Tag Archives: NZ cycling

Striking Gold in Ross

Ross is a historic gold town just south of Hokitika on the Glacier Highway. Gold was first found in the area in the 1860s and thus the town of Ross was established. With a population of around 300 people it … Continue reading

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Showcasing West Coast scenery via West Coast Wilderness Trail

With friends visiting recently from the USA we thought what better way to showcase some West Coast scenery than with the West Coast Wilderness Trail. No time to do the whole thing and to be honest I don’t think for … Continue reading

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Great Coast Road Cycle Challenge – Westport to Greymouth

Today was the annual Great Coast Road Cycle Challenge from Westport to Greymouth. With the weatherman threatening rain, the day started with some high cloud and patchy blue skies – perfect conditions for a cycle race. Stephen headed up the … Continue reading

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Blacks Point to Waitahu Loop – Mountain Biking Magic

Wow what a magic day out on the bike in Reefton biking the Blacks Point to Waitahu loop. We had been wanting to do this track for sometime but with so many options when it comes to hiking and biking … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park

Thump, thump, thump – is that the sound of my heart beat…… no that is the sound of the blades turning on our “bus” – a Bell Long Ranger helicopter as we’re being transported to the Collingwood end of the … Continue reading

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Biking on the Straight and Narrow…..

Out on our bikes at the weekend making the most of the gorgeous weather. Beautiful start along the Mahinapua Walkway just south of Hokitika. This is going to be part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  Gorgeous scenery and lots … 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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Mountain biking Franz Josef – The Faultline Track

When visiting our friends in Franz Josef it is hard to go past a quick blat on the local mountain bike track – Faultline. This is a blast of a trail – ducking and diving, swooping and swaying. Starting with … Continue reading

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Craigieburn Ecological Area and Forest – Mountain Biking Unchartered Territory

aaaahhhh, biking through native forest into plantation forest and back into native forest.  Sun shining high in the sky above the mountain tops. Sometimes our job sucks, working in our outside office, but then someone has to do it I … Continue reading

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West Coast Cycleway – Stage 1 Greymouth to Paroa

West Coast Cycleway – Stage 1 Greymouth to Paroa.

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