Get up in the clouds on this incredible ride
Cycle this historic mountain trail of New Zealand
Bike this challenging and beautiful trail
Ride the backcountry trails of the South Island
Enjoy the serene landscapes and pristine scenery
Ride high and lookout over the mountains
Immerse yourself in the solitary beauty of this part of the world

Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Adventure

5 days
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$1,821 USD

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.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    106.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.1 miles
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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.


Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Water and snacks while cycling
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Experienced qualified mountain bike guides/drivers
  • Private vehicle support
  • Lift rides in the Christchurch Adventure Park
  • Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Water bottle (help save the environment and bring your own bike drink bottle)
  • Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • All alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please refer to the tour FAQ for bike rental options.

Tour options and upgrades:

1 equipment option available
1 tour add-on available