Tag Archives: mountain biking

Cycling the Paparoa Track

We are so lucky to have the most recent Great Walk, The Paparoa Track as part of our big backyard. It is New Zealand’s first purpose built dual purpose hiking and cycling track. Just up the road at Punakaiki – … Continue reading

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Wheeling Through West Coast Wonderland

The Wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels on the bike go round and round – oh my gosh forever!  Can’t believe I’m thinking this but I could do with a hill … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Bluff Hill, Southland

I’m not bluffing (sorry!) when I say the riding at Bluff is a must do. The local mountain bike club have made the most of the forestry area heading up the infamous Bluff Hill with a network of trails. Almost … Continue reading

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Tackling the Ted McGrath Memorial Walk on our Mountain Bikes

Rain, rain, rain – oh boy oh boy did we have some rain but thankfully finally we awoke to clear skies. Wanting to make the most the great weather we  set off with some trepidation to tackle the notorious Ted … Continue reading

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The Magic of Night Riding – Point Elizabeth Track

Hard to beat a hot shower after a cold night out on the bike. We may have picked the coldest night of the year so far but it was totally worth it. Stephen says there was definitely shrinkage – he … Continue reading

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Biking the Mahinapua Walkway – West Coast Wilderness Trail

oh it’s good to be back on the bike again and what a perfect day for it – sunshine, no wind, absolutely lovely. We’re sampling some more of the West Coast Wilderness Trail – a cycle trail from Greymouth to … Continue reading

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Naseby 12 hour Mountain Bike Event

April 11 sees the dawn of the annual Naseby 12 hour day/nighter mountain bike race. Thankfully dawn is what we see as it is a lovely autumn morning with the sun coming up over the mountains. After missing a couple … Continue reading

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Charming Creek Walkway – A Ride full of Charm

We’re back up to Ngakawau to ride the Charming Creek walkway. Making the most of the guests staying who are keen mountain bikers from Vermont we wanted to take them on one of our favourite trails.  A great trail filled … Continue reading

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Coal Creek Falls and Rewanui Incline – showing off the local trails

Lovely guests visiting recently from Vermont – keen mountain bikers so thought it would be rude of us not to head out and show them some of our favourite local trails. We were very much hampered by the weather so … Continue reading

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Blacks Point to Reefton via Konini Pack Track – Riding into History

The theme of our latest ride – green.  It was a symphony of colour – an explosion of blue, green and yellow but predominately green so as long as you like green you would have enjoyed our latest adventure.  Green … Continue reading

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