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2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

About 44.1 kms/8 hours cycling over 2 days

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2

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$630

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Overview

Saddle up on this 2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade trip in the Marlborough Sounds and enjoy the two best day-combination of the Queen Charlotte Track from Picton, without cumbersome luggage. We take care of your needs so you can focus on nothing but the ride!

With this package, you ride a combination of highly rated sections of the Queen Charlotte track that can be biked throughout the year, coming to rest at day’s end at Portage Bay in ensuite style accommodation. We set up your accommodation, ensure your luggage transfers, provide your daily lunch, arrange water transport to and from the track, and secure your QCTLC private land access pass. You only have to buy breakfast and dinner along the way and soak up the New Zealand experience.

Portage Resort upgrade

Tucked at the narrowest parcel of land between Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds, the Portage Hotel boasts natural timber chalets, first-rate restaurant and stunning views into Kenepuru Sound. For this package, you come to rest in Kowhai ensuite rooms.

2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

2 Day Queen Charlotte Track Mountain Bike Upgrade

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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