New Zealand or Bust: Details!

Just confirmed the last details for the previously mentioned October trip to New Zealand. Here’s the scoop!

Short version: Fly to Rotorua, attend SSMTBWC (or not – up to you! note: this trip won’t put you in a very good position to race this event, we’re planning to spectate and party), fly to Christchurch for guided and supported pedalbike tour of some of the most scenic territory in the known universe, fly home and dream of beautiful New Zealand memories for years to come.

Why it’s rad: The discounted airfare is really what makes this package sing. Additionally, it’s significantly cheaper than other guided road tours available out there. By consolidating and buying in bulk, we’re able to save a grip of cash.

Long version:


October 19, 2010 to November 2, 2010

October 19
Portland to Rotorua New Zealand Arriving Oct. 21

October 21
Touring possibilities in Auckland

October 21-25
Rotorua Attending Single Speed World Championships (or at leisure)

October 25
Depart Rotorua for Christchurch (by plane) Meet up with cycle touring company/warm up ride

October 26
Christchurch to Westport by van transfer before cycling to Punakaiki (55km/33miles cycling). Moderate hills with stunning coastal scenery.

October 27
Punakaiki to Hokitika (80km/49 miles cycling) Moderate hills with stunning coastal scenery.

October 28
Hokitika to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier (140km/85 miles cycling).

October 29
Franz Josef Glacier to Haast (140km/85miles cycling)

October 30
Haast to Wanaka (90km/47 miles cycling). Moderate to steady climb to Haast Pass then down alongside Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the picturesque lakeside town of Wanaka.

October 31
Wanaka to Queenstown, the outdoor adventure capital of New Zealand (75km/46 miles cycling).

November 1
Complete tour in Queenstown

November 2
Depart Queenstown

What’s included

International Airfare (from Portland, options available if you need to fly from another location)
New Zealand flights
Lodging (breakfast and 1  dinner in Rotorua)
Rotorua Airport to and from hotel transfers
Transfers to/and from Single Speed MTB World Championship site
Party Animal ticket to event party
Tour guides for road tour
Support vehicle for road tour (including portage)
Airport transfers
Breakfasts, lunches and 2 dinners on South Island.

Not Included

Bike rental, bike shipping, incidentals, additional touring, trip insurance, trip extensions (all available)

Money Talk

Cost w/Air: $4500 based on twin share or double occupancy per person

Cost without air: $3200

$300 non refundable deposit (applied to total price if booked) due April 30
$2100/1450 due June 30, 2010
$2100/1450 balance due September 15, 2010
(Checks to Golf Vacations, Cruises, Etc)

Travel Insurance is available and advised


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