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, 8 days riding, 8 nights wonderful accommodation + Cooked Breakfast, guides, support van and only a small group of riders costs will be as follows:
|BMW F850GS Pro||NZ$6695|
|Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro||NZ$6695|
|Yamaha Tenere 700||NZ$6140|
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.
Cheviot to Punakaiki – Todays ride traverses the mighty Southern Alps- spectacular riding all day!
Punakaiki – Fox Glacier – some of the wonders of the world – incredible geological formations.
Fox Glacier – Queenstown - So much to do and see in Queenstown, detour to Arrowtown – gravel road options available for those that want to – we have two guides so can split the group to cater to different interests.
Queenstown – Milford Sound (Take the Milford Sound Cruise) -Te Anau
Te Anau– Glenorchy – Queenstown. 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!
Queenstown – Omarama. If you want some gravel road adventure – you are in luck! Sealed option also available with second guide)
Omarama – Mt Somers (Highway 72 Scenic Route) – Christchurch (360km – 4hrs non stop, 5 to 6 hrs riding with stops)
|Start Dates||4th March 2023 - Christchurch|
|Finish||11th March 2023 - Christchurch|
|Nearest Airport||Christchurch int. Airport.|
|Duration||10 riding days|
|Accommodation||10 nights carefully selected, premium accommodation|
|Food||All cooked Breakfast 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|
|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.|
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4 March 2023
Depart Christchurch, Finish Christchurch
2 March 2024
Depart Christchurch, Finish Christchurch
|8 days riding, 8 nights premium accommodation|
|Adventure Style Motorcycle with Insurance|
|BMW Motorrad Qualified tour-guide|
|Support Van (technical and luggage support)|
|International airport pick up/drop off|
|Food (Cooked Breakfast x 8)|
|Tyres: Metzeler Karoo 3&4|
The hire cost of motorbike, Motorcycle insurance, accommodation,Breakfast , some dinners (as listed per tour), ferry crossing (between the North Island and South Island), transport to and from the airport, Map material, travel guide and luggage transportation in a support vehicle.
Tour Price Does Not Include:
Airfares to/from New Zealand, personal expenses, sightseeing activities, lunches, dinner, 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 BIKE!
The bikes we recommend for this tour are: BMW R1250GS, BMW F850GS, Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro, Honda CB500X fitted with Metzeler Karoo 3 Tyres