NEXT TOUR DATES TO BE RELEASED SOON!
Yes, we are off to the South Island for an epic week of riding in and around Nelson, including a 2 days traverse of the longest singletrack in NZ, the 85Km Old Ghost Road, plus at least one Heli-ride!
Experience a totally amazing and different MTB trip, as we focus on some of the best epic riding you can do in the Southern Hemisphere! Working with local companies in and around Nelson, we will spend 6 days exploring the best riding on offer, with qualified and licensed guides.
2 days riding the epic Old Ghost Road, 1 and a half day of 4wd shuttles, and at least 2 days of riding in the Nelson Area.
When:2019 dates to be arranged.
Highlights:* 2 days epic bikepacking ride along the Old Ghost Road (inc Heli drop!)
* 1/2 day 4WD shuttles at Nelson
* 1 day doing another epic shuttle day in the region
*2 days group riding in the Nelson area
Inclusions:* All guiding/riding expenses and costs, including Heli-mtb drops, shuttles and transport
* 7 nights accommodation
* breakfast and lunch supplies every day
* Accommodation and guiding on Old Ghost Road, including bikepacking equipment
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation in comfortable holiday home
On the Old Ghost Road we will stay at Ghost Lake Hut.
Meals:Breakfast supplies daily, provisions to prepare a packed lunch on all ‘riding’ days.
Evenings free to do your own thing or go out for group meals
Difficulty:Experienced cyclist - high levels of fitness and experience required
Group size:Small group travel - minimum 5- maximum 9
exclusions:Flights to Nelson (approx $800 from Adelaide)
Ride the amazing Old Ghost Road!
Join us on an epic adventure. We will be based in Nelson, in the South Island. The riding here is fantastic, but the highlight of the trip will be traversing the newly opened epic 85km Old Ghost Road, which is the longest continuous singletrack in NZ!
A long-forgotten gold miners’ road, it has been revived as a mountain biking and tramping trail – connecting the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the mighty Mokihinui River in the north. The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats, forgotten valleys and amazing Alpine scenery.
Fast becoming one of New Zealand's most popular mountain biking tracks, the Old Ghost Road is everything you could want in a Mountain Bike Adventure. Stunning Scenery, Great riding, great facilities and a real sense of being "out there" in the NZ Wilderness.
We will also have 4 days of riding in and around Nelson, including at least one day of shuttles.
You will also have a day free to relax or to make the most of all the other adventure options available in you want.
An Unforgettable Biking Trip
A strong level of fitness and mountain bike experience is strongly recommended. Accommodation will be either comfortable motel accommodation or a comfortable holiday home, with twin share rooms, subject to exact numbers.
With the trip limited to 9 people, you will get a personalised service and small group experience, both on and off the mountain, getting the chance to ride with and get to know other like-minded Aussie riders
This is the 2018 Itinerary-
Sat 10 Nov- Arrive Nelson
Sun 11 Nov- Nelson half day shuttles and warm up day
Mon 12 Nov- Coppermine loop ride
Tues 13 Nov- Day 1 Old Ghost Road, stay at Ghost Lake Hut
Wed 14 Nov- Day 2 Old Ghost Road, inc. Heli back to start
Thurs 15 Nov- Shuttle day Wankarmarina or Caanan
Fri 16 Nov- Final day riding Nelson
Sat 18 Nov- Fly out from Nelson
We are suggesting all fly into Nelson. This is a little more expensive flight-wise, but gives an extra day riding.
For full details and other info please email or call us to discuss!
We had a great time doing the Lofty Descents tour with Ian. A really interesting way to see parts of Adelaide you wouldn't normally get to see.
The Lofty Descent Tour was the highlight of our Adelaide trip. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the cycle which was easy yet exciting.