Guided Hiking Tours for Women New Zealand South Island

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Find yourself in your own backyard... all our hiking and cycling tours are designed for women, guided by women, loved by women
Guided Hiking Tours for Women New Zealand South Island

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Guided Hiking Tours for Women New Zealand South Island

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YOUR BIKE

We have been guiding hiking and cycling tours in our own backyard, stunning Aotearoa, New Zealand for over 25 years.

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EXPERTS IN NEW ZEALAND

We have been guiding hiking and cycling tours in our own backyard, the stunning Aotearoa / New Zealand, for over 25 years. We know all the tricks to make your trip the best one it can be.

FOOD DELICIOUS FOOD

Through years of adventuring in New Zealand, we have perfected the art of preparing delicious food no matter where we are. 

 

After a day's walk or cycling, nothing beats sitting around a table with delicious home-cooked food, sipping a glass of wine and having a good yarn.

 

Meal times reflect the social nature of Sidetracks Women tours, with everyone pitching in to help prepare what’s on the menu, and tidy up afterwards. 

SOLO ADVENTURES WITH A TEAM

Wanting to try out a guided hiking or cycling tour, but have no one to do it with? At Sidetracks Women we offer women only tours and support you with a ready-made, all-women group and experienced women tour leaders to help you make the most of your adventure. Multi-day guided hiking and cycling trips lead to new experiences in many ways, new adventures, new passions.

EARLY BOOKING - LOW RISK

Holidays with a shorter duration are often booked spontaneously.
But planning a holiday can make you happy even before the trip has begun … so why not expand your anticipatory joy, by booking as early as possible!


One of the best things is that you don't need to worry if things change.
Our low-risk booking policy means you can change to a different tour date or a different tour, up to 31 days before your tour starts, for a small handling fee of $100.

COMFORT AND CHARM

Our accommodation is all about comfort and charm. It’s about amazing locations and breathtaking views of our beautiful New Zealand. It's about quirky details and unforgettable company. We prefer to stay in carefully chosen and comfortable places.
And don't worry about a heavy backpack on the adventure of a multi-day hike! You only need to carry a daypack.

WE CARE

about people, nature, the environment. You will find this at the core of everything we do.

We are committed to safe and responsible travel.

Therefore, all tour guides and participants are required to participate in a tour only if they have not had any Covid symptoms in the last three days before their tour starts and have a negative RAT test result not older than 24h at tour start.

WHY CHOOSE SIDETRACKS WOMEN 

  OUR NEW ZEALAND GUIDED HIKING AND CYCLING TOURS 

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Pelorus Sound & Kaikoura Coast

Two hiking gems combined

Meet us in Nelson from where we head to the remote Nydia Track in the Marlborough Sounds with its lush coastal and regenerating forest and a real retreat feel. Then we enjoy another two days of hiking bliss along the stunning Kaikoura Coast before we farewell you in Christchurch.

6 Days / 5 Nights

Easy / Moderate Hiking Tour

$2295 per person

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West Coast Wilderness

Cycling with a twist

This tour is truly special in that every day is completely different and unique, offering the very best of the West Coast - wild, wonderful and adventurous! After three days of cycling, we take you to one of the last little secret spots on the coast to kayak and walk.
 

6 Days / 5 Nights

Easy / Moderate Cycling

$2585 per person (Ebike incl)

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Lakes, Fiords & Mountains Cycle Tour

Amazing diversity in landscapes

This tour offers trails that are easy to conquer on Ebikes, amazing diversity in landscapes and the chance to tick off some real stunners on your ‘Bike It’ list! The Around the Mountains Trail near Queenstown is legendary and the new Lake Dunstan Trail is a total stunner!

7 Days / 6 Nights

Easy / Moderate Cycling

$3355 per person (Ebike incl)
 

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Island Hills Station Track

Mountains as far as you can see

Close to Christchurch, stunning mountain views, native bush, historic gems, hot showers and having your luggage transported for you - these are just a few drawcards of this unique walk through the Canterbury High Country.

5 Days / 4 Nights

Moderate Hiking Tour

$1495 per person


 

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Alps 2 Ocean

An epic cycle journey

 

New Zealand in all its colour and natural beauty – from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, down to the mighty Pacific Ocean. This Ebike journey is sure to give you a great sense of profound adventure, excitement and accomplishment.
 

7 Days / 6 Nights

Easy / Moderate Cycling

$2955 per person (Ebike incl)

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Nelson Lakes & Tasman Sea

Hike it. Bike it. Paddle it.

 

Experience the perfect holiday activity trifactor - walk along beautiful Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park, cycle some of the most scenic parts of Tasman Bay’s Great Taste Trail, and kayak / walk in stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Have we mentioned we go on a Waka tour there too?

7 Days / 6 Nights

Easy Multi Activity Tour

$2785 per person

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Banks Peninsula Track

Walk on the wildside

This unique experience follows farmland and forest, over an extinct volcano, along coasts and cliffs and through reserves. You will enjoy expansive skies and spy penguins and sea lions hanging out in private bays.

4 Days / 3 Nights

Moderate Hiking Tour

$1325 per person


 

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Central Otago Gold

Cycling through history

 

We are literally picking out gold - on this Ebike tour you will ride only the three best sections of the three best Otago cycle trails: the Otago Rail Trail, the Roxburgh Gorge and the Clutha Gold. The most scenic downhill, the most spectacular gorge, the most dramatic landscape.
 

6 Days / 5 Nights

Easy / Moderate Cycling

$2735 per person (Ebike incl)

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Customised Tours

For groups of six or more...

Let us create you your own completely customised tour, providing you with an awesome adventure in your own backyard…

 

Custom tours can be based on one of our existing tours or tailored to suit your individual interests and requirements. Our custom tours can be for families, friends, clubs, as well as special interest and corporate groups. Guided by women with all genders welcome. 

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  WHAT THEY'RE SAYING... 

Central Otago Gold Cycle Tour

Each day was a new experience of the ride, the beauty of the region and the camaraderie. Thank you for the best holiday I've had in years during a time when it was so desperately needed. I couldn't have asked for anything as perfect as this and it was exactly what I was hoping for when I made the reservation to participate.”

Lisa

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