Relax on a deck with a view of Lake Ohau, or perhaps the Hawkdun Mountains. Marvel at the glacial aqua blue of Lake Tekapo. These are a few of the wonderful settings at some of the places we stay on our cycle tour packages. We understand the value of a good night’s sleep and over the years we’ve spent a lot of time finding unique and memorable accommodation. On PureTrails cycle tours you won’t find any bunk rooms, huts or awkward substandard rooming arrangements. But you won’t end up in a luxury lodge either. We utilise accommodation that strikes the right balance between comfort and value. We stay at comfortable, clean, characterful and well-hosted accommodations including guesthouses, historic and country hotels, smart motels and lodges. You will find links to some of the accommodations we use within the tour itinerary descriptions.
Lodging is based upon two people to a room with either an en-suite bathroom or a bathroom shared with another room (we use en-suite rooms where ever possible). Single travellers can share with another single if available, or upgrade to a single room.
Good food is an important aspect of your cycling holiday experience, and it’s fair to say PureTrails cuisine is legendary. We love showing you the variety of foods our country has to offer, and during your tour you will have nutritious and wholesome meals, often provided from local eateries famous for their ‘southern hospitality’. We keep you well supplied with plenty of fresh fruit during the day, as well as frooze balls, muesli bars and biscuits to keep you energised. So you get the picture – you won’t be losing any weight on our bike trips! The tour price includes most if not all of your meals – you can check this on each tour page as indicated each day of the trip by B/L/D (breakfast/lunch/dinner). Beer wine and other drinks are not included in the tour package however there will be the opportunity for you to buy beverages along the way.
Breakfast is typically a selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, delicious breads and spreads. Morning tea is often provided in a scenic trail-side setting midway during the day’s ride or walk. A cup of tea, plunger coffee, biscuits, or fresh fruit can do wonders for your energy levels on your calorie burning adventure! Lunch can either be a trail-side picnic or at a local café or winery, where we pre-order to avoid any crowds. For dinner we dine in the local restaurants in the villages where we stay following a two course set menu format. Often the anticipation of what the evening menu will be grows as the tour progresses.
PureTrails New Zealand will endeavour to cater to any special dietary requirements you may have (please disclose this on the Tour Info & Health & Safety Declaration form). Vegetarian and gluten free and dairy free diets are not a problem for our meal providers. Requests such as a sugar free or grain free diet and vegan meals etc are a little more problematic given the remote rural location of the tour. In these instances you may need to bring your own snacks and specialty foods.
Please let us know if you are celebrating a special event during your cycling holiday, such as a birthday or anniversary; we would like to help make it a special day.