South Island Bike Trails Road Trip Itinerary

Rewarding rides on the mainland | Great Taste — West Coast Wilderness — Alps 2 Ocean — Lake Dunstan — Otago Central Rail — Around the Mountains — Clutha Gold

Life is like riding a bicycle — to keep your balance you must keep moving


Motorhome travel offers the incomparable freedom to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.


Perhaps you prefer parking up by lakes for solitude or journeying into the mountains for adventure. But if you long for the simple joy of exploring each destination on two wheels, this itinerary is a must-read.


Our bike trails road trip will help you plan a cycle holiday that features the most amazing riding trails in the South Island. Between Golden Bay and Southland, you’ll find tracks that were built just for biking — and landscapes that vary from breathtaking to awe-inspiring.



  • Great Taste Trail

  • West Coast Wilderness Trail

  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

  • Lake Dunstan Trail

  • Otago Central Rail Trail

  • Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

  • Clutha Gold Cycle Trail


All New Zealand bike trails are graded on a scale ranging from easiest to expert.


Feeling energised about planning a homely motorhome hire along with a few adventurous bike trails? Just fill out the form to view your South Island Bike Trails itinerary.