Touring across the South Island of New Zealand by bicycle is one of the most popular activities in the entire Southern Hemisphere, but what if you are looking for just the best cities for biking on the South Island? Sure, taking a 12-day trip across the Canterbury plains, the Southern Alps, and the wild west coast would be a cycling trip of a lifetime, but what if you don’t have that much time and are simply looking for a single city on the South Island to spend a day or two getting out on two wheels?Sun-worshipers will make a case for the cities of Nelson, Picton, and Blenheim on the island’s northern region—an area which receives the most sunshine hours of anywhere in New Zealand.
Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our South Island Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the South Island.
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