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)