Kiwi Bike Tours

Christchurch to Akaroa or Twizel Trails

Combo Minibus/Bike day tour Christchurch-Akaroa
or Twizel "Alps to Ocean" Trails


  • Selection of Bike sizes
  • Helmets and hi-viz vests (road sections)
  • Facemasks if requested or required
  • Trail knowledge and information
  • Accommodation pickup service
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We specialise in a day tour along the Little River Rail Trail, and part of the Summit Road above Akaroa Harbour.

See below for details!


We specialise in day tours and half-day tours over sections of the Alps to Ocean cycle trails from Twizel.

Christchurch to Akaroa Bike Tour

Join us on a Brilliant & different day tour to Akaroa and return

3 Tour Stages - with 2 Bike Stages!

Experience a two stage bike trip and a scenic tour that includes; the old rail line, birdlife, lakes, historic structures, native forest, sheep and cattle up close, maybe rabbits and hares and views of Akaroa Harbour (old volcano), plus a great commentary on the road trip sections.

First Tour | Bike Stage 1

Minibus for Motukarara

You will bike along the flat “Little River Rail Trail”,  taking you past Lake Ellesmere and Lake Forsyth. Lunch is at little river, before heading up to the “hilltop” (in the mini-bus) for the next stage.

Ready for The Rail Trail


Pause at Cattons Bay, Lake Forsyth

On the rail trail alongside Lake Forsyth

Royal Spoonbills on Lake Ellesmere

On the Rail Trail

Video - Little River Rail Trail

Second Tour | Bike Stage 2

Hilltop to Duvauchelle Pub

Along the easy undulating summit road, before the 480m drop down to the Duvauchelle pub.

Akaroa Harbour lookout point


Pigeon Bay from Summit Road

Arrival at Duvauchelle Pub

 Into the pub for a drink - Devauchelle

Third Stage - Mini Bus Tour

Duvauchelle to Akaroa

Then it’s back in the mini-bus for the short trip to Akaroa for a look around town.

The Ultimate Goal - Akaroa

Finally we arrive back in Christchurch at about 6.00 p.m.

Why Choose Us

  • Qualified Staff

    We have been hosting visitors from around the world and around New Zealand for many years.

  • Friendly Guides

    We are there to cater to your needs.

  • Best Value Tour

    We are one of the most affordable way to see Akaroa while doing activities along the way!

  • Modern mini buses

    We have modern and reliable mini-buses with great driver tour guides

What our customers say


Wow what an excellent trip!  It was the highlight of our visit to Christchurch!
Ruth Sullivan

Bay alongside Lake Ellesmere

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We also offer a variety of short, multi-frequency high value local tours for cruise ship passengers at three of the South Islands premier cruise ship arrival Seaports of Akaroa, Dunedin (Port Chalmers) and Picton. Find out more