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    Suggestions for road cycling rental / area in NZ South Island?

    Heading to NZ with the wife from Oct 28th - Nov 19th and we have a pretty open itinerary. Looked into bringing our bikes but they are too expensive to fly (600 USD round trip)

    We are planning on doing a bunch of hiking (tramping - ) but wanted to hit some nice road bike climbs if possible.

    Any suggestions from the locals?


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    I'm not local, but I can tell you that Queenstown is the place to organize all outdoor activities. They have a very sophisticated system of agencies (like travel agents, but specializing in local activities) and a convenient transportation hub where all pickups and drop offs occur.

    You literally cannot fail to have a good time. Oh, and try the Shotover Jet Boat, it's a blast.

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    kia ora!

    How hard core do you want to go? There are a ton of cycle trails but they are better suited to MTBs or Cross type. Road racing bikes you'll be better renting from Auckland or Christchurch. South Island better for gravel bike riding. Check out the Rail Trail in Central Otago. Also QT is better MTB scene than road. Nelson SI has a good network of trails, Weather wise it can still cut up cold down south so bring your polyprops. Any more Qs shot away.

    Auckland based company but most of there great scenery shots are from our SI. short out and back from CHCH. this is the essence of SI riding right next to the southern Alps It's would be what I would do if I were keen and fit.

    all the tours.

    Last edited by kiwisimon; 10-15-2017 at 09:26 PM.

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