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
 
 

Great West Coast Cycle

Known as New Zealand's most famous and scenic multi-day cycle ride this spectacular trip from Christchurch to Queenstown is also regarded as one of the world's top five cycle touring routes. Averaging daily rides of up to 100kms, and many high alpine pass crossings including the spectacular Haast Pass, the cycling will take you past an ever changing landscape; from glacier country through to quiet sealed roads fringed with mighty podocarp rainforest and past dramatic coastlines before finally crossing over the Crown Range into the beautiful Southern Lakes district around Wanaka and Queenstown. Out of the saddle the highlights are equally spectacular. Your adventure begins with a memorable journey on the TranzAlpine Express train to Greymouth via the spectacular Waimakariri Gorge and lush forests of Arthur's Pass National Park and there is a free day built in for you to enjoy the many optional activities at the Franz Josef Glacier such as relaxing in the hot pools, enjoying guided walks or taking an optional scenic flight. This comprehensive itinerary truly is a cyclists ideal adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Christchurch, Tranzalpine train to Greymouth
DAY 2 Cycle to Franz Josef Glacier
DAY 3 Free day at Franz Josef Glacier
DAY 4 Cycle to Fox Glacier, optional walks or sea kayaking
DAY 5 Cycle to Haast
DAY 6 Cycle over Haast Pass to Makarora
DAY 7 Cycle to Wanaka
DAY 8 Cycle to Queenstown
DAY 9 Queenstown, trip concludes

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Trip Code: GWC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Cycling
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Next Trip:  14 November 2014
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price: £1,750.00 GBP

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