Vertical Ventures is an Oamaru based Adventure Tour operator dedicated to providing quality cycle and climbing tours in our region.
Being locally based we know the places, people and secrets the region has to offer. All our tours are focused on giving you the best experience possible. We are so looking forward to sharing this fantastic part of New Zealand with you.
Our new tours include some local Helibiking and the fantastic Alps to Ocean Cycleway, from Mt Cook to our home town Oamaru.
Our cycle hire fleet consists of 2012 & 13 Avanti models. We have all types of models to suit your style of riding, and I think you will find we are very competitive in our pricing!
The A2O Fully Inclusive from $2800.00
We are proud to offer you our amazing fully inclusive tour of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. This tour allows you to spend seven days enjoying the breathtaking scenery, meeting the locals, and experiencing the best the region has to offer, safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of for you.Book Now
• 7 days of biking
• Return transport from Christchurch, Dunedin or Queenstown. Please see our website for pickup and drop off options.
• All accommodation staying in Lodges, Bed and breakfasts, Farmstays and Homesteads. Rooms are twins or doubles. We can offer single rooms with a supplement. On evening 1 some facilities are shared.
• Meals from evening meal on first day to breakfast on day 8. Alcohol is not included with meals. Evening meal is not included on day 7, please see tour details on website for details.
• Bike hire included.
• Helicopter flight to the start of the trail.
• Vehicle supported with a local experienced tour guide.
• Luggage transfer.
• Omarama Hot Tub.
• Wine tasting in Kurow.
• Penguin tour at Oamaru
Helibiking adventures - Mitchells Hut trip from $415.00
This is an ideal trip for the beginner or riders wanting to enjoy amazing views without the technical riding. We land at Mitchell's hut with amazing views to the coast and as far as Aoraki on a clear day. We start our descent along farm 4x4 tracks with the first section gives us ideal riding to teach you the basic skills of mountain biking. The terrain opens up to easier flowing riding to take us to the provided picnic lunch at Scout Hut. After lunch we cruise the private farm road enjoying the views back to our vehicle to return to Oamaru.
Price includes bike hire and a picnic lunch.
Helibiking adventures - The Grand Obi Tour from $460.00
We take a long flight to the top of Mt Obi, where it feels like the edge of the world as it drops down to Kyeburn Road on the otherside! Landing at the repeater station take in the 360 degree view from the Pacific ocean to Maniototo and beyond! On a clear day views of Aspiring and Mt Cook are visible.
The riding from the top is fast on 4x4 tracks and undulates along through volcanic hills. Views of a large Kattothryst (volcanic plug) brings the landscape to life. There are a number of riding options from this point and some will cater for the more adventurous rider!
The other options include, Grassy ridge track and Half Moon spur. Both have massive fast downhill descents but the real challenge is the way back up on the Zigzag track! Can you ride it all the way? The standard / route takes us passed Mitchells hut along flowing tracks to Scout hut on to the private gravel road. There are a number of single track options along this road taking us back to the pickup vehicle.
Price includes bike hire.
Dansey Pass/ Naseby Tour from $210.00
This is great fun- making the most of gravity across the pass and experiencing the mountain bike ‘mecca’ of Naseby‘s forest single tracks.
We will drive you to Naseby letting you ride the down hills of the Danseys Pass road to stop for lunch in the famous Dansey’s Pass Coach Inn (optional). After lunch we head for the single tracks of Naseby forest where you can experience the thrill of single track riding. There are many tracks that are suitable for beginners through to experienced. At the end of the day we head back to Oamaru.
If you are keen we can spend an overnight in Naseby and do more in the morning. Please enquire for this option.
Total tour time 6-8 hrs.
Fitness level required: low+
Danseys Pass Weekender from $420.00
Day 1 - As per the Naseby Dansey’s Pass day described at left. At the end of the day we head back over the pass where we become guests at Graham and Racheal Blackler’s farmstay. Relax, wonder, talk about the days adventures before the evening meal is served; with a choice of a BBQ or farm roast on offer.
Day 2 – In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, we head on private tracks through tussock mountains with amazing views from Mt Domett to the sea. At the top we will have a picnic lunch before continuing our journey back down to the road and then to Oamaru. The trip is graded at intermediate level so there is up hill riding on this route.
Our journey is fully supported with a four wheel drive vehicle.
Cycle Hire from $28.00
We have been providing cycle hire in Oamaru for a number of years and our fleet has grown and can accommodate many styles of riding. We support NZ brands and use Avanti cycles. We have Full suspension, 26 hardtails, 29ers and hybrid/trail bikes. We also cater for families and have tag-alongs and trailers. If you need to carry bikes we can hire you bike racks for the car and we have 2 trailers that can carry upto 16 and 10 bikes. Contact us directly or we have bikes to hire from the I site. If your staying at the top 10 Oamaru or Chillawhile back packers we have our bikes there for you too. Our main depo is on the edge of town and we have private parking if you need to leave your vehicle whilst you ride.