New Zealand South Island Tour

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • 29 Apr 2024
  • Christchurch, New Zealand

Ride:       500+        Flat/Rolling/Moderate/Hilly/Mountainous        Flexible / Training

Leaders:     Debra Lebish, 916-501-3317,

    Description:  We have an incredible cycling trip planned for April, 2024, a small group trip to New Zealand.  New Zealand (NZ) is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world, no one would dare deny that.  It has it all – beautiful coastlines, frozen glacial splendor, and rolling pastures – not to mention plenty of grape juice to go around.  What’s not to love?  NZ can be pricey but it doesn’t have to be!  A NZ outfitter put together a cycling trip for us that focuses on the showstopper sights of the South Island, but at a wholesale price for our club.  

    The route is a counterclockwise loop that starts and ends in Christchurch.  The trip starts in mid-April, which is just past high season meaning that airfares are less expensive and road traffic is reduced but weather is still good.  Our route allows you to experience the raw beauty of the land  while riding your bike – so much to see!   We circumnavigate the island from motel to motel; the location of motels basically determines how far we have to ride for the day.  Most of the rides are similar in distance/elevation that we do all the time at home but there are a few that will push the envelope, nothing that can’t be overcome!  This trip will be well-supported with minibuses, with a bus ahead and at the back of the riders to setup lunch stops and help with any issues.  These 17 days will be more than just cycling  - we will also have an opportunity to check out the iconic sights of the South Island.  

    The Cycling routes  that we will ride are known and proven through multiple years of use.  The outfitter, NZ Bicycle Tours, is well-regarded and very experienced leading cycling tours - feel free to check them out on Trip Advisor. 

    Trip Overview:

    16 nights, 17 days

    Sunday, April 13 – 29, 2024

    Start and End City:  Christchurch

    This is an INCREDIBLE value at NZD 7260 (~$4320 USD on Sept 9) double occupancy)  – about $250/day.  The  exchange rate is very favorable for us right now so it is time to strike.  Single supplement is NZD 2100 (~$1250 USD on Sept 9).

    Bike rental is included (upgrade available)

    The tour is full at present. Contact the ride leader to be on the waiting list.

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