People Cycling Rides

Best of New Zealand South Island Great Rides.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
2/16/2024–3/1/2024
Start Location
Christchurch, New Zealand
End Location
Christchurch, New Zealand
Cost (est.)
$5495 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$750 (USD
Payment Due
12/18/2023
Tour Company
Adventure South NZ
Avg. Distance
31 mi / 50 km
Avg. Elevation
1346 ft / 410 m
Ride Description

General Information

Riders just booking on the Best of New Zealand South Island Great Rides need to arrive into and depart from Christchurch airport, airport code CHC. The South Island tour follows on from the Best of New Zealand North Island Great Rides so any guests wishing to join both tours need to arrive into Auckland airport, airport code AKL, book an internal domestic flight at the end of the North Island tour from Wellington, airport code WLG to Christchurch, airport code CHC, where the South Island tour both starts and finishes.

Bike rentals, pre and post nights, transfers and extensions can be arranged through Adventure South, and should be requested directly after ride leader acceptance. Adventure South includes a hybrid off road bike in the trip price. Electric bikes are also available for an extra charge, Both bike types will have wider tires suitable for riding on the trails. 

Overall, this trip is a wonderful way to experience a relatively untouched part of the world. The flight is long but the reward is ample! It's advised to arrive a day or two early to allow time to recover from any possible jet lag. Once the tour is underway each day will start at a reasonable time with food and accommodation handpicked by our local operator. The route has been created based on rides that are stunning, achievable and ending with time to enjoy the destination as well as the famous People Cycling … (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

A lifetime membership in People Cycling is absolutely FREE, so please join us and become one of us – we the people, cycling together.