Twizel, South Island, NZ

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Cycle Journeys

West Coast Wilderness

About this Ride

The West Coast in the winter is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets!

Linking with our partner, “Wilderness Trail Shuttle”, we deliver a full range of West Coast Wilderness Trail cycling services. From self-guided packaged tours, bike hire and luggage transfers, to shuttles and accommodation, we have everything you need to plan and book an incredible cycling holiday.

Take a look at the itinerary below and contact us with your preferred travel dates, number of people in your group, and we will confirm availability.

Photo: Wilderness Trail Shuttle

 Trip Details 

  • Trip Start: Greymouth
  • Trip Finish: Greymouth
  • Self Guided 
  • Duration: 4 days 
  • See Pricing: From $790.00pp



Photo: Wilderness Trail Shuttle

Winter Itinerary (1st May - 30th September) 

Even though the sun setting on the West Coast provides good daylight into the evening, it is still limited throughout the Autumn/Winter period. With this in mind we have come up with a brilliant revision to our itinerary that we run from May through to September.

Day 1

We will meet you in Greymouth at 12:30pm and shuttle you to Hokitika. Once here we will drop your luggage off to your accommodation, pickup the bikes, and transfer you up to Lake Kaniere to start the bike ride.

21km cycle from Lake Kaniere to Hokitika 
Day 2 Morning shuttle to Ross
33km cycle from Ross to Hokitika 
Tree Top Walkway experience
Day 3 Morning shuttle to Lake Kaniere
50km cycle from Lake Kaniere to Kumara
Day 4 28km cycle from Kumara to Greymouth 

Why Cycle from Ross to Greymouth?

  • The ascent to the highpoint on Kawheka Pass is completed over a much shorter distance by riding in this direction. Once at the top, you get to ride towards the views as you descend into Kumara. This is in comparison to a gradual but consistent climb away from the views when riding in the other direction.  

  • The difficulty with securing suitable accommodation around the mid point of the trail is avoided by having two nights in Hokitika, allowing a relaxed two night stay. Plus there are many amazing things to see and do in Hokitika.

  • The dominant southerly wind is often behind the rider for the distance from Ross to Kawheka Pass.

  • Ending in Greymouth times in perfectly with taking the TranzAlpine Express train for a spectacular finish into Christchurch on Day 4. There are also bus services departing Greymouth as well as the options for groups to book a Cycle Journeys custom shuttle.

Summer Itinerary (1st October - 30th April) 

(Start to Finish) 

Day 1 We will meet you in Greymouth at 12:30pm and shuttle you to Hokitika. Once here we will drop your luggage off to your accommodation, pickup the bikes and transfer you down to Ross to start the bike ride.

33km cycle from Ross to Hokitika 
After 19km stop in at the Treetop Bush Walk (included in the trip package) and experience amazing West Coast native bush from amongst the tree-tops.

Day 2

36km cycle from Hokitika to Cowboy Paradise
4:00pm shuttle transfer to Hokitita

Day 3 Morning shuttle from Hokitika to Cowboy Paradise
36km cycle from Cowboy Paradise to Kumara
Day 4 28km cycle from Kumara to Greymouth


  • 27 speed Discovery 3 Comfort bike, helmet and rear rack bag (Own bike and gear is an option) 
  • 3 nights ensuite accommodation
  • 4 x shuttle transfers
  • 2 x luggage transfers
  • Trip plan and local instructions
  • One breakfast
  • Entry to Treetop walk 


Option Level Pricing
West Coast Wilderness Trail Standard* $790.00 pp
Superior* $890.00pp

Note: All pricing is based on twin share rooms - please ask us about single supplement pricing  



Electric-bike Upgrade

Riding an E-bike is a great way to enjoy the West Coast Wilderness experience. Our E-bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth and powerful electric motor to provide extra assistance whenever needed. The riding position is upright and comfortable. 

Pricing: $180.00 per person  

To book this trip, please enter the message 'West Coast Wilderness' in the booking enquiry form, email us here or call us at +64 3 377 2060

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2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

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