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Sunday 19 April

Day 2 – Queenstown to Glenorchy (return)

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The first day on the bike will be a challenging but breathtaking ride to Glenorchy with never ending views of Lake Wakatipu.

Activities & highlights

Enjoy breakfast overlooking Lake Wakatipu before hitting the road to Glenorchy with rolling hills and spectacular views the whole way.

Arrive in the rustic town of Glenorchy for lunch and a look around before making your way back to Queenstown by bike. If Glenorchy seems familiar, it’s because many movies and TV shows have been filmed there, including Lord of the Rings, X-Men and the Chronicles or Narnia.

If you’re caught by surprise at the challenging first day on the bike (with 1703 metres of climbing), you’re welcome to enjoy more of Glenorchy’s charm and take our complimentary transport back to Queenstown.

The evening is yours to explore Queenstown’s nightlife. Whether your style is fine dining, casual or boutique, Queenstown’s many bars and restaurants have you covered.

Glenorchy highlights

Ride details

Ride: 90km | 1703m elevation
Surface: Road

We’ll travel along the winding Glenorchy-Queenstown Road to Glenorchy. With constant views of Lake Wakatipu, don’t forget to keep your eyes on the mountain ranges and rolling hills ahead.

Bicycle Network will be right behind you while you ride to give mechanical and any other assistance you may need. Not sure about all the climbing? There’s optional transport available on the return from Glenorchy to Queenstown if you’re keen to put the legs up at the halfway point.

Queenstown to Glenorchy (return) elevation map

What's included?


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch
  • Skyline Queenstown gondola ticket (if not redeemed on day one)
  • Garden view room at Mercure Queenstown Resort


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch
  • Skyline Queenstown gondola ticket (if not redeemed on day one)
  • Lake view room at Mercure Queenstown Resort


Mecure resort

Relax and enjoy the comfort of a Lake or Garden view room at the 4-star Mercure Queenstown Resort.

Located on Sainsbury Road, Fernhill and a short ride into the town centre, rooms include double twin beds, natural lighting, bathroom ensuites, free WIFI, tea and coffee and room service.

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