bike Tour

offered by supplier M15875 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 21 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: September - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2600 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2650 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

After a climb through the Southern Alps and relaxing in the geo-thermal springs of Maruia and Hanmer Springs, it’s on to Kaikoura with its abundant sea life and the popular whale watching. Then it’s along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coast, passing the seal colonies that dot this spectacular coastline, as you head back to Christchurch via the vineyards of Waipara.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Collect bicycle and equipment in Christchurch, Tranz Alpine train ride to Moana and then bike to Greymouth.

Day 2: Greymouth to Punakaiki.

Day 3: Punakaiki to Westport.

Day 4: Rest day and sight seeing in Westport.

Day 5: Westport to Reefton.

Day 6: Reefton to Maruia Springs.

Day 7: Mauria Springs to Hanmer.

Day 8: Rest day in Hanmer.

Day 9: Hanmer to Mount Lyford.

Day 10: Mount Lyford to Kaikoura.

Day 11: Rest day/sightseeing day in Kaikoura, where you can take in the whale and dolphin watching, swimming with the seals, or any of the many other attractions.

Day 12: Kaikoura to Cheviot.

Day 13: Cheviot to Waipara.

Day 14: Waipara to Christchurch (or extend your stay in Waipara to take in the fine Vineyards).

Notes:
- Equipment Included:
* Trek touring bike (with road tires).
* Ortlieb Rear Pannier Bags, front handlebar bag and comprehensive repair kit.
* Detailed itinerary, maps and notes on points of interest that you will pass.
- Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation in twin rooms with bathroom ensuite (where available), in carefully selected B&B's, home stays and small friendly motels (Breakfast).
- Difficulty: Moderate difficulty route with an average 50 to 90kms per cycling day.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Low Season (September, October, November, March, April, May) NZ$2600 per person twin share
- High Season (December, January and February) NZ$2650 per person twin share
- Single Supplement (on request basis only) NZ$595.

About This Supplier
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Location: New Zealand
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2007
Client Request Served: 41

M15875 has been set up by cycle tourers, for cycle tourers. We have extensive knowledge of bike touring in New Zealand, gained through tens-of-thousands of kilometers cycling all the routes we recommend. We have used the knowledge we have gained to put together these self-guided tour routes because we think they offer...

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