Drive Your Own Team
Sled dogs can spend as much time in their natural environment working without snow as they do with it. It’s a completely different experience than riding in a sled. Our Sumer Kart touring option allows guests to experience and interact with the dogs outside of the traditional winter environment.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type10+, Family, summer
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
OK this takes things to a whole new level. Experience Sled Dogs like you could not image. Custom made wheeled karts designed for running during NO SNOW months, dogs weaving you through the thrilling trails of Central Otago. Just you, a few dogs and a wheeled individual kart. These guys can really get things moving. Meet the dogs and then some instruction from one of our guides before you head out and take the reins of your own dog team.
Duration – allow 75 minutes for the complete experience which includes an introduction to the dogs, tuition and a 30 minute daylight run.
Tour Type – this is a “Drive Your Own Team” tour (Self Drive). You will join a group of other guests unless a private tour is specifically requested (this will incur additional cost)
Configuration – one guest per kart. Guests are not able to sit in the bed of a kart driven by another guest for safety reasons.
- Maximum weight – 115kg
- Minimum age of children riding – 10 years old, however there are exceptions so please call and ask.
- A very basic level of fitness is required.
- We provide the ride (team of dogs, a kart, guide and stunning alpine trails)
- A Guide to lead the group
- Transport to and from the tour site
Approximately 75 Minutes
Drive Your Own Team
Your “Drive Your Own Team” tour starts with an introduction to the world of sled dogs, the equipment and of course the dogs themselves. Learn how to set up your own team and interact with the dogs while you learn the ropes from one of our instructors. Then it is your turn to take the team for a spin, taking command of your own team of Huskies and driving them through the stunning forest trails in Alexandra.
Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty (covered in mud or dog fur). A set of footwear you don’t mind walking on dirt trails in or getting muddy. A change of clothes isn’t a bad idea if rain is in the forecast or it has rained in previous days. A rain coat on standby is also a good idea.
Guides will teach you all you need to know and be there on the trail to help if need be. The trail is bumpy so you arms can get a little tired at times from the vibrations.
This is for safety purposes.
No we do not advise this. If you do you do so at your own risk.