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You will find a huge variety of cycling opportunities throughout

Southland. So numerous are the options, cyclists of any level are

able to explore the region’s many tracks at their own pace. There are

possibilities for everyone ranging from technical mountain bike tracks,

cycle trails and road cycling, to New Zealand’s most accessible, indoor

velodrome located in Invercargill. Remember to ensure you have all

the right gear for a safe and comfortable ride, and there are bike rental

options in Invercargill, Stewart Island and Queenstown.

If you’re keen to head out and experience the best of Cycle South, top

picks include:

• Southland is home to some of the best cycle trails in New Zealand,

particularly the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. Designed to be

easy and accessible for all, they are a great option for those wanting

to explore at a relaxing pace.

• Numerous mountain bike tracks are available offering experiences

ranging from easy to challenging. Top locations include Northern

Southland, Sandy Point in Invercargill, Bluff, Western Southland and


• Road cycling is a popular activity with locals and a spectacular way

for visitors to experience the scenic south.

• The SBS Bank Tour of Southland is one of New Zealand’s most

famous cycling events and attracts world-class competitors every


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