West Coast and Glaciers Cycle

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  Tour Operator  Adventure South

  New Zealand

 6 days (Bike: 6 days)

  480 km  (~80km per day)





Cycle over alpine passes and explore the dramatic West Coast's lush rainforests, pounding surf and the Fox Glacier before returning to Christchurch aboard the TranzAlpine train

Exploring New Zealand's 'wild' west coast by bike is cycling at its very best. Encounter grinding glaciers, primal rainforests and dramatic coastal scenery as we 'cycle the best and drive the rest' to ensure you experience all the landscapes that make this part of the South Island such an enticing place to travel through. From Queenstown, cycle to the former gold mining town of Arrowtown to explore its tranquil tree lined streetscapes before crossing over the Crown Range into Wanaka along New Zealand's highest main road.

After an exhilarating swoop down Haast Pass you'll be greeted by lush rainforests before cycling past surreal coastlines featuring high cliffs and crashing seas. Your cycling efforts will be rewarded on reaching the world famous Fox Glacier, where you can enjoy a guided walk, or discover nearby Lake Matheson and its magnificent reflection of the Southern Alps. Cycling on past the equally impressive Franz Josef Glacier you'll finally emerge at the top of Arthurs Pass, where you board the TranzAlpine train for the spectacular journey back to Christchurch.

Trip highlights
Challenge yourself with 6 days of memorable road cycling up the wild West Coast
Climb over the Crown Range, NZ's highest road
Swoop down Haast Pass on quiet sealed roads
Visit Hokitika, craft capital of the West Coast and home to the local green stone (pounamu)
Experience the TranzAlpine train from the Southern Alps to Christchurch
Admire Fox Glacier by helicopter (optional)

Tour Information





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Group Info

Private Group from just 6 travellers.


5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
5 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on twin share basis
Professional qualified driver/guide
2 professional guides/drivers on trips with 8 or more people
Private vehicle transport (except TranzAlpine Train)
TranzAlpine scenic train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
Water and snacks while cycling
Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)


International or domestic flights and taxes
Arrival and departure transfers
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
All beverages, other than breakfast
Bike hire (including helmet)
Water bottle (help us save the environment and bring your own bike drink bottle)
Optional activities (eg. Heli-hike onto Fox Glacier)
Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
Travel insurance
Visa (if required)


Easter Holiday Supplement NZD$100
Road Bike Rental NZD$300
e-Bike Rental (subject to availability) NZD$480


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