OLD GHOST

ROAD TO ALPS

6 Days 

 

Ride middle earths alpine single track and conquer the Old Ghost Road (OGR)

Located in the rugged and stunning mountains of the South Island lies the most perfect single track you will ever encounter. Ride the remote African planes, the temperate rainforests and gold mining tracks of the OGR with JustMTB then go nuts on some amazing alpine single track.

Optional extra days are available to bolt onto this tour!

The Good Stuff

  • Discover hidden New Zealand with an overnight experience, stay in a mountain top hut with indescribable views

  • Wake to undisturbed sunrises and absolute silence

  • Float across mountainsides on sublime singletrack in Craigieburn, experiencing some of New Zealand’s best mountain biking, shuttle and pedal

  • Relax in thermal hot pools, stimulate your tastebuds with locally sourced award-winning food & wine 

What's Included

  • Guided riding every day, with a pro guide and local

  • Qualified, experienced & knowledgeable MTB guides

  • Accommodation - twin share/double

  • All breakfasts & lunches, and 2 x dinners

  • All transport whilst with us

  • Airport transfers

  • 24/7 travel guides on call

  • Shuttles required to complete a trip

  • Post ride beers

  • All local taxes & concessions & trail fees

  • Bike hire at an extra cost

The Itinerary

OLD GHOST ROAD TO ALPS

DAY 1, 2 

  • Airport meet & greet. time to check those bikes and our supplies, we are going alpine on this trip!

  • We’ll whisk you away to unique paradise – a short MTB ride to acclimatise and a little surprise to welcome you to NZ plus a wee hot pool.   Ride 2-3 hours / 15-20km

  • Time to get serious, we hit the OGR and pedal our hearts out to our overnight stay in an NZ alpine hut!  Ride 4-6 Hours / 30km

OLD GHOST ROAD TO ALPS

DAY 3

  • Now its time to turn the wheels downhill and ride follow singletrack threading through ancient rainforest, across remote mountain tops

  • We stop along the way to get those epic photo ops and take in the scenery that is gobsmacking

  • Ride 4 - 6 hours / 55km

OLD GHOST ROAD AND ALPS

DAY 4,5 and 6

  • Moving south the mountains get bigger,  the descents longer and the smiles bigger

  • Traversing ski fields and riding epic single track with stunning alpine scenery  Ride 2 - 3 Hours / 15-30km

  • The last day at Craiggieburn sees more alpine single track that will fill your cup with smiles  Ride 4-6 Hours / 25-45km

  • Say good-bye to the Alps as we head back to Christchurch for the final pack (for some) and a day on the shuttles for others Ride 2-4 hours

  • From here we can choose to join the Alpine South Tour for another 6 days or say "later mate" to our new riding buddies

Optional Activities

Heli-biking

Jet Boating

Quad biking

Clay bird shooting

Rafting

River bungy jump

Your Accomodation

  • Day one sees us in lovely accommodation in Hamner, then in a heartbeat, we are in the wilderness in a character NZ Hut!

  • We then move to a truly "real" kiwi farm style lodge with amazing dinners and breakfasts

  • Other than the remote hut its all twin share (no large dorms for JustMTB) or a single supplement is available

Your Guide

  • JustMTB use only qualified and experienced guides who spend their life behind bars

  • More than likely, you'll get the Rodfather as your guide. A South Island local who spends more time riding than sleeping (if you count dreaming about riding)

Dates & Pricing

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What's Not Included

  • Flights into & out of New Zealand

  • Remaining evening meals

  • Bike Hire (we can arrange this for you)

  • Other Alcoholic Beverages

  • Tourist visas & travel/medical insurance 

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