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4 Day West Coast Classic Independent Cycle

133 kms Cycling over 4 Days

Days
4

Pricing From
$910

South Island
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Overview

On our 4 day West Coast Classic Independent Cycle Package from Greymouth in New zealand, immerse yourself in some of the region’s highly recommended activities along with excellent accommodation and fantastic cycling.

This tour is more than just a cycling trip as it will take you to a Treetop Bush Walk to admire New Zealand’s native birdlife; on a Boat Cruise across Lake Mahinapua to marvel at the stunning beauty of the lake; and Scenic Waterways for an unforgettable night and incredible views of the Southern Alps forming a majestic backdrop.

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind trip where you experience the West Coast’s hidden gems in comfort and by bike in an adventure that’s a class above the rest.

Scenic Waterways Experience

Discover Lake Mahinapua’s remote wilderness location on a West Coast Scenic Waterways tour, a family-run operation that takes you on a boat cruise on the lake for a wonderful stay in a self-contained cottage where you take in grand views of the Southern Alps and enjoy on-site dining. On our West Coast Premium Package, experience the Scenic Waterways on the first night. 

Optional Extras:

E-bike Upgrade

Explore the West Coast Wilderness Trail on our E-bikes equipped with the most advanced technology allowing smooth electric motor operation so you’ll have power boost when needed. Enjoy the ride from a comfortable upright riding position.

TranzAlpine Scenic Train Ride

Witness awe-inspiring scenery unfold in your journey between Christchurch and Greymouth as you traverse the mountainous backbone of New Zealand’s South Island. Sit back, relax and soak up the breathtaking and ever shifting landscapes along the way.

From Christchurch, the train leaves at 8.15AM and arrives at Greymouth at 1.05PM.

From Greymouth, the train leaves at 2.05PM and arrives at Christchurch at 6.31PM.

West Coast Premium Independent Cycle

TranzAlpine Train

West Coast Premium Independent Cycle

West Coast Premium Independent Cycle

Treetops Walkway

West Coast Premium Independent Cycle

Scenic Waterways cruise

West Coast Premium Independent Cycle

Scenic Waterways cruise

4 Day West Coast Premium Independent Cycle,new zealand

4 Day West Coast Premium Independent Cycle,new zealand

4 Day West Coast Premium Independent Cycle,new zealand

4 Day West Coast Premium Independent Cycle,new zealand

4 Day West Coast Premium Independent Cycle,new zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Cycle Ross to Hokitika33 km

We’ll greet you in the crafty town of Hokitika and get ready at our depot with the bike/trip briefing. We will then shuttle you to the small historic mining township of Ross to start your first ride on the trail.

You will cycle through wetlands and native bush, taking in incredible views of the mighty Mt Cook and Mt Tasman 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.

In the evening take a boat cruise up the stream to Lake Mahinapua itself, following the original route used by early explorers and gold prospectors.

Accommodation tonight is at Scenic Waterways, which is approx. 3km before Hokitika. From the boutique ensuite accommodation you will have views of the Southern Alps and the native fauna of the Mahinapua waterway that meanders through the property.

Day 2Cycle Hokitika to Milltown36 km

From Hokitika’s township, you will cycle along the historic Kaniere Tram Road, taking in some breathtaking views of the Hokitika River before making your way into the native forest.

You will soon find yourself at the glistening shoreline of the 195m deep Lake Kaniere, a great spot for a picnic stop. From here, the trail will take you through the rugged native bush tracks and open farmland that parallels the Arahura River through to Milltown.

Cycle the zigzag up from Milltown to the end of todays trail section at Cowboy Paradise. At the on-site saloon/café you can buy a coffee and light refreshments while soaking up the magnificent view out from the native bush over the Arahura Valley.

Day 3Cycle Milltown to Kumara36 km

Today you will ride to the historic village of Kumara, made famous for New Zealand’s last big gold rush of the 19th century.

Begin the morning with breakfast in the saloon before you start cycling your way through native forest towards Kawhaka Intake. A great place to stop for a morning break is Trappers Rest. You might even have the opportunity to catch a local farmer for a chat and cup of tea.

Cycle 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 another welcome appearance today so take the time to snap some photos. From here, smooth sweeping boardwalk and bush trail will take you down into Kumara.

Stay the night in Kumara.

Day 4Cycle Kumara to Greymouth28 km

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 section along the Grey River will take you into Greymouth, just in time for a celebratory lunch at Monteith’s Brewery in Greymouth (optional).

Finish in Greymouth.

The TranzAlpine Train is a great way to end your holiday on the West Coast. The train journey traverses the Southern Alps on the way from Greymouth to Christchurch. Contact the Cycle Journeys reservations team if you would like to include the train tickets in your booking.

COST PER PERSON

October 2020 - January 2021

  • Standard Accommodation: NZ$910
  • Deluxe Accommodation: NZ$1120

February - March 2022

  • Standard Accommodation: NZ$985
  • Superior Accommodation: NZ$1195

Extras

  • E-bike upgrade: NZ$220
  • Scenic Waterways Experience: NZ$50 per person

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Cycle Ross to Hokitika33 km

We’ll greet you in the crafty town of Hokitika and get ready at our depot with the bike/trip briefing. We will then shuttle you to the small historic mining township of Ross to start your first ride on the trail.

You will cycle through wetlands and native bush, taking in incredible views of the mighty Mt Cook and Mt Tasman 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.

In the evening take a boat cruise up the stream to Lake Mahinapua itself, following the original route used by early explorers and gold prospectors.

Accommodation tonight is at Scenic Waterways, which is approx. 3km before Hokitika. From the boutique ensuite accommodation you will have views of the Southern Alps and the native fauna of the Mahinapua waterway that meanders through the property.

Day 2Cycle Hokitika to Milltown36 km

From Hokitika’s township, you will cycle along the historic Kaniere Tram Road, taking in some breathtaking views of the Hokitika River before making your way into the native forest.

You will soon find yourself at the glistening shoreline of the 195m deep Lake Kaniere, a great spot for a picnic stop. From here, the trail will take you through the rugged native bush tracks and open farmland that parallels the Arahura River through to Milltown.

Cycle the zigzag up from Milltown to the end of todays trail section at Cowboy Paradise. At the on-site saloon/café you can buy a coffee and light refreshments while soaking up the magnificent view out from the native bush over the Arahura Valley.

Day 3Cycle Milltown to Kumara36 km

Today you will ride to the historic village of Kumara, made famous for New Zealand’s last big gold rush of the 19th century.

Begin the morning with breakfast in the saloon before you start cycling your way through native forest towards Kawhaka Intake. A great place to stop for a morning break is Trappers Rest. You might even have the opportunity to catch a local farmer for a chat and cup of tea.

Cycle 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 another welcome appearance today so take the time to snap some photos. From here, smooth sweeping boardwalk and bush trail will take you down into Kumara.

Stay the night in Kumara.

Day 4Cycle Kumara to Greymouth28 km

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 section along the Grey River will take you into Greymouth, just in time for a celebratory lunch at Monteith’s Brewery in Greymouth (optional).

Finish in Greymouth.

The TranzAlpine Train is a great way to end your holiday on the West Coast. The train journey traverses the Southern Alps on the way from Greymouth to Christchurch. Contact the Cycle Journeys reservations team if you would like to include the train tickets in your booking.

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