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4 Day Heaphy Experience Guided Mountain Bike Tour

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4

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$2290

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Overview

We have created a 4-day Heaphy Track guided mountain biking journey that will allow you to experience everything the Heaphy Track has to offer without any hassle of organising the logistics! We’ll 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.

The Heaphy Track is a remote, multi-day, mountain bike ride that has no equal in New Zealand. 80km cross country single track riding in a back-country environment that starts in beautiful Golden Bay and traverses to the West Coast through diverse landscape and vegetation. Suitable for riders with a minimum of intermediate mountain biking skills. The track is technical and rocky in parts with steep slopes, exposed sections and frequent creek crossings

Tour Grading: C


Equipment Information

  • Our hire bikes are Avanti Torrent 140mm travel full suspension with 27 speed Sram components
  • Mountain bikes available in S, M, L & XL.
  • Our hire bikes are fitted with freeload racks and we’ll supply a 20 litre dry bag if needed.
  • Helmets are also included if needed.
  • We are mountain bikers and know that your bike performing is imperative to an enjoyable trip. Our bikes are maintained by us and kept in top running condition.

* Your guides will carry spares specific to these bikes. If you choose to bring your own bike you will need to bring your own spares and be capable of keeping it serviceable throughout your Heaphy Experience.


You will need to carry with you on your bike:

  • Your personal clothing, wet weather gear and toothbrush.
  • Water bottle or hydration pack.
  • Your gear is best carried split between a small backpack and a dry bag on a rearrack. We will supply a concise gear list upon booking.

 We will carry for you:

  • Sleeping Bags
  • All cooking equipment, utensils and food for the duration of your trip.
  • Bike spares and tools (if you are hiring one of our bikes).
  • Emergency communication equipment.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit.

Heaphy Track Guided Mountain Bike Tour New Zealand

Heaphy Track Experience Guided Bike Tour

Heaphy Track Experience Guided Bike Tour

Heaphy Track Experience Guided Bike Tour

Heaphy Track Experience Guided Bike Tour

Heaphy Track Experience Guided Bike Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Golden Bay

We will meet you at 5pm at your accommodation in Nelson for a trip briefing and we’ll make a thorough check that you have all the gear you need. Enjoy a dinner with your guide(s) and others in your group.

Meals: D.

Day 2Heaphy TrackCycling Distance 17.5 kms | 3-5 hours

Following a hearty breakfast we head off to the Heaphy trailhead, picking up a coffee on the way.Then it’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!

Meals: B,L,D

Day 3Heaphy TrackCycling Distance 44.5 kms | 6-8 hours

Up early for the big day! After breakfast we 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 ltimately 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.

Meals: B,L,D

Day 4Heaphy Track - Karamea - Golden BayCycling Distance 16.2kms | 2-4 hours.

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 we’ll fly by helicopter back to Nelson. In the rare case that it is not possible to fly - vehicle transport will be provided.

Meals: B,L

Cost per person

May 2019 - September 2019

  • From Nelson: NZ$2,290 (Twin)
  • Single supplement: NZ$100
  • Optional Bike & Rack Rental: NZ$250
  • Rack Hire if bringing your own bike: NZ$45

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Golden Bay

We will meet you at 5pm at your accommodation in Nelson for a trip briefing and we’ll make a thorough check that you have all the gear you need. Enjoy a dinner with your guide(s) and others in your group.

Meals: D.

Day 2Heaphy TrackCycling Distance 17.5 kms | 3-5 hours

Following a hearty breakfast we head off to the Heaphy trailhead, picking up a coffee on the way.Then it’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!

Meals: B,L,D

Day 3Heaphy TrackCycling Distance 44.5 kms | 6-8 hours

Up early for the big day! After breakfast we 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 ltimately 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.

Meals: B,L,D

Day 4Heaphy Track - Karamea - Golden BayCycling Distance 16.2kms | 2-4 hours.

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 we’ll fly by helicopter back to Nelson. In the rare case that it is not possible to fly - vehicle transport will be provided.

Meals: B,L

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