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Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure
Experience some of the South Island’s best mountain biking on a fully guided and supported Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure over 5 epic days. You will 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, you will 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.
- CategoryMountain Biking
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level4 - Advanced
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation4 - Challenging
- Distance106.9 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance21.1 miles
This 19th-century trail was once created to connect goldfields between the Buller Gorge and the Mohikinui Valley, although it was never finished as the trail was deemed too rugged! 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.
The Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure is graded challenging. You will need a very good level of fitness and technical mountain bike skills both ascending and descending. Although the tour is fully supported there are 3 days of the tour where there is no vehicle access and you must be comfortable riding 6-10 hours per day in all weather conditions. The tour operator is not looking for skills in jumping gaps, drops or features but you do need to be comfortable riding single track which will be rocky, sandy, muddy, rooty or a combination of.
Bring your friends and ask about group discounts and flexible dates, groups of 8-12 can easily be accommodated.