Jump on one of our late model dual sport adventure bikes, pick a tour and let us show you around. Tours are 3-4 hours with all necessary gear provided (incl riding gear, fuel & refreshments), check them out below.
Maximum of four riders and your guide on a fifth motorcycle. Pillions welcome.
Off street parking available, campervans welcome to stay.
Tours are fully customisable for rider ability, and can be entirely sealed roads if you prefer. Bikes are Suzuki DR650s, we can lower the bikes to 845mm seat height for shorter riders. We also have a funky Royal Enfield Himalayan that is even lower (800mm).
Riders must be 25+ and hold a current motorcycle license (Learners, Restricted, international licenses OK).
$NZ Costs: Guide on bike 250, plus 150 per rider, 50 per pillion
Southern Bays Tour
Views, Gemstones and Cheese
Head out of Birdlings Flat along the shores of Lake Wairewa to Little River, the iconic Hiltop Hotel and down to the cheese factory at Barrys Bay, where you can sample the cheese while watching it made. Head around the harbour to Wainui and offroad up to the top of the Southern crater rim for magnificent views of the Southern Bays and Pacific Ocean. As we wind back to Birdlings Flat, take in stunning vistas of Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains all the way out to the Southern Alps. Drop down off the peninsula with amazing views of Kaitorete Spit and to the beach at Birdlings Flat to hunt for a few gemstones. Challenge yourself with the deep shingle of the beach, or you can walk & your guide will get the bikes across. Finish off with a play on the sand/shingle tracks of Kaitorete Spit time permitting.
Northern Bays Tour
Volcanic Crater Rim, Coffee & Cheese
Head out of Birdlings Flat, around the shores of Lake Wairewa (Forsyth). Turn off at Little River, get off the seal and head up and over the spectacular Port Levy saddle and down into Koukourarata (Port Levy). Follow the gravel around the headland to Pigeon Bay. Coming back up and out of Pigeon Bay to the summit road will present us with breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour, over North Canterbury and to the seaward Kaikouras. Depending on progress and preference we can head down the stock route to Duvauchelles and Barrys Bay award winning cheese factory (where you can sample the cheeses while watching it being made); or head straight for the iconic Hilltop Hotel for a well earned beverage .