3 trails, 3 specials and over $300 savings per person

Do you want to go wild alongside the West Coast, taste the goodness of the Tasman Great Taste Trail or see the season change around Mount Cook?

Incredible vistas, autumn colours and relaxing evenings are just a few highlights which await you!

Our autumn specials save you over $300 per person and spoil you with some extra treats, so you can truly give yourself a break!

To access this special offer, make sure you quote the promo code ‘I need a break’ when speaking with our reservations team.

Great Taste Trail

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Loop

5 days | 4 nights

Special includes

  • Free eBike upgrade. Enjoy our brand new Merida comfort eBikes
  • 4 nights with selected accommodation providers
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • 7 meals (4x breakfast, 3x lunch)
  • Coffee voucher for the Kohatu Cafe
  • Entry to Hidden Sculpture Garden
  • Entry to Classic Car Museum with a rider’s lunch on your last day to celebrate your achievement
  • Saving: $300 per person

PRICE: $1049

Alps 2 Ocean

7 days | 6 nights

Special includes

  • Free eBike upgrade. Enjoy our brand new Merida comfort eBikes
  • 6 nights with selected accommodation providers
  • Shuttle and daily luggage transfers
  • 9 meals (4x breakfast, 2x lunch, 3x dinner)
  • Helicopter transfer over Tasman River
  • Entry to Omarama Hot Tubs – Soak after the days ride
  • Wine tasting and lunch platter at River-T Winery
  • Welcome Drink at Lake Ohau Lodge and Duntroon Hotel
  • Rider’s lunch on your last day to celebrate your achievement
  • Saving: $400 per person

PRICE: $1695 (Lake Tekapo start)

PRICE: $1798 (Mount Cook start)

West Coast Wilderness Trail

West Coast Wilderness

4 days | 3 nights

Special includes

  • Free eBike upgrade. Enjoy our comfort eBikes
  • 3 nights with selected accommodation providers
  • Shuttle and daily luggage transfers
  • 6 meals (3x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner)
  • Hokitika Gorge Encounter Tour
  • Entry to the West Coast Tree Top walk
  • Evening Eco Adventure Boat Cruise on Lake Mahinapua
  • Rider’s lunch on your last day to celebrate your achievement
  • Optional: Discounted vehicle relocation. Please quote in your inquiry
  • Saving: $300 per person

PRICE: $1149

Terms & Conditions:
Prices based on twin share, enquire about single supplement options. E-Bike numbers are limited – First in first served. Only available for bookings as outline according to departure dates.

Trip Departure Dates

Available only for set departure dates.

Great Taste Trail available dates

Tuesday, 26 April

Wednesday, 27 April

Tuesday, 03 May

Wednesday, 04 May

Tuesday, 10 May

Wednesday, 11 May – FULL

Tuesday, 17 May

Wednesday, 18 May

Tuesday, 24 May

Wednesday, 25 May – FULL

A2O available dates

Sunday, 01 May

Monday, 02 May

Wednesday, 04 May

Saturday, 07 May – FULL

Sunday, 08 May – FULL

Tuesday, 10 May

Thursday, 12 May – FULL

Saturday, 14 May – FULL

Monday, 16 May – FULL

West Coast available dates

Sunday, 01 May

Tuesday, 03 May

Friday, 06 May

Saturday, 07 May

Tuesday, 10 May

Saturday, 14 May

Tuesday, 17 May – FULL

Saturday, 21 May

Thursday, 26 May – FULL

Saturday, 28 May – FULL

Great Taste Trail Autumn Itinerary

5 days | 4 nights

The Great Taste Trail is a unique circuit of 200kms riding through rural farmland, hops and orchards as well as coastal trails.  An ideal ride to explore, taste and unwind. With the Baton Bridge only now being open, the loop is finally completed eliminating messy and expensive shuttles

In order to get this special offer, make sure you quote the promo code ‘I need a break’ when speaking with our reservations team.

Your trip starts mid-morning with a meet & greet at our new depot right on the trail. Our briefing will cover your trail itinerary and your bike, as well as hot tips on places to visit during your trip.

After settling on your bike, our staff will direct you on the trail to navigate through Nelson’s trails to Pic’s Peanut Butter World, the start of your taste experience. A tour of the factory follows, and it can be a great place to use for lunch.

