After another fun, but busy summer, both Mat and I decided we wanted to do some big days in the saddles and explore somewhere new. We had both been talking about the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy tracks for ages and so the idea for this ride was born.
We ended up doing a massive and absolutely stunning three days of riding. Day one was spent shuttling in Nelson with friends curtesy of Gravity Nelson, plus additional runs at Cable Bay Adventure Park with our friend Richard Ussher.
Then we headed out to the Old Ghost Road, leaving before light and finishing after dark. This is a true NZ classic and my only regret is not taking longer and spending some nights (another trip for next year with huts is already booked!)
Finally on day three we did a out and back on the Heaphy track. The logistics around both these trails is a bit tricky, as the road distances are massive. We ended up using HiknBike shuttles