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New Zealand: Bike & Walk the South Island

Starting from 9 days at

$4,395

New Zealand’s breathtaking South Island is a banquet of visual delights, from its snowcapped alpine peaks and glaciers to the stunning coast of the Tasman Sea.

Activity Easy/Moderate
Easy/Moderate
E-Bikes Available
E-Bikes Available

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Your VBT Trip Leaders are passionate about travel and devoted to sharing new discoveries with you. Each is a multi-lingual resident of your destination who intimately knows the history, cultural heritage, and traditions of your surroundings.

Your Trip Leaders also bring insiders’ knowledge of the best places to explore, dine, and shop—along with insight into local customs and lifestyles to help you make the most of your cultural experience. With keen organizational skills, a splendid sense of humor, and a talent for making you and your fellow travelers thrive within your group dynamic, your VBT Trip Leaders will be invaluable resources—and treasured friends!

Elysia

New Zealand is a bucket list destination. It’s like seeing 20 different countries in one. Every corner provides a new adventure.

A New Zealand native, Elysia ended up living permanently on the South Island by accident! After buying a ski pass and intending to only stay the winter, she loved it so much she’s made it her home for 18 years.

George

Within a very small area you can see temperate rainforest that is unchanged since dinosaurs ruled the earth, glaciers down to sea level, and the wide open stark landscape of central Otago.

George was born, and has lived his whole life, on the South Island of New Zealand. As a former high school science teacher, he loves to share his knowledge of New Zealand's unique geology, flora and fauna with travelers.

Stories from New Zealand

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Exploring New Zealand's White Wine Regions

October 24, 2018

New Zealand is famous the world over for its wine. Eastern coastal climates for both the North and South Islands are remarkably conducive to winemaking. Travelers enjoying the New Zealand: Bike...

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Top 5 Reasons to Take a Biking Tour of New Zealand with VBT

August 1, 2014

New Zealand’s South Island—the 12th largest in the world—is home to breathtaking yet different landscapes ranging from the Canterbury Plains to a coastal rainforest to the jagged peaks of the...

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Penguin Rescue

March 5, 2012

  On one of our recent New Zealand Bike Tours VBT travelers added a penguin rescue to their list of memorable encounters while exploring the South Island. During their stay...

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We loved our hiking/biking/kayaking trip to New Zealand South Island. The guides were amazing, there are incredible vistas around every turn and the trip coordination was flawless. Also, because VBT hires all local guides, we received great recommendations for restaurants and optional tours on our extension. We also learned some new Kiwi phrases. A gob-smacking adventure!

JanJan, St Louis

This is our third VBT trip so we had high expectations. This exceeded them. Jan, Wayne & George were fun and were so informative in their knowledge of the flora and fauna of the areas we traveled, knowledge of the landscape, as well as the Maori traditions that we, not only learned but, we felt the pride of country they exuded. These guides were funny and warm and took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. Loved it!!

JOANNA, Albuquerque, NM

New Zealand is a beautiful country with really fun and interesting people. But the trip leaders made this an exceptional experience. The trip was well organized and the leaders were knowledgable about the country, its history, and people. They even provided some unexpected fun activity option. The leaders kept us laughing the whole trip.

jbird, Cincinnati

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