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 and Glaciers Cycle

Exploring New Zealand's 'wild' west coast by bike is cycling at its very best. Encounter grinding glaciers, primal rainforests and dramatic coastal scenery as we 'cycle the best and drive the rest' to ensure you experience all the landscapes that make this part of the South Island such an enticing place to travel through. From Queenstown, cycle to the former gold mining town of Arrowtown to explore its tranquil tree lined streetscapes before crossing over the Crown Range into Wanaka along New Zealand's highest main road. After an exhilarating swoop down Haast Pass you'll be greeted by lush rainforests before cycling past surreal coastlines featuring high cliffs and crashing seas. Your cycling efforts will be rewarded on reaching the world famous Fox Glacier, where you can enjoy a guided walk, or discover nearby Lake Matheson and its magnificent reflection of the Southern Alps. Cycling on past the equally impressive Franz Josef Glacier you'll finally emerge at the top of Arthurs Pass, where you board the TranzAlpine train for the spectacular journey back to Christchurch.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Queenstown, cycle through Arrowtown, crossing over the Crown Range, and into Wanaka
DAY 2 Drive/cycle the lakeside roads to Haast Pass, descend through West Coast rainforest to Haast
DAY 3 Cycle/drive the coastal road to Fox Glacier, explore Lake Matheson
DAY 4 Walk to the foot of Fox Glacier, cycle to Franz Josef
DAY 5 Cycle/drive coastal road to Hokitika
DAY 6 Cycle to Lake Brunner, ascend Arthurs Pass, TranzAlpine train back to Christchurch, trip concludes

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Trip Code: WGC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Cycling
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Next Trip:  10 November 2014
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