Contact us for more info about South Island E-bike Trail Tour

We don't currently have scheduled dates for this tour, however please let us know you're interested and when you'd like to go and we will endeavour to provide you with a tour to meet your needs.


    South Island E-bike Trail Tour

    Explore New Zealand By E-bike

    Contact us for more info about South Island E-bike Trail Tour

    We don't currently have scheduled dates for this tour, however please let us know you're interested and when you'd like to go and we will endeavour to provide you with a tour to meet your needs.


      11 Days
      • 2023
      • 2024
      • Best time to travel: October to April
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      Explore some of the best bike trails in the southern South Island – all from the comfort of an e-bike.  Blast up hills with ease and enjoy breathtaking scenery, from lake Tekapo to Queenstown, through the Roxburgh Gorge and much more.  This spectacular tour has something for everyone with all riding predominantly on easy to moderate trails.

      Other great South Island tours are also available. Contact us for details.

      Christchurch to Christchurch

      • Lifestyle
      • Grade
      • NZD1105 single room surcharge
      • E-bike hire included in tour price
      • This tour is invoiced in NZD
      • Price based on group size: min 6 / max 12

      Grade 1 - Easy Tours

      Easy tours are specifically designed to allow you to experience a new activity and culture in a relaxed environment. If you’re after a peaceful holiday with a light introductory focus on one or more activities then easy tours are a great option. Routes chosen will be easy and often ridden entirely at your own pace, suitable for families.

      Fitness required

      A low level of fitness is required, exercising at least once a week prior to the tour.

      Full Itinerary

      DAY 1

      Arrival in Christchurch

      No cycling

      After settling into the hotel, the group meets for the first time in the afternoon. Time and weather permitting, we take a short drive up the nearby Port Hills to the Sign of the Kiwi, where guests can enjoy a coffee with magnificent views on a clear day. Bike fittings will take place today.

      Meals: Welcome dinner

      DAY 2

      Christchurch to Lake Ohau

      Cycling: 38km (easy)

      We leave Christchurch early and drive south through the Canterbury Plains heading towards Twizel where we get ready for our first ride. Leaving from Twizel township, we ride along the Alps2Ocean trail to the edge of Lake Ohau. The Ben Ohau Range dwarfs all and sundry as we follow the lake foreshore towards Lake Ohau Village and its Lodge – perfectly positioned for post-ride refreshments, and our accommodation for the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 3

      Lake Ohau to Cromwell

      Cycling: 50km (easy-intermediate)

      After breakfast at the lodge, we take a short drive to Omarama, where we will continue along another (and newest) section of the A2O. Cycling along Lake Benmore and then taking in the newly opened section from Sailors Cutting to Benmore Dam is an incredible experience with amazing scenery. Continue riding to Aviemore Dam, where the van will transport the group to Cromwell for the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 4

      Cromwell to Clyde

      Cycling: 46km (easy-intermediate)

      Today’s ride starts right from the hotel on the Lake Dunstan Trail. One of the newest trails in New Zealand, it’s spectacular engineering and incredible views are truly breath taking. The trail ends in Clyde, where we spend the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 5

      Clyde to Queenstown

      Cycling: 44km (easy-intermediate) + jet boat

      After another beautiful breakfast, we head out on our bikes first thing to ride the stunning Roxburgh Gorge. The trail also incorporates a 45 minute boat ride up the river (included in tour cost). At the end of the ride, the group will be transported to Queenstown, our destination for the next 2 nights.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 6


      No cycling

      Today we take a break from the bikes to explore one of the many activities Queenstown has to offer (all activities optional, not included in tour price). We highly recommend an excursion to Milford or Doubtful Sound - all can be pre-booked prior to travel and paid for on the day of the activity.

      Meals: None

      DAY 7

      Queenstown to Wanaka

      Cycling: 40km (easy-intermediate)

      In the morning you'll cycle the incredible Queenstown trail to the legendary gold mining town of Arrowtown. From here, follow a cycle path to Kawarau Bridge and then be driven over the Crown Range for incredible views, past the famous Cardrona Hotel and then on to Wanaka where we will spend the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 8

      Wanaka to Fox Glacier

      Cycling: 35km

      We start the day with a scenic ride directly from the hotel on the Wanaka Lakeside Trail, then down past Hawea River, ending at Gladstone. The van will then take us through the Mt Aspiring National Park to Fox Glacier for the evening.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 9

      Fox Glacier to Hokitika

      Cycling: 33km (easy-intermediate)

      This morning presents a great opportunity to take a heli flight over the Glaciers (weather permitting, pre-booking essential, not included in tour). Mid-morning we head north to Ross where we hop on our bikes to start our first ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. We ride from Ross to Hokitika, our destination for the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 10

      Hokitika to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine

      Cycling: 31km (easy)

      It’s back on the bikes this morning for the last time and another stretch of the West Coast Wilderness trail – this time from Kumara to Greymouth – arriving in time to board the TranzAlpine for your spectacular train journey over Arthur’s Pass, back to Christchurch. A farewell dinner is included for the group tonight.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell dinner

      DAY 11

      Departure from Christchurch

      It's time to head home. Please let us know if you wish for airport transfers or extra nights to be organised (extra cost).

      Meals: None

      Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

      Tour Includes:

      • 10 nights in mostly 4-5 star accommodation
      • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 8 lunches & daily snacks
      • Air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter Coach
      • Luggage transport during the entire journey
      • 2x driver/guide (tours with 8+ people)
      • Jet boat ride in Roxburgh Gorge
      • TranzAlpine train (Greymouth to Christchurch)
      • E-bike hire (with panier)
      • Multi tool, tyre levers, spare tube and repair kit
      • All Department of Conservation fees and trail fees

      Tour Excludes:

      • Travel insurance
      • Meals/food not listed in the itinerary
      • Drinks (except water while cycling), telephone & mini-bar costs
      • Personal expenses (eg. laundry, internet charges etc)
      • Airport transfers (can be arranged at extra cost)
      • Pre & post tour nights (can be arranged at extra cost)
      • Drink bottles
      • Helmet (must be worn in New Zealand by law and can be purchased by guests at $35, or bring your own)
      • Optional activities