KTM New Zealand Adventure Rallye
Summit to Sea 2021
Returning to the South Island for the third time in the events’ history, the KTM Adventure Rallye will be held from Monday November 29th to Saturday December 4th 2021 and is set to explore the coastal and highland regions of Dunedin and Otago’s hinterland before heading north to Canterbury and Christchurch.
Designed with the larger capacity KTM adventure range in mind, as well as the variety of rider abilities, the route will include tussock lined sweeping metal roads, rough riverbeds and high country tracks, plus native bush tracks which are sure to make any adventure rider smile ear-to-ear.
Kickstarting the Rallye out of Dunedin with a loop day through native bush and then into Lake Onslow tussock lands, before climbing high into the Rock and Pillar range, and then dropping to the sea near Karitane and Warrington.
Riders will then head to Tekapo via some of the most iconic adventure tracks in the region, including a good variety of challenging breakout tracks including a four chilli in the Grampian Range!
The route will then continue through the Southern Alps foothills through to Christchurch, before heading for the Banks Peninsula, following tracks and trails connecting assorted winding back roads on the unique volcanic peninsula, all while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
And a final loop day from Christchurch north into coastal hills and farmland will see riders wind their way up to Greta Valley and the Hurunui Pub, through north Canterbury and the Okuku Range before following back tracks and farmland along the Waimakariri River to cap off an epic week of adventure.
With assistance from local experts who are all Rallye riders themselves, the routes are set to showcase the stunning landscapes that our great country has to offer – literally from Summit to Sea!
Open to Orange Adventure Riders with the following eligible KTM bikes: 390 Adventure, 640, 690, 790, 790R, 890, 890R, 950, 990, 1050, 1090, 1090R, 1190, 1190R, 1290 & 1290R models. The KTM Adventure Rallye is tailored to suit a wide range of rider abilities, from those in their first years of Adventure riding up to seasoned Adventure pros.
The aim on the KTM Adventure Rallye is to be suitable for all KTM adventure riders – therefore we offer two route options daily for riders: Main Route and Breakout Route. The Main Route will be shorter and less technically challenging, with the Breakout Routes offering advanced riders more challenging terrain.
The KTM Adventure Rallye is about offering a great experience to our orange adventure riders by taking all the hard work of planning a ride so you can truly enjoy your adventure. With lead riders, sweep riders, GPS routes, luggage support, technical support, medical support, a backup vehicle, dinner included every night and a photographer and videographer along to capture the memories – we cover the details, so you can enjoy the good stuff.
Registrations open for the 2021 KTM New Zealand Adventure Rallye: Summit to Sea on Friday July 23rd at 1800 NZST (with dealers receiving priority registration information). If KTM adventure riders wish to take advantage of the Dealer Priority Registration, be sure to contact your local authorised KTM dealership so you are on their priority entry list to receive the registration link first.
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