Southern Glory

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This is our most popular tour, a 4 day trip riding Mt Hutt, Christchurch, Dunedin and Clyde. We’ve found some fantastic trails to show you with everything from smooth, flowy berms to rooty, off-camber lines. This tour covers most of the South Island, so sure, there’s a bit of time in the van, but each day we have plenty of ride time.

Southern Glory Itinerary

Day Description
1 The Southern Glory begins with a 7am departure from Queenstown, driving north towards Methven. A brief stop in Geraldine for lunch and a few supplies and we get to the top of the shuttle around 1pm. The crew in Methven have recently built HEAPS of trails to ride with some step downs and doubles, along with some slippy, off camber corners through the pine needles. At the end of the day, QBT will put on the BBQ while you enjoy a beer or two at Breckenridge Lodge, our accommodation for the night.
2 A bit more of a leisurely start to the day and just over an hours drive to Christchurch and the Port Hills/Victoria Park tracks for our next days riding. These tracks have everything from smooth and flowy to steep and gnarly. One of the favourite tracks here is Lava Flow, some good elevation and a few technical sections dropping down over volcanic rock to our pick up point. After riding we'll stop at Amber Park, Christchurch, our accommodation for the night. You'll be let loose during the evening, for dinner and to have a look around.
3 Our third day starts with a drive to Dunedin, about four and a half hours to the south. Once we arrive, we'll have a break for lunch and head to Signal Hill. These tracks are famous for the rock gardens, mud (its usually wet) and the only 4x track in the South Island. Some great trails, but it pays to know where you’re going, so we’ll get a local to show you around. We spend the night at Dunedin Holiday Park, right beside St Kilda Beach. There's plenty of time to have a walk along the beach or do some cleaning and maintenance on the bikes. QBT will provide a tasty BBQ dinner in a spacious outdoor setting.
4 After a big breakfast and plenty of time for banter we make our way back to Queenstown. Along the way, we'll have a break and ride a few laps of the 'Linger & Die' track in Clyde. The best way to describe this would be 'off camber'. There are a few steep sections, gaps, drops and a pretty challenging rock garden to contend with, but after all the practise we've had, it should be a breeze!

Cost

From $1195 NZD per person.