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1 Day Coppermine Loop Mountain Bike Trail

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1

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$125

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Overview

Enjoy a spectacular ride on the Coppermine Loop Mountain Bike Trail in New Zealand through Nelson’s native bush and out onto the alpine Coppermine Saddle for splendid views, before an enjoyable ride back down the other side on what is considered one of the country’s best single tracks.

There are two ways to ride the Nelson Coppermine Loop: a Grade 2 ride of 40km up the historic Dun Mountain Railway and back down again, or a Grade 3+ ride of 40km up the Dun Mountain Railway and back down the exhilarating South Branch Track. Whatever you choose, prepare to have a fun and exciting ride! Both routes are explained below.

Either ride begins with a 20km ride up the old Dun Mountain Railway track, a gentle gradient that snakes its way up to the Third House where we take a break and a bite to eat. We then continue up out of the bush and into the unique alpine environment that affords magnificent views out over the Mt. Richmond Forest Park. Upon arrival at Coppermine Saddle, we’ll have time to rest, eat, and tour the historic mining settlement before posing for a souvenir snap at the old Coppermine sign. We then decide which way to go down.

Distance: 40km+
Skill level: Easy and Intermediate Options
Fitness: Moderate fitness

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Coppermine Loop Nelson New Zealand

Cost per person

November 2018 - October 2019

  • Minimum 2 people: NZ$195
  • Minimum 4 people: NZ$125
  • Optional Bike Rental: NZ$85

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