On the shores of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is world-renowned for its adventures sports and as a base for exploration within the surrounding areas. There are many cycling tracks that range from lake pedals, mountain terrain biking and historic and gourmet adventures. Ride on the infamous Queenstown Trail on lakeside paths, country lanes, quiet roads and cross-country cycleways with countless sites to enjoy in between from historic sites, small towns, mountains and lakes and wineries. ...
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  1. Luxury Queenstown & Beyond - Great Rides & Walk 7D6N, Fully Supported

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    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided Hooker Valley walk in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Explore South Island's ever-changing mountains, tunnels, river gorges, valleys, lakes, glaciers and more by bike and by foot. Stay at three 5 star luxury boutique accommodation. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.

    Your cycling journey starts with a full day supported ride on the Queenstown Trails. The cycling route includes riding along the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in the scenic country-side, around historic Arrowtown, along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers to the Historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge - home of the world famous Bungy Jumping, and finish with a short ride through to Gibbston Valley and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting.

    Then set off on a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland for 2 days. You'll cycle 4 to 5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Traverse ever-changing mountainous, rugged landscapes, tunnels, viaducts, spectacular river gorges, old historic gold-mining villages and more.

    After a luxury hilltop private villa retreat and take in the best vistas of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables in Queenstown, embark on a hiking adventure to Mount Cook National Park's Hooker Valley to wonder at dazzling iceberg lakes, sky-scraping peaks and spectacular glaciers.

    Continue your cycling adventure and ride on the Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) Cycle Trail and fully immerse in New Zealand's symbolic colour and beauty - the high peaks and distinctive blue lakes. Spend another two nights on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, taking in the stunning views of the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook.

    No Mackenzie Basin visit is complete without stargazing. So your finale will be in a private cellar observatory to explore one of the darkest skies in the world with a 6" refractor telescope while you are treated with refreshments and nibbles.

    You'll be supported with a local experienced tour guide and support vehicle while you are on the trail.

    You luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation. You only need to carry a daypack.

    The trip starts and concludes in Queenstown.

    Combining the best New Zealand cycling trails with luxury boutique accommodation, fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure in Queenstown.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily on request

    E-bike Upgrade: Extra per person $220 per person

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown, New Zealand
    This luxury cycling package incorporates 3 Great Rides of NZ - Queenstown Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, and Alps to Ocean Trail, and a guided ...
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  2. Otago Central Rail Trail Cycling 4D3N, Self-Guided

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    Pedal the full 152km of New Zealand’s great Otago Central Rail Trail at a leisurely pace on this 4 day cycle self-guided adventure of the South Island from Clyde to Middlemarch. Venture on a scenic and historic journey into the Central Otago heartland following an old railway on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient, offering a blend of scenic splendour, fascinating history, friendly towns and delicious local cuisine and wines.

    Your adventure begins in Clyde where you will soon understand why Otago Central Rail Trail is favoured by so many cyclists. You can get a Rail Trail Passport, which can be stamped at every historic station you pass through. During the 4 days, you'll cycle through the iconic tunnels and viaducts of the Poolburn Gorge and Ida Valley, admire the stunning Maniototo Plains and enjoy local hospitality as you weave your way along the old railway line. Enjoy a pleasurable and easy riding experience from Clyde to Middlemarch traversing ever-changing Central Otago scenery with plenty of diverting sights both on and near the trail, including beautiful tunnels and bridges, abandoned gold diggings, and an array of historic buildings. Traverse rocky gorges, various railway relics, and small towns with huge historic value such as Alexandra, Omakau, Oturehua and Middlemarch. The Otago Central Rail Trail is mostly flat and smooth, ideal for riders wishing to just sit back and take it easy.

    This package includes 3 night’s in comfortable accommodation on a twin share basis (upgrade to Superior Accommodation is available on request at an additional cost. Please contact us). Some meals and transport throughout the trail are included as specified in the itinerary. This is a self-guided adventure offering a pleasurable riding experience where daily luggage and vehicle transportation is included so that all you need to do is pedal and unwind from everyday life (e-bikes are available at an additional cost).

    Discover a new perspective of New Zealand; beautiful, historic, scenic and without the crowds! Tick off one of New Zealand’s great rides and uncover the country's natural beauty at an easy and relaxed pace on the back of a bike.

    3 Day and 5 Day Programs are also available. Please contact us if you are interested

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Queenstown
    Pedal the full 152km of New Zealand’s great Otago Central Rail Trail at a leisurely pace on this 4 day cycle self-guided adventure of ...
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    From $612.28 Per Person, Twin Share
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