• Our Package

    See New Zealand in a different way and take to a cycle to see stunning scenery up close and personal.

    You will pedal your way from Christchurch to Nelson, Moteuka, Abel Tasman Hike, Motueka, St Arnaud and back to Christchurch.

    Along the way you will get to witness the Tasman Great Taste Trail's stunning coastline, take a half day walk along the Abel Tasman Track, take a bike ferry to the Ruby Coast, enjoy wine at local wineries, experience the art and food culture in Nelson and visit the World of Wearable arts Museum (WOW).

    You'll also get to use a catamaran to sail through the Abel Tasman National Park and make pancakes and billy tea.

    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners are included in this deal and snacks and water will be supplied during your cycle experience.

    Be one of the first 20 bookers and receive FREE E-Bike rental valued at NZD$480 per person.

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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 Christchurch to Blenheim

    We will collect you early this morning from your central Christchurch accommodation for a bike fitting and briefing at our depot. Following our briefing we drive north to the township of Waikari, where we enjoy a short warm up ride on peaceful back roads in the Canterbury plains, before continuing to Kaikoura (approx. 2.5 - 3hrs). The drive is scenic and we time our arrival for lunch and a walk along the Kaikoura peninsula, spotting a few seals along the way with a bit of luck. This provides a good opportunity to stretch our legs before a further scenic drive (approx. 1.5 hrs) to Blenheim where we overnight. Blenheim is the service centre for the surrounding vineyards, orchards and agricultural region, with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Cycle Distance: Waikari to Greta Valley - approx. 24km

    Meals:  D

    Day 2 Blenheim to Nelson

    This morning we cycle amongst the Marlborough vineyards, an area known for its world renowned Sauvignon Blanc wine, and take the time for some wine tasting at a few of the local vineyards, before driving to Havelock, famous for its green lipped mussels, for lunch. After lunch we continue to Nelson - the “sunshine capital” of the South Island of New Zealand, where we will get back on our bikes and start our cycle from Wakefield along the Great Taste Trail, followed by a visit to the renowned World of Wearable Arts & Classic Car Museum and an optional visit to a brewery en route if time permits. We load up the bikes and drive to Nelson to our central city accommodation. Cycle Distance: Blenheim to Renwick - approx. 27km Wakefield to World of Wearable Arts Museum - 23 km

    Meals:  B,L,D

    Day 3 Nelson to Motueka

    This morning we drive to Richmond and rejoin the Great Taste Trail. Today's coastal ride takes us to Rabbit Island with options to stop at vineyards & galleries on the way. We take the Flat Bottomed Ferry (a specialized bike transport ferry) to Mapua where we have lunch at one of the excellent waterfront cafes, before continuing our cycle along the Ruby Coast and into Motueka. From here you have the option to cycle another 8km to Riwaka River Estate Winery for a late afternoon tasting. We then load up the bikes and return to Motueka for overnight. For those who still have some energy, you can cycle from the winery back to our accommodation at Motueka. Cycle Distance: Richmond to Mapua - 18 km Mapua to Motueka - 22 km Motueka to Riwaka Winery - Optional 8 km each way

    Meals:  B,L

    Day 4 Abel Tasman Hike, return to Motueka

    This morning we drive to Marahau and the start of the Abel Tasman track. We will rest our cycle legs for a short while on a half day hike into Anchorage on the famous Abel Tasman walkway. The track is well formed and drops into several sheltered bays and beaches. At midday we have lunch overlooking Torrent Bay and then board a catamaran for an exciting sail around the heads and back to our vehicle. To round out a wonderful day, we take some time to enjoy Kaiteriteri beach, with the chance for a late afternoon swim or a relaxing stroll along the golden sands. From here it is only a short drive back to Motueka. Walk - 12.5km Sail - 3 hrs

    Meals:  B,L,D

    Day 5 Motueka to St Arnaud

    Our ride today is on a very quiet and pretty road along the west bank of the Moutere River, starting from Riwaka and passing through vineyards, kiwifruit orchards and hop farms along the way. This is an on road section of the Great Taste Trail which takes us through to Woodstock. After loading the bikes we drive a busy section of road to Kohatu for lunch, before continuing through to St Arnaud and our hotel for the night, which is located on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, set amidst stunning wilderness scenery. In the late afternoon there are plenty of options for those with energy to burn to enjoy some lovely walks along the lakeside. Cycle Distances: Moutere Valley ride - 38 km

    Meals:  B,L,D

    Day 6 St Arnaud to Christchurch

    This morning we drive alongside the Buller River on the way to Murchison, a small town at the confluence of four rivers and servicing the surrounding farming region. Here we witness a truly unique phenomenon as part of "the Natural Flames Experience". We will 4WD through a deer farm and enjoy a hike through native bush to discover "The Flames", the world's only fire perpetually burning in a forest. Enjoy ‘billy tea’ and pancakes cooked on the flames. Returning to Murchison to our own vehicle we drive over Lewis Pass and back to Christchurch, reminiscing about the variety of experiences we have encountered over the last few days. Arrival time in Christchurch is between 6:00 - 7:00pm.

    Meals:  B

  • Fine Print

    Pricing: Price is per person, twin share   

    Valid for travel: Various Departure dates from 08 April 2018         

    Valid for purchase: 22 January 2018 to 28 February 2018

    Surcharge for specific dates: Surcharge applies for public holidays             

    Bike rental - NZD$180    

    E-Bike Rental - NZD$480               

    Single Supplement - NZD$525                                    


    Airline:  Airfare not included                       

    Offer cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions and packages.                        

    Only available for consecutive nightly stays.                        

    Unused services or credits will not be reimbursed or redeemable to cash.                             

    This deal is available for the duration of the sale dates, unless sold out, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.                            

    Until the booking has been confirmed the supplier may change the price of their service, which will impact the package price.                  

    Unless otherwise stated, this package is inclusive of applicable booking and MasterCard or Visa card fees. Not all packages are refundable.

    If you choose to cancel this package after you have booked, a cancellation fee of $250 applies, on top of any fees the suppliers (airline, hotel etc) charge.

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