The tarmac roads in New Zealand are already blessed with very little traffic, but the gravel roads there are usually completely deserted. On this tour you can experience all the major highlights of New Zealand as well as many hidden treasures and unknown corners.
From Christchurch we make our way over numerous dirt roads and passes in the direction of Queenstown. On the rest day you can relax, participate in some extreme sports activity, or embark on an adventurous off-road motorcycle tour. Afterwards we head over to the wild West Coast, through untouched rainforest, past crystal-clear lakes and with frequent forays to interesting and challenging trails. By ferry we cross the Cook Strait to the North Island, to Wellington where we spend our second rest day.
Between motorcycle riding, sightseeing, and the unique food scene, Wellington really does appeal to everyone. Afterwards we visit the Art Deco city of Napier, discover the snow-covered volcanoes of Tongariro and cross the jungle of the Te Urewera National Parks. We enjoy the countless curves of the Forgotten World Highway and then descend into the caves of Waitomo to see the indigenous New Zealand glowworm. Before the tour ends in Auckland, we ride around the Coromandel peninsula, known as “New Zealand in a nutshell”. Beautiful beaches, countless curves, fresh seafood; it’s pure delight. It won‘t be easy for you to say goodbye to this paradise on the other side of the world.
The tour has been designed for solo riders. However, a skilled rider-passenger team can do the tour with two-up as well.
|Start/Finish:||Christchurch / Auckland|
|Nearest airport:||Christchurch / Auckland|
|Duration:||17 days vacation, 15 riding days|
|Route:||Total distance: 4089-4987 km, 2541-3099 miles
Daily distances: 120-460 km, 75-286 miles
|Accommodations:||Comfortable middle-class hotels|
|Highlights:||the beautiful and often challenging gravel roads of South and North Island, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the wild West Coast, its rainforest and glaciers, the beautiful ferry passage between the South and North Islands, Wellington|
|Minimum number of participants:||8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
|DAY 1:||Arrival in Christchurch|
|DAY 2:||Christchurch - Twizel|
|DAY 3:||Twizel - Kyeburn Diggings|
|DAY 4:||Kyeburn Diggings - Cromwell|
|DAY 6:||Cromwell - Fox Glacier|
|DAY 7:||Fox Glacier - Punakaiki|
|DAY 8:||Punakaiki - Nelson|
|DAY 9:||Nelson - Wellington|
|DAY 11:||Wellington - Napier|
|DAY 12:||Napier - Rotorua|
|DAY 13:||Rotorua - Whanganui|
|DAY 14:||Whanganui - Waitomo|
|DAY 15:||Waitomo - Tairua|
|DAY 16:||Tairua - Auckland|
|DAY 17:||Departure from Auckland|
The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day (Day 1). Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
Price for rider in double room
|Suzuki V-Strom 650||$ 9.540,-|
|BMW F 750 GS||$ 9.780,-|
|BMW F 850 GS||$ 10.010,-|
|BMW R 1250 GS||$ 10.860,-|
|Price for passenger in double room||$ 6.380,-|
|Single room supplement||$ 1.620,-|
Price for rider in double room
|Suzuki V-Strom 650||$ 9.540,- *|
|BMW F 750 GS||$ 9.780,- *|
|BMW F 850 GS||$ 10.010,- *|
|BMW R 1250 GS||$ 10.860,- *|
|Price for passenger in double room||$ 6.380,- *|
|Single room supplement||$ 1.620,- *|
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2022 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2022 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2021.
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