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/News Old Ghost Road Cycle Trail

Funding to complete Old Ghost Road

The Government will grant up to $100,000 to enable the West Coast’s Old Ghost Road cycle trail to be completed this year, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced today. The Government is working with the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust, the Buller District Council and Development West Coast on the 85km trail, […]

/News New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide cover

New edition of Cycle Trail Design Guide

The 4th edition of the New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide [7.4 MB PDF] is now available. The Guide was first published in February 2010 to assist people involved in planning, designing or building cycle trails that would make up the New Zealand Cycle Trail. This new edition updates and clarifies key technical information, particularly […]

/News Twin Coast Cycle Trail

$3m boost for Twin Coast Trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the completion of Northland’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pou Herenga Tai. The Government is working with the Far North District Council on the 84km trail which will pass through the centre of the […]

/News Otage Central Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail a New Zealand favourite

This summer, Bike Wise asked Kiwis to nominate and vote for their favourite places to cycle. After receiving thousands of votes, New Zealand has spoken! The top spot was taken out by The Redwoods in Rotorua. Areas from around New Zealand competed against each other in four categories with the winners decided by popular vote. […]

/Events Timber Trail

Timber Trail mountain bike event

On 1 February the Timber Trail will play host to NZO Trailblazer, a mountain bike event with something for everyone. The Timber Trail is located in the Pureora Forest in the heart of the King Country – a perfect weekend destination within easy reach of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington. Riders can expect to […]

/Events, Trail Updates Cycling on the Old Ghost Road

Old Ghost Road comes to life

Conservation Minister Nick Smith opened a 26 kilometre section of the Old Ghost Road cycle trail in Buller on 3 February. The project is a partnership between the Mokihinui – Lyell Backcountry Trust and the Department of Conservation. It is supported by community and business interests. The Old Ghost Road is part of the New […]

/Trail Updates Slip on the Old Ghost Road Cycle Trail

Old Ghost Road conquers slips

Creative design and construction at its absolute best has seen the most difficult section of the Old Ghost Road conquered this week. The challenge, locally known as the infamous Suicide Slips, lay deep in the Mokihinui Gorge and dated back to the 1929 Murchison earthquake. The massive quake saw three sections of stock route, used […]

Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. This ultimate 14 day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to ride 3 of the famous cycle trails allowing you to achi...