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Mountain bike holiday in New Zealand

If you are to do one New Zealand trip in your lifetime, this is it. Bucket list! This 10-day South Island road trip begins in the sunshine capital Nelson and ends in Queenstown, the crown jewel of kiwi mountain biking.  In between you’ll ride and visit a mind-boggling array or diverse riding regions including the amazing Old Ghost Road, the spectacular West-Coast, towering Mount Cook, semi-arid towns of Alexandra & Clyde, remote Craigieburn and Central Otago. Featuring a helicopter drop, a wine tasting and eight-days of spectacular singletrack riding led by professional local leaders; if you’ve dreamt of the ultimate New Zealand trip wait no longer.


Day 1: Welcome to Nelson.

Touch down in idyllic Nelson, the sunshine capital of NZ. Warm up ride.

Day 2: Ride Coppermine Saddle, Nelson.

Full day of sweet singletrack riding in this mountain bikers paradise.

Day 3: Helicopter drop the famous Old Ghost Road.

Hop in the bird to one of NZ's most epic backcountry trails.

Day 4: Ride Old Ghost Road, transfer to the West Coast.

42 kms in the deep wilderness of the Kahurangi region, then transfer to the spectacular West Coast.

Day 5: Ride Charming Creek, transfer to Craigieburn.

Stunning ride in Charming Creek, then transfer to the hidden gem of Craigieburn.

Day 6: Ride Craigieburn, transfer to Mackenzie Country.

A full day of backcountry riding at Craigieburn then transfer to picturesque Mackenzie Country.

Day 7: Ride Lake Pukaiki, wine tasting in Otago.

Ride on a working sheep station overlooking mighty Mount Cook, 3724 m.

Day 8: Ride Alexandra & Clyde, transfer to Queenstown.

Ride the epic arid landscapes and trails of Alexandra and Clyde, then transfer to Queenstown.

Day 9: Queenstown's best: Rude Rock & Skippers Canyon.

Ride some of the region's top rides then afternoon to explore this amazing lakeside town.

Day 10: Transfer to Queenstown Airport for flights home.

Bon voyage!

What our Guests Say:

“What an adventure! Each day was vastly different and totally inspiring. I love New Zealand!”

– Catherine B.

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Dates: Dec 1-10, 2017

Feb 16-25, 2018 | Dec 7-16, 2018
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Joining In: Nelson, NZ (ending in Queenstown)
Skill Level: 3 fitness, 2 technical
Type: All-Mountain
Land Cost: $3995 USD /person | Currency Conversion ?

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