Twizel, South Island, NZ

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New! West Coast Wilderness Trail

About this Ride

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

Linking with our partner on the coast, we've come up with a series of pre-booked departures on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. From shuttles, bikes, luggage transfers and accommodation, we provide all the same sort of self-guided services as our own Alps 2 Ocean trail to make your cycling experience even easier! 

Availability is limited so check out the dates and itinerary below and find one that matches your travel plans!

Winter Special - Book before the 1st of September and receive one day free bike hire

Photo: Wilderness Trail Shuttle

 Trip Details 

  • Trip Start: Hokitika 
  • Trip Finish: Greymouth
  • Self Guided 
  • Duration: 4 days 
  • See Pricing: From $715.00pp

Departure Dates: 

  • May 27th & 30th 
  • June 2nd
  • September 24th, 27th & 30th
  • October 3rd


Photo: Wilderness Trail Shuttle


Day 1 Meet in Hokitika. Once here we will drop your luggage off to your motel, fit any bikes and transfer you to Lake Kaniere via shuttle. 
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 Hokitikka, allowing a relaxed two night stay.
  • The dominant southerly wind is often behind the rider for the distance from Ross to Kawheka Pass.

  • Ending in Greymouth allows the rider to have pre booked the Trans alpine Express for a spectacular finish into Christchurch on Day 4.


  • 27 speed Discovery 3 Comfort bike, helmet and rear rack bag (Own bike and gear is an option) 
  • 3 nights ensuite accommodation
  • 3 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* $715.00 pp
Superior* $815.00pp

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

2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook