Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tour Te Waipounamu

January 23

Tour Te Waipounamu

Distance: 1331 km
Elevation Gain: 21 519 m+
Terrain: Singletrack 136km / Hike-a-bike 35km

This one is tough…

‘The Tour Te Waipounamu is an opportunity for adventure; a chance to challenge ourselves with a seemingly impossible task and to discover who we are and what we are capable of. In its purest form it is a solo event, testing your resolve and resourcefulness and your capabilities. You may find it enriching, humbling or demoralising. 

In riding the 1300km of the route you will discover the incredible diversity of the landscape of Te Waipounamu. Lush forest with walking tracks traced with tree roots, vast valleys criss-crossed by mountain rivers and endless roads that fade into a horizon of rugged mountain ranges that have unlikely passages through them. Just when you think you have adjusted to each environment, the geology, the vegetation and the trail under your wheels morph to something new and once again you are a novice in this landscape.’

After last years 2021 inaugural event, when the course was a big unknown, the TTW is back in its second iteration, with some small course changes. The small number of places are already filled (you could always try the wait list) – demand was high after the first fervour of fomo dot-watching, and Rob Dawsons subsequent film ‘South‘, winning the Jury Award at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival. Check out the trailer for a taster of the event.

Details

Date:
January 23
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.tourtewaipounamu.co.nz

Organizer

Brian Alder
Email:
brian193a@gmail.com

Venue

Cape Farewell, New Zealand
Cape Farewell New Zealand

Details

Date:
January 23
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.tourtewaipounamu.co.nz

Organizer

Brian Alder
Email:
brian193a@gmail.com

Venue

Cape Farewell, New Zealand
Cape Farewell New Zealand