Molesworth Station Cycle Tour

Enjoy biking the best parts of Marlborough's Awatere Valley and Molesworth Station in the beautiful Marlborough high country. Fabulous farm stay accommodation and two nights in Hanmer Springs.


Cycle Tour Itinerary

DAY ONE (approx 25km ride)

Between 8.00 and 8.30am pickup from accommodation in Blenheim, short briefing and introductions. Your biking starts 20kms south of Blenheim at the start of the Awatere Valley Road, bike in sections with breaks for the morning stopping to enjoy a homestead lunch visit on a generational farm. Enjoy a ride further up the valley to overnight at one of NZ’s most remote stations, in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley arriving about 5.00pm. Relax in quality accommodation with excellent cuisine.

Inclusions MT,L,D


DAY TWO (approx 49km ride)

After a farm style breakfast we will drive you up to the top of Upcot Saddle so you can enjoy a mainly downhill ride of 10kms to Castle Creek with a break here, then enjoy the picturesque cycle ride to the start of Molesworth Station for lunch.  You will be able to ride all the best downhill sections, a 10km afternoon ride along the Acheron River followed by a ride into Hanmer Springs for a hot pool soak. Hanmer Springs approximately 5.30pm.  Time to relax in the thermal pools before dinner.

Inclusions B, MT,L,D


DAY THREE (approx. 25km ride)

Departing Hanmer Springs in your support vehicle we drive back to the Acheron Accommodation House where you can cycle to the top of Jacks Pass close to Hanmer Springs, free afternoon, enjoy some of the great cycling round Hanmer, shopping, hot pools etc. Staying in Hanmer for a second night. Time to relax in the thermal pools before dinner.

Inclusions B,D




Drive from Hanmer Springs to Picton or Blenheim (approximately 5 hour drive with stops) B

Optional things to bring
You might like to bring a Gel seat cover for added comfort.

If you are bringing your own mountain bikes, thick tyres are recommended and shock absorbers are not essential but will make the trip more comfortable. Make sure it is in good condition and has been recently serviced and you have a spare inner tube. We can arrange bike hire for you.

Bike hire available
Bike hire includes the use of a safety vest and helmet for $150
E-Bike hire $400 

Degree of difficulty

Grade 1- 4

You will need a moderate level of fitness with some off road experience biking on shingle surfaces.

From $1795

Twin/Share per person

Tour dates: Contact us

Tour includes

  • Knowledgeable local guide to drive your support vehicle and transport your bike.

  • Guaranteed access through Molesworth.

  • Meet and spend time with local farmers  One night’s stay in authentic high country shearer’s accommodation.

  • Two night’s accommodation in motels at Hanmer Springs.

  • All meals, snack foods for the four days, one station/farm lunch with owners and one station/farm dinner with the owner.

  • The use of two-way communication radios between lead cyclist and support vehicle.


  • Twin/share room $1795 PP

  • Single room occupancy $2045

  • Bike hire $150

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