YOUR 5 DAY ITINERARY!
DAY 1 – Lake Wanaka to Wedderburn – 154 km
The ride begins on the banks of Lake Wanaka with the course out of town following the stunning gorges and sparkling rivers through the historic gold mining villages. A great chance to get to know your fellow riders and enjoy the snow-capped mountains surrounding this region.
DAY 2 – Wedderburn to Oamaru – 160 km
We start the day rolling through lush farmlands and quaint villages. This will be a challenging day with early climbs but rewarded with delightful descents, rugged coastal plains and untouched coastlines as we arrive in Oamaru.
DAY 3 – Oamaru to Timaru – 139 km
A shorter day on paper but still very challenging, with early climbs to warm up the legs taking you through country lanes and winding backroads then back to coastal villages before arriving in beautiful Timaru.
DAY 4 – Timaru to Mt Hutt – 146 km
Today you venture further inland through the Canterbury Plains tracking upwards towards the winter playgrounds of Mt Hutt, with many off bike attractions, maybe a chance for a jet boat ride, game of golf or just take in the scenery of the snow-capped mountains.
DAY 5 – Mt Hutt to Christchurch – 123 km
Home stretch! An opportunity to open up the legs a bit as the road trends down off the foothills back towards Christchurch, but it’s not all smooth sailing as we swing by Lyttelton Harbour and up over the famous Port Hills above Christchurch to give the legs a final test before finishing in Christchurch.
You’ve done it! 700 kilometres…5 days across stunning New Zealand locations challenging the mind and body. Now is your time to celebrate your achievements with new friends!