Roosting through the heart of NZ’s picturesque South Island.
Adventure Trailrides is based in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s surrounded by a mouth-watering mix of the terrain that takes riders from the mountains to the sea, while their fleet of bikes and quads ranges from 100cc to 450cc, catering for everyone from family groups to hardcore riders.
With half-day to multi-day off-road tours, Adventure Trailrides lead rides through native beech forests, over snow-fed rivers and right down to white-sand beaches.
The Half-Day and Full-Day Off-road Tours are the most popular, starting from $250 per rider. These are operated at Springfield on the Mount Torlesse Mountain Range, one hour’s drive west of the South Island’s largest city, Christchurch.
Adventure Trail operates year-round, meaning hardy riders can experience riding through snow in the winter months. However, even the 450s have struggled to get up some of the hills this winter, buried under snow so deep it’s up to the fourth wire on the fences!
The Four-Day McKenzie Country Off-Road Tour takes you to the base of a glacier and up to 2000m above sea level onto the tops of mountains. It also includes stunning views of bright blue lakes and New Zealand’s highest peak, Mount Cook.
All riding gear can be provided so all you need to do is get on a plane with your camera, camelback and beer money. Accommodation is in a mix of ski lodges, hotels and farm stays, so no sleeping on the cold ground after a hard day’s riding.
Adventure Trailrides has managed to lower the transport costs for riders wishing to ship their own bike to Christchurch and can advise on a number of freight options.
$NZ900 – $4400 (Prices vary from 2-Day to 5-Day Tours, bike hire avalible)
P: +64 274 510 584