The Old Ghost Road- Multi-day Epic
Intermediate / advanced - a good level of fitness and moderate level of skill required
This is the trip for those that want to see the Old Ghost Road in its entirety, and want to experience back country riding and accommodation at its best. We can customize this trip to include extra nights on the track for those that want to take their time, Add in a night or two on the west coast to explore its beauty, even add in an extra track or two, choice is yours just ask.
Our trip starts with an early morning departure from Nelson and a scenic drive down the Buller gorge to Lyell where we start our 18km climb up to Lyell Saddle hut. We stop here for lunch before a further 8km of climbing gets us up to the tops and the scenic views out over the west coast, and through "Heaven's Door" out to the east. Once we have spent time soaking this all in we then descend down to Ghost Lake Hut where we stop for the night.
The Second day starts with a fun descent down numerous switchbacks and then on through some epic back country down into the river valleys below. We stop at numerous breathtaking places along the way for rests and lunch before finally riding down through the scenic gorge and out to Seddonville. Depending on options we either stay the night here and then travel back to Nelson the next day by road, or take a spectacular 30 minute scenic helicopter flight back over the Kahurangi National Park to Nelson.
Customization of this trip includes Basic guide only options, Change from one night on the track to two staying at Lyell Saddle and The forks huts, Scenic return helicopter flight, White Water Rafting experience, Extra tracks
Please discuss with us your needs and we will do our best to make it happen