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Eight Day Queenstown and Southern Lakes Self - Guided Tour

offered by supplier M15875 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 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: 1500 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1550 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

This trip starts from Christchurch with a gradual warm-up with mainly flat riding on the first two days as you ride through to the quiet country towns of Methven and Geraldine. From Geraldine you tackle some of the moderate hills that follow for the remainder of the trip as you cycle through to the spectacular lake-side town of Tekapo, where many of the scenes for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ were shot. From Tekapo it’s along the canals and glacier-fed Southern Lakes and through the dramatic McKenzie Basin to Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.
- Equipment Included: Trek mountain bike for touring (with road tyres), 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: Seven nights accommodation in twin rooms with bathroom ensuite, in carefully selected B&B's, home stays and small friendly motels (breakfast included).
- Difficulty: Moderate to demanding route with longer days averaging 60 to 100 km per cycling day.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Collect bicycle and equipment in Christchurch, and cycle to Methven.

Day 2: Methven to Geraldine.

Day 3: Geraldine to Lake Tekapo.

Day 4: Rest day at Lake Tekapo.

Day 5: Lake Tekapo to Omarama.

Day 6: Omarama to Cromwell.

Day 7: Cromwell to Queenstown.

Day 8: Rest day in Queenstown to take in the sights or to Christchurch via bus, or continue on to join our tour through the Central Otago Goldfields.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Low Season (September, October, November, March & April) $1500 per person twin share
- High Season (December, January & February) $1550 per person twin share
- Single Supplement (on request basis only) $395.

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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