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Day 1 - Christchurch - Mon 4 Feb

Welcome to the Garden City. The largest in the South Island, Christchurch is a very english city based around a magnificent inner city park. Today you’ll meet the group and get you bike ready to roll. Opt to spend the afternoon exploring the city or join you guides for a gentle jog around Hagley Park.

 

Tour starts

1400 – Check in opens Strathern Motor Lodge, Christchurch

1500 – Optional guided run for those who have arrived early (Harley Park 5-10km)

1830 – Tour briefing and Welcome Meeting

1930 – Group dinner (included)

Day 2 - Kaikoura - Tue 5 Feb

A majestic location on the east coast, north of Christchurch. Kaikoura is a thriving marine environment populated by a host of wildlife including whales, dolphins and fur seals. Take a scenic bike ride and run along the coastline with the towering southern alps sitting in the background. Join the group for a BBQ dinner and a chance to get to know your fellow guests.

 

Visit Kaikoura

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0800 – Depart

1030 – Arrive at viewpoint

1100 – Peninsula Seal Colony

1200 – Free time to explore town and have lunch

1400 – Check into White Morf Hotel, Kaikoura

1430 – BRIC option

1830 – Group BBQ dinner (included)

Day 3 - Hanmer - Wed 6 Feb

Hanmer is an holiday town set in a alpine basin at the foot of the southern Alps. Famed for its natural hot springs, Hanmer provides the perfect backdrop for cycling and running and the local hot pools are the perfect remedy to sooth your tired legs.

 

** optional paid activity**  early morning swimming with dolphins

 

Hanmer Springs Alpine Village

0800 – Breakfast continental (included)

0900 – Free time for optional activities

1200 – Lunch in Kaikoura

1230 – Depart

1430 – Arrive at Drifters Inn, Hanmer Springs

1500 – BRIC 30/60k bike, 5/10k run

1600 – Hot pools (included)

1930 – Free evening and dinner (not included)

Day 4 - Kaiteriteri - Thur 7 Feb

New Zealand’s northern coastline is scattered with golden sand beaches and emerald green waters. We will base ourselves at the stunning Kaiteriteri beach, gateway to the Abel Tasman national park. Here we will hit the open waters with a swim session and soak up the beachside vibe with a woodfire pizza dinner. The next day we will journey into the park by boat and have the day to enjoy trails and beaches galore.

 

Kaiteriteri beach

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0800 – Checkout and depart

1130 – Murchison lunch

1500 – Check into Kimi Ora Eco Lodge, Kaiteriteri

1500 – Free afternoon at Kaiteriteri beach

1830 – Wood fire pizza dinner (included)

Day 5 - Kaiteriteri - Fri 8 Feb

0800 – Breakfast continental (included)

1030 – Sea Shuttle into Abel Tasman NP

1100 – Free time to walk, swim – lunch (provided)

1330 – Trail run/walk out of park

1700 – Depart for accommodation

Day 6 - Greymouth - Sat 9 Feb

Journey back in time as we head south along New Zealand’s wildly beautiful West coast. Surrounded by rainforest and towering cliffs, the ‘Coast’ is one of the most green and lush environments you’ll ever experience. We will show you our favourite spots which highlight this unique environment and you will have the chance to lace up the runners for an out-of-this-world trail run along a jungle clad river valley.

 

Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki run/walk

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0800 – Checkout and depart

1130 – Murchison lunch

1500 – Visit Punakaiki pancake rocks and Thompsons beach

1700 – Trail run Pororari river valley

1830 – Check into accommodation, Greymouth

1930 – Dinner at local restaurant (not included)

Day 7 - Twizel - Sun 10 Feb

A scenic travel day sees us drive over an alpine pass and into the Canterbury region of the south island. Take the chance to explore ancient limestone formations at Castle Hill before journeying further south towards McKenzie Country, home of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes. Tomorrow we will take a group bike ride alongside lake Pukaki finishing in Mt Cook national Park where you can take a walk along the Hooker valley to get an up-close look at the surrounding glaciers.

