Mount Cook Aoraki Ascent

As for the Mt Cook trip, it was absolutely brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the 10 day course taught me a lot! I'm already thinking of what I would like to climb next.... Possibly something in the Himalayas. Just need to keep up the fitness (and save up a lot of money!!).

Alex M. | Wakefield, UK
 
 

West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail

Wedged between the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea is one of the South Island's most diverse, rugged and beautiful landscapes. Snaking through the dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands is the West Coast Wilderness Trail, a graded cycle trail formed from a series of tracks carved by pioneering gold rush miners, along with extensive water races, logging tramways and historic railway lines. This new trail opens up some of the West Coast's wildest and most spectacular natural settings, and our supported trip will see you follow the highlights of this 140km trail as well as visit some nearby must-see attractions. From Christchurch we cross the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and begin our ride along quiet back country trails around Lake Brunner. We leave the bikes for a treetop canopy walk before continuing along the coast to Hokitika and then inland to the serene setting of Lake Kaniere nestled against the Southern Alps. After negotiating some swing bridges and switchback climbs it's all downhill to our accommodation at the beautifully restored historical Theatre Royal Hotel in Kumara before sampling some of the product at Monteiths Brewery on our way to Greymouth. We return to Christchurch, where the trip concludes, aboard the TranzAlpine Express, one of the world's great train rides.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Christchurch, cycle at Lake Brunner drive to Ross
DAY 2 Cycle the trail to Hokitika, visit the Treetop walkway
DAY 3 Cycle around Lake Kaniere, return to Hokitika
DAY 4 Cycle to Kumara, overnight in historic hotel
DAY 5 Cycle to Greymouth, return to Christchurch where tour concludes

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Trip Code: WTC
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  5 days
Activities:  Cycling Cycle Trails
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Next Trip:  27 November 2017
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price: $1,359.00 USD

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Options & Supplements*
2017 Sleeping Bag Rental US $50
Bike Rental US $140
E-Bike Rental US $280
HS Public Holiday Supplement US $38

*Prices listed are per person