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

Molesworth High Country Cycle

From scenic wine regions to surreal mountain landscapes - and even a chance to spot whales - it's easy to see why this cycling tour in the Northern Canterbury & Marlborough districts continues to be one of our most popular cycling holidays. From Christchurch, cycle the quiet rural back roads towards the emerging wine growing district of Waipara Valley, to discover its history before soaking up the therapeutic qualities of the Hanmer Springs hot pools. Flanked by stark mountain ranges, the cycling continues into the Molesworth Valley along isolated roads towards your lodging at Molesworth Station, a remote back country merino sheep farm nestled under Mt. Tapuae-o-Uenuku, the highest mountain outside of the Southern Alps. Spend the night dining with your hosts on New Zealand's largest family run station before jumping back in the saddle to cycle towards the Awatere Valley, boasting vineyards overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short drive will take you to the 'marine capital' of Kaikoura for an opportunity to view whales, dolphins or albatross before returning to Christchurch via the spectacular inland Kaikoura Road.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Christchurch, cycle/drive from Oxford to Waipara Winery
DAY 2 Cycle rural roads and lunch at historic hotel, drive to Hanmer Springs
DAY 3 Cycle into the upper Clarence Valley and through the Molesworth region, overnight at farm station
DAY 4 Cycle the lower Awatere Valley, drive to Kaikoura
DAY 5 Optional activities, drive to Lyford Saddle, cycle to State Highway, drive Christchurch where trip concludes

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Trip Code: MOL
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  5 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  27 December 2016
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price: £1,030.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Bike Rental £ 110
E-Bike Rental £ 250
HS Public Holiday Supplement £35

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