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Treat yourself to the ultimate cycling adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. Enjoy exclusive access to the famous Motatapu Track and take in the highlights of the Alps to Ocean (A2O) Cycling Trail, New Zealand’s longest continuous cycling trail, on this 6-day, fully guided, ultra-luxury cycling tour.
Your first stop is Mahu Whenau – New Zealand’s largest private eco-sanctuary. Here, you will enjoy a private e-bike tour of the property and take on the Motatapu Track, which was used extensively by Maori traveling between lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. Outside of the Macpac Motatapu multisport event, this Track is inaccessible to riders, so a one-of-a-kind experience is guaranteed. Your second stop is the Southern Alps, where you will tick off the most iconic sections of the A2O Cycle Trail from Oamaru ...
Your first stop is Mahu Whenau – New Zealand’s largest private eco-sanctuary. Here, you will enjoy a private e-bike tour of the property and take on the Motatapu Track, which was used extensively by Maori traveling between lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. Outside of the Macpac Motatapu multisport event, this Track is inaccessible to riders, so a one-of-a-kind experience is guaranteed. Your second stop is the Southern Alps, where you will tick off the most iconic sections of the A2O Cycle Trail from Oamaru to Lake Ohau and Aoraki Mount Cook to Twizel. A helicopter flight over the Tasman River is included, offering you unparalleled views of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
In the evenings, relax and unwind in handpicked, ultra-luxury accommodations in twin-share suites and villas. Situated in some of New Zealand’s most stunning locations, these accommodations strive to deliver the highest levels of hospitality, comfort and relaxation. Soak in the scenic hot tubs or pamper yourself with in-house massages and spa treatments. At night, marvel at some of the darkest skies on Earth.
This 6-day, fully guided, ultra-luxury cycling tour includes 5 nights’ accommodation in some of New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges. All cycling, activities and experiences are included along with transport for the duration of the trip. Meals are included where specified.
Indulge in the cycling adventure of a lifetime in New Zealand’s stunning South Island. This tour is the perfect combination of adventure and luxury, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tick off some of the country’s great rides in unparalleled style.
Group of 2: $9,500pp, twin share
Group of 4: $8,900pp, twin share
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Kia Ora! Welcome to the South Island of New Zealand, one of the most dramatic and iconic regions on Earth. At your own arrangement, arrive into Queenstown Airport and meet your chauffer, who will transfer you to your luxury Queenstown accommodation. Spend the afternoon exploring the local area or soaking up spectacular unobstructed views from your villa’s bathtub, which has been set into a bay window to give you a feeling of being outdoors.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Your chauffer will drive you Queenstown downtown for dinner and pick you up after the dinner. Dinner is at your own arrangement.
Cycling distance: approx. 4hrs | Grade 2 | Easy
The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks and is the ultimate alpine adventure.
After a hearty breakfast, journey two hours to Wanaka along the Grown Range road by private car – the highest main road in New Zealand with an altitude of 1121 metres.
Arrive at Mahu Whenau, the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand’s history. With a local guide, set out on a mountain bike to explore farm track exclusively, which twists through kilometres of lush forest offset by meandering rivers and towering mountains. Along the way, keep an eye out for native animals and birds including pukeko and weka. In the afternoon, enjoy a gourmet picnic by one of the old shepherd’s huts before returning to your accommodation to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes followed by an in-house chef-prepared dinner.
You'll be transferred back to the luxury The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua for pre-dinner canapés as well as a premium selection of wine and beverages at sunset, and an exquisite dinner.
Cycling distance: approx. 42km | Grade 3 | Intermediate
After a hearty breakfast, set out on a full day biking adventure along the famous Motatapu Track, which was used extensively by Maori traveling between lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. Covering 42 kilometres and otherwise inaccessible to bikers outside of the Macpac Motatapu multisport event, this awe-inspiring journey showcases spectacular high-country landscape: you will cross several rivers and reach elevations of up to 950 metres, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below. There are a few steep descents involved, but your guide will be on hand to ensure your journey is seamless. Upon completion of the track, return to your accommodation and celebrate your achievement with another round of pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by an in-house chef-prepared dinner.
Cycling distance: Section 1: Omarama – Lake Ohau Lodge | 45km | Grade 3 | IntermediateSection 2: Lake Ohau Lodge – Twizel | 38km | Grade 2 | Easy
After a hearty breakfast, journey to Omarama to take on your first day on the famous A2O Track, the longest continuous ride in New Zealand. Challenge yourself with a steady climb along the Tarnbrae Track to the Tarnbrae High Point, the highest point of the A2O. At 900 metres above sea level, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the Mackenzie Basin: golden tussock covered grasslands surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Head down the trail through beech forest to Lake Ohau Lodge, where you will enjoy a selection of delicious lunch platters. In the afternoon, continue onto Twizel along pristine canals and the bottom edge of Lake Ohau. After the ride, transfer to your luxury accommodation, which overlooks the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and beyond to Aoraki Mount Cook. Indulge in a delicious dinner onsite and pamper yourself at the Fantail Spa, with its sauna, massage room and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the incredible scenery.
Cycling distance: Cycling Mount Cook – Twizel | 77km | Grade 2 | Easy
After a hearty breakfast, transfer to Aoraki Mount Cook to take on your second day on the A2O Track. On a clear day, this section of the Track offers stellar views of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak at 3,724 metres. You will make a short helicopter flight across the glacially-fed Tasman River, where aerial views of the snow-capped mountains and glaciers will take your breath away. After the ride, transfer back to your accommodation where you will indulge in another delicious dinner and more time at the delightful Fantail Spa. In the evening, enjoy nibbles and refreshments in the private wine cellar before moving into the Observatory, where you will have the opportunity to gaze through a telescope to admire some of the darkest skies on Earth.
Enjoy one last breakfast before transferring to Queenstown or Christchurch Airport to commence your onward journey.
Departs daily on request. Please contact us for group bookings.
- The departure point is Queenstown, New Zealand.- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Queenstown.- The finishing point is either Queenstown or Christchurch.
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In New Zealand, January and February are the warmest months of the year (Summer). The temperature is in the 75F/25C range. February is generally regarded as the best weather month which means it's also popular on the trail.March temperatures average at 70F/21C and is the most stable time of year to visit weather-wise, with little rain and low wind. April and May start to get a little cooler in the South, but it offers crisp clear evenings for stargazing.June to August is Winter. Temperatures in the far south experiences an average of 47F/8C.September to November start to warm up with flowers dotting the green forests. The average temperature is 58F/15C in the South.
Day 1: N/ADay 2: 4hrs | Grade 2 | EasyDay 3: 42km | Grade 3 | IntermediateDay 4: Omarama – Lake Ohau - Twizel | Grade 2-3Section 1: Omarama – Lake Ohau Lodge | 45km | Grade 3 | IntermediateSection 2: Lake Ohau Lodge – Twizel | 38km | Grade 2 | EasyDay 5: Mount Cook – Twizel | 77km | Grade 2 | Easy
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