Duration: Riding days: 8
Premium 8-day package takes you along the world best riding roads, over mountains, through water crossings and across picturesque rainforests. Enjoy the natural diversity New Zealand has to offer and spend your nights sleeping in wonderfully selected Premium accommodation.
This Trophy Tour will have our two most experienced guides:
- Gordon Lidgard will be the motorcycle tour guide. Gordon has been a motorcycle tour guide for 32 years, he has a wealth of knowledge that he’s always willing to share. He participated in the BMW GS Trophy Event in Feb 2020. He is a fully Qualified BMW Motorrad Off Road and On Road Instructor and a Qualified BMW International Tourguide.
- * Ellis Emmett will be the support guide. He is an experienced motorcycle tour guide, wonderful host and TV Personality for Go Wild productions.
For the Trophy Tour in March 2024, 8 days riding, 9 nights premium accommodation, 9 Cooked Breakfast, 4 wonderful dinners, 2 x guides, luggage support van, Milford Sound cruise:
|BMW F850GS Pro, Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro (Twin share/Double)||NZ$8995|
|BMW R1250GS, R1250R (Twin share/Double)||NZ$9895|
|Yamaha Tenere 700, Tiger 660 Sport (Twin share/Double)||NZ$8595|
|Honda NC750X, Honda CB500X (Twin share/Double)||NZ$8295|
|Pillion Passenger (Double)||NZ$4995|
|Single Private room + add||NZ$1695|
Day 1 (2 March 2024)
Christchurch to Akaroa (familiarity ride a wonderful introduction to some great riding), Lunch in the French settlement of Akaroa. The afternoon takes us to a very special place in Cheviot for the first night with incredible hosts and tasting delicious local foods and wines (Dinner is included).
Day 2 (3 March)
Cheviot to Punakaiki – Todays ride traverses the mighty Southern Alps- spectacular riding all day!
Day 3 (4 March)
Punakaiki – via West Coast, Franz Glacier. On todays ride you will see some wonders of the world – incredible geological formations and the worlds fastest moving Glacier.
Day 4 (5 March)
Franz Glacier – Queenstown – Special side trip from Queenstown for those keen on adventure to the famous Skippers Canyon – this ride you will never forget (this is an unsealed track)
Day 5 (6 March)
Queenstown – Milford Sound (Take the incredible Milford Sound Cruise) -Te Anau
Day 6 (7 March)
Te Anau– Glenorchy – Cromwell. Can do extra side trip with your guide to where some of the most dramatic scenes from the movie “Lord of the Rings” was filmed “Lothlorien & Isengard” could be a long day and one of the best riding days you will ever do!
Day 7 (8 March)
Cromwell – Lake Tekapo - If you want some gravel road adventure – you are in luck! Sealed option also available with second guide)
Day 8 (9 March)
Lake Tekapo travel via Mt Somers (Highway 72 Scenic Route) to Christchurch Finish approx. 17:00hrs
|Start Dates||2nd March 2024 - Christchurch|
|Finish||9th March 2024 - Christchurch|
|Nearest Airport||Christchurch int. Airport.|
|Duration||8 riding days|
|Accommodation||8 nights carefully selected, premium accommodation|
|Food||Everyday cooked Breakfast included, 4 nights of unforgettable dinners included|
|Group size||Maximum 8 Riders per Tour (pillion passengers welcome)|
|Tour Schedule||Sealed roads (Optional: plenty of unpaved backcountry road with second guide)|
|Highlights||Some of the best riding roads and scenery in the world|
|Distance||Approximately 3000km / daily distance between 300km – 400km|
|Route||Mostly twisty sealed roads|
|Optional Gravel Routes||A mix of on- and off-road. Good gravel riding skill level necessary.|
|Gear Requirements||Good riding boots and motorcycle protective clothing|
|Skill level||Plenty of twisty roads, reasonable level of riding skill necessary.|
*(Ellis will be the second tour guide with a luggage van, our van is large so a rider and bike can be accommodated if necessary)
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Start Christchurch 2nd March 2024
Finish Christchurch 9th March 2024
|8 days riding, 9 nights premium accommodation|
|Adventure Style Motorcycle with Insurance|
|BMW Motorrad Qualified NZ tour-guide and support guide|
|Support Van (technical and luggage support)|
|Our depot is nearby Christchurch International airport|
|Food: Cooked Breakfast x 9, banquet & degustation dinners x 4|
The hire cost of motorbike, Motorcycle insurance, premium accommodation, all breakfast , 4 special dinners (as listed per tour), Milford Sound Cruise, Map material & GPS, 2 x travel guide and luggage transportation in a new VW Crafter jumbo van.
Tour Price Does Not Include:
Airfares to/from New Zealand, personal expenses, lunches, some dinners, motorcycle petrol, any other items not mentioned in the tour price.
Please note: All prices are inclusive of local tax: GST (Goods and Services Tax)
THE GS TROPHY 2020
“Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges and experience the tour of their lives”
THE TROPHY RIDE
Be prepared to ride through forests, snow, river beds or just enjoy the twisty grippy nicely paved roads and the diversity New Zealand has to offer. Challenge your limits and experience great teamwork, which will make this edition of the Trophy Tour an epic on (& off-road) journey. A life-changing adventure is waiting for you in Oceania!
New Zealand is a pure unspoilt country. The trails vary between pure off-road riding in some places and windy roads leading us to the next interesting road or trail. New Zealand – a riders paradise with endless kilometres of legal off-road tracks – is the perfect location for your next adventure. A mind-blowing country where rainforests meet glaciers, followed by high mountain peaks, as well as fjord landscapes and endless beaches – the best conditions for riding. Every meter is packed with pure enduro fun.
THE TROPHY BIKES!
The bikes we recommend for this tour are: BMW R1250GS, BMW F850GS, BMW F750GS, Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro.
For sealed road option these models would also be suitable: Triumph Tiger 660 Sport, Honda NC750X, Honda CB500X