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Sound to Sound

 

Sounds to Sounds

A 1500 km bikepacking route from Queen Charlotte Sound to Milford Sound. You can ride it on your own, with a group of friends, or as part of the annual event (starts 1st March each year). It's up to you. Note: The Ship Cove to Punga Cove section of the Queen Charlotte Track is open to cyclists from 1 March to the 31st November each year (it's restricted to walkers only during over-crowded summer season.) For more inspiration see the photo book by Bronwen Wall and Jonathan Kennett.




  • Facebook group for Sound to Sound info and discussion

  • Register for the brevet event
    Start wave 1: 1st March 2023, Wednesday - FULL
    Start wave 2: 3rd March 2023, Friday - FULL
    Start wave 3: 6th March 2023, Monday - FULL
    Start wave 4: 8th March 2023, Wednesday - FULL 
    Start wave 5: 10th March 2023, Friday

About the brevet event


This is a self-supported 1500 km brevet from Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound to Milford Sound. A brevet is not a race! It's a ride following a set course which you must complete between 5 and 20 days – no more and no less.

If you are participating in the brevet, you must make a $100 donation to a charity of your choice. And of course you can add personal value to your journey and fund raise more money for the charity you are supporting. Besides this donation, all entrants are asked to offset your carbon emissions from travelling to the start and from the end of the brevet (you can do that easily here).

Note [Dec 2022]: Currently the vehicle traffic between Te Anau and Milford Sound road is quite low - making this destination enjoyable. Prior to the Covid restrictions the road capacity was saturated which made it unpleasant and dangerous to ride. We expect traffic volumes to slowly increase as Covid restrictions ease and tourism returns. When that happens it will be important to avoid the shuttle-bus rush - they all leave Te Anau between 10 am to 12 noon.


Sounds to Sounds illustrated book

Check out this inspirational coffee table book that showcases the 1500-kilometre bikepacking journey from Marlborough Sounds to Milford Sound.  Written by Sounds to Sounds creator Jonathan Kennett and Bronwen Wall.