Escape by Yoga

New Zealand’s only Yoga Retreat Cycle Tour! Escape the modern world on this 6 day journey of discovery through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the South Island. Strengthen your mind and body with daily restorative yoga and meditation classes. Reconnect with nature while riding tranquil cycle trails following rivers, lakes and mountains. Balancing inward reflection with outer connection, we combine guided classes, in-depth workshops and opportunities for self-practice and solitude. You will come away feeling more centred, revitalised and powerful! Escape by Yoga trips are booked on request and subject to availability.

Yoga Retreat Cycle Tour Highlights:

  • A holistic healing experience of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and cycling in the great outdoors.
  • Daily awakening, restorative and healing yoga and meditation sessions with an experienced instructor.
  • Explore remote landscapes by ebike on some of New Zealand’s best cycle trails.
  • Selected highlights of the Around the Mountains, Roxburgh Gorge and Queenstown Trails.
  • Take your practice to a deeper level with 2 yoga workshops tailored to your journey.
  • Share authentic fun outdoor experiences with a small group of like-minded people.
  • High quality organic, wholesome, home-cooked and restaurant meals, catering to all dietary requirements. Vegans and vegetarians welcome!
  • Includes a scenic boat cruise and a jet boat ride through a stunning river canyon.


6 Day / 5 Nights

Start / Pick-up


Finish – Drop-off


See below for dates and prices

Earnslaw on Wakatipu landscape


  • 6 days/5 nights escape combining yoga, meditation and ebike riding on easy cycle trails
  • Daily relaxing and healing yoga and meditation sessions with an experienced instructor
  • Classes will be a blend of dynamic, restorative and relaxing yoga styles. Classes will be tailored to the needs of individual and of the group. Prior experience is not required , but will be beneficial.
  • 2 yoga workshops designed to focus on a particular aspect of your practice to help guide your journey and deepen your awareness.
  • 25-45km of riding per day on our favourite cycle trails chosen for their unique natural beauty and remote wilderness
  • 5 nights twin-share accommodation. All rooms with private en suite bathrooms. Individuals can have their own room for a supplement.
  • A latest technology ebike is included – they let you sail along the trails like you’re floating on a cloud!
  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel in Queenstown and all transport on tour.
  • We focus on high quality meals, made from fresh local produce, catering to all dietary requirements.
  • Meals included:
    – Day 1: Lunch and dinner
    – Days 2-5: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    – Day 6: Breakfast and lunch
  • Meals include a variety of top cafés, restaurants and fresh make-your-own picnics.
  • Experienced yoga instructor and cycle tour guide providing assistance and guidance.
  • Full vehicle support while cycling – with drinks breaks and picnics along the cycle trails.
  • Scenic boat cruise across a stunning lake
  • Jet boat ride through a New Zealand’s largest river canyon
  • We provide all yoga props and equipment. You are welcome to bring your own mat, or we can provide you with one.



You are responsible for purchasing your own drinks (alcohol, hot or cold drinks) in restaurants or cafés.

  • Day 1 – Your journey begins with a scenic boat cruise, with your tour guide and all bikes on board. We start cycling beside the lake then head into a remote mountain landscape. The area has a wild and remote feel, crossing rivers and glacial valleys. After a moment of contemplation beside some tranquil lakes, we transport you to our first night’s accommodation and dinner at a top local  restaurant.
  • Day 2 – Start the day with a meditation session then awaken the body with some yoga. After breakfast and some time to relax, take a gentle ride through native beech forests on a stunning cycle trail following a meandering river. Take a short walk to an amazing location to appreciate the natural beauty and solitude before a picnic on the edge of a vast lake. In the afternoon we hold our first yoga workshop designed to help you get the most out of your experience and reconnect with nature.
  • Day 3 –In the morning we ride a beautiful section of the Around the Mountains cycle trail through a stunning glacial valley. Then after lunch at a beautiful location, you can choose to ride another great section of cycle trail or take a stunning walk beside the river. We stay on a beautiful vinyard with an outdoor hot tub and a wine tasting before dinner
  • Day 4 – Start the day with a morning walk to a tranquil outdoor setting for some mediation (weather permitting) and a yoga session. We hold our second yoga workshop today and go for a a ride along an amazing section of trail overlooking a lake.
  • Day 5 – Today we explore the amazing Clutha valley – New Zealand’s largest river by volume. After our morning yoga and meditation session, ride a lovely flowing trail through the trees beside the river stopping for a picnic (and possibly a swim) at a scenic pool. Weather permitting we will take a walk up to a scenic lookout for a stretch and moment of contemplation overlooking the valley below.
  • Day 6 – Our final big adventure traverses the amazing Roxburgh Gorge. The cycle trail weaves through the canyon, overlooking the lake below. Take a thrilling jet boat ride through the central gorge and see first hand what life was like for the early gold-miners, then return to your bikes to follow the tranquil river. After a final stretch and celebratory lunch together we drop you back at your accommodation in Queenstown around 5pm.

*Please note this itinerary is indicative only and subject to change based on the weather conditions and needs of the group.

  • A new high tech e-bike is included. E-bikes make your journey easier and more comfortable. However you are welcome to have a non-electric mountain bike if you prefer.
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs from alternate locations can be arranged upon request.
  • If there’s something specific you’d like to cover in the yoga workshops please let us know!
  • If you have a group of at least 6 friends who would like to come on our Yoga Retreat Cycle Tour, please let us know. We can arrange the tours upon request, subject to availability of the accommodation.

Escape by Yoga tours are booked on request and subject to availability – we do not have scheduled dates for these tours. If you have a group of at least 6 friends who would like to come on this trip, please let us know! Tours are subject to availability of staff, vehicles, bikes and accommodation.

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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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