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 4 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 the Queenstown area 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 across Lake Wakatipu, aboard the historic steamship, the TSS Earnslaw.
  • Experience the new Lake 2 Lake cycle trail between Te Anau and Manapouri – 2 majestic lakes on the edge of Fiordland National Park.
  • Cycle through a remote and unspoilt alpine landscape to reach the magical Mavora Lakes, film set for the Lord of the Rings.
  • This is our local trail.We show you the best parts of the trail (and more) and give you the best possible experience!

Length

4 Days / 3 Nights

Start / Pick-up

Queenstown – Monday morning

Finish – Drop-off

Queenstown – Thursday lunchtime

See below for dates and prices

Included:

  • 4 days’ cycling on the Around the Mountains and Lake to Lake cycle trails.
  • 3 nights at boutique B&B, lodge or 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 leaders provide background to the areas you visit and show you how to use all bikes and equipment.
  • Your Tour Leader rides at the back of your group on the day 1, providing assistance in lieu of van support.
  • For the rest of the journey, you have 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 trail.

Excluded:

  • Any alcohol, drinks or barista coffees purchased in restaurants of cafes.

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 follow the remote Von Valley through alpine terrain to Mavora Lakes. We then shuttle you to Lake Te Anau to relax and unwind with a great evening meal.
  • Day 2 – After breakfast, we follow the meandering Waiau River through native beech forest from Lake Te Anau to Lake Manapouri, on the edge of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest national park. After a picnic on the shore of Lake Manapouri (weather permitting), we rejoin the Around the Mountains cycle trail and finish the day by riding to your accommodation.
  • Day 3 – We follow the cycle trail to Lumsden before turning north, following the Mataura river up the eastern side of the Eyre Mountains. We spend the night in the delightful village of Kingston on the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
  • Day 4 – We complete your journey Around the Mountains by following the trail into Kingston on the edge on Lake Wakatipu. We deliver you back to Queenstown with your memories and photos around lunchtime.

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

  • You can choose between a high-performance e-bike or mountain bike or at no extra cost. Both are excellent but 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 accommodation. Please let us know your dates and requirements and let us do the organising for you.

Start DatePriceSingle SupplementStatus
16/11/2020 $1995 $225 spaces left
07/12/2020 $1995 $225 spaces left
18/01/2021 $1995 $225 spaces left
08/02/2021 $1995 $225 6 spaces left
01/03/2021 $1995 $225 spaces left
22/03/2021 $1995 $225 Sold Out
12/04/2021 $1995 $225 spaces left

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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