Tour de Tekapo

There are great cycling options in the surrounds of Lake Tekapo. Your self-guided tour takes you to the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Dog Monument, along the lake shore, into the Regional Park, and up to Cowan’s Hill for 360 degree views of the Mackenzie Basin, the Southern Alps, and Lake Tekapo. Included in the price is a bike, helmet, map, and a short briefing.

Prices: $15 per hour up to three hours; $40 half day (four hours)

Tekapo Regional Park Trails

Tekapo Regional Park Trails

Collie Dog Monument, Lake Front

Collie Dog Monument, Lake Front

CANAL and Cowans Hill CRUISE

This is a popular, self-guided, safe ride - there is no thoroughfare for vehicles on the canal road. We shuttle you from Tekapo Village to the starting point at Irishman Creek. Cycle along the canal road back to the Tekapo Village and continue onto the Cowan’s Hill trail.This is a great half day trip with spectacular scenery, especially from the Cowans Hill lookout point.

Price, $60 pp. includes bike, helmet, map, briefing, and shuttle.

Minimum number of participants for this trip is two.

Tekapo Canal Road from the Tekapo A Power Station looking south.

Pass to Pass

Cycle the famous Mackenzie Pass to Burkes Pass. Choose your distances for this undulating ride. Choose from the following distances;

Short: 19km from the Mackenzie Monument to Burkes Pass

Medium: 25km from Mackenzie Pass Road to Burkes Pass

Long: 39km from Dog Kennel Corner to Burkes Pass, via the Mackenzie Pass.

On your arrival in Burkes Pass grab a coffee and check out the historical sites before your shuttle back to Tekapo. The sites include St. Patricks Church (1872), Paddy's Market Station Homestead, The Blacksmith and General Store, The Musterer’s Hut, and the Mount Cook Road Board Office.

Price $40.00/bike hire; shuttle $70.00 per group; minimum two people