The path follows the formed trail to leave the Waimea Estuary (until day 5) as you cycle south, passing grapevines along the way. Our next stop is lunch at HQ Cafe in the lovely township of Brightwater. Rest a while to taste some of the region.  Exercise moderation, as there is still 8 km to ride to Wakefield and our accommodation for the first night on the trail.

Today’s ride is not long, albeit we pass through history along the regions early train line. A leisurely breakfast and the chance to explore the town of Wakefield before setting off. The dedicated off-road trail weaves through farmland, providing a rural experience as you slowly climb to Belgrove and the final climb to ride the route of the trains long gone through Spooners Tunnel. At 1.35 km in length, this is the longest decommissioned tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere, and a headlamp is a must!! Eventually, the glimmer does appear, and you will emerge into a new forested landscape. From here down to Kohatu Café, the trail descends on wooded trails to finally reach your next coffee fix.

On the short ride to Tapawera, the trail follows the numerous Hop farms the region is famous for. En-route, we stop at the Sculptured Gardens for a fascinating break off bikes.

Eventually, we roll into the rural town and our accommodation for the night.

This day has the most remote aspect to the trail and and takes you via the Wangapeka Valley, the Baton Saddle through Woodstock to Riwaka.

The exciting new trail development is evident today with our longest ride of 65 kms on the trail. Crossing the Motueka river, the ride starts with a gentle ride on quiet rural roads down to the Wangapeka Valley, then turns inland towards Kahurangi National Park.

The hop farms mix with the rural landscapes before we finally start the gradual 2km climb to the top of the spur overlooking the Baton River. The descent is somewhat steeper but quickly emerges into the Baton River catchment, and an exciting new 50m suspension bridge takes us across to the road and its 14kms journey out to Woodstock.

The ride from Woodstock is on West Bank Road. The ride always has the presence of the Motueka River as part of the appeal, and its swimming spots provide a welcome break. As riders get closer to Riwaka, the many orchards, hop gardens and rural surroundings introduce us to the coast. Our destination is the historic and charming Riwaka Hotel and the hospitality of the nearby chalets.

The 11 km coastal ride into Motueka via a short detour off the trail takes us to our breakfast options while warming up tired muscles. The busy streets of the town provide numerous shopping opportunities. Retracing your tracks returns you to the trail and heading around Motueka port and then into the Lower Moutere Valley.

Roadside orchards abound, and the Riverside Café & Gardens are worthy of a stop-off. The trail gradually rises to the high point view over the Tasman Bay before heading back to the coast and weaving its way to the coastal town of Mapua with its many shops and beautiful accommodation. Enjoy a late lunch on the jetty in one of the local eateries and relax in this idyllic setting.

The watery gap to Rabbit Island requires the ferry’s use, and with only 35km today, an early coffee fills the time between crossings. Once on Rabbit Island, the trail passes through the exotic forests before crossing to the mainland and heading back around the coast, crossing on yet another of the trails spectacular bridges.

Off the trail, there are numerous attractions for those interested in wine and glass blowing; diversions to visit are available. As the trail approaches Richmond, the landscape changes again before we re-join our tracks and head towards Monaco and the famous Classic Cars Museum where we stop for our celebratory lunch. 

The route back to our depot requires re-joining the Nelson cycle path and following the signs back into Nelson and our depot for your onward journey.

Alps 2 Ocean Autumn Itinerary

7 days | 6 nights

Our Alps 2 Ocean package has been designed using our most popular cycling itinerary, that lets you see all the magic of the entire trail in just one week. Starting at the mighty Aoraki/Mt Cook and finishing at the seaside town of Oamaru.

To access this special offer, make sure you quote the promo code ‘I need a break’ when speaking with our reservations team.

Meet at our Twizel depot at 1:30pm to get kitted up and briefed about your upcoming cycling adventure. You will be shuttled to Mt Cook Village or Lake Tekapo, where you’ll be staying the night.

Your first section of the A2O starts today with a heli-transfer over the Tasman River. At the start of the rural road, follow this to the bottom of Lake Pukaki and across to Twizel.  Cycle the golden tussock and lakeside trails through the Mackenzie Country and along Lake Pukaki to Twizel.

Alternative start: Lake Tekapo to Twizel (58 kms)

From behind the village, ride the flat cycle trail alongside the canal leading to the descent into Lake Pukaiki. Continuing on the lakeside trail, this crosses the tussock flats into Twizel. 

