Come and see us to hire a Mountain Bike while you’re visiting Franz Josef!
We’re now renting out high quality 18-speed Merida mountain bikes. Hiring a bike is a great and cost-effective way to explore the Glacier Country region. With our half day or full day options, there’s really an endless list of places to explore.
Half day hire: $40 pp (Up to 4 Hours)
Full day hire: $60 pp (Up to 8 Hours)
Wondering what to do and see on your Bike Rental?
- Visit the Franz Josef Glacier
Ride your bike through the wonderful 4 km trail from town to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley car park. Then it’s a short 1.5 hour return walk to the Glacier lookout. We provide locks so you can stow you’re bike away safely while you walk.
- Bike to Lake Mapourika
Get that iconic Lake Mapourika Jetty photo! Enjoy a swim and the fantastic scenery around Lake Mapourika. Just a 10 km ride each way from the Franz Josef Glacier township.
- Bike the Gibb’s trail
Only a short distance from our booking office in Franz Josef is the scenic ride through the rainforest of the Gibb’s track. A well maintained trail takes you from Cron street and out to the Highway. It’s a scenic way to start the bike journey out of town to the North.
- Bike to Canavans Knob
Head out over the Waiho bridge and ride on a stock bank beside the Waiho River. The Waiho river flows out from the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s a unique river in New Zealand and it carves out much of the landscape around us in Franz Josef. Lock up your bike, and head up a short hill climb to the top of Canavan’s knob lookout.
- Explore the area (township and other short walks)
There’s many other short walks to be enjoyed in the region, and some other spots that a bit further a field if you’re feeling adventurous and fit. Please ask for some advice and a town map as you’re renting your bike from us!
Visit the Department of Conservation SITE
Or Visit our Glacier Country SITE to view more options