The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail is undoubtedly a contender for New Zealand’s most gorgeous Great Ride.
This website has been created by Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust to promote the trail and all it has to offer. The Trust works in collaboration with the Southland District Council who continue to maintain and manages the cycle trail asset.
The Trust works closely with the local communities and operators along the trail to ensure this asset continues to thrive together with the ongoing support of Southland District Council, Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails and the regional development agency, Great South.
We hope you will find everything you need to know to enjoy a fantastic southern experience.Contact
The announcement of government funding from Quick Start Trails in 2009 by then Prime Minister Sir John Key was the catalyst for making the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail a reality. Southland District Council (SDC) successfully secured the financial backing needed to create a trail through some of the most awe inspiring and beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
Work on stage one from Kingston to Mossburn started in June 2013 and included the construction of purpose-built cycle bridges crossing the Mataura River and Eyre Creek. It was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English at a ceremony in Lumsden on 1 November 2014.
The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail would not have been possible without the support of the northern Southland community and, in particular, the landowners whose land it ventures through.
In October 2021 the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust was established with the purpose of delivery of user experience, marketing and promotion and delivery of projects that increase the service level of the cycle trail.
Help us to improve the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail
Have you enjoyed riding the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail?
We are seeking feedback on the trail to help improve the experience of future trail users.
Please take a few minutes to tell us about your experience.
As an expression of thanks for your time, we’re offering everyone who completes the survey the chance to win a cycle book from the Kennett brothers.Help us make this the best trail in New Zealand
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The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust has made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website.
Information about the individual businesses on this website has been supplied by those individual businesses as part of their membership to the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Official Partner Programme. As a member of the Official Partner Programme the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust has agreed to advertise services and products from its member businesses which relate to the cycle trail.
If you have feedback about the level of service and/or products you have received from our member businesses, please contact us directly. However, the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust takes no responsibility or liability for the services or products provided by those member businesses.
This website contains links to sites which are external to Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust. It is the responsibility of the individual businesses to keep their websites updated with accurate information. By linking to a website Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust does not imply it endorses or approves of the related content. As Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Trust has no control over these sites, we cannot guarantee external sites are accurate or will operate correctly.
Once you navigate to another website, you are subject to the privacy and security policies and terms and conditions of the new site. If you have found any broken links on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail site, please contact us directly.
Southland District Council is responsible for the maintenance of the trail. They take pride in the condition of the trail and makes every effort to keep the surface in a good condition. They are aware weather; spring growth and other events may affect the quality of the trail. Please contact Southland District Council directly if you find any issues with the cycle trail.