South Island Tour



We take in the best the South Island has to offer from Nelson in the north through to Queenstown in the south. Big South Island high country riding up around 2000 metres, visits to old gold mining towns with 22 creek crossings each way, a great ride on a hot day. Skinny single track clinging to the side of a 60° scree slope, big rides high in the mountains with wide open spaces and huge river valleys.


A two or three day ride starting and finishing with a water taxi, a full day ride up into the mountains past “Windy Point” and “Coppermine Saddle” before a very long downhill loosing 1000 metres back into the heart of town. Wild West Coast mountain biking adventure riding on gnarly single track with the option to fly you and your bike to the top by helicopter so that the legs and the mind are fresh to take on the down-hill challenges. And options on smaller MTB rides depending on how the legs feel… then of course there is always the gondola in Queenstown.

2017-08_nelson_35a.jpgWe don’t want to run your legs off and so this trip has tours that cover 35km a day over 2 days through to shorter 2 hour rides covering as little as 10km, there are options to pass a ride and take a rest; we will vary the riding depending on the group’s requirements. We also do sightseeing along the way, showcasing some of the amazing scenery New Zealand has to offer and making sure there is time to sample some local produce or perhaps something a little more exiting… we won’t be far from jet boats or big bungee jumps!

Tour Map

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Tour Details

Tour duration: 14 days

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Tour commencing 1st January 2021

  • Start date: Friday 1st January 2021
  • Finish date: Friday 1st January 2021
  • Places still available: 0
  • Notes: RMBA have 'shut up shop' and closed our doors. Covid19 was the nail in the coffin!
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