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Nine Day West Coast and Rainforests Self-Guided Bike Tour

offered by supplier M15875 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 21 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: September - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1925 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1975 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Our popular nine day West Coast cycling tour starts from Christchurch with a spectacular train journey across the Southern Alps to Moana on the banks of Lake Brunner before a gentle cycle to the West Coast and the town of Greymouth. From Greymouth you cycle north along the rugged West Coast, taking in the spectacular Rainforest, Punakaiki rocks and limestone cliffs along the route.

Then it’s a gentle ride along the spectacular Buller river and through to the historic goldfields of Reefton. From Reefton it’s a climb through the Southern Alps before relaxing in the thermal springs of Maruia and Hanmer Springs. After a rest and sightseeing day in Hanmer, it’s onto the wine and olive growing regions of Waipara and Amberley, before a gentle ride back to Christchurch.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Collect bicycle & equipment in Christchurch, Transz Alpine train ride to Moana and the cycle to Greymouth.

Day 2: Greymouth to Punakaiki.

Day 3: Punakaiki to Westport.

Day 4: Westport to Reefton.

Day 5: Reefton to Maruia Springs (natural hot springs).

Day 6: Maruia Springs to Hanmer.

Day 7: Rest day in Hanmer (thermal springs).

Day 8: Hanmer to Waipara.

Day 9: Waipara to Christchurch.

- Equipment Included: mountain bike for touring (with road tyres) or speciailist touring bike [both 27speed], 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: Eight nights accommodation in twin rooms with bathroom ensuite (where available), in carefully selected B&B's, home stays and small friendly motels (breakfast included).
- Difficulty: Moderate to demanding route, with longer days averaging 45 to 90 km per cycling day.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Low Season (October, November, March & April) $1925 p.p. twin share
- High Season (December, January & February) $1975 p.p. twin share
- Single supplement (on request basis only) $650.

About This Supplier
Location: New Zealand
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2007

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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