Picton, Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte by Mountain Bike
Wilderness Guides can show you the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand like no-one else! Join Steve, Juliet and their small, friendly team for guided or independent sea kayaking tours, mountain biking and gourmet guided or independent hikes on the Queen Charlotte Track - or a combination of all three on the Marlborough Sounds adventure combo tours.
The Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island, is fast becoming the place of choice for visitors looking for wilderness and adventure - while at the same time enjoying personal comfort and lots of options for relaxed or challenging experiences. Your guides are local people who live, work and play in this fantastic region. Experience their passion and commitment - this is where your adventure begins!
Mountain Bike on the Queen Charlotte Track
The Queen Charlotte Trail is widely rated as the best single track in New Zealand - with its wide, benched surface, spectacular views, native bush and, in parts, technical difficulty, the track offers bikers an exhilarating challenge. And, of course, you don't have to carry a heavy pack as while you ride from place to place, one of the many water taxi companies will transport this for you to your accommodation.
The 70 km walking track has been purposely built to cater to both walkers and bikers. It is the longest piece of continuous single track in the country and is suitable for novice riders while being challenging enough for the experienced mountain biker.
Two days are needed by most riders of reasonable fitness to complete the entire track comfortably. Those with time restrictions or longer to spend can choose to do particular sections or spread the ride over a leisurely three to four days.
In winter the entire track is open for biking but between the peak summer times from December 1 to February 28, only the last two sections from Camp Bay to Anakiwa can be cycled.
Departs flexible | Duration 4 - 5 hours
Price: $145 to $157
includes bike rental and water taxi transfers
Meet us in Picton on the Waterfront, on the corner of London Quay & Wellington Street.
CHILD POLICY Kayaking & Biking minimum age 12 years
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund
SEASON Open year round
- Juliet & Steve Gibbons
- T +64 3 573 5432 / FP: 0800 266 266
- W www.wildernessguidesnz.com
Corner London Quay & Wellington Street, Picton
Wilderness Guides also operates multi-day guided trips on Queen Charlotte Sound staying at comfortable waterfront lodges.