Around the Mountains & Queenstown Trail

A 6-Day Cycle Tour Adventure -The ultimate package to explore the unforgettable scenery around Wakatipu, Te Anau and Manapouri, combining the top-rated sections of the Around the Mountains and Queenstown cycle trails.

A 6 day cycle tour adventure showcasing Southland and the Queenstown region’s most dramatic mountains, rivers, and lakes. This bike tour is the ultimate trip for people wanting to explore the unforgettable scenery around Queenstown, Te Anau and Fiordland, while enjoying boutique accommodation and fabulous food. We combine the best sections of the Around the Mountains and Queenstown cycle trails and link them together into a unique itinerary with 300km of incredible bike trails. The tour includes 2 spectacular boat cruises across Lake Wakatipu and Lake Manapouri, a wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley and jet boat ride on the Kawerau river.

Cycle Tour Highlights

  • Combines the best sections of 3 spectacular cycle trails, 300km of riding over 6 days
  • Cycle beside 3 of New Zealand’s largest lakes – Wakatipu, Te Anau and Manapouri
  • Circumnavigate the Eyre Mountains through a series of ancient glacial valleys
  • Stay at some unique and beautiful accommodation including a renovated convent, an fabulous vineyard and a high country station, all with fabulous food!
  • Begin your adventure with an amazing boat cruise across lake Wakatipu with all bikes onboard
  • Visit the magical Mavora Lakes, a film set for the Lord of the Rings.
  • Enjoy a hot tub under the stars and private wine tasting of Central Otago’s finest wines.


6 Days / 5 Nights

Start / Pick-up


Finish – Drop-off


See below for dates and prices


  • 6 days riding highlights of the Around the Mountains, Lake 2 Lake and Queenstown Trail.
  • Your choice of a new high tech ebike or standard mountain bike.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at a selection of boutique B&B, convent and vineyard cottages.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Queenstown and all transport on tour.
  • Private wine tasting of Central Otago wines.
  • Boat cruise across Lake Wakatipu.
  • All meals included:
    • Day 1: Lunch and dinner
    • Days 2-5: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Day 6: Breakfast and lunch
  • We eat at the best restaurants and cafes. All meals are made from fresh local produce. Lunches include either top local cafés or our famous make-our-own picnics (weather permitting). We cater to all dietary requirements including vegetarians and vegan.
  • Our expert local tour guides provide insight and background to the areas you visit and show you how to use all bikes and equipment.
  • We brief you on each section of cycling then let you enjoy the trails at your own pace. On occasion your tour guide may ride at the back of the group to provide assistance on more remote sections where there is no road access.
  • The tour guide provides vehicle support, setting up drinks breaks and picnics along the trail.
  • If you want to take a break from riding, or the weather turns bad you are welcome to jump in the van and skip a section.
  • Drinks breaks include a selection of teas, plunger coffee, soft drinks, juice and water.
  • Unlimited snacks – mixed nuts, fresh seasonal fruit, oat bars and classic kiwi sweets and lollies.


  • You are responsible for purchasing your own drinks and coffees at restaurants or cafés.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 – The Around the Mountains cycle trail begins with a scenic boat cruise across a huge lake surrounded by epic mountains. Ride along the lake edge then head into golden tussock-covered mountain landscape. The area has a truly wild and remote feel, with spectacular scenery. Finish your ride on the edge of a secluded glacial lake then we shuttle you to dinner and accommodation at a converted convent.
  • Day 2 – The Lake 2 Lake cycle trail follows a beautiful river through native bush between 2 giant lakes on the edge of Fiordland National Park. Stop for a coffee beside the river in one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand.
  • Day 3 – Continue your journey Around the Mountains and head back into the mountains to stay at a high country station in an ancient glaciated valley, cut off from the modern world
  • Day 4 – Complete your journey Around the Mountains riding across an ancient glacial moraine carved through mountains to finish back at the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Stay in a cottage set on a beautiful vineyard with an outdoor hot tub and a private wine tasting.
  • Day 5 – The Queenstown Trail follows the lake edge beneath the Remarkables, with spectacular views. It then follows the mighty Kawarau river as it winds through a series of canyons and fissures. on your way back to your accommodation.
  • Day 6 – On our final ride you will stop by the historic Arrowtown settlement for a picnic lunch then follow the lake to finish back in Queenstown where we will drop you off at your chosen accommodation around 4pm.

*This itinerary is indicative only and subject to change.


  • You can choose between a high tech ebike or mountain bike – both are included in the price. However, please only choose an non-electric bike if you are an expert rider with a VERY high level of fitness and regularly ride over 50km per day on gravel. The trails are much more challenging to ride on a non-electric bike. Many of our guests who choose a non-electric bike end up regretting their decision. We generally encourage everyone to choose an ebike.  They make your journey much easier and more comfortable. You can always choose to dial back the level of support on an ebike if you want more of a workout.
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs from alternate places to Queenstown can be arranged, but may be subject to additional fees.
  • If you would like to come on a tour but the dates don’t work for your group, please let us know – it may be possible to arrange alternate dates. Pricing will depend on availability of accommodation, and the number of people in your group.


Start DatePriceSingle SupplementStatus
11/11/2024 $4395 $795 Sold Out
18/11/2024 $4395 $795 Sold Out
25/11/2024 $4395 $795 places left
02/12/2024 $4395 $795 Sold Out
06/01/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
13/01/2025 $4395 $795 Sold Out
20/01/2025 $4395 $795 6 places left
27/01/2025 $4395 $795 places left
03/02/2025 $4395 $795 places left
10/02/2025 $4395 $795 6 places left
17/02/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
24/02/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
03/03/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
06/03/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
10/03/2025 $4495 $795 places left
13/03/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
17/03/2025 $4495 $795 places left
24/03/2025 $4495 $795 2 places left
27/03/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
31/03/2025 $4495 $795 places left
07/04/2025 $4495 $795 Sold Out
14/04/2025 $4495 $795 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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