Molesworth Station Cycle Tour

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March 13, 2023
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4 Days
Availability : March 13-16
Hanmer Springs
Max People : 4 - 14
Tour Details

Your ride starts from Hanmer Springs, enjoy biking the best parts of the high country of Molesworth Station, Maruia and Awatere Valley. Tour includes all meals and accommodation, one night in fabulous high country farm stay complex.

Departure & Return Location

Hanmer Springs

Departure Time


Price 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 superior shearer’s accommodation
  • One night’s accommodation in motels at Hanmer Springs
  • One Night's accommodation in central Blenheim
  • All meals, snack foods for the four days, one farm visit for lunch


  • Twin/share room $1895 PP
  • Single room occupancy $2285
  • Bike Hire full suspension from $440
  • Electric Bike Hire Hire from $560


  • Sunscreen
  • Entrance Fees

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

Full suspension bikes $440, E-Bikes $560

Degree of difficulty

Grade 1 – 3

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


Day 1approx. 40 KM Ride

9am pick up from Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury, enjoy the drive up the Western side of Molesworth Station, commence your ride in magnificent high-country scenery, biking to Lake Tennyson with lunch at Acheron historic cobb cottage. Arriving back in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs with time for a soak in the thermal hot pools before a group dinner in the village tonight.

INCLUSIONS morning tea, lunch, dinner, and accommodation.

Day 2approx. 40km ride

Departing Hanmer Springs in your support vehicle we drive westward to the Lewis Pass saddle to start your ride on the Maruia trail an off road forty km ride to Murchison through native bush and farmland. A good variety of safe biking today with overnight accommodation in Blenheim, enjoy a riverside dining experience tonight.

INCLUSIONS morning tea, lunch, dinner and accommodation.

Day 3approx 35km ride

Departing at 8.30am to drive to the start of your ride, 20kms south of Blenheim in the Awatere Valley. Bike in sections with breaks during the morning, stopping to enjoy a homestead farm visit for lunch on a generational farm. Enjoy a ride further up the valley to our overnight accommodation at one of NZ’s most remote stations, set in the mountains of the upper Awatere Valley arriving about 5.00pm. Relax in quality accommodation and enjoy excellent cuisine tonight.

INCLUSIONS Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner and accommodation.

Day 4approx 30km ride

After a farm style breakfast enjoy the picturesque cycle ride to the start of Molesworth Station for morning tea. We cycle on the flatter sections on the station, enjoying a picnic lunch in the high country, ride along the Acheron River reaching Hanmer Springs approximately 5.30pm.

INCLUSIONS Breakfast, morning tea, lunch.


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Sandra and Terry M

Couple Traveller

Many thanks for the efficient and excellent organisation and consideration you both provided for us on our recent 4 day cycle tour of the Molesworth – not an easy feat taking a group of 12 over 70 year ‘olds’ on a 140plus km journey!!You provided fine weather, excellent communication by email/phone contact, lovely accommodation ,morning teas and lunches ,comfortable bus travel and interesting history of the local areas, and such gracious people who hosted us along the way. Already it has been mentioned by members of the group that another trip with South Island (bike) Tours is ‘a must’!! Again, our sincere thanks for all you did to make our trip a resounding success.

March 14, 2022

Christine Anderson

Couple Traveller

Wayne and I really enjoyed our cycling trip through the Molesworth. We had driven through many years ago.
The weather did help by being not windy, raining or too hot.
Geoff’s knowledge of the area was unbelievable and we learnt such a lot.

March 11, 2022