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2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Standard Trip

About 44.1 kms/8 hours cycling over 2 days

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2

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$615

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Overview

This 2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Independent bike trip operates all year round. The trail is widely rated as the best single track in New Zealand - with its wide, benched surface, spectacular views, native bush and, in parts, technical difficulty, the track offers bikers an exhilarating challenge. And of course, you don't have to carry a heavy pack as while you cycle from place to place, one of the many water taxi companies will transport this for you to your accommodation.

The 71 km walking track has been purposely built to cater to both walkers and cyclists. It is the longest piece of continuous single track in the country and is suitable for novice riders while being challenging enough for the experienced mountain biker.

Two days cycling are needed by most riders of reasonable fitness to complete the entire track comfortably. Those with time restrictions or longer to spend can choose to do particular sections or spread the ride over a leisurely three to four days.

Portage Resort

The Portage Hotel is nestled at the narrowest point between Queen Charlotte & Kenepuru Sounds with a wonderful view into Kenepuru Sound. This well-established accommodation place has a reputation for a fine restaurant and features natural timber chalets. This package includes accommodation in Hillside ensuite-style units.

Mountain Biking on the Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Mountain Biking on the Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Mountain Biking on the Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

View from the Portage Hotel, Marlborough, New Zealand

Mountain Biker on the Queen Charlotte Track

Mountain Biker on the Queen Charlotte Track

Mountain Biker on the Queen Charlotte Track Marlborough New Zealand

Mountain Biker on the Queen Charlotte Track Marlborough New Zealand

Queen Charlotte Track Marlborough New Zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Camp Bay to Torea Saddle/Portage BayAbout 23.6 kms/4 hours cycling

Depart Picton and after an enjoyable cruise disembark at Camp Bay in Endeavour Inlet and ascend to the main Queen Charlotte Track. Today you will be riding mostly along the exposed ridgeline with stunning views over both Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Bay of Many Coves is a welcome stop to enjoy the vistas.

The track is wide but is steep in places so watch for drop offs and rocky areas. There is a lot of undulation with many short steep hill climbs to challenge you. Take a break at Black Rock Shelter before the final hills and then descend to Torea Saddle and down the road to Portage Bay, your destination for today.

Day 2Torea Saddle/Portage Bay to AnakiwaAbout 20.5 kms/4 hrs cycling

From Portage Bay, ride up a short road section to join the main Queen Charlotte Track. A tough climb awaits and you will need to push your bike but the reward is stunning views into the Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sound. An easier option is the ride the Kenepuru Road from Portage and re-join the track above Mistletoe Bay.

From Te Mahia Saddle the track is easier, undulating at first with a long, gradual and exhilarating descent to Anakiwa. The bush is stunning with glimpses into the glistening waters of Queen Charlotte Sound.

Time to rest at Anakiwa where you can purchase an ice cream or cold drink from The Green Caravan (summer time only) and reflect on a fantastic few days while you await your water taxi pick up at 3.30pm. Return time to Picton is 4pm/4.30pm.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Camp Bay to Torea Saddle/Portage BayAbout 23.6 kms/4 hours cycling

Depart Picton and after an enjoyable cruise disembark at Camp Bay in Endeavour Inlet and ascend to the main Queen Charlotte Track. Today you will be riding mostly along the exposed ridgeline with stunning views over both Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Bay of Many Coves is a welcome stop to enjoy the vistas.

The track is wide but is steep in places so watch for drop offs and rocky areas. There is a lot of undulation with many short steep hill climbs to challenge you. Take a break at Black Rock Shelter before the final hills and then descend to Torea Saddle and down the road to Portage Bay, your destination for today.

Day 2Torea Saddle/Portage Bay to AnakiwaAbout 20.5 kms/4 hrs cycling

From Portage Bay, ride up a short road section to join the main Queen Charlotte Track. A tough climb awaits and you will need to push your bike but the reward is stunning views into the Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sound. An easier option is the ride the Kenepuru Road from Portage and re-join the track above Mistletoe Bay.

From Te Mahia Saddle the track is easier, undulating at first with a long, gradual and exhilarating descent to Anakiwa. The bush is stunning with glimpses into the glistening waters of Queen Charlotte Sound.

Time to rest at Anakiwa where you can purchase an ice cream or cold drink from The Green Caravan (summer time only) and reflect on a fantastic few days while you await your water taxi pick up at 3.30pm. Return time to Picton is 4pm/4.30pm.

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