A full service guided mountain biking journey in New Zealandâ€™s remote back country. The Heaphy Track is a remote, multi-day, mountain bike ride that has no equal in New Zealand. 80km of single-track starts in beautiful Golden Bay and traverses to the West Coast through diverse landscape and vegetation.
This is a 4-day guided mountain biking journey that will allow you to experience everything the Heaphy has to offer without any hassle of organising the logistics! This will get you there, fuel your engine and tantalize your taste buds, enrich you, exhaust you and send you home with a smile as wide as a West Coast beach.
Day 1 - Your guide will meet you at 5pm at your accommodation in Golden Bay for a trip briefing and make a thorough check that you have all the gear you need. Enjoy a dinner with your guide(s) and others in your group.
DAY 2 - Following a hearty breakfast you head off to the Heaphy trailhead, picking up a coffee on the way. Then itâ€™s on our bikes and gently uphill on benched tracks through ancient beech forests to Perry Saddle hut at 880m, stopping on the way for a picnic lunch to fuel our legs!! Relax and unwind by the fire while we prepare dinner! |17.5 kms | 3-5 hours
DAY 3 - Up early for the big day! After breakfast you head off across the open tussock country of Gouland Downs. A short climb and some lovely riding will build a healthy appetite for lunch at MacKay Hut. The afternoon begins with a 12 km fun downhill through West Coast subtropical forest and ultimately out to the sea and Heaphy Hut amidst massive nikau palms. Take a walk on the beach before dinner while the sun sinks into the Tasman Sea. |44.5 kms | 6-8 hours
DAY 4 - The last section of this spectacular ride snakes its way in and out of wild west coast beaches and ancient groves of nikau palms. We meet our transport at Kohaihai before heading to Karamea for a welcome hot shower and lunch. From Karamea weâ€™ll fly by helicopter back to Golden Bay. In the rare case that it is not possible to fly - vehicle transport will be provided. | 16.2kms | 2-4 hours.
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