Can I bring my own (E)bike?




On most of our cycle tours, you are welcome to bring your own bike or Ebike.



If bringing your own bike is an option depends on whether we travel with a bicycle trailer all the way from our starting point Christchurch or not. On most cycle tours we do, but it may differ for some tour dates.



Please feel free to ask! Our email: women@sidetracks.co.nz










Will it be the same tour price?

We are happy to reduce the tour price by the rental fee for the bike minus a small processing fee.



Please consider the following essential information before you decide


  • Your bike or Ebike must be fit for riding on cycle trails with a wide variety of surfaces not just for city rides! (i.e. wide tires, for Ebikes: no front-wheel drive, no power throttle)


  • You will be solely responsible for service or repair if something goes wrong with your bike during the tour. Our guide won't be able to repair it for you.


  • There are no bicycle workshops (should you need one for a repair) on the Alps to Ocean and the Central Otago Gold cycle tours.


  • There are limited pick-up/drop off points in Christchurch at the start and end of the tour as we need enough space to load/unload the bike onto the trailer.


  • Our guide will take all care when loading the bike and secure it for the transport. Still, we cannot accept any liability for any damage that occurs during transportation.


If you are happy with these conditions, we are happy to welcome not just you but also your bike/Ebike on one of our cycle tours.




Book now to make sure you are not missing out on the date or even the tour you'd like to do!


West Coast Wilderness - Cycling with a twist

6 Days/5 Nights - Easy / Moderate Cycling - $2295 per person

Alps 2 Ocean - An epic cycle journey

7 Days/6 Nights - Easy / Moderate Cycling - $2495 per person


Central Otago Gold - Cycling through history

6 Days/5 Nights - Easy / Moderate Cycling - $2650 per person (Ebike upgrade included)


Some dates are filling up fast!