EVENT: The Pioneer 7 Day Epic

State: Otago

Cat: am

  • Location

    Southern Alps, New Zealand

  • When

    Sun 31 January, 2016 -
    Sat 6 February, 2016

  • Format

  • Description

    The Pioneer is an awe inspiring seven day mountain bike stage race through New Zealand’s pristine Southern Alps. The first race of its kind to link together over 500kms of farm tracks, NZ Cycle Trails, double track and single track riding in a very special part of the world where soaring mountain peaks, crystal-clear blue lakes, and golden high country await. Starting in the garden city of Christchurch and finishing in NZ adventure capital Queenstown, The Pioneer is a 7 day mountain bike race.

    7 DAYS OF RACING – Lose yourself in the stunning Southern Alps day after day.
    8 HOST TOWNS – Enjoy the legendary hospitality of the South.
    546 KILOMETRES OF RIDING – Through backcountry New Zealand that is accessible only on this event.
    15,057 METRES OF CLIMBING – With pleasure comes pain.

    If you’re looking for a mountain bike race to get you inspired again, this is it!

    Click here more for info – http://thepioneer.co.nz/ or call 096019590


  • Entries Open

    Entries are closed.

  • More Info

    Visit www.thepioneer.co.nz for more information.

  • Getting There

    You will need to arrive into Christchurch, in New Zealand’s South Island for the Stage 1 prologue event. Your seven day mountain bike journey will take you through to Queenstown where you may choose to fly directly out from, unless you stay on to explore further.

    Major airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand from Australia, USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Chile. Connecting flights from these countries link New Zealand with the rest of the world.

    Getting in and out of Christchurch and Queenstown is easy, with a wide selection of airline options.

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