There are many bicycling tours of New Zealand’s southwestern coast.
Cyclists can fly over to the west coast from Christchurch on the South Island and begin a southward, rigorous ride toward Queensland or even further south. The area is very rugged with mountains, rivers and bridges to cross and the cyclist can bike over 300 miles along the two lane highway.
Mountain biking trails are also available for those interested in even more extreme bicycling. Many tours offer a touring car for snacks, lunches and for those too tired to traverse New Zealand’s jagged mountains.