top of page



The 4 DAYS OF DIRT ride is an epic South Island adventure experience consisting of 70% dirt. This ride consists of 4 days of excellent riding, starting and finishing in Tekapo, taking in some of the best back roads, tracks and river crossings on the South Island.


Five nights accommodation is included in the ride with overnights in Tekapo, Kurow, Alexandra and Roxburgh, providing opportunity to look around some amazing New Zealand towns and enjoy the local hospitality.

Experience a large range of riding conditions from breathtaking river crossings , riding through famous high country stations and passing through remote alpine areas such as Nevis Valley ,Old Dunstan Rd and Danseys Pass, you will definitely be in awe.

Riders will be picked-up, before midday, the morning before the tour starts from Christchurch airport/hotel and dropped-off the day after it finishes.

This ride has a “DIRT” focus with some tarseal riding and a lot of gravel roads, tracks and river/stream crossings to keep you on your toes. 

This ride is only suited to riders with gravel and off-road riding abilities unless otherwise specified.

Ability: Intermediate to Advanced

Levels: 1-5 

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Total Distance: 1150+ km 

Spaces Available: 6 participants max per ride

Minimum Riders per ride: 3

Screen Shot 2023-04-30 at 7.04.09 pm.png

The Ride

Day 1 - You will be picked up from Christchurch Airport or a hotel and taken to Tekapo where you will familiarise yourself with your motorcycle, meet other riders on your ride and stay the night.

Day 2 - Tekapo to Alexandra.  Leaving Tekapo we head south via Lake Benmore and Mount Buster and the Ida Valley. This is a good introduction on what to expect over the next 3 days. 267KM-  70% Dirt


Day 3 - Alexandra to Roxburgh. We   head southeast to join the Old Man Range and traverse it to get into the Nevis Valley. From here we track south on the Nevis track to join the SH6 and ride asphalt to Waimea where we turn north to track along Piano Flats and into the Waikaia Bush before arriving to Roxburgh for the night. 323KM - 50% Dirt


Day 4 - Roxburgh to Kurow. Tracking past the north of Lake Onslow we join up with the Old Dunstan Road and travel to Moa Creek where we head north to Kurow via St Bathans. 263KM - 80% Dirt


Day 5 - Kurow to Tekapo.  We head north via Hakataramea Valley and Lake Pukaki to Tekapo where we will spend the night. 296KM - 75% Dirt

Day 6 - You will be dropped off at Christchurch Airport or a hotel. 


  • Pick-up, before midday, the morning before the tour starts from Christchurch airport/hotel and dropped-off the day after it finishes.

  • Motorcycle - Your choice from available models fitted out for your ride((Not included in BYOB price)

  • Fuel - All motorcycle fuel ( Not included in BYOB price) 

  • Full Comprehensive motorcycle Insurance (Not included in BYOB price)

  • Guide(s) – With Emergency Locator Beacon

  • Planned Routes - 4 Days worth of routes, with optional extra sections

  • GPS Device -With GPS Routes for your ride loaded (Not included in BYOB price)

  • 4 Nights Accommodation - Twin share accommodation is provided

  • Support 4x4 - Luggage, breakdowns and emergencies

  • First Aid Assistance

  • Mechanical Assistance

  • T-Shirt



  • Motorcycle riding gear - The individual rider is responsible for having the appropriate rider safety gear including a appropriate helmet with visor or goggles, gloves, boots and clothing.

  • Meals - No meals are included in this ride. Each stop offers a variety of dining options. All meals are at individuals cost.

  • The accommodation after you have been dropped off.

  • Flights to and from Christchurch.

  • Personal Items


10 January 2024 - 15 January 2024

17 January 2024 - 22 January 2024


Motorcycle Riding Gear


  • Helmet

  • Gloves (winter & summer gloves)

  • Boots (Adventure or MX Boots)

  • Jacket

  • Pants

  • Body Armour (Can be in Jacket and Pants)

  • Thermal pants and shirt

  • Waterproof outer shell

  • Removable mid layers


  • Helmet Comms

  • Goggles

  • Hydration Backpack

  • Balaclava / Buff

Personal Items, Toiletries, Required Medications and Personal Clothing.

bottom of page