 

Castle Hill and Lake Tekapo

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0800 – Depart

1000 – Explore Castle Hill limestone peaks

1300 – Lunch in Geraldine

1600 – Scenic stop at Lake Tekapo

1700 – Arrive at Twizel

1830 – Group dinner (not included)

Day 8 - Twizel - Mon 11 Feb

Visit Mt Cook National Park

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0900 – Depart for Mt Cook NP

0930 – Scenic bike alongside lake Pukaki (2hrs)

1200 – Lunch (not included)

1300 – Walk to Hooker glacier (3 hrs)

1900 – Group dinner (not included)

 

Optional stargaze at night

Day 9 - Queenstown - Tue 12 Feb

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most famous destinations. Fit-for-a-Queen, this stunning town sits amongst the Remarkables mountain range and is nestled on the shores of the dramatically beautiful lake Wakatipu. With nearly unlimited opportunities for adventure or sightseeing activities Queenstown has something to satisfy everyone’s taste.

 

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0800 – Depart

1100 – Pool swim session in Cromwell

1200 – Lunch in Cromwell (not included)

1400 – Arrive in Queenstown

1415 – Check into accommodation, Queenstown

1740 – TSS Earnslaw Dinner Cruise on lake Wakatipu (included)

Day 10 - Queenstown - Wed 13 Feb

Free day for optional activities

 

Breakfast continental (included)

Optional swim, bike, run if desired

Day 11 - Wanaka - Thur 14 Feb

Wanaka is the sister town to Queenstown and offers similarly beautiful vistas but in a much more laid back village style setting. A destination loved by outdoor enthusiasts Wanaka provides the perfect setting for a triathlon race that just may be the most scenic in the world.

 

Race registration and course famil

 

0800 – Breakfast continental (included)

1000 – Depart

1100 – Fruit and ice cream in Cromwell

1230 – Arrive in Wanaka for lunch

1400 – Check into Ramada Motel, Wanaka

1600 – Optional lake swim

 

Free evening

Day 12 - Wanaka - Fri 15 Feb

Race preparation day

 

0700 – Breakfast continental (included)

0900 – Bike check

1145 – Athletes briefing half

1300 – Optional course famil ride

1530 until 1800 – Transition opens for bike racking and race-bag drop

1830 – Dinner (recommend self-cater)

Race Day 13 - Wanaka - Sat 16 Feb

Race day!

 

0530 – Race central opens (transition)

0815 – Race start Men’s half

0820 – Race start Women’s half

1430 – Transition open for collection

2330 – Finish line party and fireworks

Day 14 - Christchurch - Sun 17 Feb

Today we travel back to Christchurch to conclude our tour. We will share a final group dinner together to celebrate an amazing tour and reflect on all our wonderful experiences.

 

0800 – Group breakfast (included)

0930 – Depart

1230 – Lunch in Twizel (not included)

1330 – Depart for Christchurch

1830 – Check into Strathern Motor Lodge, Christchurch

Day 15 - Christchurch - Mon 18 Feb

Tour concludes

 

0800 – Breakfast continental (included)

0830 – Bike bag collection and packing

1000 – Checkout and tour conclusion

INCLUDED AND NOT

 

  •  PURE™ ELECTROLYTE HYDRATION AND RECOVERY  YES
     
  •  
    ALL BREAKFASTS AND SOME LUNCH/DINNERS YES
     
  •  
    RACE ENTRY CHALLENGE™ WANAKA FULL OR HALF AND TRI NZ ONE DAY LICENSE YES
     
  •  
    CHAUFFEURED TRANSPORT YES
     
  •  
    QUALITY ACCOMMODATION YES
     
  •  
    SECURE BICYCLE TRANSFER YES
     
  •  
    ABEL TASMAN WATER TAXI YES
     
  •  
    TSS EARNSLAW™ DINNER CRUISE YES
  •  
    FLIGHTS TO NEW ZEALAND NOT

 

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