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Franz Josef Glacier Bike Hire

Franz Josef Glacier Bike Hire

by | Feb 24, 2020

Come and see us to hire a Mountain Bike while you’re visiting Franz Josef!

Mountain bikes in rainforest

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.

bikes riding to Franz Josef

  • 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.

Jump off jetty Lake Mapourika

  • 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.

rainforest and mountain bikes

  • 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.

Mountain bikes in Franz Josef

  • 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


lake mapourika by bike