Cycle alongside the sealed canal roads from Twizel to the edge of Lake Ohau, before following the dedicated lakeside cycle trail around the lakeside and onto Lake Ohau Lodge for the night.

From the lodge, cycle to the Tarnbrae highpoint overlooking Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie plains before heading downhill through the Quailburn. Take a 7km detour to the Clay Cliff rock formations if you have time, and finish the day relaxing in the wood fired Omarama Hot Tubs.

Today includes the newest section of the A2O, and arguably some of the most scenic riding on the trail. Cycle along the edge of Lake Benmore through to Benmore Dam, from here you can either cycle into Otematata for a bite to eat or continue onto Kurow – home of rugby legend Richie McCaw.

The trail follows along the Waitaki River, passing through the vineyard just out of Kurow’s township and the chance for a late morning wine tasting and lunch platter.  Down valley you will come across the Maori Rock art site before continuing on through the wetlands into Duntroon, the funky township which is the heart of the proposed Waitaki Geopark and its unique landscapes.

The final day on the trail will take you through sweeping farmlands and into the seaside town of Oamaru where the trail ends at Friendly Bay at the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a celebratory lunch at our depot in the Victorian Precinct before continuing your journey – or stay and explore the stunning Precinct and its living history!

West Coast Wilderness Autumn Itinerary

5 days | 4 nights

On our West Coast trip, you will discover historic gold-mining town, wild native bush, and rugged coastlines, while taking in awe-inspiring vistas of the Southern Alps along the way.

TO access this special offer, make sure you quote the promo code ‘I need a break’ when speaking with our reservations team.

Your trip starts from the town of Hokitika, considered the hub of the Wilderness Trail, and easy to fly to from Christchurch. From Hokitika, we will shuttle on to the historic gold mining village of Ross to start your first ride on the trail. If you have time, you may want to try your hand at some gold panning before you set off on your bike.

From Ross, you will cycle over the Totara River, and along the Ross Ruatapu Railway line, taking in incredible views of the mighty Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

Cycle through wetlands and native bush before giving the bikes a rest at the Treetop Walkway. Here, you can experience the native forest, birdsong and views of Lake Mahinapua by foot from the heights of a tree canopy.

Accommodation tonight is at Scenic Waterways, with a highlight being an evening cruise along the waterways onto Lake Mahinapua and return to a cosy bed.

From Hokitika, our shuttle takes you out to the beautiful Hokitika Gorge, one of the scenic highlights on the West Coast. The stunning turquoise waters are a photographers dream and the Podocarp bush walk to the swing bridges is not to be missed. Eventually we return to the shuttle and continue through the quiet back roads before the road climbs to find the beautiful Lake Kaniere, nestled in rainforest surroundings.

At Dorothy Falls we’ll unload the bikes and your cycling for the day begins. From Dorothy Falls via Hans Bay, the ride continues until you arrive at the outlet of Lake Kaniere and the start of the beautiful single-track Kaniere waterway trail.

Heading towards Hokitika, you will follow the Kaniere water race, which was built in 1875 to supply water for sluicing the Kanieregoldfields.

From here you will cycle through lush native forest and along the historic Kaniere Tram Road, taking in some breathtaking views of the Hokitika River before making your way into Hokitika.

Stay the night in Hokitika. Make sure you head down to Sunset Point to catch the last rays of light for the evening!

This morning our shuttle driver will take you on the short drive to Canoe Cove, on the edge of Lake Kaniere. From here you will continue on the cycle trail and gently ride the zigzags up through Milltown.

Today you will continue through pristine bushland and take in the stunning views of the creek below as you cycle across the Macpherson Swing Bridge.

The Southern Alps make a welcome appearance today so take the time to snap some photos.  From the old Kawhaka Settlement, cycle alongside the Kawhaka Canal to begin the descent to Kumara.

Smooth sweeping boardwalk and bush trail take you along important historic links to the goldfields of Stafford and Goldsborough, and finally into Kumara.

Stay the night in accommodation that pays homage to the era of the height of the Kumara gold mining boom of the 1870’s, New Zealand’s last big gold rush of the 19th century.

The last ride of the trip rewards you with flawless views of the Taramakau River before making the journey to the Tasman Sea alongside coastal sand dunes and lagoons.

One last ride along the Grey River will take you into Greymouth, just in time for a celebratory lunch at our new depot.  From here you can return to Hokitika by shuttle, catch the Tranz Alpine or have your car relocated for ongoing travel.