Around the Mountains

Circumnavigate the amazing Eyre Mountains – Taka Ra Haka, ‘where the sun dances on the mountains’ on this incredible Queenstown bike tour. This 3 and a half day adventure takes you past stunning glacial lakes on NZ’s South Island, including Lake Wakatipu, Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau as you ride around Southland, Queenstown and Fiordland National Park. Book your Around the Mountains cycle tour today and see why this is one of the best bike tours in Queenstown.

Cycle Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic Queenstown cruise aboard the historic steamship, the TSS Earnslaw.
  • Ride through native forest on the Lake 2 Lake cycle trail between 2 majestic lakes on the edge of Fiordland National Park.
  • Stay in unique beautiful accommodation in a beautifully restored covent and on a stunning vinyard with outdoor hot tub!
  • Nearly 200km of cycling on the Around the Mountains and Queenstown trails.
  • Journey through remote alpine landscapes to reach the Mavora Lakes, filmed in the Lord of the Rings.
  • Try some of Central Otago’s finest wines at our private wine tasting.
  • This is our local trail. We show you the best trails, with the best bikes and give you the best possible experience!


3 and a half days / 3 nights

Start / Pick-up

Queenstown – Monday morning

Finish – Drop-off

Queenstown – Thursday lunchtime

See below for dates and prices


  • 3 and half days cycling on the Around the Mountains, Lake to Lake and Queenstown trails.
  • 3 nights boutique B&B and vinyard cottage accommodation.
  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel in Queenstown and all transport on tour.
  • Your choice of a latest technology e-bike or mountain bike, fitted to your size.
  • Scenic boat cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw.
  • Meals included:
    • Day 1: Lunch, dinner
    • Days 2-3: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast
  • All meals are high quality with fresh local produce. Lunches may include either cafés or picnics (depending on weather).
  • Our expert local tour guides provide background to the areas you visit and show you how to use all bikes and equipment.
  • We brief you on each section of riding and leave you to enjoy cycling the trails at your own pace. On certain sections our guide may ride at the back of your group, providing assistance if necessary where there is no road access.
  • Full vehicle support. You are welcome to jump in the van and take a break at any time.
  • Snacks provided on the trails – fresh fruit, nuts, muesli bars and chocolate-coated coffee beans!
  • Selection of teas, plunger coffee and water provided on the trails.


  • Any alcohol, drinks or barista coffees purchased in restaurants of cafes.
  • Any tips or gratuities for your guide (purely discretionary).

Around the Mountains Cycle Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Begin your journey by crossing Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw, with your tour guide and all bikes on board. We start cycling beside the lake then head into the mountains through alpine terrain to Mavora Lakes. Relax and unwind with a fabulous restaurant meal.
  • Day 2 – Cycle along a stunning river through native beech forest on the edge of New Zealand’s largest national park. After a picnic on the edge of a beautiful lake (weather permitting), we rejoin the Around the Mountains cycle trail for a beautiful section of riding beside a river.
  • Day 3 – The cycle trail turns north, heading back up into the mountains and down into an ancient glacial valley. We spend the night at a beautiful vinyard with a private wine tasting and an outdoor hot tub.
  • Day 4 – We complete your journey Around the Mountains by cycling back into Queenstown to finish back where we started on the edge on Lake Wakatipu around midday.

*This itinerary is indicative only and subject to change based on the conditions and needs of the group.

  • Choose between a high-performance e-bike or mountain bike or at no extra cost. Both are excellent but the e-bikes are much easier!
  • Pick-up/drop-off from alternate locations can be arranged upon request. We attempt to accommodate all requests but depending on the location, this may involve some additional cost.
  • Private bike tours can be arranged for groups. Price will vary based on the group size and availability of staff, bikes and accommodation. Please let us know your dates and requirements and let us do the organising for you.


Start DatePriceSingle SupplementStatus
09/11/2021 $1995 $300 5 places left
22/11/2021 $1995 $300 Sold Out
06/12/2021 $1995 $300 Sold Out
10/01/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
17/01/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
24/01/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
31/01/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
07/02/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
14/02/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
21/02/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
28/02/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
07/03/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
14/03/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
21/03/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
28/03/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
04/04/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
11/04/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out
18/04/2022 $2195 $300 Sold Out

Prices are per person and based on twin share (twin or double) room accommodation.
Individuals wanting a private room to themselves will be asked to pay a “Single Supplement”. 
Please note we require a minimum of 4 people booked to guarantee a departure. 
Prices are in NZD and include GST.

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