5 Day Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure
Tour Code: MB028
Experience some of the South Island’s best mountain biking on our fully guided and supported Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure.
Warm up on Christchurch’s Port Hills with stunning ocean views. Ride the trails of Christchurch’s Adventure Park – lift assisted. Explore the local Craigieburn Trails in Castle Hill Basin. Test your skills on the Old Ghost Road’s enviable single-track. Stay overnight in the remote Ghost Lake and Specimen Point Huts. Take in incredible views from the Skyline Ridge and Lyell Tops. Learn new riding tips and a receive a skill session with your experienced mountain bike guides. Enjoy local hospitality in small townships along the way.
We kick things off by exploring the abundant network of trails in Christchurch’s Port Hills and Adventure Park, before heading west to take on Canterbury’s hidden gem that is the Craigieburn Trails.
Get excited, the iconic Old Ghost Road is up next. From Lyell, we follow the 85km trail through thick beach forest, along rocky ridges, down the infamous Skyline staircase and out through the Mohikinui River Gorge to Seddonville.
The 19th century trail was once created to connect gold fields between the Buller Gorge and the Mohikinui Valley, although it was never finished as the trail was deemed too rugged!
Our expert mountain biking guides will drive you from A to B, muster up a homecooked meal and even treat you to a skills session. You’ll also enjoy classic Kiwi hospitality in a mix of alpine lodges and remote huts with unbeatable views.
Experienced qualified mountain bike guides/drivers. Private vehicle transport. Lift rides in the Christchurch Adventure Park. Water and snacks while cycling. Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation. New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The Detail Stuff
22 Nov 2021-26 Nov 2021, 21 Feb 2022-25 Feb 2022, 21 Mar 2022-25 Mar 2022
No. of Days:5
Support Level:Guided Tour
Grade:3 – Challenging
Bike Hire:From $500
Meals:4 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 4 dinners
Accommodation:1 nights motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis. 1 night back country lodge with shared facilities. 2 nights in remote backcountry hut with shared facilities.