Cycling Trips to Explore Amazing Food & Wine in The South Island!

Cycling the Ida Valley | Lachlan Gardiner
Cycling the Ida Valley | Lachlan Gardiner

Tasty, nutritious and healthy food can be found on all of our itineraries. We take our meal times as seriously as we take our efforts to find the most interesting places to bike!

Here we describe our top five cycling trails which are accompanied by amazing food and wine.


Tasman Great Taste Trail

This is a cycling trail that explores some of the most delicious food and wine in the region. With over 150km of scenic trails, you can experience breathtaking views of Tasman Bay and sample some of the finest local produce and world-class wines along the way. From award-winning vineyards and cheese makers, to artisan bakeries and craft breweries, the Tasman Great Taste Trail offers a unique culinary journey that is not to be missed. Stay tuned for a new and improved itinerary.


The Otago Central Rail Trail

This 150 km trail runs from Clyde to Middlemarch and is the original Great Ride. The trail offers incredibly varied scenery, and you will enjoy delicious local food and wine along the way. As you ride the trail, you will come across a variety of local vineyards, and food producers that showcase the diverse flavours of the area. From rich, full-bodied reds to crisp whites, there is a wine to suit every taste. For food lovers, the region is renowned for its farm-to-table produce, and you'll find everything from fresh seafood to handmade cheeses. Our morning and afternoon teas are a feast!


The Roxburgh Gorge Trail

This stunning trail takes you along the Clutha River and through the rugged Roxburgh Gorge. You'll be able to taste fresh local produce, including stone fruit and berries, as well as sample some of the region's finest wines. Savour fresh and flavorful local produce, and indulge in the rich, hearty flavours of traditional New Zealand cuisine. With a variety of food and wine options to choose from, our tours are sure to have something that will tantalise your taste buds.


The Queenstown Trail

This stunning trail takes you from Queenstown to Arrowtown and offers staggering views of the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover River. You'll be able to taste local food and wine, including local cheeses and Pinot Noir. From local cafes, pubs and restaurants, to artisanal food stalls and vineyards, the Queenstown Trail has something for everyone.


Lake Dunstan Trail

The Lake Dunstan Trail is the new kid on the block. A ride which starts and finishes in character filled small villages where food, wine, coffee and galleries dominate the streetscape and vineyards fill the surrounding hills. There is the option for tastings at Carrick Winery, a winery you can’t avoid as the trail passes through their manicured grounds. The ride becomes more spectacular as it winds its way through to the Clutha Gorge and here you will find the novelty of a floating coffee and burger boat conveniently located at the base of a steep climb.


With a focus on showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer, our tours allow you to taste some of the finest local produce and enjoy world-class wines in stunning locations. So why wait? Book a tour with us today and get ready to be amazed by the delicious flavours, stunning scenery, and exceptional hospitality that New Zealand has to offer.

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